Dr.s Michael Bradley and Gap Soo Chang from the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics and Dr. Ramaswami Sammynaiken of the Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre (SSSC) and Biochemistry were awarded the 2013 Provost’s Prize for Innovative Practice in Collaborative Teaching and Learning for their project called “Innovative Laboratory for Engineering Physicists and Physicists in the 21st Century.” The project put together two different upper year instructional approaches so that students would have an opportunity to apply their technical skills to a real-world consultative problem. The resulting course, Physics 404, is an innovative blend of the strengths of structured, rigorous approach used by upper year ‘cook book’ labs, and the more open ended approach used in an undergraduate thesis.
GMCTE Program Director Brad Wuetherick (right), Valerie Irvine of the University of Victoria, and Stan Yu of the GMCTE pose for a photo before delivering a pre-conference workshop in May at TLt 2013.
Winners of a 2012 Provost's Project Grant: “Inside-Out on the “Outside”: An Interdisciplinary Community-based Teaching and Learning Project.” (From left: Dr. Sarah Buhler, Dr. Priscilla Settee, Stan Tu'inukuafe and Dr. Nancy Van Styvendale)
2012 D2L Award Winner Jay Wilson and Fall 2011 Master Teacher Ken Van Rees
CGSR 989: Introduction to University Teaching
Debbie Pushor of the College of Education is the latest recipient of the university's Master Teacher award. The award has been recognizing faculty who excel in their profession and invest in outstanding teaching at the U of S since 1984. Pushor is the 60th recipient of the award. To read the full OCN story about Pushor's intentional approach to teaching and what it means to her to be named a Master Teacher, click here. To learn more about the Master Teacher award, click here.
This short course will provide an introduction to a variety of learning technologies for the purpose of teaching and learning. The use of learning technologies, including learning management systems such as Blackboard, blogs, podcasts, wikis and even Twitter is growing as educators see the potential for collaboration, reflection, creation, sharing and other key elements of learning through the use of such tools.
This is a blended course with most of the work to be completed online, but there will be five required in-class sessions, beginning Tuesday, January 21 and ending Tuesday, April 15. Two additional "live" online sessions will take place using Google Hangouts. These sessions will include guest speakers and will be recorded and made available on YouTube for those unable to attend.
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