Shehroze Saharan is the Educational Technology Developer at the Office of Teaching & Learning who supports the University of Guelph’s pedagogical mission and provides expertise to sustain a focus on the complex educational landscape that our faculty, instructors, and learners experience. Informed by best practices in design and communication, Shehroze plays a pivotal role in advancing Critical Digital Pedagogy. As a leader in this dynamic field, he spearheads initiatives that embrace rapidly evolving digital pedagogies (such as Artificial Intelligence in Teaching and Learning) and integrates cutting-edge tools, methods, and best practices into the teaching and learning process to elevate student engagement. Shehroze adeptly incorporates various tools, including online learning platforms (LMS), microcredentials, and online modules using Articulate. His approach encompasses gamification, multimedia content, H5P content, Open Educational Resources (OER), and Data Analytics, demonstrating a comprehensive and innovative integration of technology to enhance the educational experience.
Shehroze is at the forefront of Information Management, Knowledge Mobilization, and Knowledge Dissemination. His expertise lies in managing, leading, and implementing strategic solutions for Information Management and Records Management, with a particular focus on electronic records. Additionally, he assumes the leadership role in web development and communications, leveraging information architecture best practices and a strong multimedia-design background to significantly enhance functionality, exceeding institutional standards. Shehroze maintains a commitment to adhering to AODA and WCGA guidelines, playing a key role in elevating, expanding, and redeveloping the Office's website and pedagogical repository of materials. Beyond this, Shehroze leads the ideation, creation, and development of high-quality educational resources and content.
Previously, Shehroze completed his Bachelor's degree in Bio-Medical Science with a Minor in Media Studies & Cinema at the University of Guelph. Building upon his interests in science, pedagogy, and information, he pursued a Master of Information at the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, where he focused on Information System Design (ISD) and Knowledge Management & Information Management (KMIM).