Professor Nick Baker is the Director of the Office of Open Learning at the University of Windsor. He has been teaching and researching about online learning and educational technology for two decades and is a strong advocate for accessible education for all learners. He is the Chair of the Ontario Universities’ Council on eLearning, a director on the board of eCampus Ontario, and an award-winning educator and leader in Canada and Australia, most recently receiving an Award for Excellence from the Ontario Minister of Colleges and Universities for his work in helping universities transition to online learning. Professor Baker chaired the Faculty and Emerging Scholars Panel.
Shu Li is a new Education graduate student at the University of Windsor this year. Her major is Education of Second Language Acquisition and Society. Currently, she is living in China. Right now, she is learning her third language: Japanese. Shu Li served as the International Student Panel chair.
As a University teaching faculty, Dr. Tranum Kaur has over 13 years of teaching experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Kaur is currently associated with the Master of Medical Biotechnology program at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor. She has designed, developed, and delivered several new courses and promoted active pedagogical learning practices, facilitated discussion forums, case-based team presentations, and clicker-based evaluation quizzes. Tranum is passionate in advancing equity, inclusivity and diversity on campus and beyond. Dr. Kaur is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Dean of Science Recognition (2015), Roger Thibert Teaching Excellence (2017), and Excellence in Mentoring Award (2018). Dr. Kaur served as the chair for the Faculty/Emerging Scholars and International Student Joint Panel.
Dr. Bonnie Stewart is an educator and social media researcher interested in what digital networks mean for institutions and society. Assistant Professor of Online Pedagogy and Workplace Learning in the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Education, Dr. Stewart was an early MOOC researcher and ethnographer of Twitter. Her current research interests include the data literacies of educators, and what it means to know, to learn, and to be a citizen in our current information ecosystem. Dr. Stewart co-chaired the Debriefing and Synthesis session.
Dr. Nobuko Fujita is a Learning Specialist in the Office of Open Learning at the University of Windsor. She brings an evidence-based, learning sciences perspective to her work supporting faculty in the design and development of high quality online and hybrid courses. Her research interests and publications include learning design, online discourse analysis, open educational practices, and academic development. Dr. Fujita has experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Education, but currently focuses on facilitating professional development workshops, courses, and community of practice sessions for online teaching. Dr. Fujita co-chaired the Debriefing and Synthesis session.