In March 2009 Ernie Barber – then Vice-Provost, Teaching & Learning – asked Jim Greer to create and lead a task force to investigate e-learning at the University of Saskatchewan. The project charter laid out the purpose and scope of the task force:
This project should provide a perspective on learners’ and instructors’ expectations for e-learning at the University of Saskatchewan and elsewhere. It should assess and examine the existing supports for e-learning and the University of Saskatchewan. The resulting analysis should establish a framework for recommending strategy and structure for coordinating e-learning support and development at the University."
The final report was completed in February 2010. The report makes five major recommendations:
- That e-learning be prominent in future college and institutional strategic plans;
- That an e-learning planning framework and set of best practices be made available to colleges and departments prior to the next planning cycle;
- That more resources be allocated explicitly for e-learning;
- That coordination of central e-learning services, supports and training be improved; and,
- That specific projects be advanced to accelerate university-wide e-learning activity.
This report has been circulated among Deans, Council Committees and Senior Administrators. If you have questions or require more information please contact:
Laura McNaughton – Research and Projects Officer, Office of the Vice-Provost, Teaching & Learning: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the e-learning task force report (52 pages, PDF)
Download an executive summary (4 pages, PDF)
Download the action plan for e-learning (1 page, PDF)