Category Archives: Projects

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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EdX Design Workshop in Review

On June 13, design teams gathered at CTSI for a day of learning, collaborative design and discussion of instructional challenges in the MOOC environment. We were fortunate to have two guests from EdX who visited from Boston for the day … 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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Teaching Online in Real Time with Blackboard Collaborate

The university recently announced the acquisition of Blackboard Collaborate software as an institutional Webinar/Webconferencing solution. This will extend our online learning “tool kit” as Collaborate allows for the creation of live (synchronous) virtual classrooms and meetings, where participants can remotely access … Continue reading

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Massively Open Online Course Update

As it is Open Access week, it seems timely to provide an update on our activity in the sphere of Open courses as well. Members of the educational technology community first saw the Provost’s announcement regarding University of Toronto entering … Continue reading

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New Online Undergrad Courses in Coming Academic Year

The new Online Undergraduate Course Initiative is well underway with plenty of development activity happening this summer. Currently there are 10 courses being redesigned for online delivery, distributed across a range of divisions and departments as you will see in … Continue reading

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PeerScholar Presentation at UTSC

Professor Steve Joordens and Dwayne Pare, Dept of Psychology present on PeerScholar, The PeerScholar program is an internet-based software tool that can electronically manage critical thinking and writing assignments; one that utilizes the power of peer-assessment to provide both logistical, … Continue reading

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