“The online classroom is a potentially powerful teaching and learning arena in which new practices and new relationships can make significant contributions to learning. In order to harness the power this creates in education, instructors must be trained not only to use technology but also to shift the ways in which they organize and deliver material. Making this shift can increase the potential for learners to take charge of their own learning process and facilitate the development of a sense of community among them” (Palloff and Pratt, 2013).
eLearning at Fanshawe College
eLearning is a fast-growing trend in higher education and an increasingly popular option for student learning, so it is likely that you may be asked to engage in a form of eLearning delivery as part of your school's program or your chosen discipline. At Fanshawe, there are three methods of course delivery, each of which supports the College's strategic goal of expanding access to flexible learning options. All courses, whether they are delivered face-to-face (web-facilitated), in a blended format, or fully online, include an e-Learning component as outlined in Fanshawe's eLearning policy.
eLearning includes all forms of electronically-supported media, information, and communication technologies used to support teaching and learning. It can occur in or out of the classroom and be self-paced, synchronous, or asynchronous. FanshaweOnline (FOL) is the College's Learning Management System (LMS) used to host course content for all three modes of delivery.
Modes of Delivery Defined
Quick Reference Guides
These Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) are designed to support teaching and learning pedagogy at Fanshawe College. Each guide provides condensed information on a focused teaching, learning or technology-enabled topic, which can be viewed in PDF online or printed for off-line convenience.
For more information about any of the topics covered in our QRGs, go to FanshaweLearns to register for a scheduled session or contact Organizational Development & Learning for more details. You can also visit:
- Blended Learning Overview: The Blended Recipe
- Teaching Blended Courses: Recommendations
- Planning Online Activities: Active and Authentic Activities
- Building Blended Modules: Tips and Structure
- Blended Learning Techniques: One Approach
- Blended Learning: Steps to Success
- Blended and Online Learning Tools
Educational Technology Committee (ETC)
The Educational Technology Committee (ETC) is a subcommittee of the Coordinating Committee of Vice-Presidents, Academic (CCVPA), and represents the colleges' practitioner knowledge-base on matters pertaining to technology enhanced teaching and learning.
The sharing of ideas, best practices, and teaching and learning strategies related to the use of technologies inside and outside of the classroom is a central characteristic of the committee.