Faculty Liaison, Teaching, Learning and Technology
Mariana Jardim (on secondment until November 1, 2018)
Mariana’s responsibilities include developing, delivering and assessing programming on academic and collaborative technologies, as well as conducting research on teaching-related issues. She may be contacted by faculty and teaching assistants for consultations and feedback on technology-enhanced teaching strategies and best practices. Mariana’s work is informed by her previous experience as an Instructional Technologist and Library Liaison, as well as years of secondary and post-secondary language teaching. She has completed a Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies/Linguistics, a certificate in e-Learning, and is currently working on her Master of Information degree. Her professional areas of interest include online teaching and learning, classroom technologies, the use of social media in teaching, web design, accessibility, computer-assisted language learning and information literacy.
As a Faculty Liaison, Teaching Learning and Technology, Diane contributes to the development, delivery and assessment of programming and documentation related to academic and collaborative technologies, and conducts research on teaching and learning-related issues. She also provides support to faculty members who are successful in obtaining Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF) grants. She is available to instructors, faculty members, and teaching assistants to discuss the use of instructional technologies to enhance teaching and learning in their courses. Diane brings her experience and expertise in supporting teaching, accessible communication, designing learning objects within various learning management systems, and determining educational technology solutions to support pedagogical goals. Her background in education and years of experience as an academic librarian have shaped her evidence and outcome-based approach to instructional design. Her research interests include immersive virtual reality for learning and active learning in higher education.