Learn about the Teaching and Learning Exchange

Learn about the Teaching and Learning Exchange

November 26, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


[music] CORY ROSS: The Teaching & Learning
Exchange or as we know it, the TLX, is a community hub that
supports the quality of teaching here at George Brown College. We like to think that the TLX
is an area that connects people with resources and technology in
order to help our students succeed; whether it’s in the class,
in the office or online. NICKI MONAHAN: In my work in
the TLX, I get to work with a lot of faculty and my role
is to support them to be the best teachers
they can possibly be. Higher education in the 21st century
is complex so we work on developing skills,
building confidence, trying new things and really
channelling the passion that most teachers have and want
to share with their students. MICHAEL AVIS: I specialize
in curriculum development, classroom management and blended
learning strategies for faculty. I also spend a lot of time
working with new technologies and innovation and discovery in
class and we have a lot of tools and software that we use at the
TLX that we make available for all faculty. One of the great things that
we do is we try to create a community of learners and people
who can come in and share their experiences at the TLX and
we work closely with faculty to help them innovate, to discover,
to be creative in their classes and really to think about ways
that we can teach now and five years from now. CHARLTON ALVARES: After
teaching for 19 years, I wanted to become
a better professor. So I wanted to make my lectures
really engaging and interactive. I also wanted my message
to get across clearly. I was introduced to Mike Avis
who was working with the TLX. One thing led to the other, we
started creating 30-odd videos. The beauty of these videos is
they can be replayed over and over again. The students are using it
and they’re successful. All of these videos
are closed captioned. They can be translated into 150
different languages and at the end of the day, if I can get my
message across to the student and the TLX is gonna help me
do it in a more efficient way, I’m gonna call the TLX. DEBORAH DUNBAR: At the TLX,
we’re building a model that’s going to be welcoming to
everyone: our faculty, our support staff;
our administrators; and our industry partners. It’s our overall aim to help
ensure that we get the supports to you to ensure that
we deliver an exemplary student learning experience. So come to one of
our drop-in sessions; reach out to one of
our facilitators; connect with one of our
instructional designers so that we can support you in delivering
the best possible learning experience for our students. [music]