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Tuesday, May 29 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Building Warmth in the Cold, Dark Quiet: The Promise and Challenge of Fostering a Pedagogy of Care in an Online Graduate Degree

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In this session we will discuss the promises and challenges of modelling community caregiving in order to cultivate networked caretaking in an online graduate degree designed with openness and networked learning as cross cutting themes. We will examine the intersection between an institutional learning and teaching model, the values and principles inherent in the open community(ies), and the role of care in creation and use of digital learning environments. The ways and degree to which common values and principles are embedded in our processes and practices will be shared and “works in progress” discussed. This interactive discussion will share and provide examples from the perspective of program administration, Center for Teaching and Educational Technologies, Teamswork, Student Services, and faculty as we work collaboratively to model caregiving/taking for a future generation of leaders who design, create and implement digital learning environments.

After taking part in this session, it is expected that the audience will be better able to:
  • Discuss the role of caretaking and caregiving in an online graduate learning environment
  • Appreciate the tensions inherent in modelling the model of caregiving within the confines of higher education
  • Describe some examples of strategies for modelling caregiving and fostering caretaking at the graduate level in an online environment

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Jo Axe

Professor, School of Education and Technology, Royal Roads University
Royal Roads University
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Elizabeth Childs

Professor & Program Head, Royal Roads University
Elizabeth a Professor and Program Head in the School of Education and Technology and Royal Roads University. She is interested in the design, creation and implementation of flexible learning environments that incorporate the affordances of information and communication technology... Read More →
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George Veletsianos

Professor and Canada Research Chair, Royal Roads University
open and networked scholarship, online learning, social media, emerging pedagogies, student and faculty experiences in online settings

Tuesday May 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm AKDT
Port of Singapore