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Rai Reece

Rai Reece Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology Course: SOC 507 – Race and Ethnicity in Canadian Society Strategy: Informal check-ins Rai Reece is an educator who feels most at home in a physical classroom where she can feed off the energy of her students. When moving to remote teaching, she wanted to preserve this energy. […]

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Alan Kaplan

Dr. Alan Kaplan Associate Professor, Chair of Finance Course: AFF 713 – Advanced Corporate Finance Strategy: Student presentations via Zoom Alan Kaplan is passionate about offering students an opportunity to practice their presentation skills. When his class moved online, he had to come up with a new strategy for the presentation component of his class. He […]

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David Naylor

Dr. David Naylor Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Course: MEC 516 – Fluid Mechanics I Strategy: Building libraries of test questions and video demonstrations David Naylor didn’t want his students to fall behind in the remote classroom. So, instead of depending on a midterm and exam to test students’ knowledge, he and his colleagues […]

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Michael Raby

Dr. Michael Raby Contract Lecturer, Department of English Course: ENG 201: Myth and Literature Strategy: Virtual discussion groups Michael Raby started teaching in the Department of English at Ryerson during the COVID-19 pandemic. As he prepared to teach Myth and Literature, he took into consideration the unique situation his students were in: isolated from their peers, […]

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Dana Osborne

Dr. Dana Osborne Assistant Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Course: ANT 100: Introduction to Anthropology Strategy: Applying an Open Educational Resource (OER) to an organic learning experience At the core of Dana’s introductory Anthropology course is the study of human connection. Teaching in a remote environment forced her to rethink how her students could […]

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Natalie Alvarez

Natalie Alvarez Professor, School of Performance Courses: THF 403 – Landmarks in Canadians Theatre; THF 402 – Text Examination: Dramaturgy and Direction Strategy: Specifications grading Natalie Alvarez recognized that learning during a pandemic would mean more challenges for her students, not just in their coursework, but in their personal lives. This led her to radically […]

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Noel George

Dr. Noel A. George Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biology Course: CHY 103: General Chemistry I Strategy: Creative approaches to assessments It took multiple strategies to make General Chemistry 1 work for 800 first-year students attending classes remotely. First, Noel George wanted to ensure all students had the scientific knowledge they needed before starting […]