The Centre for Teaching Excellence, along with the Centre for Extended Learning, are pleased to announce that two of their respective staff members (Mark Morton and Gillian Dabrowski) have been awarded a research grant through the D2L Innovation Guild. The DIG grant program is a brand new initiative intended to support research projects relating to teaching and learning practice and/or teaching and learning technology.
Morton and Dabrowski's project is entitled "Exploring Extended Reality (XR) Pedagogical Initiatives at Three Guild Member Universities: An Environmental Scan," and their research partners include Brenda Stoesz (University of Manitoba) and Lena Kushnir (University of Guelph).
In addition to Morton and Dabrowski's project, D2L awarded grants to two other research projects involving members of the University of Waterloo community: Christine Moresoli and Nadine Ibrahim for "Leadership Skills to Support Experiential Learning for Canadian Engineering Grand Challenges," and Colleen McMillan (Renison) and Alice Schmidt Hanbidge (Renison) for "Understanding Trauma Informed Pedagogy in Online Education During Turbulent Times."
More details about these and other funded research projects are available on the D2L Innovation Guild website.