Join us for the virtual cFLEX Spring Conference 2021 to connect with your peers in the Seneca and Centre for Flexible Learning (cFLEX) community. We are looking forward to spending a half day together via three consecutive, interactive sessions during which we will be elevating our online presence as facilitators, learning to better engage our students, and getting energized! Each session will be presented by experts nominated by the Facilitator Reference Group, whose passion it is to engage and energize all cFLEX facilitators.
The virtual cFLEX Conference 2021 will be broadcast online; stay tuned for details.
Session 1: Elevating your game with The Learning Portal
When’s the last time you or your students checked out The Learning Portal? In this interactive session we will explore some of the best TLP features that may benefit you and your students in areas like Study Skills, Research, Writing and Well-being. Presented by Jennifer Peters, the Project Manager for The Learning Portal, the Chair of Seneca’s Open Educational Resources Committee, and the Chair of Seneca’s Educational Technology Advisory Committee, this session promises to be a real hit!
Session 2: Getting energized with GoodLife
Feeling like you could use a boost of energy to add some pep to your step? Presented in partnership with GoodLife Workplace Wellness, this insightful session will delve into the topics of life balance and happiness. This session explores how our age and life stage affect what makes us happy and balanced, as do our personality, our upbringing, and life experiences. Since life is ever changing, let’s explore together and find out what may (re)energize you to keep going strong!
Session 3: Engaging your students with online presence
Community is an antidote to the isolation that results from teaching and learning online, where learners and facilitators are separated from peers in terms of both place and time. In this session, we’ll review relevant research about online communities and online presence, and reflect together on how we can apply principles of effective online presence to make our online communities more engaging and gratifying. Presented by Kate Andrushenko, who is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education degree and wildly passionate about online learning, this session ought to hit a home run!
|9:00 - 9:20am||Opening remarks by Jeff McCarthy, Dean of FCET; Kate Andrushenko, Manager of cFLEX; and Stephen Rayfield, Chair of Facilitator Reference Group|
|9:20 - 9:30am||Break|
|9:30 – 10:10am||Session 1|
|10:10 – 10:20am||Break|
|10:20 - 11:20am||Session 2|
|11:20 – 11:30am||Break|
|11:30 – 12:00pm||Session 3|
|12:00 – 12:15pm||Reflection and closing remarks|
The Facilitator Reference Group (FRG) was created to represent the "voice" and needs of online and correspondence facilitators. Based on facilitator feedback, cFLEX and the Facilitator Reference Group (FRG) are pleased to provide this, and future opportunities, for online and correspondence facilitators to gather, connect, and grow together. For more information, contact Kate Andrushenko, Manager, cFLEX.
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Have questions about Seneca College cFLEX Conference? Please contact cFLEX Manager Kate Andrushenko.
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