Adapting to COVID-19: In it Together – Building Community and Enacting Care in Online Environments

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Faculty, staff and student leaders

Session Description:

Join us for this one-hour webinar to explore how to create and build community in online learning environments. Learn how your existing practice can be supported by technology, and understand how to support and connect with students in this uniquely challenging teaching moment. By the end of this session, faculty and other student support professionals will have a sense of the theoretical underpinning of virtual community, as well as some practical tips to get started in their own classrooms.


Ian Linkletter (MLIS, University of Western Ontario) is a Learning Technology Specialist in the Faculty of Education at UBC. He specializes in online learning, working with faculty to help them integrate technology with their teaching in effective, evidence-based, and innovative ways.

Brenna Clarke Gray (MA Carleton, Ph.D. New Brunswick) is a literature scholar by training, a comics scholar by practice, and an educational technologist by trade. Her research interests include open pedagogies and ethical approaches to educational technologies. She is the Coordinator, Educational Technologies at Thompson Rivers University, and is currently at work tracing the history and imagining the future of open tenure processes.