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Renewal Thoughts: The Metaphor of the Vestibule

December 3, 2014

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, and challenging question: Why do we even need a ‘Portal’ or LMS at all? Why … Read More

Academic Toolbox Renewal Initiative

October 7, 2014

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 ad hoc way. At other points, the University has gone through a formal acquisition process. … Read More

Growing our Teaching Technology Toolbox at UofT

August 6, 2014

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 services that may be appropriate for their own teaching contexts, there are overall institutional contexts … Read More

ITIF 2014

June 6, 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 round of the Provost’s Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF), a seed fund that promotes innovative … Read More

R&D Day @ ACT – RaspberryPI

April 12, 2013

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 and digital signage, among other things. (Below) Team members Mike, Marco and Ryan discuss the … Read More

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

September 4, 2012

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

May 17, 2012

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. It is 68 pages long (so you probably don’t want to print) 😀 Click here … Read More

News: Access the Learning Portal with your Mobile Device!

April 3, 2012

We are happy to announce that you can now access our Learning Portal through your mobile device! The Blackboard Mobile Learn app enables students to receive course notifications and updates to course content from their mobile device. The app can be used with both wireless and cellular networks. While Mobile Learn is not intended to … Read More

News: UofT Joins Liberated Learning Consortium

March 5, 2012

We are very pleased to announce that the University of Toronto has joined the Liberated Learning Consortium as its newest partner in the effort to increase access to information through the advancement of speech recognition (SR) technologies. The Liberated Learning Consortium was founded to research and develop two interrelated applications: (1) using speech recognition technology … Read More

UTM Strikes Instructional Technology Task Force – Call for Ideas and Input

March 1, 2012

As part of the academic planning process,  UTM has established an Instructional Technologies Task Force (ITTF) to outline a vision for the  instructional technologies that support teaching and learning at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The ITTF is expected to create a shared vision for instructional technology at U of T Mississauga in support of … Read More