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ITIF in Action: Making Learning Interactive and Mobile: Exploring Engagement Strategies in Various Spaces

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


January 23
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Michelle French, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Physiology
Antje Budde, Associate Professor & Nazli Akhtari, PhD Candidate, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies

Wondering about innovative ways that educational technology is used at U of T? Interested in making student engagement more interactive and mobile? Curious about ways that ITIF can support your teaching? Join us for a conversation with Michelle French, Antje Budde, and Nazli Akhtari about their approaches to engaging students. Michelle French will discuss her use of various active learning software (such as Learning Catalytics and Echo360) to engage students in large classes (of 900+ students). The software allowed students to use their electronic devices to take notes, engage in clicker-type activities, and type in questions/answers for the instructor and each other during class time. Antje Budde and Nazli Akhtari will feature mobile digilabs (Mobile Digital Technology Labs), which provided a digital infrastructure that allowed learning to be mobile and experiential. This combination of practice-as-research pedagogies and technological literacy made student learning more creative, engaging and authentic.

ITIF in Action workshops will feature recipients of the Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF). Participants will be introduced to project ideas, design and development processes, and outcomes (including research implications), with presenters sharing their stories of successes and challenges.

  • January 23, 2018, 2pm-4pm

    CTSI, Blackburn Room Robarts Library, 4th Floor


Blackburn Room
130 St. George Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5
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