Learning from Our Remote Teaching Experiences (CTE7009)Export this event to calendar

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

This workshop is designed to explore in detail how instructors can capture, investigate, and learn from their teaching and course design journeys.

Audience: Course Instructors
Location: Online


Centre for Teaching Excellence


The transition to remote teaching presented many instructors with a new context for pedagogical growth and exploration. In this unique environment, innovative approaches to teaching and learning have emerged. Although this shift to remote teaching came suddenly and with much uncertainty, the need to transform one's approach to teaching and learning can be viewed as an opportunity as well as a necessity.

This workshop is designed to explore in detail how instructors can capture, investigate, and learn from their teaching and course design journeys. While turning your remote teaching experiences into a potential research project is worth considering, we want to respect and learn from the entire remote teaching journey. We will do so by:

  1. Discussing how these experiences can be reflected upon as evidence of your teaching development in various formats (teaching dossiers, course design portfolios, etc.)
  2. Discovering opportunities to research the efficacy of the teaching and learning approaches you've put into action in your course(s)

Rooting our discussion in Terence Day's (2015) “Academic Continuity: Staying True to Teaching Values and Objectives in the Face of Course Interruptions", we will spend time considering the best means by which to capture and acknowledge the work instructors have done this year, and look towards opportunities to evaluate the efficacy of this work through teaching and learning research practices. Participants will develop potential outputs to learn from their remote teaching experiences, and work towards the early stages of identifying a research project.


Day, T. (2015). Academic continuity: Staying true to teaching values and objectives in the face of course interruptions. Teaching and Learning Inquiry3(1), 75-89.​


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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 visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either WebEx, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing cte@uwaterloo.ca. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.   

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