Author Archives: Laurie Harrison

eCampus Ontario 2016-18 Call for Proposals

The University of Toronto internal deadline for Expressions of Interest is August 5, 2016. Please email a short description of your project idea (maximum 250 words) to Vice Provost Innovations in Undergraduate Education  at vp.iue@utoronto.ca with copy to online.learning@utoronto.ca. Proposal consultation and development support is available. If you are interested in pursuing … Continue reading

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New Provincial Portal Launched

This month the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) launched the Province’s new online education portal.  You can visit the site at www.ecampusontario.ca. To date the University of Toronto has a total of 9 fully online undergraduate courses on offer … Continue reading

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MOOC Design Day 2015

On June 24th, Online Learning Strategies hosted our third annual MOOC Design Day, which was attended by several teams that have been awarded project funding or are considering proposal development in the coming year. New initiatives are taking shape across several divisions and departments, including … Continue reading

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New iOS Application Development MOOC Specialization Series

Prof. Parham Aarabi of Computer Science Engineering will be the lead instructor on a new MOOC series aimed at teaching learners iOS application development skills. Congratulations are in order, as the project was successful in an RFP competition for a … Continue reading

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Nursing Project Named Finalist for CUCCIO Innovation Award

Finalists have been announced for the inaugural CUCCIO Awards, celebrating collaboration, innovation and community building in Canadian higher education IT. Our congratulations to Fareed Teja, the lead on a recent Online Proctoring Pilot Project at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg School … Continue reading

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Ontario Online Updates

Exciting news! The MTCU has approved ten University of Toronto collaborative project proposals for the 2015 round of their province-wide Shared Online Course fund. Each of the following will receive ~$75,000, with a deadline of Sept 2015 for completion of … Continue reading

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Online Proctoring – Early Explorations at UofT

As adoption of online learning strategies grows there is an increased demand for effective assessment that meets expectations for academic integrity. One option that is garnering interest is the possibility of online proctoring by third party service providers. In this … Continue reading

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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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