Maybe this time you can call it a comeback..
We’ve been out of our blogging routine for a little while now but we wanted to let you know that we’re changing things. And some things have already changed.
Our biggest change is the faces behind the font, so we should (re)introduce our E-Learning team:
Megan MacKenzie has worked in the E-Learning Office as an E-Learning Instructional Designer since February 2012. In that time, she has had the opportunity to work with some pretty amazing people (and content) at UPEI. Megan’s favourite part of the course design process is developing assessment to align with course outcomes, because it allows her to use her skills in creative problem solving to find new ways of doing things. Megan loves using experiential learning, peer-based learning, and ePortfolios to help students find new and exciting ways to engage with content and express their learning.
Jason Hogan has been working with the E-Learning Office as the Instructional Multimedia Specialist Since October 2014 working on a variety of course pieces. As of November, he became one of our E-Learning Instructional Designers, working with Megan to help support online learning at UPEI. He’s excited about the projects we have going on in the E-Learning Office this year.
Kristy McKinney is our newest addition to the E-Learning family, arriving here at UPEI in early January. She is taking over Jason’s former position as the Instructional Multimedia Specialist. She’s bringing a lot of multimedia experience to the role and we’re really excited to use her skills and insight.
One more of our changes is our blog. We really believe it can be a great resource for us to talk about a lot of the things we enjoy in our roles, whether it’s a few technical tips; tutorials on some software we’ve been using; some pedagogical ideas that you might want to try; or cool things we’ve found and want to share with you. We’re rolling up our sleeves and committing to this; we’ll be publishing a new post on our blog on each Thursday afternoon going forward.
So check back to see what’s here, let us know what you think, and let us know if there is anything you’d like to see or something you’d like to share with us.