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Athabasca University

Dr. Sandra Law

Contact

  • Email: slaw@athabascau.ca
  • Telephone: 780-421-5057

Biography

Sandra Law has worked at Athabasca University for eight years and has been involved in a variety of online course design projects, educational development presentations and special projects (e.g. OERs, learning objects, accessibility to students with disabilities, universal design for learning (UDL) modules).

She has also conducted design-based research in the fields of game-based learning and accessible online mathematics for students with disabilities. Her PhD research involved the development of a digital game-based learning environment that applied authentic learning principles and focused on promoting scientific literacy in undergraduate science students.

Her other research and design interests include citizen science, virtual worlds, participatory research, film animation and criticism, educational technology, social/cultural anthropology, distributed intelligence, small group collaboration, and feminism and media representations of women. Sandra can help you navigate the course design process and provide guidance on how to:

  • apply web accessibility guidelines during the course design process.
  • use CAST's UDL principles to ensure your courses reach students from diverse backgrounds.
  • use serious games to teach foundational ideas and concepts in your courses.
  • design courses that engage students and promote academic success in a supportive environment.
  • provide insights into how to use technology effectively to promote learning and engagement in your students.

Updated September 09 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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