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UofT Portal Week (part of the Academic Toolbox Renewal)

The University is currently testing three new systems that can serve as the “engine” for our new Learning Portal (LMS). The week of November 14-18 has been designated “Portal Week” with many opportunities for members of the community to learn

MADLab Users Publish Scientific Paper

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.cgd.6b00950 A Versatile System for High-Throughput In Situ X-ray Screening and Data Collection of Soluble and Membrane-Protein Crystals Cryst. Growth Des., 2016, 16 (11), pp 6318–6326 Jana Broecker, Viviane Klingel, Wei-Lin Ou, Aidin R. Balo, David J. Kissick, Craig M.

Chad Holden

It is with mixed feelings that I write to tell you about the departure of Chad Holden from the ACT team. Luckily, however, Chad remains with the University as the new Lead Systems and Support Administrator in the Division of

Varsity Articles about Portal

Our student newspaper, The Varsity, has been covering our Academic Toolbox Renewal Initiative. Read what they have to say: The Portal to the Future (Feb. 2016) http://thevarsity.ca/2016/02/01/the-portal-to-the-future/ UofT Seeks New Learning Portal (Sept. 2016) http://thevarsity.ca/2016/09/12/u-of-t-seeks-new-learning-portal/

MADLab @ Gerstein Gets a Shout Out

The MADLab @ Gerstein Library got a nice shout out from the UofT Mechatronics Design Association, a multidisciplinary student group, that has been promoting robotics since 2005. Thanks MDA! Watch their video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVLmwcQ27lE For more on the MADLab, check out:

The Learning Portal is Changing!

* Please share widely * The Learning Portal is Changing! Our current Learning Portal hasn’t changed much in the last decade. Feedback from the University community is that the web interface for the Portal is clunky and out of date,

Lots more PSE/EdTech Reading

Mostly new articles from the last month or so, plus a revisit to a couple of older ones. Enjoy. Share. And send me others to read too. ______________________ 6 Implications of the Next-Generation Digital Learning Environments (NGDLE) Framework by Malcolm

Holiday Weekend Readings

Happy Canada Day / Happy Fourth O’July Here’s some more education + technology reading for your enjoyment: _____________________________ How to Prepare Professors Who Thought They’d Never Teach Online By Jeffrey R. Young June 21, 2016 http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Prepare-Professors-Who/236873 The Die-Hard University: Despite

3D Printing @ the MADLab

Here’s a nice article about 3D Printing in our MADLab: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/tPwr74Id5VwgykRhvCmh/full Our colleagues, Erica Lenton and Carolyn Dineen from Gerstein Library, do a very nice job describing what’s involved in setting up a 3D printing service: “We use a certification

More Reading (June 20 selection)

Happy Monday. Here are some more readings on EdTech, PSE and general tech with a possible impact on education. Enjoy! _____________ EdTech Stories Counseling in 140 Characters: Engagement with diverse students requires that faculty and staff members develop new social-media

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