FLO Lab: Embedding Principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion into Course Design

About the Session: 

Do you want to create a learning environment that considers the diverse lived experiences of your students? In this three-hour Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) Lab session, we will start by exploring current frameworks for course design (such as Universal Design for Learning and quality assurance) and determine what is “missing” with these frameworks from an equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) perspective. We will then explore at least two different approaches to incorporate principles of EDI into the course design and development process. We will conclude with space for critical reflection and co-creation of strategies for implementing these changes. FLO Lab logo 2023

This session will be beneficial for anyone who is interested in moving away from the status quo in course design and becoming an agent of change!  

Please note: This session will not be recorded. Registrants should plan to attend the full three hours for an optimal learning experience.  

Learning Objectives: 

 By the end of the session, participants will be able to:  

  • Explain shortcomings of existing approaches or frameworks to course design from an EDI perspective  
  • Discuss the challenges they may encounter in their current course design process from an individual, interpersonal, and institutional perspective, and how to overcome them  
  • Reflect on how to apply a critical, collaborative and wholistic approach to their course design and development process 

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About the Facilitator:

Your FLO Facilitator for this FLO Lab is Randeep Nota.

Randeep (she/her) is a second-generation Punjabi settler. She is a consultant whose work comprises educational development and program and policy reviews. She is concurrently pursuing her PhD at the University of Toronto, focused on work, learning, and social change. Randeep has experience working in post-secondary institutions in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario in various teaching, staff, and management roles. She has researched and presented nationally and internationally on topics including anti-racism policies and practices in the post-secondary sector; incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusion practices in course design; the internationalization of higher education; the use of technology in post-secondary teaching and learning; and the (un)ethical use of surveillance in learning. Prior to her work as an educational consultant, Randeep provided pedagogical consultations for credit and non-credit, online and hybrid courses, and worked on program development, and quality assurance reporting for diploma and degree-granting programs.