2018 - 2019
- Walls to bridges at U of T St. George: breaking new ground in the co-learning classroom
“[Wall to Bridges] brings together incarcerated and university-based students as classmates in…courses built around dialogue, collaboration, and critical thinking.” – Dr. Taylor & Dr. Davis Description This cross-unit collaboration in community-based, experiential learning sought to establish Walls to Bridges (“W2B”) programming at both Trinity College (in Ethics, Society & Law) and the Centre for Criminology […]
- Modernization of the undergraduate chemistry labs: integration of instrument data management into digital learning opportunities
“The LEAF funds are being used for equipment and personnel to connect analytical instruments to the network to make better use of student-generated spectral data by integration with online tools…” – Dr. Andrew Dicks Description This project is designed to promote students’ communication, collaborative, and analytical thinking skills, while better aligning their laboratory experience with […]
- T135Y Calculus — implementing computational assignments
Description Presently, first-year calculus courses in the Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (MCS) are delivered in a traditional format including assessment done through online/written assignments and supervised tests. As industry moves increasingly towards valuing computational methods over pen-and-paper computation, introducing numerical methods early will give our students an additional useful skill. This project will […]
- Self-paced mastery-learning pilot project in computer science
We proposed to develop a self‐paced mastery‐learning version of our introductory programming course at the University of Toronto.
- Teaming up to re-imagine large-class education: Cross-discipline and course cases with in-class student group work and innovative immediate feedback assessment
The goal was to develop and assess a novel cross-disciplinary and interactive model for teaching large classes through video case studies.
- Scholars-in-residence summer undergraduate humanities research residency
The project offers a full-time, 4-week residency to upper-level undergraduates during the month of May to work on Faculty-led research.
- Advancing biomedical discoveries through experiential and integrated learning
Two pioneering collaborative courses […] developed to introduce biomedical research through an innovative lens. – Dr. Michelle Arnot Description Two pioneering collaborative courses were developed to introduce biomedical research through an innovation lens. JPM300H – Research Readiness and Advancing Biomedical Discoveries and JPM400Y – Biomedical Incubator Capstone Project was developed by the Departments of Pharmacology […]
- Using virtual reality to teach large-enrolment environmental science classes
[Virtual Reality]…offer[s] online learning opportunities…to preserve and improve upon the high-quality experiential learning experience. – Dr. Nicholas Eyles Description Growing enrollment has made it very difficult to maintain the crucially important hands-on experiential learning required for environmental science courses. Traditional laboratory and field exercises cannot accommodate the logistical and accessibility demands created by large diverse […]