January 2, 2021
The Faculty of Education is proud to announce that the Edith Lando Virtual Learning Centre is open
Supporting free and equitable access to online tools and learning
The pandemic shifted many elements of our day-to-day activities online, offering educational challenges and opportunities.
The Faculty of Education creates conditions for transformative teaching, innovative learning, and leading-edge research guided by the highest standards of scholarship and the principles of collaboration, social justice, inclusion and equity. As the largest Faculty of Education in British Columbia, it plays a critical and influential role in the advancement of education, shaping and participating in education’s possibilities and potential as a social good.
Donor support is vital to the Faculty’s continued engagement with issues that are critically important to learner success in British Columbia and beyond. The Faculty acknowledges the generosity of the Edith Lando Charitable Foundation whose philanthropy made the Edith Lando Virtual Learning Centre possible.
– Dr. Jennifer Jenson, Director, Edith Lando Centre for Virtual Learning
Edith Lando Virtual Learning Centre
The Edith Lando Virtual Learning Centre meets learners where they are—online—with innovative learning tools, resources, strategies, and support.
Helping to remediate education inequities the pandemic has highlighted, the Centre designs and places current learning tools and evidence-informed technological practices into the hands of communities often overlooked and underserved by online education, including:
- Rural and remote communities
- Indigenous communities
- Early childhood learners
- Immigrants and refugees
- Learners with special needs
Through the Centre, faculty members, instructors, students and community groups collaborate to transform online education practices, develop timely and place-centred professional development opportunities for educators in rural communities, support early childhood educators’ focus on the socio-emotional wellness of children and families, honour Indigenous and intergenerational knowledges and practices, create online networks of support, including second language learning resources for immigrant and refugee students and parents, and more.
The Centre hosts a Re-Imagining Mathematics Education webinar series, a Early Childhood Education professional development series, and an Engaging All Learners in the Middle Years: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion webinar series. The Centre also provides Digital Pedagogy Lab Grants which are open to all staff, faculty, instructors and students.
To learn more, visit the Edith Lando Virtual Learning Centre’s website.