I had the opportunity to present research at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference (ISSOTL23) – https://issotl.com/issotl23/ conference at Utrecht University, which was an exhilarating experience. The research I shared comes from a project funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant, which explores online pedagogies to foster social connectedness and professional collaboration (Presentation Slides & Publication List). As the principal investigator, working alongside my collaborator Dr. Christy Thomas, and with the support of two doctoral research assistants, Amber Hartwell and Bruna Nogueira, we delved into how teaching and learning experiences can cultivate online professional collaboration skills.
SoTL, or the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, is a field I’m deeply passionate about. It’s an interdisciplinary venture that scrutinizes post-secondary teaching and learning, aiming to improve educational practices and outcomes. This scholarship is crucial because it underpins the quality of teaching and learning, offering insights that can transform educational experiences.
More about the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) and future conferences- https://issotl.com/
Related article from December 4, 2023:
4 letters everyone should know: SoTL. Interview with Gillian Edwards, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary. https://taylorinstitute.ucalgary.ca/news/4-letters-everyone-should-know-sotl