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LLE: Looking Back on a Year of Change: What Might the Most Important Next Steps be in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education?

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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With the many changes required by the pandemic, the vast majority of us have made significant changes to our approaches to teaching and learning. In this session, we will discuss some of those changes, what worked best/worst, and what the future might hold for teaching and learning in higher education. Specific areas could include course design, authentic assessment, systems thinking, and helping student become more proficient learners.


Alison Flynn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Ottawa. She is a 3M National Teaching Fellow, Canada’s highest recognition for excellence in education at the post-secondary level and a member of the Global Young Academy. Her work includes developing online learning tools as Open Education Resources to support student learning, including OrgChem101 and a Growth & Goals Module. Her research group studies student learning in organic chemistry and the impacts of the Growth & Goals module. At the provincial level, she is a Director on eCampusOntario’s Board; this organization brings together the province’s universities and colleges to foster technology-enabled innovation, research, and excellence on behalf of and in collaboration with students. At the National level, she is the Canadian Society for Chemistry’s Director of Accreditation and the inaugural associate editor for chemistry education research with the Canadian Journal of Chemistry. In all her work, she is committed to helping students succeed in their chosen careers and goals.

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