Meet the TC Team: Interview with Educational Developer Dr. Yelin Su
By Katharina Pabst
As in-person activity at York University continues to pick up, we at the Teaching Commons thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to (re-)introduce our team. Over the next few months, we will release a series of interviews in semi-regular intervals that will give you a chance to learn more about who we are, what we do, and what we are currently working on to support the teaching and learning needs of the York community.
First up is Educational Developer Dr. Yelin Su, one of our eLearning specialists. In the video below she tells us more about how she got interested in technology-enhanced learning, what she and her colleague Robert Winkler are doing to constantly improve our offerings on Blended and Online Learning Development (BOLD), and what she likes to do in her free time.
Interested in learning more about the revamped version of the BOLD Institute that Yelin mentioned? The first cohort of BOLD Transitions and BOLD Foundations started in November 2022; the rest of the courses will become available in early 2023. To learn more, check out the blurb below.
The BOLD Institute: New Beginnings
Are you planning to make the transition to online learning, but don't know how to start designing a course or learning objects? Perhaps you already have an online course, but would like to improve on it? Join us in our fully revamped online program, The BOLD Institute: New Beginnings, to gain both theoretical understanding and practical experience with the design, development, and production of eLearning courses and objects using readily available tools in eClass (formerly Moodle), Office 365, Zoom etc.!
About Dr. Yelin Su
Dr. Yelin Su is an Educational Developer at the Teaching Commons at York University. She has an Ed.D. in Educational Technology. Her work focuses on providing pedagogical support and consultations for university teaching staff in face-to-face and online learning environments, the design and delivery of faculty professional development programs, and program cyclical review.
Yelin has extensive knowledge and experience in designing and developing learning objects for technology-enhanced teaching and Learning. She supports faculty members in applying for and implementing internal and external funding, such as York University's Academic Innovation Fund and eCampusOntario funds, to utilize technology effectively for learning. She is actively engaging in projects with teaching and administrative colleagues across York University to develop materials and resources to facilitate the effective implementation of eLearning.
Yelin is also actively engaged in educational research. She has designed, led, and coordinated various research projects. Her research interests focus mostly on constructive alignment, learning environment, students’ academic achievement, learning approaches, student retention, and quality assurance.