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 university community.  Our cohort of instructors who are launching new fully online courses joined with the larger group of approximately 30 faculty members looking to hone their design skills for the first day of the institute. On the second day the online group attending the institute were privileged with planning and design considerations that are unique to online course design in a separate breakout stream.

One week before the event we held a pre-institute orientation webinar that served to introduce the group to each other, model use of online teaching technology and review the theoretical underpinnings that inform the design day.

CDI Webinar Image

Another benefit for our online instructors is the participation of their own course builders or educational technology experts as part of a design team process on day 2 of the institute. The conversations, explorations and considerations of effective course design were very engaging and inspiring, as faculty from across a full range of disciplines shared their ideas and insights.

Religion and Popular Culture Poster

The full list of UofT instructors who are designing fully online courses as part of the undergraduate OUCI initiative or Ontario Online initiative for the coming year include:

Arts and Science
     Religion and Popular Culture Jennifer Harris
     Introductory Sanskrit Elizabeth Mills
     Classical Tibetan Frances Garrett
     Introduction to Statistics Alison Gibbs
     Introduction to Neurobiology Bill Ju and Franco Taverna
Materials Science and Engineering
Introductory Chemistry from a Materials                Perspective Scott Ramsay
     Environmental Politics in Canada Andrea Olive

If you are interested in participating in upcoming discussions or considering applying for OUCI funding, please contact Laurie Harrison.

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