words written that describe digital fluencyOpen Learning Digital Fluency Fellows will build local strategic capacity for humanizing online learning experiences. Graphic by Giulia Forsythe.

Digital Fluency Fellows to build capacity in online learning

An initial cross-campus cohort of Open Learning Digital Fluency Fellows will build local strategic capacity for humanizing online learning experiences, while contributing to a larger eCampus Ontario-funded Humanizing Learning project with six partner institutions across the province.

Led by a collaborative UWindsor team of Nick Baker, Dave Cormier, and Bonnie Stewart, the fellows will engage in a series of multi-institutional conversations that focus on practices for humanizing online learning. They will bring aspects of the provincial project conversations back to the campus community: look for their reflections and takeaways on the Open Learning blog throughout fall 2021:

  • Lilian Bahgat (Law - Community Legal Aid)
  • Naved Bakali (Faculty of Education)
  • Michelle Bondy (School of the Environment - Faculty of Science)
  • Caiti Casey (Student Success and Leadership)
  • Natalie Delia Deckard (Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology)
  • Ehab Elsaid (Odette School of Business)
  • Abdul Gilzay (School of Social Work)
  • Catherine Heard (School of Creative Arts)
  • Lindsey Jaber (Faculty of Education)
  • Ofelia Jianu (Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering)
  • Tranum Kaur (Faculty of Science - Chemistry and Biochemistry)
  • Phebe Lam (Office of Student Experience; Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences)
  • Terri Lawrence (Faculty of Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Integrative Biology)
  • Joelle Nagle (Faculty of Education)
  • Gina Pittman (Faculty of Nursing)
  • Anouchka Plumb (Centre for English Language Development)
  • Sara Scharoun-Benson (Faculty of Human Kinetics - Department of Kinesiology)
  • Jill Singleton-Jackson (Psychology and FAHSS Dean's Office)
  • Maureen Sterling (Odette School of Business)
  • Catherine Vanner (Faculty of Education)

This project received $200,000 in funding as part of the Ontario Government’s $50 million Virtual Learning Strategy.

For more information on the Open Learning Digital Fluency Fellows or humanizing online learning, contact Baker (nbaker@uwindsor.ca), Cormier (dcormier@uwindsor.ca), or Stewart (bstewart@uwindsor.ca).