Category Archives: Online Learning

New Provincial Portal Launched

This month the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) launched the Province’s new online education portal.  You can visit the site at www.ecampusontario.ca. To date the University of Toronto has a total of 9 fully online undergraduate courses on offer … Continue reading

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New iOS Application Development MOOC Specialization Series

Prof. Parham Aarabi of Computer Science Engineering will be the lead instructor on a new MOOC series aimed at teaching learners iOS application development skills. Congratulations are in order, as the project was successful in an RFP competition for a … 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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Nursing Project Named Finalist for CUCCIO Innovation Award

Finalists have been announced for the inaugural CUCCIO Awards, celebrating collaboration, innovation and community building in Canadian higher education IT. Our congratulations to Fareed Teja, the lead on a recent Online Proctoring Pilot Project at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg School … 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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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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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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