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  1. Oct. 16, 2020Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: Resources and Community of Practice
    Guy playing with VR

    If you’ve ever seen someone doing what the young man above is doing, then you’ve seen someone immersed in virtual reality (VR). To an outside observer, it looks kind of strange. But to the person wearing the headset, it can be an intense and absorbing experience that allows you to see and “do” things you that you can’t easily do in the real world.

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  2. Oct. 5, 2020Community-building and peer-to-peer learning
    Nadine Ibrahim

    Here’s another story in a series from the Centre for Teaching Excellence to facilitate cross-institutional sharing of strategies for remote teaching.

    Building an engaging online community and creating opportunities for peer-to-peer learning can enrich the learning experiences that students have in a remote teaching context. Nadine Ibrahim – Turkstra Chair in Urban Engineering, and a Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering – was one of the early participants in CTE’s Remote Course Design Essentials (ReCoDE) workshop.

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  3. Sep. 10, 2020Lessons Learned on Remote Teaching from Management Sciences    
    student typing

    When teaching online, creating an environment where students can actively engage with their instructors, peers, and course content "increases student satisfaction, enhances student motivation to learn, reduces the sense of isolation, and improves student performance in online courses” (Bolliger & Martin, 2018). 

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