February 24, 2020
ETS’s Featured Story presents – In Conversation with Victoria Surtees: Online Learning Design for International Audiences
Victoria Surtees is a lecturer and course developer at the Department of Language and Literacy at the Faculty of Education. She teaches and develops courses and workshops in the TESL Certificate program and the Ritsumeikan Program, as well as teaching in the BEd. With a career inspired by her love of language, Victoria has broad experience as an educator and researcher in second language acquisition and internationalization, and as an online course developer.
Specifically within the Online MEd in TESL cohort, Victoria designed and developed the online version of the first course to be offered within the program – LLED 489B: Applied Linguistics for Teachers. Since then, she has gone on to design an online academic literacy module called “General Orientation to Academic Life”, which uses an increased number of impressive digital interactions created through H5P and Qualtrics to introduce new Japanese students in the Rits cohort to UBC and UBC practices. With technological support from ETS in the use of H5P, Victoria prioritized digital interaction, along with representation and multimodality, when designing all the online content for her courses.
To read the full conversation here.