Digital Learning Steering Committee As of October 2023, the Digital Learning Taskforce transitioned to the Digital Learning Steering Committee. Higher education is impacted by the continuous advances in technologies that are transforming industries and the way people interact with one another. Modernizing our programs is critical to continue offering experiences that ensure our graduates are futureproof and possess the durable skills enabling them to adapt to the everchanging workforce. The Digital Learning Steering Committee (DLSC) is a standing committee that advances the vision outlined by the Digital Learning Taskforce: Vision Durham College (DC) programs offer flexible, accessible, high quality, and digital-by-design learning experiences to support the development of 21st century skills. The DLSC will use DC’s Digital Learning Framework to guide its discussions. The framework informs strategic decision-making and the re-imagination of the design, development, and delivery of DC’s curriculum and instructional approaches. This modernization will enable DC to meet the increasing demands of learners who are looking for choice and flexibility, as well as upskilling opportunities (Johnson, 2022; Canadian Digital Learning Research Association, 2020, 2021; EDUCAUSE Horizon Report, 2022, 2023). This will open opportunities for learners to access DC’s quality postsecondary education that will equip them with the skills to become the next generation of leaders in their chosen professions. In this section Mandate and Responsibilities Membership Working Groups Frequency of Meetings Mandate and Responsibilities Reporting to the Executive Vice-President, Academic, the DLSC is responsible for the implementation of the college’s Digital Learning Strategy. The DLSC makes recommendations, as well as coordinates and creates resources that support Academic Faculties to assess, design, develop and deliver high-quality and innovative programs in digital delivery modes. Evaluate and revise the Digital Learning Framework regularly to maintain relevancy Create and coordinate resources that modernize curriculum development and delivery Coordinate and create processes and resources that guide the development and evaluation of digital-by-design online, hybrid, and flexible courses as well as technology-enhanced learning Develop plans and resources to build capacity in faculty members and students for digital teaching and learning Communicate and champion digitally-enhanced learning opportunities Identify wrap-around supports for all learners Integrate digital technology to create innovative programs with Academic Faculties Evaluate and recommend technical requirements to support high-quality teaching and learning experiences and learning spaces for students and faculty members Membership The membership reflects key stakeholders across the college who lend their expertise and insight into the DLSC’s recommendations and coordination. Membership is renewed annually as required. Dr. Jean Choi Executive Dean [CTL] Tanya Wakelin Manager, eLearning [CTL] Laura Benninger Faculty Representative [SEIT] Rashmi Gupta ORSIE Representative Kendra Hambly Administrative Assistant (Record Keeper) [CTL] Thom MacDonald International Education Representative Nancy Martin Associate Dean [BUS] Dr. Mojgan Rezvani Executive Dean [HS] Nora Simpson PPL Representative Janse Tomie ITS Representative Jason Vassell Faculty Representative [SCS] Chirag Jain Student Representative Working Groups Working groups are formed to align with the enablers in the Digital Learning Framework to identify and create resources, and make recommendations to the DLSC. The Manager, eLearning [CTL] is responsible for the coordination of working groups and deliverables. 2023-24 Pedagogy & Quality Digital Learning Quality Assurance Framework; Digital Course Development Roadmap Development Period: Fall 2023 Tanya Wakelin Chair Danelle Driscoll CTL Representative Martin Jones Associate Dean [STA] Nazneen Kanga Associate Dean [SEIT] Amanda Maknyik Associate Dean [CTL] Tully Privett PPL Representative Dr. Mojgan Rezvani Executive Dean [HS] Jason Vassell Faculty Representative [SCS] Nathan Wilson Faculty Representative [LS] Faculty Development & Support Develop training for online, hybrid, flexible or HyFlex development and delivery Development Period: Winter 2024 Tanya Wakelin Chair Laura Benninger Faculty Representative [SEIT] Lori Buscher PPL Representative Chris Coughlan ITS Representative Dave Hawey Faculty Representatives [HHS] Amanda Maknyik CTL Representative Joanne Spicer Associate Dean [SCS] Systems Develop digital classroom standards Development Period: Fall 2023 Tanya Wakelin Chair Karl Alexander Faculty Representative [SEIT] Debby Allbon Director, Academic IT & Communications Dr. Jean Choi CTL Representative Chris Coughlan A/V ITS Representative Richard Jules ITS Representative Claire McCormack Associate Dean [LS] Marie McEwan Simulation Specialist [HS] Brad Reid RO Representative Barry Waite Executive Dean [MAD] Student Development & Support Determine wraparound student supports to succeed in online/hybrid/flexible/HyFlex courses Development Period: Winter 2024 Tanya Wakelin Chair Jerome Cawley SALS Representative Tyler Creces Student Affairs Representative Catherine Davidson Library Representative Rashmi Gupta ORSIE Representative Thom MacDonald International Education Representative Callum MacIntosh ASC Representative Bonnie St. George Associate Vice-President, Academic Administration Stephanie Tufts-Ellis RO Representative Chris Waduck PPL Representative Keri-Ellen Walcer Faculty Representative [BUS] Chirag Jain Student Representative LEGEND [ASC] Access and Support Centre [BUS] Faculty of Business [CTL] Centre for Teaching and Learning [HS] Faculty of Health Sciences [HHS] Faculty of Hospitality & Horticultural Science [ITS] Information Technology Services [LS] Faculty of Liberal Studies [MAD] Faculty of Media, Art & Design [ORSIE] Office of Research Services, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship [PPL] Professional and Part-time Learning [RO] Office of the Registrar [SALS] Student Academic Learning Services [SEIT] Faculty of Science, Engineering & Information Technology [STA] Faculty of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship [SCS] Faculty of Social & Community Services Frequency of Meetings While the DLSC and working groups will meet monthly, the Chair may call additional meetings when necessary. The DLSC shall also delegate additional activity to the working groups as appropriate. References Canadian Digital Learning Research Association. (2020). Evolving definitions in digital learning: A national framework for categorizing commonly used terms. Canadian Digital Learning Research Association. (2021). 2021 Special topics report: The growth of online learning and digital learning resources in Canadian post-secondary education. EDUCAUSE. (2022). Horizon Report | Teaching and Learning Edition. EDUCAUSE. (2023). Horizon Report | Teaching and Learning Edition. Johnson, N. (2022, November 16). Canadian digital learning research association: The Digital Learning Landscape in Ontario: Implications for the Future of Post-secondary Education [PowerPoint slides]. TESS Conference Presentation, Toronto, Ontario.