Preventing and Responding to Violence against Women Through Technology Enhanced Education

 

During the first phase of this project a needs assessment related to technology readiness is the focus of our work.

Phase I activities include:

* creating a model for effective Community Agency/University Partnerships based on best practices of existing partnerships * conducting a province wide needs assessment that will document the need for Internet-based technology-enhanced professional development and education on violence against women and its impact on children * expansion of Springtide Resources’ ability to provide accessible materials, workshops and training programs through a redesigned web-presence which includes the capacity to provide print resources and training materials through the use of technology and Internet-based capabilities * maximizing Access to University Resources by leveraging existing technological infrastructure and technology-enhanced learning expertise to provide improved access to info and skills development opportunities for community-based agencies, social services, and marginalized populations

In the future, we plan to secure funding to conduct phase II activities including:

* development of the TEL priorities identified in Phase I. * development of programs and fee-for-service model * development of an implementation plan for piloting TEL initiatives, including launch and evaluation

Funder: 
The Ontario Trillium Foundation
Partner: 

York University, Division of Continuing Education, Atkinson Faculty of Professional and Liberal Studies
http://www.atkinson.yorku.ca/~dce/

Associated Staff: 
Marsha Sfeir