Junsong Zhang joins us to talk about designing online, blended and immersive learning experiences, followed by three FLO Tech Tool Tips from Beth Cougler Blom, Gina Bennett, and Annie Prud-homme Genereux.
Junsong is currently a Program Manager, Simulations, at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation at the Justice Institute of British Columbia.
His main responsibilities include designing blended and online courses for JIBC schools and government agencies, developing gamified 3D simulations with emerging technology, consulting with stakeholders on technology and design, creating resources and workshops for faculty and students, and contributing to various initiatives on teaching and learning such as Universal Design for Learning. Recently he is also leading the pilot of a new ePortfolio tool with JIBC schools and divisions.
Junsong holds a Master of Education from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Digital Media from the Center for Digital Media. He is passionate about transforming learning experiences with digital technology, delivering user-centred products and solutions, fostering personal and professional development, and improving team collaboration and performance in complex environments.
Zhang, J., Takacs, S., Truong L., Smulders, D., Lee, H. (2021). Assessment Design: Perspectives and Examples Informed by Universal Design for Learning. Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation. Justice Institute of British Columbia
Takacs, S., Zhang, J, Lee, H. (2020). Universal Design for Learning: Strategies for Blended and Online Learning. Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation. Justice Institute of British Columbia
Takacs, S. & Zhang, J (2020). Universal Design for Learning: A Practical Guide. Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation. Justice Institute of British Columbia
“What type of simulations have been/are widely used in your institution or organization and what is the impact on learning and assessment?”
Annie’s Tip: Dotstorming board (note: an account is not needed to vote, but participants do need to provide a name – this does not need to be your real name)