Category: The Future

Dr. Kimberley MacKinnon

I am pleased to let the community know that Dr. Kimberley MacKinnon has accepted a formal role to work with the ACT group, providing us with ongoing scholarly input, expertise and analysis, particularly around the Academic Toolbox Renewal initiative (http://toolboxrenewal.act.utoronto.ca)

Tool Monoculture

NB: Opinion ahead; proceed with caution 😉   I have a wonderful colleague, Sian Meikle, Director of Information Technology for the University of Toronto Libraries. Sian uses a wonderful meme – “tool monoculture” – the idea that there is a

App Store Analogy for Toolbox Renwal

I was in a meeting yesterday, and we were talking about the Toolbox Renewal, and trying to think of other analogies that may help folks understand the objective. Perhaps the relationship between a mobile operating system and mobile apps is

Renewal Thoughts: The Metaphor of the Vestibule

I have been to many committee meetings and had numerous other conversations about the Toolbox Renewal initiative, and I am thoroughly enjoying those (especially being pushed to think about new ideas). At one recent meeting, an instructor asked an important,

Academic Toolbox Renewal Initiative

The Academic Toolbox Renewal Initiative is now in full swing! The University of Toronto’s enterprise education technology ecosystem (our ‘Academic Technology Toolbox’) has grown organically over the past several years. At times services and solutions have been added in an

Growing our Teaching Technology Toolbox at UofT

Innovative approaches to teaching and learning are evident throughout the University of Toronto. People at UofT are constantly discovering (or sometimes building) and evaluating new applications that enhance teaching and support student learning. While instructors try out apps, websites and

ITIF 2014

PDAD&C #73, 2013-14 To:    Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs From:    Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost Date:    June 5, 2014 Re:    Provost’s Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF) 2014 I am pleased to announce that funding is available for a new

R&D Day @ ACT – RaspberryPI

Just wanted to give a quick shout-out to some of the folks from the ACT and CTSI groups here at UofT – they are doing some cool R&D work with a RaspberryPI today – thinking about things like educational gaming

Boo-Ya: UofT Libraries #1 in Canada, #3 in N.America

Hats off to our librarian colleagues for the best library in the country! And, of course without saying, the best librarians in the world!!! http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1250541–university-of-toronto-libraries-third-best-in-american-rankings

Clayton R. Wright’s Ed Tech Conferences Updated

We are pleased, and honoured, to host the latest edition of Clayton R. Wright’s Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences Listing – the May 2012 Edition. This is by far the most authoritative listing of conferences in educational technology globally.

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