Katherine Lithgow

Senior Instructional Developer, Integrative Learning

Katherine LithgowEmailklithgow@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext37076
Office: EV1 314

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

  • Member of the International Coalition on e-Portfolio Research (INCEPR)
  • Helped increase the number of ePortfolio users at Waterloo from 400 to over 12,500.
  • Coordinates the Integrating Experiential Learning Series

Book chapters

  • 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 implementaton and impact. Stylus.

Peer-reviewed conference presentations & posters

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo