Friday, February 19, 2021

Friday, February 19, 2021 — 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM EST

This seminar will be recorded. The link will be posted on the PDAG website.

IST-ITMS’s 2020, the year of “living in interesting times"

Instructional Technologies and Media Services (ITMS) provides the central facilities used for teaching and learning, from the classrooms, to the many educational technologies, to video editing, and more. With up to 39,000 students and well over 2000 instructors making use of various in-person and online services in the two big terms (Fall and Winter), life for the team tends to be very busy. Then it got very interesting starting in late February of 2020. This presentation updates you on what ITMS does, and how areas of the group transitioned during the move to “remote teaching”, as the new mode of operating became known. While we are always close partners in our work with various academic support units, we partnered even more closely with Centre for Extended Learning (CEL), Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE), and the Library as part of the Keep Learning team.

Speaker Bio

Andrea Chappell is the Director of Instructional Technologies and Media Services. She first came to the University from Nova Scotia for a Masters (Computer Science, in Math), went off to Toronto to work for two years (staying in the big city for exactly 3 weekends during that time), and returned to Waterloo to start work in what became IST. Since then she’s been in six groups, in seven roles. That she can recall.

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