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D2L Innovation Guild
Announcing 2020 Research Grant Recipients

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The board of the D2L Innovation Guild is pleased to announce that the following projects have been approved for funding from D2L (Desire2Learn). Researchers from Guild member institutions submitted proposals in Fall 2020 through a formal Call for Proposals for either Emerging or Applied Research within one or more of the six priority Guild project themes.

Congratulations to the following Lead Principal Investigators (PIs), their Co-PIs and research partners that have been awarded funding to complete projects in 2021.

We can’t wait to see the results of these projects!

Funding Award Category – Up to $15,000 CAD

Exploring Extended Reality (XR) Pedagogical Initiatives at Three Guild Member Universities: An Environmental Scan

Lead PI – Dr. Mark Morton, University of Waterloo
Co-PI – Gillian Dabrowski, University of Waterloo

Project Type:
Emerging Research

Guild Theme(s):

  • Learning in 2030
  • Leveraging Learning Spaces
  • Unlocking Learner Potential

Research Partner(s):

  • Dr. Brenda Stoesz, University of Manitoba
  • Dr. Lena Kushnir, University of Guelph
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Closing the Skills Gap: The Value of Micro-Credentials to Canadian Employers

Lead PI – Natalie Green, University of Guelph
Co-PI – Jennifer Grochocinski, University of Guelph

Project Type:
Emerging Research

Guild Theme(s):

  • Learning in 2030

Research Partner(s):

  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • D2L (User Experience Design and Product Management)
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Funding Award Category – Up to $25,000 CAD

Leadership skills to support experiential learning for Canadian Engineering Grand Challenges

Lead PI – Dr. Christine Moresoli, University of Waterloo
Co-PI – Dr. John Donald, University of Guelph
Co-PI – Dr. Nadine Ibrahim, University of Waterloo

Project Type:
Applied Research

Guild Theme(s):

  • Learning in 2030
  • Leveraging Learning Spaces

Research Partner(s):

  • Dr. Jillian Seniuk Cicek, University of Manitoba
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Understanding Trauma Informed Pedagogy in Online Education during Turbulent Times

Lead PI – Dr. Colleen McMillan, University of Waterloo
Co-PI – Dr. Alice Schmidt Hanbidge, University of Waterloo
Co-PI – Dr. Heather Boynton, University of Calgary
Co-PI – Dr. Beth Archer-Kuhn, University of Calgary
Co-PI – Dr. Judy Hughes, University of Manitoba

Project Type:
Emerging Research

Guild Theme(s):

  • Improving Mental Health and Well-being

Research Partner(s):

  • D2L (D2L Labs)
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Developing an assessment design tool using a problem analysis framework

Lead PI – Dr. Karen Gordon, University of Guelph
Co-PI – Dr. Julie Vale, University of Guelph
Co-PI – Dr. Ryan Clemmer, University of Guelph

Project Type:
Applied Research

Guild Theme(s):

  • Learning in 2030

Research Partner(s):

  • D2L (D2L Labs)
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About the Innovation Guild

Established in early 2018, four top research universities in Canada along with D2L agreed to create a new joint applied research body called the D2L Innovation Guild.

The Innovation Guild is an applied research partnership that is exploring innovations in teaching and learning.

The founding members of the Innovation Guild have been building a foundation for collaboration that extends beyond the boundaries of individual organizations and leverages the relative strengths of its members to seek solutions to the challenges that loom on the horizon.

The founding members of D2L Innovation Guild are University of Calgary, University of Guelph, University of Manitoba, University of Waterloo and D2L Corporation.

If your post-secondary institution is interested in teaching and learning research and you are interested in learning more about the benefits of D2L Innovation Guild membership, please contact DIG@D2L.com for more information.

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