News archive - October 2020

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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