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Peers, Process and Pedagogy: Sharing Online Modules

Are you interested in (re)developing content for an online audience, but uncertain where to start? This past year a number of instructors headed up project teams to create “modules” projects as part of a new provincial funding program. For many, … Continue reading

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Course Re/Design 2015 – Online Cohort

Over the course of two full days, May 20 and 21, we took part in another successful Course Re/Design Institute. The annual event, hosted by the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, includes participation from faculty and staff from across the … Continue reading

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Flexible Learning with Public Health Online

Over the Fall and Winter terms, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health undertook an exciting new pilot project to develop and run a series of four quarter-course credit e-modules (6 weeks in length each). Under the guidance of graduate … Continue reading

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Grand Opportunities in Global Health and the Inverted Classroom

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health has recently offered, for the first time, a gateway course in global public health, “Grand Opportunities in Global Health.” The course invited first-year undergraduate students from all Arts and Science programs to explore the … Continue reading

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AERA Poster Session Presentation

April 19, 2015 Recent research on MOOC learner activity was presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference held in Chicago. This study extends earlier analyses of aggregated data from the University of Toronto MOOCs. The title and abstract … Continue reading

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Access to Course Materials – Keeping Costs in Check

Whether on-campus or online, the cost of university courses keeps going up. One of the hidden expenses for students is the cost of course materials, which can run up to $200 dollars per class. Some students have noticed even higher … Continue reading

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Lecturing Live From Kuwait at UofT

For years in his Exercise and Mental Health course (HMB473H1), Dr. Franco Taverna would reserve one class for an esteemed guest lecturer. His colleague, Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto and an expert in … Continue reading

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Active Learning: Online Redesign Lights Up Learning

Have you heard instructors at University of Toronto discussing the idea of active learning in their classrooms? While difficult to define, this approach is generally understood as engagement of students in clarifying, questioning, applying, and consolidating new knowledge. It has … Continue reading

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President’s Teaching Award Winners

Online Learning Strategies would like to congratulate Don Boyes and Shafique Virani, the winners of the President’s Teaching Award. They are the two recipients of this prestigious award which recognizes sustained excellence in teaching, research on teaching and the integration of teaching and research. … Continue reading

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Active Learning: Online Redesign

Laurie Harrison and Will Heikoop Hot off the press!  The University of Toronto as just kicked off a new initiative on “Active Learning: Online Redesign” (ALOR) supported by new funding from the MTCU.  The Active Learning: Online Redesign project spans … Continue reading

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