Participants

Our team's research and development on this online course for graduate supervisors has already engaged 266 academics from across 33+ disciplines, departments and faculties in transdisciplinary conversations about quality graduate supervision (Alharbi, 2018; Alharbi & Jacobsen, 2018; Jacobsen, et al, 2021). 

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 115 curated resources and media rich content in 56 instructional videos about graduate supervision (Alharbi & Jacobsen, 2018; Jacobsen, et al, 2021). 

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. For Fall 2021 offering of the QGS MOOC we engaged 81 colleagues from six Canadian Universities: at the University of Calgary, Athabasca University, University of Lethbridge, University of Regina, Queens University and Brandon University. 

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 116 academic colleagues to complete the QGS MOOC and 102 supervisors earned the QGS Badge - a micro credential that recognizes the 21+ hours of professional learning invested in this MOOC on graduate supervision. 

 

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Participants Across Faculties/Disciplines

Total Participants: 266

  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 at UCalgary and AthabascaU:

    • 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
  4. Fall 2021

    81 participants enrolled

    33+ disciplines at 6 Canadian Universities:

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