Teaching & Learning
As Canada begins to look beyond the pandemic, educators have been pondering what shape education will take at universities. One option is a hyflex model of course delivery, which cobines in-class and online instruction, delivered concurrently.
A small, multidisciplinary team has been hard at work exploring new ways to enhance online courses and the experiences of instructors, students and administrative staff. They’ve developed an innovative course design concept known as the perpetual course model.
Courses offered by the Teaching Commons are generally asynchronous and allow busy faculty, course directors and teaching assistants to use the eClass environment to work at their own pace.
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Faculty of Health Professor Harvey Skinner leads a virtual series beginning Sept. 27 that aims to enhance health and well-being.
Supported by a York Science Scholars Award, 19 top first-year students participated in their first summer research experience as university students this year.
The Sept. 29 edition of the Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series features York University Associate Professor Sarah Barrett with a discussion titled “The key to equity and inclusion in online classrooms: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
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Professors Burkard Eberlein (Schulich), Sapna Sharma (science), Cheryl van Daalen-Smith (health, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies) and Qiang Zha (education) have been appointed Provostial Fellows.