UofT Participating in new Ontario Online Portal

You may have heard about a recent RFP for online course development for a new Ontario Online portal. The University of Toronto has been very successful, with seven proposals having been selected for MTCU funding! Contributing these foundational courses to the Ontario Online initiative reflects very well on these instructors, and on our institution. Please join me in congratulating the following instructors:

  • Paul Gries & Jennifer Campbell (Arts & Science) – CSC108 Introduction to Computer Programming:
  • Don Boyes (Arts & Science) – GGR272 Geographic Information and Mapping I
  • Michelle Troberg (UTM) – LIN204 English Grammar:
  • Melody Neumann & Ken Yip (Arts & Science) – CSB201 Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and You
  • Michael Seica & Jeffery Packer (Engineering) – APS160 Mechanics
  • Shai Cohen & Micah Stickel (Engineering) – APS162 Calculus for Engineers I & APS163 Calculus for Engineers II

UofT’s seven courses were among the 68 course proposals funded for $75,000 each. Each proposal was reviewed by two members of an expert panel using a set of criteria set by the Council of Ontario Universities. While two courses will go fully online for the first time in Fall 2014, five others are already online, hence the funds will be used for further enhancement.  Development processes for all of these online courses are supported through the Online Undergraduate Course Initiative.

If you work with departments or instructors who have an interest in the Ontario Online initiative, and its implications for development of online courses at UofT, please do get in touch:

Laurie Harrison – Director, Online Learning Strategies

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