Learning Technology Coaches

Learning Technology Coaches

Learning Technology Coaches support the implementation of learning technologies for online and remote teaching.

Coaches are available to support instructors with using various tools in their Brightspace course sites, and using Webex for instruction and office hours. They can also investigate other learning technologies instructors are interested in to create accessible and engaging learning experiences for students.

Learning Technology Coaches are current graduate students at Memorial who have experience as Teaching Assistants and expertise in using Brightspace and/or Webex for teaching and learning.

Follow the Learning Technology Coaches playlist for how-to-videos on technology tools.

Connect with a coach by writing: LTC_CITL@mun.ca.

The Learning Technology Coaches program is proudly offered by CITL with support from Memorial's Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and the School of Graduate Studies.


Meet our Coaches

Program Coordinator

Marina Grineva portraitMarina Grineva, PhD, is an instructional designer and foreign language instructor (Russian and ESL) with extensive experience in curriculum development and teaching in diverse educational and cultural environments, and assisting students in making academic and cultural adjustments to the campus and community life. Her research interests include learning technologies used in online teaching, the use of technology in foreign language and culture teaching, experiential learning in foreign language classrooms and graduate student development.

Coach Bios

Shivani Semwal sits with mountains and water in backgroundShivani Semwal is a PhD candidate in the department of Physics and Physical Oceanography. She is a motivated researcher with an experience in image processing and data analysis. She also has experience in editing, content writing and design, and has conducted discussion groups and online help sessions as part of her Graduate Assistant duties for diverse groups of students. Shivani is passionate about technology and keeps herself up to date with the latest trends.

Farhana Akter portrait

Farhana Akter is a graduate student in the department of Process Engineering. She has worked as teaching assistant in a variety of graduate/undergraduate courses with an enhanced TA role. She has great knowledge in online lecture delivery system, online meeting room creation, assignment, quiz and gradebook preparation. Also she has experience in course site administration using Brightspace learning management system.

Ali Ebrahimi

Ali Ebrahimi is a PhD candidate in computer engineering, and his research interests are 3D computer vision and image processing applications. He is passionate about learning, teaching and technology.  Ali has experience in cybersecurity, programming, web development teaching and research. He is familiar with remote learning technologies such as Brightspace, MindTap, Bongo and Webex.

Javad AbediniJavad Abedini is a PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering program. In 2016 he completed a master’s in engineering and applied science; he also has three years experience in teaching and seven years experience assisting professors and supervising lab lectures. Javad has experience in research, analysis, editing, content writing and design, and has conducted discussion groups and online help sessions as part of his graduate assistant duties for diverse groups of students. Javad is ready to help with inquires about Brightspace, Gradescope, and H5P.

Sarah Kuehn

Sarah Kuehn is a graduate student in the master of arts program, studying archaeology. She has experience in research, analysis, editing, content writing, and design, and has conducted discussion groups and online help sessions as part of her graduate assistant duties for diverse groups of students.


Sepideh Alimohammadi

Sepideh Alimohammadi is a graduate student in the engineering program. She has experience in research, analysis, editing, content writing and design, and has conducted discussion groups and online help sessions as part of her graduate assistant duties for diverse groups of students. As the social media chair with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SSPE), Sepideh has experience using different tools in virtual environments.

Shivam Arora

Shivam Arora is a graduate student in the mathematics PhD program. He has experience in research, analysis, editing, content writing, and design, and has conducted lectures, tutorials, and online help sessions as part of his graduate assistant duties for diverse groups of students. Shivam has also conducted various one-on-one troubleshooting sessions for students with technical difficulties in their transitions to online learning. He is interested in web development and integrating technology to enhance the teaching experience.

Surya Teja Swarna

Surya Teja Swarna is a graduate student in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. He has experience in research, analysis, editing, content writing and design, and has conducted discussion groups and online help sessions as part of his graduate assistant duties for diverse groups of students. Surya has experience in learning technologies, Brightspace learning management systems, and web development, with expertise in problem solving, organization, time management, and mastering new software systems and applications.

Timilehin Oguntuyaki

Timilehin Oguntuyaki is a graduate student in the environmental science program. He has experience with researching and reporting the features of learning and teaching technologies. Timilehin is an experienced user of Brightspace, both as a student and teaching assistant, from which he honed his skills in building and developing course sites. Timilehin enjoys teaching and demystifying complex concepts.

Contact

Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000