Learning Innovation: The Teaching & Learning Podcast
E15: Sharing Resources and Preserving Knowledge Through Communities of Practice

E15: Sharing Resources and Preserving Knowledge Through Communities of Practice

October 22, 2021

Tune in, hit play, and get inspired as guests Kelsey Janzen (Production Coordinator) and Lorraine Leishman (Learning and Development Plan Team) discuss the knowledge-rich pools known as Communities of Practice (CoPs). Learn how we’re all a part of CoPs, how they facilitate team building, and how you can create your own.

During the podcast, Lorraine mentions she is reading the book, Widen the Window by Elizabeth Stanley, and Kelsey recommends two books: Radical Candor by Kim Scott and No Hard Feelings by Liz Fosslien & Mollie West Duffy. Lorraine also referred to Etienne Wegner when talking about the origins of CoPs.

Questions or comments about Communities of Practice? Reach out to Lorraine Leishman at lorraine.leishman@lethbridgecollege.ca to chat! Especially if you’re particularly jazzed about creating a CoP on Growth Mindset!

To watch the video version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/sw4CSLhrKpw

E14: Tech Talks – Hyflex Learning

E14: Tech Talks – Hyflex Learning

October 8, 2021

Remember Tyler Wall from Episode 6? If somebody at the College wants to do something cool (innovative) with technology, they’ll probably end up working with Tyler. And remember Jude Bialik? He’s been LITL-Pod’s co-producer from nearly the start and works primarily in student support. Together, they’re co-hosting and co-producing episodes we’re calling “Tech Talks,” where Tyler talks about the most recent technology implemented by the College and Jude makes sure the discussion is accessible to your average educator.

So for today’s episode, tune in, hit play, and get inspired as guests Trevor Gellrich, Lexi Schaerz, and Ryan Robinson, answer Tyler and Jude’s questions about Hyflex. What is it? How and why should you use it? What should you do when a Hyflex lesson doesn’t go as planned (even great technology is still technology!)? And, most importantly, if Lexi, Ryan, and Trevor entered the Thunderdome, who would survive?

 

Watch the video version of this episode here: https://youtu.be/srdt41x-Z0o

E13: Sustainable, Community-Focused Approaches to Research and Education

E13: Sustainable, Community-Focused Approaches to Research and Education

September 24, 2021

Watch this episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH7Qn519mpM

Tune in, hit play, and get inspired by a discussion on how our college collaborates with our larger community for training and research. Our guests are Megan Shapka, Associate Dean for the Centre for Applied Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship and Jason Donkersgoed, Director for Business and Development. Our discussion topics include:  

- the Sustainable Development Goals (https://sdgs.un.org/goals), 

- community focused programming (including summer camps and tiny homes),  

- systems thinking and the systems approach,  

- corporate training,

- the research and development needs of our local community,  

- Strategic doing (https://strategicdoing.net/),  

- trust triangles, and  

- living campuses.  

If you’d like to get in touch with Megan or anybody at our Centre for Applied Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, use the contact information on their webpage here: https://lethbridgecollege.ca/departments/centre-for-applied-research-and-innovation  

If you’d like to register for, or learn more about, our Continuing Education Program, go here: https://lethbridgecollege.ca/departments/corporate-and-continuing-education/continuing-education  

If you’d like to know more about Lethbridge College’s Integrated Agriculture Technology Centre, take a look at their website: https://iatc.ca/  
 
Jason references Dr. Frances Frei’s TEDTalk “How to Build (and rebuild) Trust.” Here’s the link: https://www.ted.com/talks/frances_frei_how_to_build_and_rebuild_trust?language=en  

Megan references Dawson College’s Living Campus. Here’s a link: https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/sustainable/living-campus/ 

E12: Bonus episode – 16 Hours more Innovative but 40% Wrong

E12: Bonus episode – 16 Hours more Innovative but 40% Wrong

July 30, 2021

Tune in, hit play and buckle up because we’ve got even more nerds – I mean experts – than usual in this episode. Our CTLI leadership team is friends with the academic leadership team from Collarts in Australia and Donna bravely agreed to host a panel discussion with all 5 of them. Topics include: frameworks for innovative educational support, cross-institutional collaboration, the connection between innovation and grassroots initiatives, and the potential future of education considering the rapid change triggered by the pandemic.

The video version of this episode can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QJLg45dR1k

The Collarts website is https://www.collarts.edu.au/

The podcast episode Jackie mentioned where she discusses Complexity Leadership Theory is Episode 3 - https://learninginnovation.podbean.com/e/podcast-3-with-jaclyn-doherty/

The CTLI framework created by Lethbridge College and “not” photocopied by Collarts can be found at https://learninginnovation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/CTLIStrategicInnovationModel.pdf

Ben mentions that futurist predictions tend to be 40% wrong, a statistic he got from a Paul Higgins presentation. Higgins’ website is https://www.emergentfutures.com/consultants/paul-higgins/

E11: Workplace Integrated Learning (WIL), Virtual and Augmented Reality, and creating environments to thrive in.

E11: Workplace Integrated Learning (WIL), Virtual and Augmented Reality, and creating environments to thrive in.

April 30, 2021

Tune in, hit play, and get inspired as Lethbridge College Multimedia Production Instructor, Kris Hodgson-Bright and CTLI Interns turned Contract Media Specialists, Eric Reger and Spencer Nelson, chat with Donna about Workplace Integrated Learning (WIL) and the value of pursuing internship opportunities. The group also talks about virtual and augmented reality’s potential as learning and training tools, and about an interesting VR project Eric and Spencer worked for Dematic, a leading supplier of automated supply chain technology, during their internship. Kris also facilitated a workshop on using Riipen during Lethbridge College's Spring CanvasCon. The recording for this session can be accessed here: https://lethbridgecol.instructuremedia.com/embed/36813919-e835-471a-a268-b112e461942eSdio (instructuremedia.com)

Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI):   Learning Innovation | Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation | Lethbridge College  

Dematic:  https://www.dematic.com/en-us/  

Altspace VR:  https://altvr.com/  

Discord:  https://discord.com/  

Skills Canada Alberta:  https://skillsalberta.com 

 

Host: Donna McLaughlin    

Guests: Kris Hodgson-Bright, Eric Reger, Spencer Nelson 

Producer: Mike Smith   

Sound Technician: Ryan Robinson    

Production Team: Darel Bennedbaek, Kelsey Janzen, Joel Godri, Jude Bialik, & Tyler Wall   

E10: International Student Miniseries #3–Thriving Abroad in the New Normal: An international student’s perspective on learning in Canada.

E10: International Student Miniseries #3–Thriving Abroad in the New Normal: An international student’s perspective on learning in Canada.

April 16, 2021
Tune in, hit play, and get inspired as EdnnaStobshinski, incoming Lethbridge College Students’ Association President and previous LCSA Vice President of Student Life, talks with Donna about the choice to follow her passion for biology and the environment to Lethbridge College’s Renewable Resource Management diploma program, being an international student during the pandemic, and the projects she’s spearheaded and is piloting in her leadership roles within the LCSA.

Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI):  

 

Lethbridge College Students’ Association (LCSA):

 

LCSA (Facebook):

 

Lethbridge College AgENTProgram:

 

Lethbridge College Aquaculture Centre of Excellence (ACE):

E09: International Student Miniseries #2 – Community, Coops, and Culture Shock with Nancy Barajas

E09: International Student Miniseries #2 – Community, Coops, and Culture Shock with Nancy Barajas

April 2, 2021
Tune in, hit play, and get inspired by Nancy’s international journey, including the first time she saw snow! Donna and Nancy discuss how relationships, community, and work-integrated learning can support international students.
 
E08: International Student Miniseries #1 - Intercultural Communication with Chiye Kinjo

E08: International Student Miniseries #1 - Intercultural Communication with Chiye Kinjo

March 19, 2021

Both students and instructors can tune in, hit play, and get inspired with Chiye Kinjo, the Coordinator of International Student Services at Lethbridge College. Donna talks with Chiye about her decade teaching in Japan and her current role supporting international students at the College.

The recipe website mentioned is https://cookpad.com/. Chiye also recommends The Gaijin Cookbook: Japanese Recipes from a Chef, Father, Eater, and Lifelong Outsider by Ivan Orkin

E07: Coming Together in a Collective Way, Lethbridge College’s Forthcoming Niitsitapi Strategy

E07: Coming Together in a Collective Way, Lethbridge College’s Forthcoming Niitsitapi Strategy

March 5, 2021

Tune in, hit play, and get inspired as Shanda Webber, Manager of Indigenous Services at Lethbridge College, talks with Donna about Lethbridge College’s Niitsitapi Strategy that will launch on March 18, 2021. The conversation will travel through several important topics and themes related to the strategy, its origins and development. Topics such as Indigenous education and pedagogy, and the term Indigenization, as well as community building, engagement, mutual understanding, mutual appreciation, and Indigenous perspectives on innovation.    

 

Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI):   

Learning Innovation | Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation | Lethbridge College  

  

Lethbridge College Indigenous Services: 

Indigenous Services | BE READY (lethbridgecollege.ca) 

 

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan):   

Colleges and Institutes Canada | Collèges et instituts Canada (collegesinstitutes.ca) 

 

Lethbridge Friendship Society: 

Lethbridge Friendship Society – "Meet me at the Friendship" 

 

Kainai Ecosystem Protection Association (KEPA):  

Naapi Katoyiss Seeds and Restoration KEPA (naapisgardenkepa.com) 

 

Coldest Night of the Year Lethbridge:  

Coldest Night of the Year 2021 - Lethbridge (cnoy.org) 

E06: Love Your Job and Never Work a Day in your Life—What Does a Digital Learning Specialist Do?

E06: Love Your Job and Never Work a Day in your Life—What Does a Digital Learning Specialist Do?

February 19, 2021

Tune in, hit play, and get inspired as Tyler Wall, Digital Learning Specialist, talks with Donna about innovation and his approach to problem solving and helping Lethbridge College instructors find digital solutions to particular problems.  

 

Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI) 

Learning Innovation | Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation | Lethbridge College 

 

CTLI Toolkits:  

Teaching & Learning Toolkit – Learning Innovation | Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation | Lethbridge College 

 

Digital Terraforming Project:  

Digital Terraforming – Learning Innovation | Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation | Lethbridge College 

 

Using Digital Whiteboards:  

Digital Whiteboards – Learning Innovation | Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation | Lethbridge College 

 

Host: Donna McLaughlin  

Guest: Tyler Wall 

Producer: Mike Smith 

Sound Technician: Ryan Robinson  

Production Team: DarelBennedbaek, Kelsey Janzen, Joel Godri, Jude Bialik, & Tyler Wall 

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