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Have you wondered how to use technology to support your well-being? Do you know how to course-correct when technologies impact your physical, mental, or emotional health? Are you comfortable with setting some healthy boundaries with digital technologies?
As online facilitators, not only do we need to use technologies purposefully to support our well-being as a model for our learners, but also we must keep learning how to enforce digital wellness programs to help our learners navigate digital spaces effectively and healthily. In this one-hour workshop, we will
- Explore the topic of digital well-being in higher education and what it means to become more digitally aware and digitally healthy.
- Reflect on some digital tools and the PERMA framework to promote well-being in remote teaching.
- Discuss ways to integrate digital wellness into teaching and learning.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to
- Develop your understanding of the meaning and dimensions of digital well-being.
- Explore and reflect together on some digital tools and the PERMA model in promoting well-being in online teaching.
- Identify some techniques to integrate digital wellness into your teaching and learning discussions.
Dr. Gwen Nguyen (she/her) is a Learning and Teaching advisor at BCcampus. Prior to BCcampus Gwen worked as a learning experience designer at the University of Victoria, supporting educators with developing and delivering courses in all the modes — face-to-face, hybrid, online, etc. She has also worked as a university lecturer and researcher at the University of Victoria and the Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Japan. Gwen holds a PhD in education studies and an MA in applied linguistics. Her recent research interests include poetry inquiry as a reflection practice in education, digital literacy and digital pedagogies, and participatory action research.