#23 Learning Matters with Valerie Irvine
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On this episode of Learning Matter, Dr. Valerie Irvine, Assistant Professor, Educational Technology at University of Victoria discusses Multi Access education.

Dr. Irvine is interested in technology integrated into teaching and learning and e-learning with a specific focus on multi-access learning, which she developed in 2009. Dr. Irvine is founder and co-director of the Technology Integration and Evaluation (TIE) Research Lab.  Dr. Irvine is a professor interested in ways to put the student back at the centre of learning. Shifts to support this in any aspect of K-20 policy and practice creates a domino effect: personalizing demands change in assessment; giving learners agency demands shifts in modality, access, and a recognition that learning happens wherever the learner is; inclusivity of special needs and addressing social justice demands shifts in power structures; liberating structures requires open access resources; to access open educational resources and to create a personal learning network, educators, leaders, and learners will need to develop digital, newtorked, and open literacy; and, ultimately, to create systematic shifts, developing stronger relationships and respect will be required.




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