The past two years have presented unprecedented challenges for educators, and learning technologies have been central to many of them. Post-secondary institutions were forced to dramatically scale up technology offerings and to rapidly orient and support vast numbers of users, many of whom were teaching online for the first time. The often chaotic nature of this shift also exposed fault lines regarding equitable access to technology, concerns about privacy, and the ethics of digital pedagogy. And were these technologies used effectively to promote learning? IT and learning technology teams were also forced to perform at highly elevated levels for months on end, resulting in threats to staff retention, health and well-being.
In this track, we invite submissions from educators, learning technologists and strategic planners to share what they have learned over this period, and to raise and consider the challenges that lie ahead. We will learn from our experiences with technology provision, faculty and learner support, working in remote and hybrid environments, and untangling complex social dimensions to our practice against a backdrop of uncertainty. As most campuses have returned to supporting face to face instruction, we will also explore the ongoing challenges to support accessible, flexible and effective practice into the future.