TLSS - Teaching and Learning Support Service

Prevention of Sexual Harassment

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Description/Context:

This interactive Web site enables the university community to access online training on the prevention of sexual harassment. It was produced in collaboration with the Office for the Prevention of Sexual Harassment and the Centre for e-Learning.

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This site enables those who complete the training (victims of sexual harassment, those accused of sexual harassment, students, professors or witnesses of an act of sexual harassment) to get a better understanding of what sexual harassment really is. How do we recognize it? What are its consequences? How do we deal with it when it happens? How do we prevent it? And what does the law say about it?

It was created in a very dynamic way. A narrator accompanies the learner throughout the site providing simple explanations that are easy to understand. Interactive exercises and immediate feedback are provided to facilitate learner comprehension and to enable learners to participate in their learning. Together this makes for a more enjoyable learning experience.

Screenshot of a page of content from the course.

Instructional Challenge/Approach:

Challenge: The Internet allows for large-scale broadcasting, which is why the Sexual Harassment Office chose this medium as a way to reach out to the university community – especially the students. Getting their message out to students has always been a challenge for the Sexual Harassment Office.

Approach: A modular approach was used in the design. The site is divided into four modules:

  1. Understanding Sexual Harassment
  2. Responding to It
  3. Preventing It
  4. The Law and Sexual Harassment.

Each module includes a pre-test to assess current knowledge of the subject and a post-test to assess the progress made after going through the module. Upon completion of all four modules, the learner can complete a comprehensive final evaluation. If they achieve 75% or higher, they will receive a certificate indicating successful completion of this online training.

Budget (low/medium/high):

  • high

Utilization of Multimedia (low/medium/high):

  • high

Materials and Media Selected:

  • Case studies with audio or video
  • Self-assessment with formative feedback
  • Readings
  • Animations
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