Online and Blended Pedagogies


The Centre for Learning and Teaching is involved in a number of eLearning initiatives designed to support online pedagogical teaching and assessment practices, instructional design, and integration of instructional tools and technologies with teaching practice.

eLearning is defined as “an approach to teaching and learning… based on the use of electronic media and devices as tools for improving access to training, communication, and interaction, and that facilitates the adoption of new ways of understanding and developing learning” (Sangrà, Vlachopoulos, & Cabrera, 2012, p. 152).

For more information, support, and resources on online teaching, visit Dalhousie’s Online Teaching website.


Educational Developers at the CLT provide one-on-one and departmental consultations to support faculty and instructors in their course design and delivery. Specifically, the CLT: 

  • Consults around online course design and development
  • Advises on the effective and pedagogical use of instructional tools and technologies
  • Offers workshops on a variety of eLearning topics, including active learning, alternative assessments, team-based learning, accessibility, and more
  • Supports and guides faculty with the creation of online course content and interactive learning strategies

You can reach the eLearning team at the Centre for Learning and Teaching by emailing:


Sangrà, A., Vlachopoulos, D., & Cabrera, N. (2012). Building an inclusive definition of e-learning: An approach to the conceptual framework. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 13(2), 145-159.