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Teaching & Learning

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At McMaster, we’re advancing human and societal health and well-being. We do that through innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

Combined with groundbreaking research and a commitment to collaboration, faculty, staff and students are working together to find creative solutions to complex challenges.

We’re pioneers of problem-based learning – a unique, hands-on approach to learning that originated in our medical school in 1969 and has been adopted throughout the university and around the world.

McMaster is best known for our pioneering work in problem-based learning, which began in our medical school in 1969 and has been adopted across the world.

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Teaching & Learning Resources

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Community-engaged Learning Learn More

At McMaster, we know that engaged learning also happens outside the classroom, lab and studio. In order for students to solve real-world challenges, they need to learn from and with the communities who are already facing those problems.

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Remote Learning Resources for Students Learn More

Discover the remote learning technology available for students, from web conferencing platforms to collaboration tools. Tips and support for remote learning can also be found on the Student Success website.

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Remote Learning Resources for Instructors Learn more

Find resources for planning remote courses, information on training events, a list of supported technology and tips for remote assessment.

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Open Online Learning Learn More

A collection of the Massive Open Online Courses that were created or supported by McMaster University. These courses are available to anyone around the world.

News & Updates

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‘It has become necessary to have conversations about AI’s role within the academic setting’

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McMaster launches Digital Learning Strategic Framework

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McMaster invests in teaching and learning innovation and implementation projects

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