First Nations Pedagogy for Online Learning: March 3-31, 2008

First Nations Pedagogy: March 3-31, 2008

Facilitator: June KaminskiJune Kaminski
Many campuses and support units have special programs in place to ensure success of Aboriginal learners, recognizing that a supportive environment will contribute to a positive educational experience. However, online delivery of courses specifically targeting Aboriginal learners is relatively new and is on the increase. The question of what this means in terms of course design, instructional strategies, and building supportive learning communities, remains a challenge to many instructors.

This seminar discussion marks the launch of the First Nations Pedagogy for Online Learning Project funded by BCcampus and led by Nicola Valley Institute of Technology in partnership with Kwantlen University College. The project proposes to:
  1. research best practices in developing and implementing online learning opportunities for aboriginal learners,
  2. develop a resource website that will support these instructors and curriculum designers, and
  3. support dialogue and sharing of ideas across institutions and community stakeholders.

    DiscussionStarted byRepliesLast post
    First Gen Post Secondary 0 Ruth Demitroff
    Authentic cultural base 8 Paul Left
    A bit off topic... The Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum. 1 June Kaminski
    First Nations Pedagogy Presentation 3 June Kaminski
    Instructional Strategies 6 Deirdre Bonnycastle
    Elders in Formal and Informal Education 6 Wendy Seale-Bakes
    Bandwidth bandwidth bandwidth 9 Nalin Abeysekera
    Positionality 3 Wendy Seale-Bakes
    webct 6 Sandy McAuley
    Design Considerations for Our Resource Site 0 June Kaminski
    Flash and Other Media in Online Teaching 2 Sylvia Currie
    Please add Resources to Our Wiki 0 June Kaminski
    ORAL DISCOURSE 6 June Kaminski
    Support for Online Learning 0 June Kaminski
    Welcome to Our First Nations Pedagogy Seminar 1 Sylvia Currie