Wednesday, December 4, 2019

ePortfolios at the University of Waterloo: A Teaching and Learning Story

Black and white image of students lined up in a gym

When I was an undergraduate student, there was no Internet. We lined up to register for courses in a hot gym. I went to class, researched and wrote papers, studied for exams, passed x courses with a minimum grade of y to receive z credits in return for a diploma. After it was over, I didn’t look back.

Perhaps that’s still the perspective new students have when they approach the University of Waterloo for the first time: What do I have to do to get my diploma? The answer, they’ll find out, is that they still have to navigate their way through a series of classes, coursework, exams, and maybe co-op placements and volunteer opportunities.

What has changed is the technology that’s available to help them make meaning of their experiences as a university student. But I’m getting ahead of myself, because it’s not really about the technology.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

2018-2019 Annual Report

Front cover of CTE's 2018-2019 annual report: three University of Waterloo students smiling and looking at a laptop computer

Hot off the press! See what we've been up to, including an overview of our core activities. View an accessibile PDF.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

New Communities of Practice

We have two new Communities of Practice:

The Collaboration and Teamwork Community of Practice provides an opportunity to connect with peers to share examples, experiences, ideas, resources, and best practices around collaboration, teamwork, and group work in education. Organized by the Department of Knowledge Integration and the Centre for Teaching Excellence.

The first meeting will be held on Friday, November 1 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. 

For more information and to register visit: https://bit.ly/2Vihz0E

The Educational Technologies Community of Practice aims to provide instructors with the opportunity to connect with peers to share examples, experiences, and best practices around all kinds of educational technologies. This community of practice will have a blended format combining both face-to-face and online opportunities to connect. Organized by the Centre for Teaching Excellence.

The first meeting will be held on Monday, November 25 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

For more information and to register visit: https://bit.ly/2W9jEfu

Thursday, September 5, 2019

LITE Full Grants - Due October 1

LITE Full Grants can help you investigate teaching/learning research projects and attend instructional development activities

Applications for the 2019 LITE Full Grants round are due October 1, 2019. Funding for the LITE Full Grants is upwards of $15,000 per year (for a maximum of two years and $30,000).