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MI Picks Issue 2: Care and Connection 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 light of recommendations emerging from McMaster’s Fall 2020 Experience Survey, five articles were chosen on the important theme of fostering connections in online learning environments. Together, these articles describe: Conceptual frameworks […]

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MacPherson Institute Publication Announcement

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“Envisioning Indigenized Geography: A Two-Eyed Seeing Approach” A piece coauthored by a MacPherson Institute staff member, Julia Evanovitch, with colleagues from Mount Royal University (Calgary) and the University of the South Pacific (Fiji), has recently been published in the Journal of Geography in Higher Education. Other McMaster contributors (Rebecca Lee, John Maclachlan, Rodrigo Narro Perez) […]

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Student Partners Program connects students to meaningful work

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The MacPherson Institute Student Partners Program is currently accepting student applications to work on collaborative teaching and learning projects with faculty and/or staff for the summer 2021 term. The program provides undergraduate and graduate students with paid opportunities to participate as partners with faculty, instructors and staff on projects that contribute to the enhancement of […]

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Focus on Teaching: Trevor King and Effective use of Video

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With the move to online teaching over the last year, many instructors have found themselves working with more media than ever. While this transition to online teaching has added some technology-related tasks to existing workloads, it has also come with some new opportunities for growth as well. Over the past year, there has been a […]

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Change to Ethics Requirements for Course Assignments

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If your course includes an assignment where students learn about conducting research through interaction with human participants, please read the updated Guide for Instructors on Course-Based Research Activities and Ethics Review. The Tri-Agencies have recently revised the TCPS2 guidance on when a course-based research activity requires ethics review, and some assignments that previously did not […]

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