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Educational Technology

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Teaching Remotely Learn More

Whether it is due to weather, a scheduled absence, emergency or illness, moving portions of your face-to-face teaching online can help provide continuity or recover lost class time.

Here is a one page guide to our institutional tools and supports that can be used to help you connect with learners to teach course content.

Video Production: One Button Video and Audio Studios Learn More

The MacPherson Institute offers expertise and support with video production which includes well equipped studio space.

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Avenue to Learn Learn More

Avenue to Learn is a web-based course management system. It is designed to create a rich online learning environment for students that includes features such as an electronic dropbox, an automated gradebook, discussion boards, and quizzes.

MacPherson Supported Teaching Tools Learn More

We provide systems, pedagogical, and software support for technology tools on campus. Each of these tools enable instructors to teach in more flexible ways and offer students opportunities to cultivate digital literacy skills.

Overview of Micro-credentials Learn More

Learn more about micro-credentials, how they are used and how they can benefit learners.

Departmental Retreats, Meetings or Workshops Learn More

Staff from the MacPherson Institute facilitate departmental retreats, meetings or workshops on teaching and learning topics. Our focus in facilitation is to meet the needs and goals of the department, while ensuring collegial and collaborative engagement.

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Educator Enhancement Certificate of Completion Program Learn More

Are you interested in improving an aspect of your teaching? Then register for the seminars and workshops offered through MacPherson’s Educator Enhancement Program.

Course Development or Redesign Learn More

We take a collaborative approach by tapping into your teaching experience to give evidence-based guidance on how to leverage educational technologies, produce engaging digital media and best frame activities and strategies to craft a quality learning experience.

Teaching and learning Networks Learn More

TLNs are groups of educators who have a shared interest or passion for a topic and increase their knowledge in this area through regular informal discussions and shared experiences. These networks enable educators across McMaster to connect, develop their teaching skills, and enhance the effectiveness of student learning experiences.

Student Partners Program Learn More

In the past, members of the student team have contributed to the design and development of new courses, helped to create resources for faculty and students, and collaborated with staff and faculty partners on research projects related to teaching and learning.