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MOOC Design Round Table 2014

On June 11th, the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering hosted our second annual MOOC Design Round Table, which was attended by several teams that have new project funding or are considering proposal development in the coming year. New initiatives … Continue reading

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Course Re/Design 2014 – Online Cohort

On May 21 and 22 another successful Course Re/Design Institute took place, hosted by the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, with participation from across the university community.  Our cohort of online instructors who are launching new courses or enhancing … Continue reading

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Active Learning for Faculty

Over the past few weeks several of the Active Learning: Online Redesign (ALOR) project faculty leads have been working on outreach and capacity development within their own divisions or departments.  Many instructors are taking the time to recharge and refresh … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Instructional Uses of Social/Digital Media at UTSC

Many instructors are looking for innovative strategies to help their students move beyond being consumers of social media, and toward becoming active contributors and creators of digital content. On Monday, March 3, the Centre for Teaching and Learning at UT … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk: Re-Use of MOOC Content for Inverted Classrooms

Laurie Harrison and Will Heikoop Last week we held a UofT MOOC community “round table” with several of our instructors, educational technology professionals and academic leaders who have been involved in the process. It was inspiring to hear faculty insights … Continue reading

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Online Learning – Modes and Meaning

The introduction of online learning strategies into our curriculum takes many forms. New “modes” range from simple technology enhancements  along the continuum toward fully online courses, with terms such as “inverted classroom,” “blended” and “hybrid” now entering our vocabulary.  The … Continue reading

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Massive Open Online Course Research & Development Updates

The University of Toronto continues to be a leader in the emerging field of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) research and development. In the past two months we have seen many exciting advancements within this Open Utoronto initiative. Highlights include: … Continue reading

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Online Learning and UofT Graduate Programs

A new resource from the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) will be of great value for programs that currently offer e-learning initiatives or may be planning on doing so in the future. To access this document visit: Guidelines for eLearning … Continue reading

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EdX Design Workshop in Review

On June 13, design teams gathered at CTSI for a day of learning, collaborative design and discussion of instructional challenges in the MOOC environment. We were fortunate to have two guests from EdX who visited from Boston for the day … Continue reading

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