banner promoting Remote and Online Experiential LearningA new webpage offers faculty resources for remote and online experiential learning.

Resources available to help move experiential learning online

A webpage launched by the Office of the Executive Director, Experiential Learning, in conjunction with the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Office of Open Learning (OOL), provides faculty with resources for remote and online experiential learning.

With the move to primarily online delivery of fall 2020 courses, the opportunities for face to face experiential learning (EL) are extremely limited, says Judy Bornais, executive director of the Office of Experiential Learning, “but it is still possible to provide students with valuable experiential learning experiences in an alternative environment.”

To help faculty create successful online experiential learning activities, the Remote and Online Experiential Learning webpage offers such practical resources as:

  • examples of remote EL projects,
  • a checklist to walk instructors through preparations to take their EL courses online (and even to decide whether they should),
  • tips and checklists for preparing students for a remote EL experience, and
  • risk management considerations for remote and online EL.

These EL resources complement CTL’s new Teaching Online webpage and the Aug. 18 workshop So You’re Thinking about Online Experiential Learning? that will be facilitated by the offices of EL, CTL, and OOL.

Suggest other resources to be added to the website through the Resources for Experiential Learning Online form.