CTL Catalysts: A Conversation Series on Teaching | Blended Learning: Creating New Opportunities for Learning

Blended Learning: Creating New Opportunities for Learning
April 25, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) 1-190
Everyone is welcome to attend. This event is free but we ask that you please register

CTL Catalysts: A Conversation Series on Teaching | Blended Learning: Creating New Opportunities for Learning

This is a monthly series of conversations with UofA teaching award winners on their trials and triumphs in teaching. Led by the award winners themselves, the series is meant to provide a forum for celebration, conversation and reflection about teaching practices. Everyone is welcome to come and learn from some of our best teachers. 

In this session, participants will explore models of blended learning and best practices. Panel members Christine Hughes (Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences), Rachel Milner (Biochemistry), Peter Sankoff (Law) & Sheree Kwong See (Psychology) will share experiences with blended learning in undergraduate and professional development courses, from first steps to full implementation. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with panel members to discuss the opportunities and challenges with implementation of blended learning strategies.

Christine Hughes
Associate Professor (Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Christine Hughes is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences.  Her clinic practice and research interests are in the area of HIV.  She currently teaches an Infectious Diseases course in the undergraduate pharmacy program.  She received the Bristol Myers Squibb, Excellence in Teaching award in the undergraduate pharmacy program on two occasions, as well as the Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education in 2013.  She is interested in curriculum design and use of blended learning/flipped classroom models.

Rachel Milner
FSO-Teaching Professor (Medicine and Dentistry)

Rachel Milner is an FSO-Teaching Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. In 2010, she won the William Hardy Alexander Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Canadian Association of Medical Educators' Certificate of Merit. She was also a member of the team that received the University of Alberta Teaching Unit Award for its work on the biochemistry undergraduate teaching program. Rachel is broadly interested in course design and development for active learning in large-enrollment undergraduate science courses, and has published educational research on the use of clickers, and on visual communication, in biochemistry classes. She is currently beginning work with her colleagues on the development of a blended learning approach in BIOCH 200.

Peter Sankoff
Professor (Law)

Peter Sankoff is a Professor in the Faculty of Law who specialises in criminal law and the law of evidence. He won a Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund award from the University of Alberta in 2013 to study the effectiveness of flipping the classroom in law school courses, and has been "flipping" and writing about his experience since 2012.

Sheree Kwong See
Professor (Psychology)

Sheree Kwong See is a teacher and researcher in the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts. She is also serving as the Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Sheree’s research is on cognitive change in normal aging and dementia and the development of old age stereotypes with an emphasis on investigating how stereotypes impact intergenerational interaction and cognition in later life. She teaches courses in the faculties of Arts and Sciences (psychology straddles these departments) on human development across the lifespan and has been on Psychology’s Teaching Honor roll for every course taught since 1996.