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Whiteboard with digital education termsThe Open Learning Digital Fluency fellowships aim to encourage UWindsor capacity-building in humanizing online learning.

Fellowships to promote fluency in online learning

Applications from all teaching and administrative populations on campus are invited for fellowships aimed at encouraging local UWindsor capacity-building in humanizing online learning.

The $500 fall 2021 Open Learning Digital Fluency fellowships (#OLDFF) are part of a provincial eCampus Ontario Digital Fluency grant on Humanizing Learning. Representatives of the UWindsor Faculty of Education and Office of Open Learning representatives are partners in their launch.

Fellows will participate in weekly Thursday noon online co-design conversations held in October and November between Windsor, Nipissing, Mohawk, Toronto, OCAD, Brock, and Trent partners. Conversations will be organized around the themes of the Humanizing Learning grant listed below, and will be facilitated using a “what? so what? now what?” liberating structure.

  • Module 1: Unlearning and Unsettling (Oct. 7 and 14). Themes for discussion: Questioning and Reflection
  • Module 2: Students as agents of diverse destiny (Oct. 21 and 28). Themes for discussion: Vulnerability and Failure
  • Module 3: Co-creating inclusive communities (Nov. 4 and 11). Themes for discussion: Trust and Context
  • Module 4: Sustaining Change (Nov. 18 and 25). Themes for discussion: Critique and Care

Fellows are encouraged from all teaching and administrative populations on campus. Successful participants will receive the $500 fellowship upon completion of the fall 2021 project and confirmation of:

  • participation in and contribution to at least four of eight Thursday online conversations with partners from around the province; and
  • one digital reflection (blog post, video, sketchnote, infographic) to the Open Learning #OLDFF blog. Contributions will be Creative Commons-licensed and may be used in the project’s final resources.

#OLDFF applications are due by Thursday, Sept. 23, using this form. Results will be announced September 30.

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