chair in university teaching: self-regulated learning (SRL)
Project News and Updates
November 23, 2017
Thank you to Alan Wright, Vice-Provost Teaching and Learning at the University of Windsor, who met with us today to share ideas and insight into our Self-Regulated Learning Module. We much appreciate his expertise and insights!
November 18, 2017
Here's an update on the SRL project and tour of the module. I'd love to hear any and all of your comments and suggestions. I can also send you the module if you're interested in exploring it in depth, and/or using it in your own course. If you don't use the Brightspace learning management system, I can send it in alternate formats.
November 1, 2017
Welcome to Kevin Roy, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program scholarship recipient who has joined the SRL project! Kevin is working on the evaluation of the project. We are using a Practical Participatory Evaluation framework to understand what impacts the SRL project is having on learners, educators, and the wider university system.
September 3, 2017
Here we go! The SRL module is ready and 6 profs are integrating it into their courses this fall!
This module has come together thanks to a huge effort from students, Centre for eLearning, TLSS team members Elizabeth Campbell Brown (instructional designer), Emmanuel Cadet (web programmer and Coordinator Centre for e-Learning), Gisèle Richard (E-Learning Design and Marketing Support Officer).
A number of students have piloted the module in its various forms as it was coming together, including Shobhitha Balasubramaniam and Tyler White. Thank you!
Shaina Gabriel, summer RA in our group, put together a Planning your Schedule video for the SRL Module:
July 28, 2017
Thank you to Olivia Faucher, Acting Manager of Access Services, for so many great suggestions to improve the Self-Regulated Learning module!
Emily O'Connor has joined our team to help finish up the module. Emily is an engineer who is now also doing a degree in Science. Welcome!
While we pilot the module, we will be conducting a program evaluation. Kaylee Eady (PhD, Education) and Katherine Moreau (Faculty of Education) helped us design the evaluation framework and Emily O'Connor is helping to implement and monitor this evaluation.
March 7 and 8, 2017
Elizabeth Campbell Brown (Centre for eLearning, TLSS) and I met to start designing the SRL modules that will be launched in seven courses in September.
February 7, 2017
We piloted V1 of the SRL workshop today. Thanks to all the Science students who came and worked with me on it and to the Science Students' Association for their support!
September 10, 2016
This week, I met with Faculty of Education professor Katherine Moreau and graduate student Kaylee Eady to refine our research questions. I also met with Student Academic Success Service manager Jean-Luc D'Aoust to learn from his research and talk about ways SASS' existing resources could be integrated into this project.
July 26, 2016
The Self-Regulated Learning project's Evaluation Team met for the first time together to establish evaluation questions and start thinking about associated indicators. Our Practical Participatory Evaluation team members include students, professors, members of the Teaching and Learning Support Service's Centre for University Teaching, Centre for e-Learning, Student Academic Support Service (absent today), and the Faculty of Science's Office of Undergraduate Programs (absent today). Thanks to Professor Katherine Moreau (CRECS, Faculty of Education) and Julia Halar for guiding us through this process!
July 12, 2016
Today I met with students from uOttawa Science Students' Association to get their advice and suggestions on developing a workshop and modules that help students develop self-regulated learning skills. Among the suggestions: make it optional (SRL is about learner choices, after all), offer incentives, demonstrate value (evidence, make events engaging, students want to leave with having accomplished something, with a product), and market in creative ways. They also suggested making an app and partnering with other campus organizations (meetings with SASS are coming up). Thank you SSA!
June 30, 2016
My Chair in University Teaching project is rolling! The evaluation team is in place and we will be meeting mid-July with evaluation expert Katherine Moreau to guide the first steps in our Practical Participatory Evaluation. I'll be meeting with students from the Science Students' Association and manager of uOttawa's Student Academic Support Service to plan the workshop strategy, structure, and key components. More to follow!