Category Archives: Online Learning

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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Virtual Labs – Reviews and Previews

While we’ve all been rapidly propelled into online learning in recent months, the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines have had the additional challenge of bringing what are normally hands-on labs to the virtual realm. Many different solutions have … Continue reading

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Interactive Content Creation with H5P

Introducing H5P, an open-source eLearning authoring tool that enables educators to create and edit interactive content. Continue reading

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Managing Mental Health MOOC

Responding to the need for managing anxiety globally due to COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Steve Joordens launched an open course on Coursera titled: “Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19” in March 2020. So far, more than 65,000 learners have … 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 an Online Learning Strategies portfolio with a strong track record in exploring and evaluating emergent learning technologies and practices. Since … Continue reading

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Open Education Week – Checking in on OER grant projects

Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash Last year, the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) and Online Learning Strategies (OLS) announced the creation of a grant program for the adaptation and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in University of Toronto … Continue reading

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Online Learning “By the Numbers” – OLS Infographic

Last year was another exciting period of growth in online and hybrid learning at UofT. Undergraduate and graduate fully online courses remained steady, with over 11,000 learners enrolled in at least one online course offering. Hybrid course design is a … Continue reading

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