CLT Lunch & Learn: Designing a Course to Save Faculty Time & Boost Student Engagement


​Presenter: Les T. Johnson, Ph.D., Educational Developer (eLearning), Centre for Learning and Teaching  

Where: B400, Killam Library
When: noon - 1:00 PM, Friday, October 12, 2018


Title: Designing a Course to Save Faculty Time (and Boost Student Engagement) 


Description: What faculty member couldn’t use more time? In this session, we will explore ideas for how to add efficiency to our teaching practice, while simultaneously boosting student engagement. I will share recent examples from my teaching practice of ways I’ve designed assessments, structured my online course site, and integrated educational technologies to save myself from a runaway workload. My hope is participants will then engage in a discussion about strategies they have used to find a balance between their workload, quality online teaching, and students’ learning. 


About Les: 


I am an Educational Developer (eLearning) at Dalhousie’s Centre for Learning and Teaching. I have taught online, blended, and face-to-face courses in the social foundations of education, educating at-risk students, instructional technology in K-12 classrooms, LGBT+ studies, and gender/women’s studies.



Training & Professional Development




B400, Killam Library