Fun FLO Friday – June 19

Note: This session has passed, please view the recording and resources below.

Not sure how to engage students meaningfully in a synchronous session or how to spice up that 3-hour lecture?

Come enjoy a sandbox session in Collaborate Ultra with an expert facilitator, Lauren Halcomb-Smith. During this 1-hour session, Lauren will show some tips and tricks within Collaborate Ultra that you could use to promote student participation and engagement.

Dr. Lauren Halcomb-Smith is an educator with 10+ years of experience in teaching, learning design, and faculty support. Lauren started her career in education as a classroom teacher, supporting adult learners through a student-centered approach to experiential learning. While completing her Ph.D. in Educational Studies at McGill University, Lauren designed and taught a number of synchronous and asynchronous online courses and was recognized with a Teaching Excellence Award from McGill’s Faculty of Education. In her current role as an Instructional Designer in Royal Roads University’s Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET), Lauren collaborates with faculty with designing learning experiences that reflect RRU’s Learning, Teaching, and Research Model (LTRM). Outside her work as an Instructional Designer, Lauren maintains an active academic service portfolio; she is a co-founder and the Managing Editor of the Journal of Belonging, Identity, Language, and Diversity (J-BILD) and has co-authored several chapters on themes related to innovation in online learning environments.