New resources to support online teaching and learning

New resources to support online teaching and learning

Our new E-Learning Resources section will connect you with strategies and best practices for a variety of topics in e-learning, including course design for online learning, strategies for facilitating discussions, and managing assignment online. You will find examples of innovative blended learning activities, assignments that create community among students, as well as tips for creating group projects for online courses. Check back often to see weekly updates to our "E-Learning Tips."

We are also pleased to welcome two E-Learning and Curriculum Specialists, Yasmien Mills and Wendy Crocker. These new positions will support Western’s e-learning initiative as outlined in the recent E-Learning Task Force Report to the Provost (May 2013). In their new role, they will focus on

  1. promoting innovation in technologically enhanced learning and in both blended and online courses,
  2. supporting departments and faculties in curriculum design and renewal by assisting with the development of new online or degree programs, and
  3. assisting departments with periodic curriculum review and renewal, as well as helping design approaches to assess the impact of curriculum change.

Yasmien MillsYasmien Mills has taught at Western (Continuing Studies), Brescia University College, Fanshawe College, Guelph University, and College of the North Atlantic: Doha, Qatar. She has previously worked at Western in the Faculty of Education as Educational Technology Specialist, and at Continuing Studies as Online Course Coordinator. Yasmien brings many years of experience with instructional design and welcomes your questions. E-mail: ymills@ .

Wendy CrockerWendy Crocker is an award-winning educator who completed her doctorate in Education this past summer. With 30 years in education as a teacher, program consultant, and school administrator, Wendy has experience creating learning outcomes, mapping programs, developing assessments, and teaching blended curriculum. E-mail: .

Yasmien and Wendy are available to provide consultation to departmental teams and individual faculty members with integrating the new technologies into courses or programs.