Participants

Our team's research and development on this online course for graduate supervisors has already engaged 185+ academics from across 16+ disciplines, departments and faculties at the University of Calgary and Athabasca University in transdisciplinary conversations about quality graduate supervision (Alharbi, 2018; Alharbi & Jacobsen, 2018; Jacobsen, et al, 2021, accepted). 

The QGS MOOC provides a unique opportunity for knowledge co-creation, critical conversations and idea sharing via ongoing cultural and social interactions among interdisciplinary academic colleagues and through ready access to 100s of curated resources and media rich content in 40 instructional videos about graduate supervision (Alharbi & Jacobsen, 2018). 

In Winter 2020, we attracted 107 academic faculty and post-doctoral scholars from the University of Calgary to our six-week online course, after supporting 23 supervisors in the Winter 2017 miniMOOC pilot.

For the Fall 2020 offering of the QGS MOOC, we collaborated with Drs. Fraser and Reckseidler-Zenteno, from Athabasca University, to add one new module on Online Supervision. We attracted 55 graduate supervisors from UCalgary and AthabascaU to engage with us in an inter-institutional community of practice. It is clear that MOOCs can provide a workable solution for meaningful and relevant situated learning (Lave & Wenger, 1991) in a community of academic peers focused on improving graduate supervision practice. 

Thus far, we have enabled 81 academic colleagues to complete the QGS MOOC and 67 of these earned the QGS Badge - a micro credential that recognizes the 21+ hours of professional learning invested in graduate supervision. 

 

participants

Participants Across Faculties/Disciplines

Total Participants: 185

  1. Winter 2017 Pilot

    23 participants enrolled

    11 disciplines:

    • Art
    • Computer science
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Medicine
    • Nursing
    • Physics & astronomy
    • Physiology & Pharmacology
    • Political Science
    • Sociology
    • Veterinary Medicine
  2. Winter 2020

    107 participants enrolled

    12+ disciplines:

    • Arts
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Graduate Studies
    • Kinesiology
    • Library
    • Nursing
    • Medicine
    • Public Policy
    • Science
    • Social Work
    • Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning
    • Veterinary Medicine
  3. Fall 2020

    55 participants enrolled

    16+ disciplines:

    • Arts
    • Business
    • Distance Education
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Environmental Design
    • Graduate Studies
    • Kinesiology
    • Library
    • Nursing
    • Medicine
    • Public Policy
    • Science
    • Social Work
    • Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning
    • Veterinary Medicine