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Teaching Tips of the Week: Improving Course Navigation and Organization

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In addition to the complete list of Teaching Recommendations available for instructors preparing courses for winter term 2021, the MacPherson Institute has developed a variety of resources to assist with course organization and navigation in Avenue to Learn. Teaching Tips of the Week #4 Improving Course Navigation Students described that their online/virtual courses lacked consistent and clear structure. They shared […]

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Teaching Tips of the Week: Fostering Connections 

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As you continue to prepare your course for winter term 2021, please refer to the complete list of Teaching Recommendations that has been developed by the Virtual Learning Task Force. You may consider making some of these minor changes to your course to help address common challenges identified by students and instructors.   Teaching Tips of the Week #3: Fostering Connections Students and instructors reported […]

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Teaching Tips of the Week: Assessments

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The Virtual Learning Task Force has published its report and compiled a list of Teaching Recommendations for winter term 2021. As you prepare your course for winter term, you may consider making some of these changes to help address common challenges identified by students and instructors.   Over the coming weeks we will share a few “Teaching Tips of the Week” as a helpful reminder of the teaching recommendations and to […]

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MI Picks: Inclusive Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning 

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MI Picks is a pilot initiative to engage the McMaster community with recently published teaching and learning scholarship and its applications to practice. In alignment with McMaster’s commitment to building an inclusive community and fostering welcoming teaching and learning environments, the following five articles were chosen to introduce different approaches to theorizing, researching, and applying considerations of equity in online education. From identification of barriers to learning and teaching online for particular equity-seeking student and faculty groups, to critical pedagogical frameworks emphasizing the importance […]

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Call for Submissions: Reflections on Teaching and Learning at McMaster: 50 Years of Stories 

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Call for Submissions to Edited Collection  Reflections on Teaching and Learning at McMaster: 50 Years of Stories  The Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching will mark its 50th anniversary in 2022, one of the first teaching centres in Canada to reach this milestone. Initially established in 1972 as the Shell Canada Centre for Science […]

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Teaching Tips of the Week: Reducing the Workload

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The Virtual Learning Task Force has published its report and compiled a list of Teaching Recommendations for winter term 2021. As you prepare your course for winter term, you may consider making some of these changes to help address common challenges identified by students and instructors.   Over the coming weeks we will share a few “Teaching Tips of the Week” as a helpful reminder of the teaching recommendations and to […]

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Winter 2021 course registration is now open for the Teaching and learning certificates of completion program courses

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The Teaching and Learning Certificates of Completion Program is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Students and fellows may earn one, or both, of the following certificates of completion throughout their studies: Teaching and Learning Foundations Certificate of Completion (1)         EDUCATN 600: Essential Skills in Teaching and Learning (I) [No prerequisites] The course is a mix […]

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