Here’s what Elicia had to say about how the program will be adapted online:
If we teach online in the exact same format as we would in person, then it is an inferior experience. However, when adapting pedagogy to suit the new possibilities, it has superior aspects. Online teaching allows for more degrees of freedom. Scientists can balance weekly learning with their lab experiments. Parents can learn in shorter bursts, and in a way that fits around their children’s schedules. All students can draw from material, available at our fingertips to give examples to illustrate their arguments or to challenge and inform the course material. The discussion among the cohort and the self-reflection of individual learners is frequently more nuanced than in the face-to-face classroom. I was very impressed with the in-depth interaction between the cohort, giving feedback on each other’s application of course material.
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Naghmi teaches Make Change Studio, a hands-on interactive course where students learn to develop a Minimum Viable Product based on in-depth user research. They learn problem-solving, design thinking, and leadership skills. Naghmi, previously an architect, entrepreneur, and handbag designer, is an experienced design researcher with most of her research centered around user experience design. She […]
Professor Kate Dilworth Kate Dilworth, BSN R.N. MBA, ICD.D is an Associate Professor of Practice, Director of Health Programs, SFU Beedie School of Business. Kate brings 35 years of experience in healthcare practice, learning design and consulting. Kate has designed and taught in customized programs for clients from diverse sectors, government, Indigenous communities and professional […]