Academic Technology

  • Academic Toolbox Renewal Initiative

    When you are thinking of using a new educational technology, do you ask yourself, does the solution allow me (and my department) to take advantage of international standards for interoperability and integration, or is it a completely closed proprietary solution that can¹t connect to anything else in our Toolbox? When considering a new teaching tool, […]

  • Ramping up for the new school year

    Registration for this year’s Back-to-School Series is now open. A complete list of workshop titles and descriptions is available online. This year, we have a new featured event – a Teaching with Technology Fair on Wednesday, August 28th. This all-day event, hosted by CTSI and Academic & Collaborative Technologies (ACT), is an opportunity for the […]

  • NMC Horizon Report

    by Ryan Green, Educational Technology Liaison, CTSI The NMC Horizon Report: 2012 Higher Education Edition came out a few weeks ago, and I thought it would be a good idea to put together a quick run down of what it contains. The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative identify six technologies they see […]

  • From our Educational Technologoy Experts: RecordMP3.org

    From Ryan Green, Educational Technology Liaison, CTSI RecordMP3.org is a recently developed website that does just what its name implies; it allows anyone to record and distribute audio as an MP3.  What makes this tool interesting is that it is done entirely through your internet browser, and does away with the need to install any […]

  • CTSI: the view from the 7th floor

    With the start of the new year, we have settled in our new, albeit temporary, home. Our space on the 4th floor of Robarts is under renovation – our office has grown considerably over the last few years with the amalgamation of offices (Office of Teaching Advancement, Teaching Assistants’ Training Program and Resource Centre for […]

  • Podcasts for the Holiday (and any other) Season

    As we enter the final stretch for 2012—making our way through exam time, getting ready for the holidays (convincing ourselves that we will have a relaxing time with friends and family but knowing that holidays are often busier and more stressful than we like to admit)—we are setting our minds to pleasant distractions. We have […]

  • Caption This!

    Enter the 2011 Teaching & Learning Symposium Caption Contest for a chance to win a Dell Streak 7 Honeycomb Tablet. This year’s Teaching & Learning Symposium, co-hosted by the Office of the Vice-President and Provost and CTSI, will focus on the theme of Cultivating Teaching, Cultivating Learning. The interactive sessions, roundtable discussions and poster displays are […]

  • Hallowe’en and presentation horror stories

    As a Trainer with the TATP, one of my responsibilities has been to design and teach a workshop for TAs on Classroom Presentations.  Within the workshop, we review a number of resources to provide inspiration to create dynamic and engaging classroom presentations. Getting into the spooky spirit, I would like to share a Hallowe’en twist […]

  • Coming Soon – Large Classroom Teaching

    The Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation will soon launch an online module on Exploring Large Classroom Teaching. The University of Toronto’s faculty and graduate students have a fair bit of experience in this area (as you might imagine) and we have looked to them for insight and advice on this topic. We’ve divided this […]

  • Entering the online classroom

    Online courses are increasingly more commonplace (for distance education, continuing studies or as one way to deal with large classes and a rise in student population) but many of us are still wary. If you are heading into the virtual classroom this fall, and are a little concerned about how best to approach this new […]