Tag - Library

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Oct

Building Better Websites with ITIF

Sian Meikle has also been involved in two other projects with the Provost’s Instructional Technology Fund, expanding and improving the framework for some useful existing websites. The first, in 2006, was with the REED project—Records of Early English Drama. Their website, which Meikle originally helped build in 2003, contains a variety of information on the …

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Oct

Bringing Library Resources to Blackboard

The Provost’s Instructional Technology Fund is supposed to be the gear that sets great ideas in motion, but sometimes its mere existence can spark a great idea in the first place.

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Oct

MyMedia: Developing U of T’s YouTube

Four years ago, the H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic made its way around Canada, approaching the University of Toronto just in time for the fall semester. With the possibility that thousands of students would be encouraged to stay home, the problem of how the afflicted would be able learn outside the classroom needed to be solved, …

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Oct

A Better Way to Teach Art

It was 1998, and Gordon Belray, working for the Department of Art slide library, was given the incredibly tedious task of digitizing Professor Douglass Richardson’s Canadian architectural slide collection. Technically, he was moving U of T into the next century of teaching art and art history, where a few mouse clicks could replace the age-old …