The BCcampus Research Fellows program provides support for B.C. post-secondary educators to conduct research on improving student learning and to share their results and experiences with peers in B.C. and beyond.

Project Lead/Fellow: Carmen Rodriguez de France

Institution: University of Victoria

Project Title: Learning While We Teach: The Experiences of Instructors in Community-Based Programs

Research description: The teaching of Indigenous languages, epistemologies, ontologies, and pedagogies requires presence, relationship, and relevance. Distance teaching and learning pose a challenge when these relationships rely on a media such as synchronous and asynchronous sites for learning. This project aims to research some of the experiences of Indigenous and non-Indigenous instructors when facilitating courses in four of the community-based programs delivered by the Department of Indigenous Education at the University of Victoria that are now delivered online.