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As of July 30, 2018, CTE will be temporarily relocated to East Campus 3 (EC3). We look forward to continuing to serve our campus community by offering our regular programs and services from our temporary offices and workshop locations. More information about the move can be found on our location page.  

Katherine Lithgow

Senior Instructional Developer, Integrative Learning

Katherine LithgowEmailklithgow@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 37076
Office: EC3 2023A

As Senior Instructional Developer, Integrative Learning, Katherine Lithgow facilitates e-portfolio and integrative learning initiatives, supporting instructors across campus with the design and implementation of activities that help students integrate learning in academic, workplace, community and social environments. 

Prior to joining the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE), Katherine was with the Distance and Continuing Education department (now the Centre for Extended Learning (CEL)) where she helped instructors design learning activities for online courses. She holds a Master's in Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia, and received her BA from the University of Toronto.  In what seems like another life, Katherine graduated from the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences (TMI) where she later taught in the Diagnostic Cytology program, and has worked as a cytotechnologist in a number of teaching hospitals.

Selected professional highlights

Grants

Project title: Bridging the 'Articulation of Skills' Gap through 'WatCV: Career And Competency ePortfolios.
Investigators: Tomasson Goodwin, J., (Principal Applicant) Co-applicants: Lithgow, K., Danisch, R., Roberts-Smith, J., Hulls, C., Bermingham, C., Goh, J., Cegys, P., Malone, T., McWebb, C., O’Hara Pierce, K., Paci, T., Thompson, J., Ferries, L., Adair, J., Landriault, D., Gindrod, K., Kampen Robinson, C., Pretti, J., &  Fannon, A. (2016).
Bridging the 'Articulation of Skills' Gap through 'WatCV: Career And Competency ePortfolios. LITE Grant, Jan. 2016-Dec. 2017
Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Full Grant, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Grant Duration: Jan. 2016-Dec. 2017

Project title: ePortfolios for Career, Reflection, and Competency Integration
Investigators: Jill Tomasson Goodwin (Principal Applicant), Department of Drama and Speech Communication, Katherine Lithgow (Co-applicant), Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo
Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Seed Grant, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Grant duration: October 2014-March 2016

Project title: Unifying experiences: Learner and instructor approaches and reactions to ePortfolio usage in higher education
Investigators: Katherine Lithgow (Principal Applicant), Kyle Scholz (Co-applicant), and Crystal Tse (Co-applicant), Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo
Grant duration: September 2014-August 2015

Book chapters

  • Tomasson Goodwin, J. & Lithgow, K. (in press).   ePortfolio, Professional Identity, and 21st Century Employability Skills. In B. Eynon  & L. Gambino(Eds), Catalyst in Action – Case Studies. Stylus.

  • Penny Light, P., Lithgow, K., Hubert, D., Sutherland, S. (2017).  On the Right Track: Using Eportfolios to Address Institutional Challenges. In T. Batson, K.S. Coleman, H.L. Chen, C.E.Watson, T.L. Rhodes, & A. Harver (Eds.), Field Guide to Eportfolio. Washington, D.C.: Association of American Colleges and Universities. 

  • Sproule,B., Penny Light, T.& Lithgow, K. (2009). Connecting contexts and competencies: Using eportfolios for integrative learning. In B. Cambridge, D. Cambridge & K. Blake Yancey (Eds.) Electronic portfolios 2.0: Emergent research on implementation and impact. Stylus.

Journals

  • Scholz, K.W., Tse, C.T., & Lithgow, K.L. (2017). Unifiying experiences: Learner and instructor approaches and reactions to eportfolio usage in higher education. International Journal of ePortfolio, 7(2), 139-150

Invited Presentations/Workshops

  • Lithgow, K. & Fefekos, D. (2014, May). Webinar presentation to D2L ePortfolio Users Group (ePug) Innovative uses of D2L’s ePortfolio at uWaterloo.
  • Lithgow, K., and Penny Light, T. (2013, June).  Documenting Learning with Portfolios: Planning  for Effective Implementation and Impact Workshop. University of McMaster, Hamilton.
  • Penny Light, P., Lithgow, K., Thompson, J., Ambrose, G.A., Batson, T., and Batson, J.(2013,               November).  The Power of ePortfolios: Documenting and Managing Knowledge Assets in Today’s Labour Market. Workshop facilitated at Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment (CAPLA) Conference - The Currency of Competencies-Revival, Rewards and Risks. Toronto, Canada.  

Peer-reviewed conference presentations & posters

  • Roberts-Smith, J., Tomasson Goodwin, J., & Lithgow, K. (2017, October). The WatCV Rubric: Scaffolding Student Learning, Supporting Inter-Rater Reliability, and Improving Marking Efficiencies in Large Classes.  Presented the IUPUI Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana USA. 
  • Verkoeyen, S., Roberts-Smith, J., Tomasson Goodwin, J., & Lithgow, K. (2017, April). Are You Curious about Which Professional Skills You Already Have Embedded into Your Courses? Presented at University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference, Waterloo, ON
  • Lithgow, K. & Tomasson Goodwin, J. (2016, June). Empowering learners to bridge the ‘articulation of skills’ gap through eportfolio reflections. Presented at the Centre for Recording Achievement/The Association of Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning International conference, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Tomasson Goodwin, J., Lithgow, K., & Goh, J. (2016, June). Empowering learners to bridge the ‘articulation of skills’ gap through ePortfolio Reflections. Presented at the Society for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Conference, London, ON
  • Lithgow, K., Scholz, K., & Tse, C.T. (2016, June). Mythbusting ePortfolios: Instructor-specific factors leading to ePortfolio efficacy. Presented at the Society for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education conference, London, ON
  • Lithgow, K., Tse, C., & Scholz, K. (2015, July). A Ten Year Journey: Can We Unify Instructor Approaches and Learner Reactions to ePortfolios in Higher Education? Presented  at The Association for Authentic Experiential and Evidenced-Based Learning (AAEEBL), Boston, MA, USA.
  • Scholz, K., Tse, C. & Lithgow, K. (2015, April). How much is enough? Communicating expectations in ePortfolio usage. Presented at the Opportunities and New Directions (OND) conference, Waterloo, ON.
  • Tomasson Goodwin, J. & Lithgow, K. (2015, April). "I learned all that and it wasn't even on the exam": Making learning processes visible to ourselves for our students. Presented at the Opportunities and New Directions (OND) conference, Waterloo, ON.
  • Lithgow, K. & Mohamed, S.  (2014, June). Transforming Teachers into Mentors Through the Use of Learning Communities. Roundtable presentation at the annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), Kingston, Ontario. 
  • Mohamed, S. & Lithgow, K.   (2014, May). Transforming our Learning  Experiences.  Presentation at the Integrated and Engaged Learning Conference IELC , Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. ​ 
  • Tomasson Goodwin,J., Lithgow, K., O’Neill, S., & Saxena,M. (2014, May). "Moving to the Centre": Lessons from an Experiential Learning-Focused Course with an on-Campus Partner to Co-Create an Authentic Learning Experience   Presentation at the Integrated and Engaged Learning Conference IELC , Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. ​ 
  • Holbrook, J., & Lithgow, K., (2013, February), Helping faculty navigate the next 5 years – learning from the past to plan for the future. Presented at the annual Educational Developers Caucus conference, Waterloo, ON.
  • Lithgow, K., MacLean, T., Malleck, G., Roberts-Smith, J., & Sproule, R. (2013, April). Eportfolios- benefits, challenges and impact on student learning.  Presented at the Opportunities and New Directions (OND) conference, Waterloo, ON.
  • Lithgow, K., and Penny Light, T. (2012, July). Six degrees (or so) of integration: What the students have to say about ePortfolios. Presented at the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) 2012 Annual Conference, Boston, USA.
  • Anthony,K., Pavlov,D., van Draanen, J., and Lithgow, K.  (2011, June). Offering Community Service Learning Opportunity as an Option Within a Course.  Presented at the University of Windsor and University Oakland Fifth Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning – “Beyond the Traditional Classroom: Engaging Students Through Experience!”  Windsor, ON.
  • Jakobsh, D., Lithgow,K., Applebee, S., Boulton, A., Khamisa, Z. & Spier,D., (2011).  Eportfolios, Reflections and Meaning Making: Learning from Reflecting on Experience.  Poster presented at the annual Opportunities and New Directions conference, Waterloo, ON.
  • Lithgow, K., Este, E., Eichel, K., Pavlov, D. and van Draanen, J.  (2011, June). Student Voices:  Making Connections Between Learning Inside the Classroom with Learning Outside the Classroom.   Presented at the University of Windsor and University of Oakland Fifth Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning – “Beyond the Traditional Classroom: Engaging Students Through Experience!”  Windsor, ON.
  • Murphy, P. and Lithgow, K. (2011, May).  Global experience certificate- Recognizing internationalization initiatives/ePortfolios:  Reflection and meaning making.  Presented at the Ontario Association for International Educators (OAIE) 2011 Conference.  Waterloo, ON.
  • Anderson, S. and Lithgow, K. (2010). Pre-conference Workshop Curriculum Mapping: Experiences in the Faculty of Environment. Presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference – “Creative Teaching and Learning: Exploring. Shaping. Knowing.”, Toronto, ON.
  • Anderson, S. and Lithgow, K. (2010). Good Practice in Mapping the UUDLEs.  Presented at the Spring 2010 Ontario Council of Academic Vice Presidents (OCAV)/Council of Ontario Universities (COU) Degree Level Expectations Workshop – “Implementing the Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Level Expectations: Sharing Successes and Challenges.”, Hamilton. ON.
  • Gorrie,R., Wolf, P., Wilson,M., Lithgow, K., Borin, P., Brown, S., & Mayne Devine, S. (2010, June). Transforming Curriculum Development: Reflections on Collaborative Processes and Practice. Presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference – “Creative Teaching and Learning: Exploring. Shaping. Knowing.”, Toronto, ON.
  • Lithgow, K. (2010, April). E-portfolios and Chickering and Gamson’s Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education.  Presented at the annual Opportunities and New Directions conference, Waterloo, ON.
  • Lithgow, K., and Pretti, J.(2010, June). E-portfolios: Supporting Reflection in Experiential Learning. Presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference – “Creative Teaching and Learning: Exploring. Shaping. Knowing.”, Toronto, ON.
  • Denton, D., Schoner, V., & Lithgow, K. (2009, May).   On-Campus and Service Learning: Comparing the Quality of Students' Learning Experiences in an Undergraduate Communication Course.  Presented at the annual Opportunities and New Directions conference, Waterloo, ON.
  • Lithgow, K.; Power, M.; Anderson, S.; & Holbrook, J. (2009). One Model for Success: Supporting Blended Learning through Faculty Liaisons. Presented at The Future of Online and Blended Learning, Vancouver, BC.
  • Pearce, J.M., Ward, G., & Lithgow, K. (2009, May). Factors affecting students’ and instructors’ experiences with clickers.  Presented at the annual Opportunities and New Directions conference, Waterloo, ON.
  • Sproule, B., Penny Light, T. & Lithgow, K. (2009, May).  Making connections: Reflections as a tool for deep learning.  Presented at the annual Opportunities and New Directions conference, Waterloo, ON.
  • Sproule, B., Penny Light, T. & Lithgow, K. (2009, June).  Making connections: Supporting reflection for learning through electronic portfolios.  Presented at the annual Canadian e-Learning Conference (CeLC) , Vancouver, BC.
  • Waite, N.M., Farrell,B., Chase, H.C., Lithgow, K. & Roach, R. (2009, June). A model for measuring co-op learning outcomes: A tracker, work term reports and e-portfolio.  Poster presented at the Cooperative Education Conference, Vancouver, BC. 

Professional Service

2017

  • Arts First Advisory Committee

  • Co-lead eportfolio RFP process
  • Reviewer for LITE grant proposals
  • Member LEO (Learning Environment Operations Committee)
  • WatCACE Associate

2016

  • Arts First Advisory Committee
  • Co-lead CTE strategic priorities planning group
  • Lead on eportfolio review
  • Reviewer for OND proposals
  • Member LEO (Learning Environment Operations Committee)
  • WatCACE Associate

2015

  • Reviewer for OND proposals
  • Member LEO (Learning Environment Operations Committee)
  • WatCACE Associate

2014

  • Reviewer for Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement Grants, University of Waterloo 
  • Member LEO (Learning Environment Operations Committee)
  • WatCACE Associate

2013

  • Reviewer for LITE Grants 
  • Member, LEO (Learning Environment Operations)
  • Member, Student Leadership Consultation Group
  • Member, Success Planning Working Group
  • Member, Experiential Education External Scan Working Group
  • Team Leader, High Impact Practices and Student Success Group
  • Co-Coordinator Case Based Learning Community Group
  • WatCACE Associate

2012      LEO (Learning Environment Operations)

  • Student Leadership Consultation Group
  • Student Success Plan Consultation Group
  • WatCACE Associate

2006-2009

  • Member of the International Coalition on ePortfolio Research (INCEPRE)
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo