Office of Education Development and Gateway Education

Expert Learners Seminar Series (ELSS)

Expert Learners Seminar Series (ELSS)

The University Experience you have just started as a year one student will be different than anything you have previously experienced. As a university student, you will find that you have more freedom than ever before but at the same time you will have more responsibility for your own learning.

The Expert Learner Seminar Series has been created to help you identify and apply a range of learning and study strategies to help you meet your potential and responsibilities as a university student. The series is offered as ‘blended learning’, meaning that each week for six weeks you will study a short video on-line, then come to a seminar for one hours to discuss it with the module facilitator and other students as well as to engage in follow-up activities. Successful completion of the series will earn students a CRESDA credit. This pilot series is especially for year one undergraduates but other are also welcome.

The series lasts for the first six weeks of the semester and will meet one hour in AC1 each week. Registration is limited and is first-come, first-served. In order to accommodate different students’ schedules, the seminar will be repeated several times during each week. The series’ topics include:

  • What is attitude, why is it important for my studies, and how can I enhance it?
  • What is motivation, why is it important for my studies, and how can I improve it?
  • What are self-testing strategies, why are they important for my studies, and how can I cultivate them?
  • What are test-taking strategies, why are they important for my studies, and how can I develop them?

Registrants will be expected to study the short video on-line before coming to the seminar each week; actively participate in each one-hour seminar; and take a survey before and after they complete the series. If you wish to register on a first-come, first-served basis, please follow these instructions:

  1. Logon AIMS
  2. Click on “Student Services”
  3. Click on “On-line Application for In-house Student Development Courses”
  4. Select “Office of Education Development and Gateway Education (EDGE)” in the drop down menu.
  5. Press “Click to sort” before you apply for the session
  6. Choose the appropriate session and click the “Apply” button
  7. Click “Confirm” to complete the registration