Category Archives: Faculty Development

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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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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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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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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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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Online Course Development Update 2013

On May 15 & 16 the annual Course Re/Design Institute was facilitated by CTSI on the St. George campus. Among the participants there were 7 instructors who are developing online courses, some with previous experience teaching online, but many new … Continue reading

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Online Learning Focus at CTSI Teaching and Learning Symposium

At last week’s CTSI Teaching and Learning Symposium one could not help noting the interest in online learning as the keynote, panels, round tables and casual chat over lunch explored recent developments in web-based strategies and the implications for students … 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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