In March 2019, Digital Pedagogy Lab Toronto will welcome 80+ participants to join in six courses ranging from Open Pedagogy to Radical Assessment and Ungrading to a Writing Workshop. Housed at the Gladstone Hotel—Toronto’s oldest continuously operating hotel, and the first hotel in Canada to be certified a B-corp—the Lab will offer a warm, friendly, inspiring environment for educators of all stripes.
DPL Toronto is made possible in very large part to the contributions financial and creative of eCampusOntario, a not-for-profit corporation funded by the Government of Ontario to be a center of excellence in online and technology-enabled learning for all publicly-funded colleges and universities in Ontario. eCampusOntario’s mandate is to:
- Support the development and delivery of quality online learning experiences across all of Ontario;
- Lead in research, development and sharing of exemplary practices in online and other forms of technology-enabled learning;
- Support member institutions in fostering innovation, collaboration, and excellence on behalf of Ontario students and faculty;
- Contribute to the evolution of teaching and learning by responding to emerging tech and the development of state-of-the art online courses and programs.
In addition to supporting DPL Toronto financially, logistically, and aspirationally, eCampusOntario is offering a limited number of scholarships to Ontario post-secondary educators and learners to cover the cost of registration for the event. Scholarships will be aimed specifically at offering support for individuals with an interest in critical digital pedagogy who require financial support to attend, such as students (undergraduate or graduate), sessional or contract faculty, or early career professionals. Applications will be assessed based on financial need, interest, and relation to practice. No prior experience with digital pedagogy is required.
Digital Pedagogy Lab was built as a welcoming, affirming environment, and we acknowledge that, in order to keep it that way, we must make an active effort to keep the doors open wide. We invite applications from communities that include Black educators, Latinx educators, Indigenous people, Francophone communities, people with disabilities, neurodivergent folks, LGBTQ2S people, women, and nonbinary people, and first-generation students.
The application deadline for eCampusOntario scholarships is November 23, 2018. If you have any questions about the scholarship or the application, please reach out to Lillian Rigling, eCampusOntario Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the Digital Pedagogy Lab will be delivered primarily in English.Apply for a Scholarship