Last Updated: July 2012
The LTO has gathered a variety of teaching resources on a number of topics, from managing large classes to peer evaluation. We hope Ryerson faculty and staff will find these resources helpful, and look forward to hearing your suggestions for new resources or best practices.
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Looking for inspiration? Over the last few years, the amount of teaching available online has exploded. The LTO has provided just a few links to some of these great resources, showcasing professors and lecturers from around the world putting forth their best effort in a variety of disciplines.
- TVO Best Lecturer Series
"TVO's Best Lecturer Competition celebrates the most engaging lecturers in Ontario. The competition allows anyone to nominate a professor in any Ontario registered post-secondary institution." Videos of past entrants into the contest can be found by searching for "Best Lecturer" on the TVO website.
- Award Winning Teachers on Teaching
Center for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University
"The award-Winning Teachers on Teaching invites faculty winners of Stanford's major teaching awards to deliver a lecture on a teaching topic of their choice." The video series is available on iTunes.
- Derek Bok Video Links
Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. Harvard University.
In addition to their series of DVDs on college teaching, the Derek Bok Center also has this page of video resources, ranging from sample lectures to teaching tips.
- iTunes U [requires iTunes]
According to Apple, the iTunes Store hosts "more than 250,000 free lectures, videos, films, and other resources from institutions including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, UC Berkeley, The New York Public Library, Public Radio International, PBS stations" and many more. These lectures can be viewed using iTunes and uploaded to Apple's mobile devices. Preview what's available.
- Academic Earth
Free online video taken from courses offered at ten major American universities.
"TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. The annual conferences bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes)."
- YouTube EDU
- Additional links to educational videos
Compiled by the Office of Instructional Consulting. Indiana University.
Interested in integrating video into your teaching? The OIC has also created a list of Useful Video-related Tools