Learning and Applied Research


The Learning and Applied Research Unit will be the “go to” support service for ɫƵ employees who want to continuously improve their skills and knowledge about teaching, learning, programming, and applied research.

Learning outcomes for faculty and instructors

  • Redesign a course with learning outcomes aligned with assessment/evaluation methods and teaching and learning strategies;
  • Use a variety of assessment practices in courses;
  • Analyze data gathered from program mapping and alignment activities to make program redesign decisions;
  • Design and implement blended learning strategies; and
  • Develop an expanded curiosity about learning and teaching.


  • Course and program redesign sessions
  • Program mapping and gap-analysis activities
  • Learning outcomes development
  • Formative assessment tools
  • Program review self-study support
  • Learning series
  • Individual and group consultations

Institution-wide events and resources on teaching, learning and applied research

  • Annual conferences
  • Faculty teaching and learning handbook
  • Orientation to teaching and learning strategies
  • Support for teaching in blended learning environments

Resources for remote delivery

  • Assessment strategies
  • Teaching remotely
  • Enhancing the Teaching and Learning Experience
  • Teaching platforms for faculty and instructors

Remote learning tools for students

  • Moodle login for students
  • Kaltura for students


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Meet the team

Chantale Hutchinson

Education Technology Coordinator
Office: B Building 120
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4979

Although I love nothing more than relaxing with a book, I'm also interested in educational technology and is presently researching inclusive practices in online and blended delivery. 

M.Ad.Ed, St. Francis Xavier University (In progress)
B.Ed, Arts, UBC
BA, English, UBC

Ben Halsall

Education Technology Coordinator
Office: B Building 120
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4347
Ben Halsall

Ben Halsall has been an Educational Technology Coordinator at ɫƵ since July 2022. Ben is an experienced educator and software trainer. He has taught digital media and creative technologies at Post Secondary and Higher Education institutions in the UK and Canada. Ben is an expert in applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Final Cut Pro. While at ɫƵ, he supports educators with the online delivery of their courses.

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Leeds Beckett University
MA, Contemporary Fine Art Practice, Leeds Beckett University
BA (Hons), Fine Art, University of Leeds

Tom Esson

IT Solutions
Office: B Building 120E
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4417
Tom Esson

Colette Martin

Learning and Applied Research, Departmental Administrator
Office: B Building 120B
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4736

Carolee Clyne

Teaching and Learning Advisor
Phone: -

Linda O'Donoghue

Teaching and Learning Advisor
Phone: -
Linda O'Donoghue

Linda joined ɫƵ as a Teaching and Learning Advisor in October 2023.  With 17 years of post-secondary teaching and learning experiences involving action research and curriculum writing projects, she brings creativity, innovation and a touch of humor and fun to her work.  Linda’s areas of expertise encompass Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, with an emphasis on experiential learning, as well as, Early Childhood Education and Development, the Reggio Approach and Outdoor Pedagogical and Andragogical Approaches.

M. Ed., Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary 
BA (Hons) Child and Youth Care Studies, University of Victoria 

Samantha Sandhu

Learning and Applied Research, Partnership Development Advisor (She/Her)
Office: B Building 120/130
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-575-2901

Research Ethics Board

The Research Ethics Board (REB) meets monthly, except in August, to discuss applications for ethical approval relating to research at the ɫƵ.