Author Archives: Laurie Harrison

EdTech Sandbox Platforms from eCampusOntario

As part of their new Virtual Learning Strategy, eCampusOntario is facilitating access to new platforms and tools for use in post-secondary courses through a “Sandbox” program. The University of Toronto successfully applied for licences for three tools that have been … Continue reading

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Experiential Project-Based learning: Riipen for Fall 2021

The Riipen platform is an on-ramp to facilitating work integrated learning experiences. Riipen helps UofT  instructors set up experiential project-based learning with community organizations and businesses by finding matches and streamlining ongoing coordination and communication between the faculty, students and partners. This … Continue reading

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Innovation in Digital Learning at University of Toronto

The University of Toronto has received approximately $1.8M through a new Virtual Learning Strategy (VLS) funding program, targeting improved access and innovation to digital resources for Ontario students. The initiative represents a $50 million investment by the Ontario Ministry of … Continue reading

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Visual and Interactive Media for Undergraduate Life Sciences

A new open resource was recently launched, providing links to visual and interactive media, associated publications and background information related to a range of online learning materials for undergraduate Life Sciences. Congratulations to the project team behind this collection of Visual … Continue reading

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Coursera for Campus: More options for student learning

The Coursera for University of Toronto initiative continues to offer the UofT learners full access to a large catalogue of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). First introduced in support of partner institutions impacted by COVID-19, the program has been extended … Continue reading

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Online Learning at U of T – Ready to Reach Out

As the University of Toronto shifts to increased online learning activity in response to COVID-19, we are fortunate to have a Digital Learning Innovation portfolio with a strong track record in exploring and evaluating emergent learning technologies and practices. Since … Continue reading

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Creator AVR Sandbox Pilot in Winter 2020

A network of four University of Toronto instructors have been successful in their application to participate in the new eCampusOntario’s Augmented and Virtual Reality Sandbox initiative. The aim of the program is to provide the opportunity to explore and report … Continue reading

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New Online Modules: Experiential Learning

Hearing a lot of hype around experiential learning? Are you new to this idea, or have you been a long-time advocate and facilitator of experiential learning opportunities? If you fall into either of those categories, this blog post is for you. … Continue reading

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New Call for eCampus Ontario Projects – 2017

The University of Toronto internal deadline for Expressions of Interest is Monday, June 5, 2017 (Note: Previous deadline of June 2 has been extended). Please email a short general description of your project idea (maximum 200 words) to Vice Provost Innovations in Undergraduate Education  at with copy to Proposal … Continue reading

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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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