eLearning Lunch and Learn Series
The eLearning Lunch and Learn Series focuses on the nexus between innovative uses of new and emerging technologies, and best practices in teaching and learning. Previous session topics have ranged from Teaching with Tablets, to Office 365 tools for classroom engagement, to Open Educational Resources, and more. All sessions aim to foster campus-wide collaboration, communication, and resource sharing about varied technology issues. Sessions typically feature faculty and staff from across the disciplines sharing and discussing how they are successfully integrating technology into their courses.
By the end of a Lunch and Learn Session, participants will be able to:
- connect with colleagues engaged in teaching with technologies for enhanced student learning experiences
- apply eLearning technologies and/or strategies to their course developments and teaching approaches
- identify avenues for consultation and support with the development and implementation of eLearning approaches for teaching and learning (e.g. Centre for Teaching and Learning, Instructional Technology Resource Centre).
Strategies for using Microsoft Teams in the Classroom
Tuesday October 23, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Microsoft Teams is a platform combining online chat, meetings, notes, and attachements for colloration and communication. The platform is available to Western account holders through the Office 365 Suite. In this Lunch and Learn Session we will explore possible applications of Microsoft Teams to classroom contexts, exploring the opportunities for leveraging this tool for teaching and learning.
How to Evaluate eLearning Tools
Tuesday November 20, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
With the growth of eLearning tools, instructors are increasingly pressed to make timely and informed selections that are best for them, their courses, and their students.This session focuses in on key considerations for critiquing eLearning tools when you're first considering what technologies you'll use for teaching and learning.
Designing Accessible Online Learning
Wednesday January 23, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Join us for a demonstration and discussion on how to leverage accessibility tools built into various platforms in order to align your digital resources with best practices for online accessibility..
Strategies for Digital Peer Assessment and Feedback
Tuesday March 5, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Increasingly, we are noticing a range of tools intended to support peer-to-peer assessment and/or feedback. This session will explore this kind of peer-to-peer engagement for learning and profile common tools for supporting such activities. Dr. Derek McLachlin will join us to share his early experiences with ComPAIR.
Strategies for using Microsoft Teams in the Classroom (Oct. 23, 2018)
How to Evaluate eLearning Tools (Nov. 20, 2018)
Designing Accessible Online Learning (Jan. 23, 2019)
Strategies for Digital Peer Assessment and Feedback (Mar. 5, 2019)
Limited to instructors
- Login to CareerCentral using your Western username and password.
- Go to the Centre for Teaching and Learning section and select Event Calendar.
- Search for and select the event you wish to register in. Details and a description of the program will appear.
- Select the Register for this Event button. If the event has reached capacity, you may have the option to register on the waitlist.
- You will receive an automated confirmation email to your Western email account.
Four or five sessions sessions are run each year (September to March). Check Event Calendar for future dates.
Applies to following certificate
What to expect
eLearning Lunch and Learn sessions are hosted over the lunch hour (12:30PM - 1:30PM). Lunch is provided and typically participants enjoy their meal while listening to and engaging with presenters. Sessions are offered both face-to-face and via online streaming. Resources related to the presentation are distributed both during the session and afterwards through the Teachology blog.
Canva for Infographics Assignments
October 3, 2017
3 Office 365 Tools for Classroom Engagement
November 9, 2017
January 17, 2018
Wiki Edu Dashboard: Sharing Knowledge, Tracking Contributions
February 8, 2018
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“As a result of my participation in the Lunch and Learn Series I have carefully considered and implemented e-learning tools in my class, and actively sought the input and support of the CTL to reflect on my courses and engage in a redesign process.”
“My teaching has been highly impacted by the Lunch and Learn sessions I have attended. Through various sessions I was introduced to new ideas to make my classes more engaging, and was given the inspiration to try. Sometimes I felt uncomfortable doing something new in class, but hearing about how others implemented the ideas and overcame obstacles gave me insights that helped me try new things. I loved the informal nature of the Lunch and Learn sessions, and the opportunity to ask questions and brainstorm with others.”