Tag Archives: Online Learning

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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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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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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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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Reading Week Refresher Workshops

Reading Week Refresher Workshops for Ed-Tech and IT Professionals February 2012 We have put together a series of fun-yet-informative PD workshops on topics we don’t normally get to share with our IT colleagues from around the campus. Colleagues who have … 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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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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Looking for Online Course Design Guidelines?

Check out the faculty Online Course Design Guidelines available on the CTSI web site if you are looking for a roadmap  during the online course component design process or if you want to evaluate an existing online learning activity or resource. … Continue reading

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Coming Up: January Is Data Privacy Month

Educause is sponsoring a month of events highlighting the importance of protecting personal identities and the effects social media can have on privacy. For information and resources see: January is Data Privacy Month.   For ideas about use of Web … Continue reading

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