May 20, 2022

Jasons pédagogie numérique” — Trying to Understand Learning — SALTISE

In this episode of “Jasons pédagogie numérique”, exceptionally recorded in English, Florence Sedaminou Muratet meets with Liz Charles, from Dawson College.

Liz is the co-director of SALTISE (Supporting Active Learning & Technological Innovation in Studies of Education), a community of practice focused on active learning that brings together English- and French-speaking teachers and researchers.

Florence and Liz discuss the creation of SALTISE and what brought Liz to be interested in active learning.


Additional resources

Each year, SALTISE organizes a stimulating conference that is free to attend. In 2022, the conference will take place on June 2 and 3. It is an in-person event (at Dawson College, in Montreal), but some activities are offered online. Register now!

Liz Charles’s page on the SALTISE website contains links to many of her research papers and publications.

CourseFlow, the pedagogical planning tool developed by SALTISE

About the authors

Florence Sedaminou Muratet

Florence has 20 years of experience in education. She has worked in France, South Africa and Hong Kong and designed curricula in Humanities and French. With Eductive, her interest focuses on digital transformation’s challenge in higher education. She has taught French, History and Humanities from secondary school to university and more specifically for six years in the IB network, where she obtained a certification in leadership in educational change. Project manager and consultant in digital pedagogy, she is also a Ph.D. candidate at UQAM. Florence’s research focuses on the representation of diversity in the digital age and is involved in various projects in artificial intelligence. She is particularly interested in the anthropology of digital uses in West Africa.

Elizabeth Charles

Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Charles is a faculty-researcher at Dawson College and co-Director of SALTISE, the community of practice that supports instructors using active learning. She has a PhD in Educational Technology, Concordia University and a post-doctorate in Learning Sciences from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. Liz Charles’ experiences include visiting researcher with Virtual Math Teams project, Drexel University, Philadelphia and invited researcher at Université de Montréal. Her research has been funded by Quebec’s Ministry of Education and Social Science & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). She received the College Sector Educator Award (2012), from the STLHE; and, the Annual Research Recognition Award (2019), from Dawson College. Areas of research include:

  • active learning instruction
  • future learning spaces
  • communities of practice
  • Research Practice Partnerships
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