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Guest: Junsong Zhang

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Junsong Zhang

On November 29th, Junsong Zhang  joins us to talk about “Designing online, blended and immersive learning experiences.”

Biography

Junsong is currently a Program Manager, Simulations, at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation at the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

His main responsibilities include designing blended and online courses for JIBC schools and government agencies, developing gamified 3D simulations with emerging technology, consulting with stakeholders on technology and design, creating resources and workshops for faculty and students, and contributing to various initiatives on teaching and learning such as Universal Design for Learning. Recently he is also leading the pilot of a new ePortfolio tool with JIBC schools and divisions.

Junsong holds a Master of Education from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Digital Media from the Center for Digital Media. He is passionate about transforming learning experiences with digital technology, delivering user-centred products and solutions, fostering personal and professional development, and improving team collaboration and performance in complex environments.

Blog

https://blogs.ubc.ca/junsongz/

LInkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/junsz

Show Notes

 

Publications (see Junsong’s blog for more)

Zhang, J., Takacs, S., Truong L., Smulders, D., Lee, H. (2021). Assessment Design: Perspectives and Examples Informed by Universal Design for Learning. Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation. Justice Institute of British Columbia

Takacs, S., Zhang, J, Lee, H. (2020). Universal Design for Learning: Strategies for Blended and Online Learning. Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation. Justice Institute of British Columbia

Takacs, S. & Zhang, J (2020). Universal Design for Learning: A Practical Guide. Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation. Justice Institute of British Columbia

 

Listener Challenge

“What type of simulations have been/are widely used in  your institution or organization and what is the impact  to learning and assessment?”  Share #LunchableLearning #ds106radio

 

Book Recommendation 

Costanza-Chock, S. (2020). Design justice: Community-led practices to build the worlds we need. Available via Open Access,

 

BCcampus Webinars/Courses

December 3rd webinar Engagement Strategies for Hybrid/Hyflex Courses

November 30th, webinar OER Production Series: Beyond Accessibility

December 6-10th (asynchronous micro-course)  More than Words: Developing Anti-Racism Policies

Music

Easy on Me  – Adele

Exogenisis: Symphony Part 3 (Redemptiom)  – Muse

Close Your Eyes – KSHMR X Tungevaag

1 Comment

  1. leval

    Listener Challenge

    “What type of simulations are/have been widely used in in your institution or organization and what is the impact to learning and assessment?”

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