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What’s next for postsecondary education?

Anticipated trends in digital learning

  • Date

    December 06, 2022

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Duration

    60 minutes

  • Location
    Virtual

The pandemic had a profound effect on post-secondary education in Canada. Now that in-person learning is possible again, is there still an interest in digital learning? Drawing on data from the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association (CDLRA)’s Spring National Survey, our panel will discuss anticipated trends in digital learning and the implications for institutions, faculty, and students.

Presenters

img-headshot Dr. Nicole Johnson
Dr. Nicole Johnson Executive Director of the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association (CDLRA)

Dr. Nicole Johnson is the Executive Director of the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association (CDLRA). Her primary research interests include tracking macro-level trends in digital learning at the post-secondary level, defining and operationalizing key terms associated with digital learning, and better understanding how adults learn informally in digital contexts.

Dr. Cristi Ford Vice President of Academic Affairs, D2L

Dr Cristi Ford serves as the Vice President of Academic Affairs at D2L. She brings more than 20 years of cumulative experience in higher education, secondary education, project management, program evaluation, training, and student services to her role. In this role, she offers thought leadership and direction to the academic affairs unit of the organization. Her previous roles have allowed her to have impact in education from secondary and higher education settings as well as the on the international landscape. Her reach has allowed her to focus on building online education in the US and African continent.

In addition to her experience building new online learning programs and research related to teaching and learning in the online environment, Dr. Ford possesses significant experience in the design and delivery of integrated educational support, training, and transition services for young adults and children with neurodevelopment disabilities.

img-headshot Dr. George Veletsianos
Dr. George Veletsianos CDLRA Board of Directors and the Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology at Royal Roads University

Dr. George Veletsianos is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. His research agenda focuses on two strands: design, development, and evaluation of online and blended learning environments and the study of learning experiences and participation in emerging online environments.

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