Increasing equity and inclusion in a course can occur through small changes and by opening up aspects of a course. Equity and inclusion can promote retention, increase student confidence and participation, and improve the learning experience. These benefits are particularly valuable when students feel isolated while studying online. This interactive webinar will explore minor instructional design options for opening parts of a course. For example, making assignment instructions and purposes explicit, allowing students to influence the course curriculum and content presentation, and fostering constructive student-student interactions using open platforms.
Facilitated by: Danielle Dubien, Educational Developer, MacPherson Institute