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Digital Learning | News

Bay View Alliance Session on Flexible Learning

The Bay View Alliance is hosting a community conversation on Flexible Learning: Assessing Where We Are and Thinking Forward to Next Steps. This conversation will be hosted Thursday November 18, 2021 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET via Zoom (link below). Flexible Learning is a broad term with differing interpretations depending on institutional context.  In […]

News | On our radar | Uncategorized

U of T Joins Bay View Alliance

The OVPIUE is pleased to announce that the University of Toronto has recently been accepted as a member of the Bay View Alliance (BVA), a network of Canadian and American research universities working to address the challenges of building a culture that supports more effective teaching and enhanced student learning at institutional, divisional and department levels.  The BVA is guided by three key principles:  Significant […]

Awards | News

QS Reimagine Education Awards

The 2021 Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards are now accepting applications until October 3rd.  These awards welcome application from faculty in the categories of outstanding research, employability outcomes, and internationalization. The Reimagine Education Awards are designed to offer universities a chance to shine a light upon their outstanding teaching initiatives.

Learning Systems | News | Uncategorized

Plagiarism Detection Tool (PDT)

The University’s current contract with Turnitin ends in 2021, and an RFP was required for any new contract for a plagiarism detection tool (PDT). While that process is ongoing, a revision has been made to the syllabus language required with the use of the University’s PDT. For several years Turnitin has been integrated into Quercus […]

Digital Learning | News

The 2021 Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF) Now Open!

The 2021 Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF) is now open for applications.  Deadline for applications is November 19, 2021, 5:00pm. About ITIF:ITIF has three funding streams.ITIF’s three-tiered system is intended to provide opportunities for technology-mediated teaching and learning projects that explore and implement promising practices at different stages of their development and implementation, and creates […]

On our radar

Microcredentials

If your division’s plans include microcredentials, the VPAP Office wants to help. Microcredentials feature prominently in recent post-secondary conversations around lifelong learning, skill development, access, and alternative revenue sources. Definitions vary, but fundamentally: “A microcredential is a representation of learning, awarded for completion of a short program that is focused on a discrete set of […]