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Funding: Provost’s Instructional Technology Innovation Fund

June 8, 2011

Please distribute widely. MEMORANDUM To:     Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs All Faculty Professional and Managerial Staff Educational Technology Staff Date:   June 8, 2011 From:   Cheryl Misak, Vice-President and Provost Re:     Provost’s Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF) 2011 I am pleased to announce that funding is available for a new round of the ITIF (formerly … Read More

Project Update: Audience Response Systems at UofT

June 2, 2011

In the intervening six years since the last institutional conversation about Audience Response Systems (‘clickers’), much has changed technologically, even for our current default supplier, i<Clicker. As a result, the University is undertaking a review of audience response solutions and has initiated a project to settle on a university-wide standard solution. It is hoped that … Read More

Documentation: Online Teaching Resources Website

May 30, 2011

From Laurie Harrison, Director IT, OISE/UT, and Project Manager, Online Courses Pilot, Office of the Provost: Online Teaching Resources: http://www.teaching.utoronto.ca/topics/teachingcontexts/online-learning.htm Includes an Instructor Toolkit, available services, and examples of innovative teaching practices. __________

Clayton R. Wright’s Educational Technology Conference List 2011

May 18, 2011

Clayton R. Wright, a wonderful colleague from Grant MacEwan University in Alberta, has once again sent around the absolute-most comprehensive list of conferences and meetings for educational technologists. Just six months worth takes over 40 pages. Click here to view the list online or you can write to Clayton to get on his email list … Read More

Event: Educational Technology Workshop

April 28, 2011

From Harpreet Dhariwal in our Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering: The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering’s Teaching Methods and Resources Committee invites you to the Faculty’s 1st Annual Educational Technology Workshop. This workshop is FREE of charge to members of the U of T community interested in Educational technology. Coffee/snacks and a light … Read More

Documentation: Digital Rights, Print on Demand, Zotero and more

April 12, 2011

Find out the latest on digital rights, print on demand, Zotero and Endeca, better catalogue searching and more from our friends at the University of Toronto Libraries: http://www.library.utoronto.ca/utl_staffupdate/jan_2011/03.html __________

Feedback: Out of Class Discussions

March 24, 2011

Saira Mall, CTSI Educational Technology Liaison, writes: “The Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation is looking for effective examples of how faculty are using technology to conduct discussions with their students outside of class. If you would like to share your experiences with us, and possibly the UofT community, please contact us at: ctsi.utoronto@utoronto.ca. Responses … Read More

Event: Copyright & Teaching

March 7, 2011

Can I scan articles or book chapters and post them on Blackboard for my students? Can I prepare a dvd of film clips for use in class? Can I copyright my course materials? This information session is designed for faculty, librarians and staff who would like to know more about the implications of copyright regulations … Read More

Event: The iPad Generation @ BPER

Session Description: Meet your future health professions students and find out how they are using technology for learning and how that will affect YOU as their future teachers. The goal of the session is to facilitate a conversation about technological literacy and curriculum planning for future cohorts of health professions students. The session will feature … Read More