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CFP: Ontario Universities Computing Conference

February 24, 2012

The Ontario Universities Computing Conference is seeking session proposals for this year’s conference at the University of Toronto Mississauga on April 29th-May 1st. Please see the address below for full information and the submission link. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, March 2nd. http://2012.oucc.ca/ Ontario Universities Computing Conference 2012 will be held … Read More

Mobile: Discussions on a Mobile Strategy for UofT

January 13, 2012

Over the past several months, a number of primary stakeholders participated in a consultative process around the idea of creating a comprehensive mobile strategy at UofT. Out of those conversations a proposal has been developed (below), and through the circulation of this document we are furthering the opportunity for interested members of the community to … Read More

Online Learning Strategies at UofT – a great new blog!

December 8, 2011

My colleague, Laurie Harrison, Director of Online Learning Strategies for the University of Toronto, has started a new blog about Online Learning Strategies! Check it out at: http://onlinelearning.utoronto.ca/ ____________________________________________________________

Event: CFP Teaching & Learning Symposium

September 22, 2011

FROM: Carol Rolheiser, Director, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation RE: Call for Proposals – Cultivating Teaching, Cultivating Learning 6th Annual University of Toronto Teaching & Learning Symposium, 28 November 2011 This year’s Teaching & Learning Symposium will focus on strategies and initiatives that aim to cultivate effective teaching and learning across the University of … Read More

Reading: Accessibility, Assistive & Inclusive Technologies & Education

August 12, 2011

This item is based on a conversation at Ontario Universities’ Council on e-Learning (OUCEL) Summer Institute (Conference site: http://kumu.brocku.ca/oucel/Summer_Institute_2011 ) (Conference Twitter Flow: http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#oucel11) Are your school’s website & apps (including your LMS) accessible? Here are some links: http://idrc.ocad.ca/ http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/source/regs/english/2011/elaws_src_regs_r11191_e.htmhttp://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag http://achecker.ca/checker/ http://fluidproject.org/ http://adod.idrc.ocad.ca/ http://www.youtube.com/wat​ch?v=YHXSWQvV39k http://gpii.net/ http://www.universalsubtit​les.org/en/ __________

Reading: Bring Your Own Technology / Device

August 8, 2011

There is a growing literature on Bring Your Own Technology / Bring Your Own Device (BYOT/BYOD). Does your school have a policy? Best practices? Here are some recent links on the topic: http://www.times-georgian.com/view/full_story/14778636/article-BYOT–New-high-school-will-pilot–Bring-Your-Own-Technology–program?instance=west_ga_news http://blog.lightspeedsystems.com/joel/tag/bring-your-own-devices/ http://www.cioinsight.com/c/a/Case-Studies/The-Multigenerational-Workforce-BYOD-at-Unisys-670371/ http://blog.lightspeedsystems.com/joel/tag/bring-your-own-devices/ Please let me know if you have other good reading sources for the BYOT/BYOD topic. __________

Reading: eLearning in India

August 7, 2011

Given the vast numbers of students and challenges of delivery, the Indian education landscape is attempting to adopt technology-enabled learning. With 673 million (60 per cent) of the population below 30 years of age (median age: 25 years), the sector has immense potential. I’ve been reading some articles about eLearning in India, looking for ideas … Read More

Reading: MISO Survey of Library & IT Services in Higher Ed

August 6, 2011

The Measuring Information Service Outcomes (MISO) Survey supplies standardized, highly comparable performance measures for both IT and library decision makers without regard to organizational structure. The MISO Survey is a web-based quantitative survey designed to measure how faculty, students, and staff view library and computing services in higher education. There are several analyses of the … Read More

News: Green Course Recognition

June 24, 2011

The U of T Sustainability Office offers a green course recognition program. You can earn a green course logo to use on your website or syllabus.   The Green Courses Recognition Program was launched to recognize courses where extra steps have been taken to reduce environmental impacts (e.g. double-siding course documents). This year, the focus … Read More

Funding: ITIF Submission Extension

June 14, 2011

Please distribute widely MEMORANDUM   Date:   June 8, 2011  To:     The University of Toronto Community   From:   Avi Hyman, Academic Technology Initiatives Re:     Provost’s Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF) 2011 SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION: July 22, 2011 Several members of our community were concerned that the timelines for preparing and submitting a proposal for the ITIF were too … Read More