These videos were produced by the ETO as part of the promotional strategy leading up to the EdTech Workshop 2021. We interviewed Workshop speakers about their pandemic teaching, asking the same three questions: what will you be presenting at the 2021 workshop, what is one example of a new approach you tried in your virtual classroom, and what was a pandemic hobby that you picked up.

Project Collaborator(s): Prof. Lisa Romkey

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. Moreover, we are focusing on enabling students to reflect on their experience, and connect theory with practice, while establishing relevance to the real world. In this session, I’ll review the evidence from my research, and talk about the next steps in this project.


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? Going from 0-to-1100 real quick also means meticulous planning, from tech equipment to course design and pedagogy. Here's what it was like, and what we learned... and unmuting oneself is just the tip of the iceberg.


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. Our TEAL classroom in the Bissell building is equipped with wireless touch screen technology and I want to show how additional equipment and online tools I acquired to teaching online during the pandemic will be beneficial for TEAL teaching in hybrid or in-person courses.


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. More importantly, I can tell you how to avoid making the same mistakes I made in creating these whiteboard workshops.


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. In this session, we'll share our experience in designing and facilitating a paired podcast assignment, and how we plan to "recycle" this as a teaching and learning practice!


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. Before the session, check out an example video: ECE353 F1 Synchronization Introduction from the course or play the video below (please note that you will need to be logged into MyMedia with your UTORid and password to view the video).


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. In this presentation, I will present an example of using "ungrading" in a seminar this past year to illustrate its benefits and limitations.


This presentation discusses the pedagogical challenges and rewards of adapting a large-enrolment undergraduate music theory course for the online environment. The pre-COVID model of two in-person lectures a week was converted to a model of asynchronous material plus one synchronous online lecture. This new hybrid approach (a flipped classroom) will be carried forward into Winter 2022, even when we return to in-person teaching