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YouTubeNew OISE Students - get a Headstart! Check out our Headstart page to learn how to be ready for the new school year.

We're on Youtube! Who can help me with an email access question? How can I get connected to the wireless network? What resources are available to me online through the library? To find out the answers to these questions and many more, view our virtual EC Tours.

 

Education Commons workshops

icon of people talkingOnline Learning tools at OISE - If you have any questions about the online learning platforms you may be using here at OISE, or would like a quick overview of the online technologies available to you, please stop by one of our drop-in sessions . September 2014 sessions open to all OISE students and instructors.

Registration is open for Winter 2015 Data Analysis workshops (SPSS / NVivo).

 

Teaching with Technology Fair for UofT Faculty & TAs

tech fairTEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY FAIR

LOCATION: MADLab, Gerstein Library

DATE: Thursday September 4, 2014.  10am - 4pm.

Meet with educational technology specialists from the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI) and Academic & Collaborative Technologies (ACT) to learn about various technologies for teaching. The Teaching with Technology fair will showcase educational technologies that are not only available to all U of T instructors, but are also supported by CTSI, ACT and ITS staff.
 
This is a free casual event. Drop in and out of the technology fair throughout the day to learn, experience and interact with various educational technologies.
 
There will be presentations, on the hour, on a particular tool and/or challenge, providing information on the tool’s features, possible usage benefiting both instructors and students, and just-in-time best practices for incorporating the tool into your class.  This event is for new and returning faculty who want to explore and incorporate educational technology into their class with the aim of enhancing teaching and learning.
 
For more information on the technology showcase and presentation schedule visit:

http://www.teaching.utoronto.ca/about_ctsi/servicesexpertise/back-to-school/ttf.htm

 

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Access the UofT Learning Portal with your mobile device with the Blackboard app

Bb app The Blackboard Mobile Learn app enables students to receive course notifications and updates to course content from their mobile device. The app can be used with both wifi and cellular networks.

While Mobile Learn is not intended to replace the full browser-based interface to the UofT Blackboard Learning Portal , the app does provide quick access to course Announcements, Grades, and contribute entries to Blogs, Discussion forums and Journals.  Available on: iPhone / iPod Touch, iPad, Blackberry and Android devices.  Just search for "Blackboard" in your device's app store.

 

Education Commons headlines

EC OISE's MOOC noted in New York Times and CBC News The National. Read more about OISE's MOOC pilot course on Coursera - Aboriginal Worldviews and Education.

Special Event: The Value of Social Media Use in Online Learning.  This event can now be viewed online on our Special Events page.

 

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