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How to Design an Innovative Course
There is a lot of pressure these days on faculty and instructors to be 'innovative' in their teaching. But exactly what does being innovative mean? How do you go about designing and implementing an innovative course? What is the problem you are trying to solve? Will technology help?
Learn a series of steps that can help you approach innovative teaching in a systematic way in How to Design an Innovative Course.
Sharing Innovation – The Ontario Pockets of Innovation Webinar Series
Stay on the cutting edge of online learning
Connect with other Ontario online learning innovators
Register today for the second in our series of 45-minute free webinars featuring Experiential Learning through Simulations in a Second Life Virtual Campus at Georgian College on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. EST.
Get a demonstration from Howard Bloom, Coordinator and Professor, Child and Youth Care Worker Program, at Georgian College on the key features of the virtual world he created to offer his students valuable learning through 'real life' practice in situations likely to occur in the workplace. Learn how you can make use of virtual worlds for unique, experiential learning opportunities that challenge and invigorate students.
The webinar includes a demonstration and questions and answers.
We encourage you to register early!
Pockets of Innovation
From Ontario's public colleges and universities:
- Read about the multiple ways in which Sault College is meeting the diverse needs of students by offering flexible learning options for online and distance learning.
- Learn how the University of Ottawa is extending learning opportunities through online resources in science and health for students, medical staff in clinical settings, and the wider public.