Category Archives: Online Learning

Virtual Labs – Reviews and Previews

While we’ve all been rapidly propelled into online learning in recent months, the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines have had the additional challenge of bringing what are normally hands-on labs to the virtual realm. Many different solutions have … Continue reading

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Interactive Content Creation with H5P

Introducing H5P, an open-source eLearning authoring tool that enables educators to create and edit interactive content. Continue reading

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Managing Mental Health MOOC

Responding to the need for managing anxiety globally due to COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Steve Joordens launched an open course on Coursera titled: “Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19” in March 2020. So far, more than 65,000 learners have … Continue reading

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Online Learning at U of T – Ready to Reach Out

As the University of Toronto shifts to increased online learning activity in response to COVID-19, we are fortunate to have an Online Learning Strategies portfolio with a strong track record in exploring and evaluating emergent learning technologies and practices. Since … Continue reading

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Open Education Week – Checking in on OER grant projects

Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash Last year, the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) and Online Learning Strategies (OLS) announced the creation of a grant program for the adaptation and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in University of Toronto … Continue reading

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Online Learning “By the Numbers” – OLS Infographic

Last year was another exciting period of growth in online and hybrid learning at UofT. Undergraduate and graduate fully online courses remained steady, with over 11,000 learners enrolled in at least one online course offering. Hybrid course design is a … Continue reading

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Creator AVR Sandbox Pilot in Winter 2020

A network of four University of Toronto instructors have been successful in their application to participate in the new eCampusOntario’s Augmented and Virtual Reality Sandbox initiative. The aim of the program is to provide the opportunity to explore and report … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Quercus Analytic Data Meets Course Design

Successful applicants have been confirmed for a new Data-Driven Design: Quercus Analytics (D3:QA) initiative, funded by the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education. This program, facilitated by ITS Online Learning Strategies, extends course design programming to examine opportunities provided by the … Continue reading

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Engaging Students Through Teaching Presence In Online Courses

Communicating clearly with students is important in any teaching and learning scenario, but it is a unique skill to apply masterfully in a fully online course. Since students will not be seeing the instructor live, face-to-face, it’s important to establish … Continue reading

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Say Hello To UofT’s Open Education Fellows

The University of Toronto continues to promote Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open UToronto is our initiative that promotes the discovery, use, creation and sharing of open content, resources and courses. We have produced dozens of Massive Open Online Courses … Continue reading

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