Thursday, May 21, 2020

New OER Workshop added

Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop: Copyright, Licensing, Searching, and Selection

Learn how to search for, and ethically use, open educational resources in your course materials. This introductory workshop covers copyright, licensing, sourcing, and selection of OERs.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

New Online Facilitation Resource Available

CEL has recently launched a new Open Education Resource called Fostering Engagement: Facilitating Online Courses in Higher Education which was designed for post-secondary instructors and teaching assistants who would like to better understand the critical role of online facilitation in online course delivery and build practical online facilitation skills and strategies that are relevant, effective, and authentic.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

LEARN Templates now available

Templates for Remote Teaching now available for Instructors

Instructors, are you looking for a starting point for your LEARN course site in the spring term?  We’ve created a site in LEARN which provides you with a simple and well-designed course structure, a series of template pages, and instructions on how to download and use each component.  To access the site, click on “Self-Registration” on your LEARN homepage and select “Templates for Remote Teaching” from the list.  

Monday, March 30, 2020

Webinar - Simple and Effective Online Teaching

Simple and Effective Online Teaching

Hosted by: Victoria Feth and James Skidmore
Wednesday April 8, 11am-12noon EDT

This webinar will have a University of Waterloo focus, but everyone is welcome. And not to worry - it will be recorded in case you can’t make it.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Open Educational Presentation

Open Education: Good for you, good for your students, presented by James Skidmore.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Using Artificial Intelligence in an online Pharmacy Course

University of Waterloo's Dr. Jeff Nagge, in the School of Pharmacy and the Centre for Extended Learning partnered to create an online course, called MOAT (Management of Oral Anticoagulation Therapy), which includes an artificial intelligence (AI)-based tool provided by Ametros Learning to simulate real life clinic visits by patients.

Friday, November 8, 2019

2019 JD Leslie Prize Winner announced

We're very excited to introduce you to Agata Nowak, the winner of the 2019 J.D. Leslie Prize.

The Prize represents outstanding achievement in an undergraduate degree earned primarily through online courses. This year’s winner is many things: new Canadian, wife, mother, full-time worker, housekeeper, gardener, half-marathon runner, weightlifter and now a University of Waterloo Graduate.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Introducing our New Associate Director, Professional Development

We are very happy to announce that April Philpotts will be joining us as our new Associate Director, Professional Development on August 22, 2019.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

What students say about mixed media and interactivity in online learning

We asked more than 800 Waterloo undergraduate students what they think about mixed media and interactivity in online learning.  The results are fascinating for online teachers who are contemplating using audio, video, animations and interactive elements.  We've created a video that captures all the details.  Watch it today!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Course wins National Award

A course created by Prof. Jeff Nagge from University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy and the Centre for Extended Learning (CEL) was recently recognized by the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE). Entitled Management of Oral Anticoagulation Therapy – Online (MOAT Online), the course received the Non-credit Programming under 48 hours award at the annual conference.

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