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Call for Proposals – 10 Years of Inclusive Pedagogy: Building a Path for the Future – a CRISPESH and UDL@Dawson June 2021 Symposium

February 11th, 2021

CRISPESH and the UDL@Dawson community of practice at Dawson College invite researchers, faculty members, students, pedagogical counsellors, administrators and other higher education stakeholders to submit a proposal for their next symposium. This symposium will be held online from June 1 to 3, 2021 and will be an opportunity to look back at 10 years of…

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Dawson AI 2020 Speaker Series November 11 & 13!

November 6th, 2020

Don’t miss the DawsonAI 2020 Speaker Series where they will host five guest speakers November 11 at 1:00pm XAVIER ST-DENIS – Assistant Professor, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) Title: The use of AI in hiring: Understanding algorithmic bias, fairness, and other challenges Artificial Intelligence is increasingly used by firms for human resources functions, such…

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Communities of Practice – Don’t Miss the Calls for Proposal

September 29th, 2020

Have you ever considered joining a Dawson Community of Practice?  These communities are led by faculty members and are a great way to exchange with others about the practice of teaching. More information about Dawson Communities of Practice can be found here.  You will be inspired by the work they are doing! Click on a…


Free Online Course: Basics of Inclusive Design for Online Education

September 9th, 2020

Offered through Coursera Enrol Here This course provides instruction and strategies to support you in developing a course that is inclusive to students with a wide range of abilities, including students with disabilities. We cover effective practices to increase inclusion and avoid some of the common accessibility issues that can arise in an online course….

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Dawson Learning Communities – Winter, 2020 Report

August 28th, 2020

Despite the disruptions and difficulties of the Winter 2020 semester, the Dawson College Learning Communities project teams continued to work on new integrative offerings in Science, Social Science and General Education. Thank you Learning Communities Lead Ian MacKenzie and all the teams for their hard work and dedication to these projects! To read more about…


Indigenous Education Workshops – Friday August 21

August 18th, 2020

The Inter-Collegiate Decolonization Network (IDN) is offering workshops led by Diane Labelle and Cathy Richardson, with funding from an ECQ grant. The workshops will be held via Zoom. The first Zoom workshop is for educators; the second is open to all. (1) Friday August 21, 10-12 with Diane Labelle: Indigenous Education: Online Assignments and Evaluations In this workshop for…


New Lea Features – Fall 2020

August 12th, 2020

Click Here to read about the new LEA Features! New Lea features include: A new layout A module that offers three modes of participation for distance classes: Remote, Face-to-Face and Hybrid. Click Here to read about the new LEA Features! For questions about Lea, send an email to:      

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5 Ways to Connect With Online Students

July 27th, 2020

By Flower Darby Faculty Focus   I’d been teaching online courses for 10 years — and, I liked to think, had become quite efficient and effective in the format — on the day it dawned on me that I was treating my online students as if they weren’t actually people. Most of my university’s courses,…

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Synchronous Strategies for the “New Normal”

July 13th, 2020

  July 13, 2020 Zahir I. Latheef Faculty Focus When many universities rushed to provide remote instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I leaned on my synchronous experience to train faculty on the pedagogical potential of platforms like Zoom.  Training amidst this crisis gave me insights on what instructors new to synchronous teaching struggled with…

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Using Social Media to Retain and Connect with Students in the Shift to Online Education

June 26th, 2020

  June 24, 2020  Abdullah Al-Bahrani, PhD, and Rebecca Moryl, PhD COVID-19 has upended normal social connections that develop between students and professors. We are missing the connections that develop through casual interactions in office hours, pre-class discussions, post-class questions, and any other in-person interaction. These social connections are important for student retention, academic development,…

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