Have a few minutes? Check our these videos with our speakers to learn a bit more about them, their session, and their go-to COVID hobby! Watch all the videos on the ETO Youtube playlist (also below) or skip to a specific video featuring: Dr. Jennifer Harris | Prof. Chirag Variawa | Prof. Lisa Romkey | Prof. Philip Asare | Prof. Sanjeev Chandra

EdTech Workshop 2021 Sessions
Session Title Stream Session Leader(s) Session Description
0 to 100: Coordinating and teaching a large introductory First-year Engineering course at UofT (from your living room) Reduce Prof. Chirag Variawa

What's it like to welcome the first all-online class of First-year Engineering students to UofT? What's it like to do so having near-zero experience in online teaching, especially when you're doing so from your living room?

Adapting group projects and software development skills training to online teaching: CIV550 Case Example Reuse Prof. Jennifer Drake

The move to online delivery meant that the curriculum for CIV550 Water Resources Engineering needed to undergo substantial restructuring. Throughout the course, a Group Floodplain Mapping project served as a teaching tool that linked Lecture materials all term.

Asynchronous video lectures as real as they get Reuse Prof. Michael Stumm

I will present how I created lecture videos that are as close to the real thing as possible. I will provide examples of the lectures and describe how they were created, including the technology used.

Better than paper exams Recycle Mr. Kia Shakiba

The recent shift to online learning, while stressful, may have been a necessary step in the overall improvement of how we conduct assessments.

Can ungrading be a mainstay in assessment? Reduce Dr. Jennifer Harris

The practice of "ungrading," that is, equipping students to evaluate their own work according to instructor-designed guidelines and rubrics, has be gaining some momentum.

From online teaching back to a TEAL classroom Reuse Dr. Olivier St-Cyr

I am going to talk about aspects of online teaching I learned about in the last year that I plan to keep once I move back to a TEAL classroom.

Hitting repeat: Lessons learned from teaching music theory online Reuse Dr. Daphne Tan

This presentation discusses the pedagogical challenges and rewards of adapting a large-enrolment undergraduate music theory course for the online environment.

KEYNOTE: Keep, Toss, or Re-purpose? What are the post-COVID trends that will shape higher education? Reuse Prof. Susan McCahan

I will discuss the overall trends in higher education and what we are likely to see post-pandemic. This will include trends such as blended learning, microcredentials, and a rise in learning analytics.

Learning Through Podcasts Recycle Prof. Lisa Romkey, Prof. Robert Irish

Online learning in 2020 inspired some new thinking on the best ways for students to share their knowledge, and how to engage technology in new ways to create a meaningful learning experience.

Learning together: What my online synchronous course has taught me about the classroom Recycle Prof. Alana Boland

I will highlight 'lessons learned' in the switch of my 200+ student geography course to a synchronous online format. Lessons here include the structure of the course, interactive dynamics, and the potential (and limitations) of various digital platforms.

One Year of Teaching Online: Lessons Learned Reuse Prof. Sanjeev Chandra

What have we learned from our experience in teaching online? What worked, and what did not? What can we use to improve teaching even as we go back to in person lectures? What would an online-course look like in the future, given time and resources to prepare?

Onscreen vs In-hand: Delivering a Hands-on Design Course During the Pandemic Recycle Miss Crystal Liu

Transitioning to remote teaching is hard, delivering a hands-on design course remotely could be harder.

Pandemic or not, virtual has value Recycle Prof. Philip Asare

Virtual/online components of a course seem to have value and advantages that cannot be replicated by in-person components. Having had experience with virtual work before the pandemic, I think the pandemic presents an opportunity to motivate the utility of online components.

The 5 steps that allowed me to plan ahead to reduce, recycle but not necessarily re-use assessments in a course during and post-pandemic Reduce Prof. Bill Ju

When you have to continually pivot, is it possible to plan with uncertainty in mind?

Using Digital Whiteboards to Achieve Collaborative Learning Activities Reuse Prof. Chris Bouwmeester

I want to show you how you might use Miro to achieve your own collaborative learning activities. For example: I used dot voting to understand the rhetorical approach used in written proposals.

Virtual Labs: From Research to Reality Recycle Dr. Kimia Moozeh

Based on results from my PhD thesis on laboratory based learning, we’re embarking on a project to build a few chemistry and environment virtual labs. What makes this project different is that we’re developing the labs based on learning theoretical frameworks such as multimedia.