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This space provides an overview of seminal topics and trends relevant to higher education. It also lists Canadore College and external resources for you to access and learn more about each topic and trend. 

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Instructional Design Approaches

This section provides an overview of important theoretical frameworks that guide purposeful decision-making in the planning and delivering of instruction.

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Course Delivery

Course delivery means the way the course is implemented. Course delivery involves synchronous or asynchronous learning or a combination of both.

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Assessment is the observation and documentation of students' course work to determine knowledge and skill.

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The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and standards require educational institutions to make their course materials and resources accessible to students who have disabilities. These requirements remove and prevent barriers to learning by considering accessibility needs and providing information in accessible formats.

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Active and Engaged Teaching and Learning

Active learning engages students with more opportunities to apply knowledge and skills, and importantly, to reflect on those experiences so they can form their own understanding and meaning.

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Open Education

Open education aims to remove barriers to learning by making education affordable, accessible, and effective to today’s diverse learners and learning environments. Open educational practices include the use of open educational resources such as textbooks, journals, and multimedia.

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Academic Integrity

Canadore College is committed to the highest standards of academic integrity in learning, teaching, and scholarly activities.

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Intercultural & Inclusive Teaching

Intercultural and inclusive teaching intentionally creates conditions for meaningful student participation and learning achievement.

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Applied Research

Applied research bridges knowledge and technology with finding solutions to real-world challenges. At Canadore College, the Research Office provides oversight for applied research projects and support at each stage of the research process.

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