Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Registration now open for University of Waterloo Teaching & Learning Conference 2021

We are pleased to announce that registration is open for our 12th annual University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference taking place on April 28 & April 29, 2021. Because the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of our 2020 conference, we will be proceeding with the theme of “Learning Through Assessment” that we had planned for that year. This year’s conference will be held entirely online.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

CTE and CEL Staff Members Awarded Research Grant from Desire2Learn

Mark Morton

The Centre for Teaching Excellence, along with the Centre for Extended Learning, are pleased to announce that two of their respective staff members (Mark Morton and Gillian Dabrowski) have been awarded a research grant through the D2L Innovation Guild.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

LITE Seed Grant Recipients Announced!

We are pleased to announce our newest LITE Seed Grant recipients whose projects will begin January 1, 2021.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Save the Date! 12th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference


The 12th Annual University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference will be held online Wednesday, April 28 and Thursday, April 29, 2021. Please note that due to our 2020 UW Teaching and Learning Conference being cancelled, the theme of our upcoming conference will remain the same: Learning through Assessment.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

CTE Staff Member champions mental health widget

Jordan Rettinger

CTE is proud of Jordan Rettinger, Faculty Liaison for AHS, for championing the development of a mental health widget for LEARN. The widget will be embedded into all courses, and provides links to resources available to students

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Virtual Panel Discussion on Literary Appropriation in Canada

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CTE's Faculty Liaison for Arts, Victoria Feth, is assisting with this important and timely online event: 

The Elora Poetry Centre & Gallery, in conjunction with Renison University College, University of Waterloo, announces an upcoming synchronous panel discussion on Canadian literary appropriation. 

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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    

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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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