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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Facilitator: Katherine Lithgow (Centre for Teaching Excellence)

Location: HH 373


As a follow-up to the Educational Technologies Week Keynote presentation with Ian Pirie, please join us for this webinar “Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses (SLICCs): Enabling students to take ownership of their learning and assessment.”  This presentation is of particular interest to our campus community as it allows us to see an example of how PebblePad can facilitate learning.

After the webinar presentation, Ian Pirie (University of Edinburgh) and Gail Ring (Director of Service and Partnerships, PebblePad) will join us via Zoom to answer questions.

Webinar Presenters 

Simon Riley, Edinburgh Medical School, University of Edinburgh 
Gavin McCabe, Employability Consultancy, University of Edinburgh

About the webinar

In this webinar, Simon and Gavin will share their experience of running a university-wide initiative – Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses (SLICCs). The initiative provides a flexible, reflective-learning framework for experiential learning, where the SLICCs enable students to be co-creators, working across disciplinary boundaries, and defining their own learning outcomes.  Able to capitalise on their own interests, passions and co- and extra-curricular activities, students identify an academic theme in their learning experience, reflecting on that experience by curating an eportfolio evidencing their learning.  

The webinar will outline how this approach has been piloted successfully in a centrally-managed version for student activities in the summer and is now expanding into discipline-managed versions within degree programmes.


Registration is required. CTE has a new registration system called GoSignMeUp. Before you can register for a workshop, you need to create an account (one time only). Once you've created an account, you can register for this workshop.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are studying, working, or visiting at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining information in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for a CTE workshop or event, please contact CTE via email (cte@uwaterloo.ca) or phone (ext. 33857) and include the session’s title and date. Our workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We also welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, or note-takers; notify us if accommodations are needed in this regard. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.

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HH 373
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Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1