eCampus Ontario News!
University of Toronto has nine collaborative project proposals that have been approved for the 2016 round of the MTCU-funded provincial Shared Online Course fund. Each of the following will receive between $40,000 ~ 60,000 with a deadline of Sept 2016 for completion of development.
|Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science||Hakob Barseghyan – FAS|
|Introduction to Medical Microbiology||William Navarre – FAS|
|Introduction to Economics for Non-Specialists||Avi Cohen
Gillian Hamilton – FAS
|Introduction to Classical Tibetan||Frances Garrett – FAS|
|Virtual patient case-based learning modules||Marcus Law – Med. Sci.|
|Basic Physics Skills – Newtonian Mechanics||Johann Bayer – UTSC|
|Indigenous Education Resources||Jean-Paul Restoule – OISE|
|Project Management Essentials||Arash Shahi
Brenda McCabe – FASE
|Principles of Engineering Drawings||Arash Shahi
Brenda McCabe – FASE
|Understanding Statistics – From concepts through visuals to data and back again||Douglas Bors – UTSC|
Each module will consist of a set of shared curriculum resources that can be re-used in multiple courses or across different institutions. Our previously funded modules can be found on the Open UToronto website.
In order to support successful design and development we held a Module Design Workshop Day for each of the lead instructors and their teams on Tuesday. Feb 16. The goals of the day include:
- Introduce pedagogical underpinnings that inform design of active learning
- Provide guided process for instructional design that incorporates online components and active learning strategies
- Introduce media design strategies including video and learning object (e.g. Storyline-type) development
- Orient participants to resources and supports available to implement online learning/module components in courses.
We are following up with additional webinars on key topics such as accessibility and content packaging strategies.
UofT’s success in securing funding for 9 new projects will allow us to continue to participate in the shaping of the broader provincial Online Learning landscape.