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Thursday, June 18 • 3:45pm - 4:15pm
CON08.08 - Achieving harmony in eLearning development: A collaborative discussion

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The purpose of this session is to build upon The Transformation to eLearning: A Collaborative Discussion about Lessons Learned session from STLHE 2014. The outcome of that session was to determine common successes and challenges faced by participants during their experiences transforming higher education curriculum to an eLearning format. While the Canadian Council on Learning (2009) defines eLearning as “the application of computer technologies to education” (p. 4), we situate that within the context of the development and delivery of hybrid, blended, and fully-online curriculum. This year, we intend to build upon our 2014 session by addressing the identified, disparate successes – positive student and faculty feedback, and increased institutional collaboration – and challenges – negative faculty and administrative feedback, lack of resource allocation, challenges with intellectual property and privacy, and effectiveness of implementation – experienced during the development of eLearning curriculum. During the session, participants will discuss strategies employed and/or formulate new ideas to address dissonance between student, faculty, and administrative satisfaction with and support for eLearning processes and products and collaborate with participants from across Canadian higher education institutions regarding successes and challenges experienced with their institutions’ eLearning efforts. Attendance at our 2014 session is not necessary to participating in this collaborative discussion! This session is relevant to faculty, educational developers and administrators seeking to refine existing practices or implement best practices (Boettcher & Conrad, 2010) for achieving harmony with all stakeholders in the development of effective eLearning (Clark & Mayer, 2011) and in doing so, furthering the field of eLearning development.


• Boettcher, J. V., & Conrad, R. M. (2010). The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
• Canadian Council on Learning. (2009). State of E-learning in Canada. Retrieved from http://www.ccl-cca.ca/pdfs/E-learning/E-Learning_Report_FINAL-E.PDF
• Clark, R. C., & Mayer, R. E. (2011). E-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning (3rd Edition). Hoboken, NJ: Pfeiffer.

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Rebecca Taylor (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College)

Coordinator, Technology-Enabled Learning, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Thursday June 18, 2015 3:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
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