The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) rewards teaching excellence, scholarship and innovation by administering awards and funding. CTL's Strategic Initiatives Manager supports academics in their pursuit of teaching awards by helping to identify award opportunities and offering tips on developing a strong nomination package. For more information or assistance contact Curtis Champagne, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Centre for Teaching and Learning (780.492.9302 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
DLOC MOOC Awards
As part of our goal of building a global university for the public good, we want to create UAlberta MOOCs that contribute to our historical goal of “uplifting the whole people”, showcase and share our teaching and research expertise, differentiate UAlberta from other institutions, integrate technology to support and enhance high-quality educational experiences for students, and provide students flexibility in for-credit course offerings.
A hallmark of UAlberta MOOCs to date is that they are also the basis for online or blended for-credit courses. At present, UAlberta has two active MOOCs (DINO 101 and Understanding Video Games), with MOOCs on Mountain Studies, Indigenous Studies, and three paleontology mini-MOOCs (one-credit courses) in development.
Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF)
In direct support of Dare to Discover: A Vision for a Great University and the learning, discovery and citizenship cornerstones, the TLEF has been created to improve teaching and learning effectiveness. Applications are invited from all University of Alberta instructors who seek innovative ways of creating exceptional learning experiences and environments. It is anticipated that this fund will support a diverse range of initiatives specifically focused on creating exceptional and life changing university experiences for students.
University of Alberta Blended Learning Award
The University of Alberta Blended Learning Award is a new teaching and learning opportunity for faculty members who are interested in receiving support from CTL for the purpose of redeveloping a current undergraduate course into a blended learning format. Click here for more information and to download the University of Alberta Blended Learning Award application form.