FLO Lab: Developing a Manifesto for Digital Well-Being

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Session Description:

We live in an increasingly digital world. Social media, websites, and mobile apps can positively impact students’ and educators’ physical, mental, and emotional health — or they can be harmful. Using emerging technologies, social networks, and websites can result in consequences to your digital well-being if you aren’t prepared to set boundaries and be critical and careful. In this three-hour FLO Lab, you’ll learn how digitally literacy supports digital well-being. You’ll leave with a manifesto to support your and your students’ digital well-being.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this FLO Lab, you will:

  • Recognize opportunities for and obstacles to digital well-being.
  • Consider instructional approaches and designs that support learners’ digital well-being.
  • Distinguish strategies and actions to support digital well-being in personal and professional contexts.
  • Develop a manifesto to support digital well-being

This three-hour lab will be fully interactive, with individual and group activities. No reading or course activities are required ahead of the session. You will be asked to reflect on your learnings after the session.

About the Facilitator

Lisa Gedak (she/her) is a teaching and learning strategist, educator, and online learning designer who is passionate about supporting meaningful and personalized learning experiences in post-secondary and learning design contexts. As an appreciative inquiry facilitator who values building on strengths and channelling positive energy, she underpins her work with this philosophy to inform her design approaches. Lisa is passionate about nature, and in her free time, she can often be found in the forest or by the ocean soaking in the splendour.

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