Friday, October 16, 2020

Virtual 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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Monday, October 5, 2020

Community-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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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Lessons 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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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

New "Fast Facts" about CTE's 2019-2020 Fiscal Year!

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How many thousand consultations did we do? How many workshops? Is it true that over the CTE website was visited by over 1 million people last year? 

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Announcing an October LITE Seed Grant round

Lite Seed grants

The 2020 LITE Full Grant round has been suspended, and in its place an additional LITE Seed Grant round will be held. This additional round of LITE Seed Grants will be due October 1, 2020 and will adhere to the 

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Fostering Student Motivation and Engagement in Remote Teaching

Anton Mosunov

Student motivation and engagement correlate positively with learning outcomes, but in a remote teaching context they can be especially challenging to establish and maintain

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Remote Course Design Essentials


The sudden shift to emergency remote teaching in March, and the news that closely followed which made clear that the spring term would be taught remotely, required new modalities of support for

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Interactive Learning and Student Engagement  

Karabina and Garcia

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Management Sciences' Collaborative Approach to Remote Teaching

Strategies for Remote Teaching

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

CTE's Remote Programming


How CTE has pivoted in response to the campus closure.

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