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Fall 2021 course registration is open for Teaching and Learning Certificates of Completion Courses

The Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching offers the Teaching and Learning Certificates of Completion Program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Registration for these classes opens August 1st at 8:30 am. Students and fellows may earn one, or both, of the following certificates of completion throughout their studies: Teaching and Learning […]

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Hypothesis and PeerScholar Pilot Project

The MacPherson Institute, in partnership with eCampus Ontario sandbox initiative, is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from instructors and staff to pilot the use of two educational technologies in their courses: Hypothesis and PeerScholar. Background The MacPherson Institute collaborates to explore, enhance, support, and recognize teaching and learning experiences at McMaster. In order to encourage […]

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Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning: An Environmental Scan of Approaches Across McMaster University

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Staff, students, and faculty associated with the MacPherson Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences, and Arts & Science and Integrated Science Programs are preparing a book chapter on the “The Evolution of Inquiry-Based Learning at McMaster”. This chapter will contribute to an anthology intended to mark, in 2022, the 50th anniversary of McMaster’s teaching and learning […]

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WebEx will no longer be a university-supported video conference tool

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The introduction of multiple new web conferencing tools, especially over the past year, has created an opportunity to evaluate our current Cisco WebEx contract. With the support of the two main campus providers and support areas behind the use of WebEx, – the MacPherson Institute and Faculty of Health Sciences’ (FHS) Computing Services Unit (CSU) […]

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Ontario Extend Summer 2021 Offering

All Extend modules are now available as facilitated courses with optional synchronous and asynchronous check-ins! This summer eCampus Ontario is offering all six Extend modules as facilitated courses with optional synchronous and asynchronous check-ins delivered in the Brightspace Learning Management System. Beginning June 7th and with continuous enrollment through to August 28th, the flexible approach […]

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