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Support for Course Developers

By Melissa Campeau

The College regularly hosts educational sessions for course developers. Most provider institutions take full advantage of these workshops and sessions, with a goal of developing AQ courses that are true to the guidelines and best prepare teachers.

For example, recently, Brock University’s Centre for Continuing Teacher Education sent 30 course developers to a day-long program at the College office in Toronto. “It’s important that our developers and instructors recognize the link between Brock University and the College and have a full understanding of the College’s guidelines,” says Randy Hill, OCT, curriculum co-ordinator for the centre.

Working together with the College, we can construct better courses, building on each other’s energy, insight and knowledge,” explains Hill. “Education is constantly changing and we find that even our most experienced developers and instructors are reporting that the College’s in-service is making a difference in their course work and teaching.” He points out that including faculty and sessional developers and instructors in the workshops allows for sharing of expertise in research and practice. “The investment of time and commitment in these workshops will be paid back by the quality and delivery of our AQ courses here at Brock.”