Teaching & Technology in 2013

Upcoming events and incoming technology for 2013 at the University of Toronto:

U of T has recently signed licensing agreements with webconferencing solutions. Echo360 is a lecture capture software that enables video-on-demand and live web-based broadcasting. Bb Collaborate allows for live synchronous “virtual” classrooms.

CTSI is offering three workshops this term for instructors – Making the Most of Faculty-TA Relationship: Working Effectively with TAs, Shouldn’t They Already Know How to Do That? Scaffolding Instruction to Meet Diverse Needs and Abilities While Maintaining High Expectations, and Assembling a Teaching Dossier.

Fundamentals of University Teaching is an 8-week course designed for faculty who have an interest in improving their teaching and furthering their understanding of teaching and learning at the University of Toronto.

Registration is open for the Teaching Assistants’ Training Program (TATP)’s Winter Workshop Series. There are 16 workshops between January 21st and the end of March, including Active Learning Methods in the Sciences and Engineering, Effective Communication with Your Course Instructor: Building Positive Working Environments, and Get em’ Talking: How to Plan and Run Discussion-based Tutorials.

The Course Design Institute for Doctoral Students will be held on February 20 & 21, 2013. This institute will introduce the principles of integrated course design to senior doctoral students who must either face teaching a course for the first time or who would like to hone their course development skills and overhaul a course they’ve already taught.