Bridging Theory and Practice: LEARNing Landscapes

ID: 37242 Type: Best Practices Session
  1. Lynn Butler-Kisber, McGill University, Canada
  2. Mary Stewart, LEARN, Canada

Tuesday, October 9 3:05-3:25 PM Location: Salon 1 View on map

Presider: Christa Wilkin, California State University, United States

Abstract: This presentation will appeal to individuals who are interested in the question of how to balance technological efficiency with academic rigor, artfulness, inclusion, and multiple perspectives and voices. We will examine these aspects through the lenses of our experiences as editor and managing editor of an open access, peer-reviewed education journal that was founded six years ago. Specifically, we will share how and why the journal was launched and the theoretical underpinnings that guide our work. We will show with examples how we opted to use technology in effective ways, the growth and changes that have occurred since the journal’s inception, and the lessons we are learning as we move forward. We will link this discussion to the broader question of how to facilitate online educational experiences that reflect ethical and accessible social constructivist practices.

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