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Welcome to the Teaching Commons!

 


A short video introduction to the Teaching Commons


 About the Teaching Commons

The Teaching Commons brings together like-minded individuals who are interested in exploring and sharing teaching and learning innovation across York University. The Teaching Commons team is based in TEL 1050 and maintains a virtual presence via our website and Moodle courses. More than a presence, we are a network of colleagues, collaborations and projects, working across and within Faculties and Support Services.  We report to the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning.  http://avptl.info.yorku.ca/ 


Important Updates on Copyright and Digital Learning Materials

Important update on copyright compliance from the University Copyright Office

University Guidelines on Use of Online and Digital Learning Materials


Upcoming Events

2015 Teaching In Focus Conference: Call for proposal http://teachingcommons.yorku.ca/teaching-commons-conferences/

We are delighted to announce our new space in TEL 1050. The refurbished area provides a space for all who teach at York (contract faculty, tenure stream faculty, TAs, new and experienced) to meet. For 2014-15 we have organized monthly 'Communities of Practice' groups for new instructors and those teaching 1000 level courses. See http://teachingcommons.yorku.ca/community-of-practice/ for details and sign up forms.


Good practices of adapting a face to face course to a blended/online course -- Samples from LAPS and Health AIF projects

Four faculty members adapted their individual face to face courses to blended/online courses in a jointly ran AIF project between the Faculties of Health and LA&PS in 2012-2013 academic year. They were invited to share their experience in designing, developing, and delivering these four highly rated courses in a recent one-hour seminar. During the seminar, each of them took about 15 minutes to describe their experiences, their lessons learned about adapting their face-to-face course to a blended and/or fully online format, and respond frankly to questions posed by faculty members who attended the presentations.

GEOG 2030 The End of the Earth as We Know It: Introduction to global environmental change

Course director: Dr. Robin Roth, Associate Professor, Department of Geography
Deliver mode: blended, 60% online 40% face-to-face
Enrollment: 90-120
Copy and paste the URL to your browser to watch the presentation about this course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXlbC9S4fFU&feature=youtu.be&t=5m12s

GEOG 2030 blended

KINE4710: Psychology of Health and Chronic Disease

Course director: Dr. Lucia Gagliese, Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health
Deliver mode: blended, 70% online 30% face-to-face
Copy and paste the URL to your browser to watch the presentation about this course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXlbC9S4fFU&feature=youtu.be&t=19m58s

KINE4710 blended

MODR1760, Reasoning about Morality and Values

Course director: Dr. Cael Zorn, Contract Faculty, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
Deliver mode: blended (30% online,70% face-to-face) and online
Enrollment: 50 in blended section and 150 in fully online section
Copy and paste the URL to your browser to watch the presentation about this course: online:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXlbC9S4fFU&feature=youtu.be&t=35m12s

MODR1760 blended and online

PSYC 2120 3.00 Social Psychology

Course director: Dr. Jennifer Steele, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Deliver mode: online
Enrollment: 160-190
Copy and paste the URL to your browser to watch the presentation about this course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXlbC9S4fFU&feature=youtu.be&t=50m58s

PSYC 2120 online


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