At the Maple League, we value students as producers and collaborators in their own learning journeys. We support each of our four universities with their holistic approach to learning within the classroom and beyond. We strive to create distinctive learning environments that centre collaboration in reimagining an extraordinary 21st-century liberal education. That is why we are proud to announce that we are seeking applicants as we expand the Online Learning and Technology Consultants (OLTC) Program.
The global pandemic encouraged us to re-think traditional modes of design and delivery, and in doing so advanced our thinking about student expertise in productive ways. In June 2020, Bishop’s University hired 23 university students as OLTCs from all academic disciplines to help support faculty members prepare for Fall 2020.
The program provided students with work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences and future-facing skill development (digital literacy, design thinking, creative problem solving, emotional and social intelligence), while working directly with faculty to enhance their courses. After the success of the OLTC pilot program at Bishop’s University, the Maple League is expanding the program across the four associated universities (Acadia, Bishop’s, Mount Allison, St. Francis Xavier) during the 2021-22 academic year. The expansion is overseen by the OLTC Program Director, ensuring that each institution has the support and resources they need, but will be guided at an institution-level by a three-person design team (Faculty Champion, IT Champion, & Student Champion). Please see the full job description, duties, and application process here. If you have any additional questions, the Program Director can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.