Inspire Centre

The Inspire Centre provides services related to educational technology, teaching development, learning design, innovation, and applied research.

We provide support for:

  • COTROnline, also known as Moodle, and other instructional technologies
  • Multimedia development and use
  • Provincial Instructor Diploma Program (PIDP) coordination and training
  • Professional development and scholarship
  • Innovative teaching and learning strategies and practices
  • Applied research projects
  • Course design and delivery (online, blended, and face-to-face)

We strive to:

  • Offer workshops and discussions of interest to faculty
  • Create and promote a community of scholars
  • Promote learner-centred instructional approaches, methods and delivery
  • Support the indigenization and internationalization of curriculum
  • Support the integration of applied research and experiential learning
  • Assist in the development of project ideas and proposals

Here are some of the ways we typically offer teaching and learning support:

  • Orient you to new COTROnline practices, plug-ins, and functionalities
  • Offer advice to streamline or improve your workflow
  • Create alignment between your course learning objectives and the College’s strategic priorities for Indigenization and Internationalization
  • Offer creative examples of new assessment strategies
  • Train you in new applications for teaching and learning technologies
  • Promote intercultural and self-reflective learning

Here are some of the ways we typically offer research support:

  • Connect you with others doing research in your area of interest (colleagues, businesses, community groups, other academic institutions)
  • Identify funding opportunities in your area and assist in writing grant applications
  • Coordinate logistics for research with external partners
  • Provide a venue for discussion of innovative ideas and topics of interest (brainstorming sessions, networking meetings, etc.)
  • Provide guidance in the application process for teaching release time for your research
  • Provide guidance in the requirements of the ethics review process

If you have a need not listed here, we would be pleased to meet with you to understand your needs and to support your project.

Please note: All research involving human or animal subjects must be approved by the Research Ethics Board. To find all relevant forms and information refer to: Research Ethics Board website