Funding

Online & Hybrid Course Design (2019)

The Online Undergraduate Course Initiative (OUCI) provides funding to support instructors in development of fully online or hybrid undergraduate courses. The program aims to increase the range of online learning opportunities at the University of Toronto while building capacity for innovative approaches to teaching and learning. A key outcome of the course design process is the availability of more flexible options that leverage online technologies to accommodate scheduling or geographic constraints while providing a rich learning experience. Successful applicants will be supported in the exploration of transformative instructional approaches that respond to particular needs within their academic program context.  Awardees receive $12,000 funding for design/redesign of fully online courses, or $6,000 for hybrid courses. Applications for OUCI funding provided through the Office of the Vice-Provost Innovations in Undergraduate Education are currently being accepted on a continuous intake basis.

Data Driven Design: Quercus Analytics (2019)

The Data-Driven Design: Quercus Analytics (D3:QA) initiative extends online course design programming to examine opportunities provided by the new Quercus Beta Analytics module. A cohort of instructors will be supported in use of student data to make design decisions in hybrid and online courses, meeting quarterly over the course of a year for facilitated workshops related to extracting and making meaning of Quercus data patterns. Instructors will participate in evaluation of tools, and practices, with an expectation of sharing and dissemination of outcomes within the broader university community. Awardees receive $12,000 to support their work in this domain. Applications for D3:QA funding provided through the Office of the Vice-Provost Innovations in Undergraduate Education are due by Sept 30, 2019.

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