Taking Classroom Climate Online

Taking Classroom Climate Online, CTLT Winter Institute session, Dec 9th, 9:30-11:30AM

Taking Classroom Climate Online, CTLT Winter Institute session, Dec 9th, 9:30-11:30AM

Register now for Taking Classroom Climate Online, a faculty roundtable and discussion on how to address issues of identity in online and blended learning environments, considerations of place and location when using digital technologies, and articulating cyberspace in the context of Indigenous studies.

Taking Classroom Climate Online

CTLT Winter Institute

Wednesday, December 9th,  9:30-11:30AM

Lillooet Room 301, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall

Faculty Panelists

Mique’l Dangeli is of the Tsimshian Nation of Metlakatla, Alaska. She is a dancer, choreographer, art historian, and curator. This year Mique’l received her PhD from UBC’s Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory. She is currently a sessional instructor in that department as well as in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies program.

Natalie Clark is an Instructor and Chair of Field Education in School of Social Work at UBC. Her work is informed and mobilized through her interconnected identities, including her English, Welsh and Indigenous ancestry, and as a solo parent of three Secwepemc children, an activist, counselor and academic. Natalie’s research focus is informed by Indigenous methodologies, intersectionality and critical participatory action research in the area of youth health, Indigenous health, and education. She currently holds a SSHRC examining Indigenous field education.

David Gaertner is a Limited Term Assistant Professor in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program at UBC. He specializes in Indigenous new media and digital storytelling and is currently at work on his first book,  A Landless Territory: Theorizing Indigenous New Media and Digital Storytelling, forthcoming from Oxford University Press.

Roundtable Questions

  • What are some potential opportunities for inclusion and participation for learners across different identities in online or blended learning contexts? What are some potential barriers?
  • How do we articulate “place” and “location” and acknowledge learners’ different social positions when using digital platforms for education?
  • What are some of the ethical considerations when addressing diverse learners in online learning environments?
  • What are some of the unique issues that come up when thinking through issues of diverse learner identities in online and blended learning contexts in comparison with face-to-face classroom formats?