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Open Education Week 2021

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Started in 2012, Open Education Week is an annual event that aims to raise awareness and highlight open education efforts worldwide. OE Week provides instructors, practitioners and students with an opportunity to gain an understanding of open educational practices (OEP) and be inspired by the wealth of open educational resources (OER) being developed by the global […]

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Call for Zine Submissions: Disability, Accessibility & Teaching and Learning @Mac

Current and former McMaster students with lived experiences of disability, disablement, inaccessibility, and/or ableism are invited to contribute to a zine on Disability, Accessibility & Teaching and Learning at McMaster University. We understand ‘disability’ as a broad umbrella term for diverse experiences of difference, including people who may identify as living with a physical, learning, […]

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Teaching Tips of the Week: Community-Engaged and Experiential Learning 

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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.   Teaching Tips of the Week #6: Community-Engaged and Experiential Learning These tips were developed by […]

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Okanagan task force to address mental health and wellbeing for students, staff, and faculty

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The Okanagan Mental Health and Wellbeing Task Force, which convenes for its first meeting in January, will explore ways to help students, staff and faculty address the additional stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic and remote learning. “The pandemic and near-complete transition to online teaching and learning over the past 10 months have demonstrated […]

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Teaching Tips of the Week: Student Access to Learning 

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.   Teaching Tips of the Week #5: Student Access to Learning Many students reported various […]

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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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