Shifting our educational development practice: Responding to change

  • Patti Dyjur
  • Kim A. Grant


Today’s students face rapid technological advances, a changing workplace, and future challenges that are difficult to anticipate. Preparing future-ready graduates compels instructors to demonstrate flexibility, and by extension, educational developers are challenged to reconceptualise their philosophical approaches and practices as well. In this paper we highlight several changes to our educational development practice, including working on a broader scale, using the online environment, expanding our range of topics, micro-credentialing of professional learning opportunities, and moving toward capacity-building.