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Thursday, April 6 • 13:30 - 14:30
Developing a Cascading Curriculum to Support Critical Thinking and Inquiry

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As educators, how do we encourage the development of 21st-century skills and a critical thinking mindset? How can we support learners to adopt a creative, collaborative approach while maintaining critical oversight of their learning process? This workshop will demonstrate how our courses achieve these ideals. 


Key Concept: This workshop will showcase our instructional design and explore the following links to the learning experience: 

  • curriculum adaptation and screenwriting tools,
  • purpose and design of interfaces, 
  • pedagogical strategies addressed. 

This presentation will:

  1. Illustrate how CFORP Online courses are designed on the cascading inquiry approach which is based on engaging and authentic over-arching questions and tasks that are supported by a variety of interesting mini-challenges.  
  2. Demonstrate how using an emotional design based on a UX and UI user-centric approach will keep the learner involved. 
  3. Show how using a Flat Design with a Metro UI approach to these new online courses will be user-friendly in terms of information architecture: usability and emotional design and based on the Bootstrap Framework.
  4. Use examples to demonstrate how teachers are able to modify course content in the D2L editor while keeping the layout and design of the pages intact.
  5. Illustrate the integration of the Brightspace ePortolio tools inside the course design interface.
  6. Confirm the integration of accessibility standards AA and AAA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0).
Curated Notes

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Olivier Alfieri

Deputy Director, CFORP
Professionnel du elearning, Olivier ALFIERI conjugue les expertises d’ingénierie pédagogique et de gestion de projets multimédia. Titulaire en 2004 d’un master en Langues et Littératures romanes, passionné de pédagogie, il enseigne pendant 6 années en milieu scolaire fragilis... Read More →

Thursday April 6, 2017 13:30 - 14:30

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