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Sharing Our Experience in Open Textbook Publishing

Last month OLS co-presented a talk on the experiences of University of Toronto and Ryerson University faculty members who authored Open Textbooks in the previous academic year at the 15th annual Open Education conference held in Niagara Falls, NY. The … Continue reading

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Riipen Pilot: An On-Ramp to Work Integrated Learning

Recently we highlighted the use of the Riipen platform as an on-ramp to facilitating work integrated learning experiences. Riipen helps instructors set up micro-experiential projects with community organizations and businesses by finding matches and streamlining ongoing coordination and communication between … Continue reading

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Lynda.com – For students – and for instructors too!

Do your students need access to online resources to brush up on software or technical skills? How about coaching on communication and presentation skills? Or perhaps as an instructor you need a quick tutorial on creating course modules in Quercus … Continue reading

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Aligning Experiential Learning within Course Design: Try Riipen

You may have heard the buzz around Integrated Learning Experiences (ILEs) in the last several months at the University of Toronto. Interest and engagement has been growing with news of institutional priorities related to the Integrated Learning Experience framework developed by … Continue reading

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MOOC Activity Infographic

The latest MOOC Activity Report is now available on the Open UToronto web site! Now in its fifth year of support to MOOC initiatives, OLS has decided to condense our annual Activity Report into a visually engaging, one page, sharable infographic. … Continue reading

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Open Your Textbooks…

eCampusOntario recently announced the newest recipients of funding for the adoption/adaptation of existing open textbooks and open educational resources.* We are excited to have two new projects and extend our congratulations to Bill Ju for his proposed text Neuroscience – … Continue reading

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Online Undergraduate Course Initiative (OUCI) 2017-18

New Re-Design Projects in Development for Coming Year Each year a number of pioneering instructors receive OUCI funding for redesign of their undergraduate courses to leverage the opportunities online instruction offer their learners. To date, more than 30 fully online … Continue reading

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Kudos to Online/Hybrid Program Coordinator – OISE

Coleen Scully-Stewart Recognized for “Contribution to Teaching” Congratulations to Coleen Scully-Stewart, the Program Coordinator for OISE’S new Online/Hybrid Master of Education on receiving OISE’s 2017 award for Distinguished Contribution to Teaching.  As part of the Educational Leadership & Policy Program … Continue reading

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Catching the Open eText Wave

The latest round of projects funded by the Ontario government has been announced and we are excited to have six new projects approved in total. This latest call included a funding stream not available in previous years – a call for the … Continue reading

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Learning to Learn Online

As this term comes to an end we look forward to a new year, a new semester and new offerings of online courses. Online Learning Strategies has developed a new resource page that is open to use and share with … Continue reading

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