New Re-Design Projects in Development for Coming Year
Each year a number of pioneering instructors receive OUCI funding for redesign of their undergraduate courses to leverage the opportunities online instruction offer their learners. To date, more than 30 fully online courses have been launched. This year, the support available from the Vice-Provost Innovations in Undergraduate Education has been extended to include hybrid course formats as well. Wondering about the meaning of the term “hybrid?” The CTSI web site notes:
A hybrid course is one in which face-to-face teaching time is reduced, but not eliminated. At the University of Toronto, a course is considered to be hybrid if at least 30% of scheduled class time is replaced by online activities. Instruction may be offered via synchronous or asynchronous web‐based learning technologies, including video, discussion, collaborative tools or self-directed learning modules.
We are excited to have a mix of both online and hybrid courses in development this summer. As part of our support strategy for the group exploring the hybrid format we offered new specialized programming via webinar, followed by participation in the May 2017 Course Design Institute offered by CTSI. The hybrid option is popular in professional masters programs, and a faculty team from OISE also joined the institute with course redesign for this flexible format in mind.
The course redesign projects currently in development are as follows:
|Instructor||Dept / Division||Course Offering|
|Gerhard Trippen||Rotman Commerce||Operations Mangement|
|Alex Koo||Philosophy, FAS||Modern Symbolic Logic|
|Don Boyes||Geography & Planning, FAS||Geographic Information and Mapping I
Geographic Information and Mapping II
|Rosa Hong, Safieh Moghaddam, Ivan Chow, Caroline LeBrec||Language Studies, UTM||English Grammar II
English Words through Space and Time
|Andrea Olive||Environment/Poli-Sci, UTM||Environmental Justice|
|Sherida Ryan, Carly Manion, Kiran Mirchandani, Coleen Scully-Stewart||Adult Education, OISE||Leadership, Higher and Adult Education have received an ITIF Grant to convert several courses to a hybrid model by first developing a standard framework and then building out the necessary resources.|
|Fully Online Courses|
|Jennifer Harris||Study of Religion, FAS||The Study of Religion|
|Marie Visoi||French, FAS||Reading and Writing Fiction and Non-fiction in French|
|Barb Murck||Environment, UTM||Natural Hazards: Risk and Vulnerability|
The fully online course instructors also met for a design planning and sharing session in June, which featured sharing of course concept maps, and collective “barrier-busting” to brainstorm solutions to sticky problems. Our congratulations to all recipients of the OUCI funding! Stay tuned to hear about the results.