Meet Michelle Harrison, Senior Instructional Designer, Learning Design and Innovations, Open Learning at Thompson Rivers University

Michelle’s research will investigate learners’ perspectives on open educational practices. Specifically, Michelle will investigate, How do learners currently understand open educational practice? How do they see themselves navigating open platforms, open digital pedagogies and practices, and critical digital perspectives? What practices, values, and strategies are shared by students who are working within an open educational practice framework?

“I am very excited to get to work more closely with the fantastic team at BCcampus and to make further connections with open education practitioners and advocates at other B.C. institutions. We have a variety of ongoing OER projects here at TRU, and it would be great to work collaboratively with other institutions to tackle some larger projects. I am also looking forward to connecting and researching with students about their perceptions of learning and practicing in the open and how they see themselves as open practitioners.” —Michelle Harrison