Category Archives: Online Learning

VLS Showcase

Are you interested in learning more about using open educational resources to increase engagement and interaction in your courses? In the Spring of 2021 we shared news of a Virtual Learning Strategy (VLS) funding program by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and … Continue reading

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VLS Success Story – Demystifying Dossiers

In the Spring of 2021 we shared news of a Virtual Learning Strategy (VLS) funding program by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, to expand and enrich learning through development of online course content, modules and open textbooks. As … Continue reading

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Data Driven Design Quercus Analytics 2021-22

We are pleased to announce a new call for applications to the 2021-22 Data Driven Design: Quercus Analytics (D3:QA) cohort. The D3:QA initiative examines opportunities provided by the Quercus Analytics module and related services aimed at enhancing instruction and learning experience. This mandate will be … Continue reading

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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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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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