The Michener Institute
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN is the only institution in Canada devoted exclusively to applied health science education. Located in Toronto, Ontario, the Michener has been a WIDS client since 2008. WIDS is used throughout the design of all courses, performance assessment tasks and to manage curriculum integrity. WIDS is the central location for all curriculum and assessment information at Michener.
Some of Michener’s favorite WIDS features, include:
- Program Design
- Course Outcome Summary
- Performance Assessment Tasks and Rubrics
- Project Management (including archival of submitted syllabi for easy access and historic integrity)
- Storage and Update of Learning Materials
Michener has updated program outcomes and inputted all new external standards into WIDS. This has lightened the load for faculty who are developing courses. Instructional Design Specialist Diane Sepa-Kishi says, “One of our personal favorite features of WIDS is the ability to archive all previous course outlines and maintain them in one central location without the need for maintaining or purchasing onsite storage.” Archived course outlines remain accessible as resources to all faculty when they are planning for the current semester. “We’ve had such a great experience with WIDS that we are looking to more broadly utilize it across campuses in particular with our accreditation process,” says Sepa-Kishi.