Category Archives: What’s New

Online Learning: Flexible Pace and Place

Have you seen Re:THINK? Check out this new online publication edited and produced by the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation at the University of Toronto and a great place to read the latest teaching and learning stories from our instructors and students. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Massive Open Online Course Research & Development Updates

The University of Toronto continues to be a leader in the emerging field of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) research and development. In the past two months we have seen many exciting advancements within this Open Utoronto initiative. Highlights include: … 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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Social Learning with Blackboard Mobile

With the launch of UofT’s Blackboard Mobile, a new channel for student communication has opened up. While the new app does not replace the existing tool set for interacting within the course environment, it certainly provides new possibilities for moving … Continue reading

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Open Education Week March 5 – 10, 2012

In the news: Open Education Week is a global event to raise awareness about the benefits of free and open sharing in education. Coordinated by the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC), the event will showcase projects, resources, ideas from around the world … 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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iBooks2 – Good News or ???

Heard the recent buzz about Apples release of iBooks2 which offers media enhance iTextbooks and tools for course development? A helpful overview of the situation is posted on Tony Bates blog at: Apple makes iBooks 2 and cheap textbooks available … Continue reading

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