EdTech Workshop 2021 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Thank your for attending the 2021 EdTech Workshop! We're working hard to publish the recordings from the session (expect those in early June and an email will announce when this work is complete). We look forward to seeing you again in 2023!

The EdTech Workshop is a free event for faculty, staff and other members of the University of Toronto community. We invite you to join us for an informal but jam packed day of sharing ideas, learning from each other, and yes, doing a little commiseration after a pretty challenging year. While we wouldn't say this is an "unconference," we do focus on conversation, connections, and interaction and are working hard to take our in person event online in the same spirit!

What's the story behind this year's theme?

This year's EdTech Workshop has three sub-themes, looking forward to the "after times" when we are back on campus and in classrooms, but thinking about what online aspects (if any) that you'll still use, into the future. 

Stream 1: Reduce

These sessions will feature instructors that have removed some elements of their course that were done in person. This stream is for you if you're wondering about what activities will you do less of in person and what new activities you can implement in their place.

Stream 2: Reuse

These sessions feature instructors who have developed reusable course materials - content, activities, and assessments, harnessing the work they've done this year and paying it forward to their future selves. This stream is for you if you're wondering what to do with all the work you've done to produce learning artifacts (like videos and other things!) and how you can (re)use them effectively in future terms.

Stream 3: Recycle

These sessions will feature instructors who have come up with something brand new for their online courses, taking something perhaps that they did in person and reinventing it or incoporating something totally new. This stream is for you if you're wondering about new teaching innovations and are looking for ideas to apply in your own teaching.

Each stream has a combination of practical and theory-based sessions and you are welcome to switch between the streams based on your interests.

Workshop Details

When: May 07, 2021
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: 4:00 pm
Where: Online!

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What is the EdTech Workshop?

The University of Toronto is at the forefront of new technologies designed to enhance students’ learning inside and outside the lecture hall (wait, do we even say lecture hall anymore?). Every two years, the EdTech Workshop picks a theme and plans a program that showcases best practices for transforming teaching and learning, presented by some of the University’s leading instructors. The event is free and is open to the entire UofT community. 

Who founded the workshop?

The workshop was developed in 2011 by Harpreet Dhariwal - now, 2011 doesn't seem that long ago, but in technology terms, it was. He saw the future of EdTech and was one of the first on campus to really promote and encourage instructors to think big about EdTech. After Harpreet's passing, we do our best to continue this Day in the tone of his spirit and enthusiasm.

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