Category Archives: Course Design Resources

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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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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Active Learning Online – More Ideas from Prof. Steve Joordens

If you missed it on TVO, take a look at the online archive of a recent interview segment with UTSC’s Prof. Steve Joordens discussing the theoretical underpinnings of his exploratory work in development of active learning strategies. You’ll find the … Continue reading

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Accessibility and Online Learning

Many of our faculty and education technology professionals involved in developing online learning content are asking about the new standards published under the Accessibility for Ontarians with  Disabilities Act (AODA). UofT’s response to the most recent legislation, including the Information … Continue reading

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New: Engaging Learners Online Resources

Perhaps you’ve already seen the Online Learning section of the CTSI web site. Time to drop by again and see the new resources appearing in a special area devoted to Engaging Students Online. Latest featured content includes: Theory and Practice: … Continue reading

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New “Pockets of Innovation” Site

Check out a new feature of the Contact North web site called “Pockets of Innovation” According to the site, the purpose of the resource is to showcase the “innovative work taking place in colleges and universities across Ontario in the … Continue reading

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Webinars: New opportunity at UofT for reaching students online

The University of Toronto currently is conducting a demonstration pilot of the Blackboard Collaborate webinar tool. Once activated for the instructor, the webinar interface can be accessed from a course’s website on the Portal. If you are interested in using … Continue reading

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Looking for Online Course Design Guidelines?

Check out the faculty Online Course Design Guidelines available on the CTSI web site if you are looking for a roadmap  during the online course component design process or if you want to evaluate an existing online learning activity or resource. … Continue reading

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Coming Up: January Is Data Privacy Month

Educause is sponsoring a month of events highlighting the importance of protecting personal identities and the effects social media can have on privacy. For information and resources see: January is Data Privacy Month.   For ideas about use of Web … Continue reading

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