Managing Your Technology Classroom
Participants will explore a variety of methodologies, tools and technologies to enhance teaching and learning in their specific educational context. They will engage in critical discourse about the use of information technology in a number of different educational settings, evaluate the resources available to them, and develop strategies to make the most effective use of those resources for themselves and their students.
A Bachelor of Education, a Bachelor's degree in another discipline with teaching qualifications or experience, or permission from the School of Education's Academic Director or designate.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Identify, describe and evaluate existing educational uses of technologies.
- Engage in critical discourse with regard to appropriate uses of technologies.
- Critically evaluate potential uses of specific technologies to support learning.
- Survey, assess and evaluate technological and related resources available within their educational context.
- Distinguish between ideals and what is realistically possible within their educational context.
- Integrate technologies to provide information-rich environments for student learning and to help students achieve curricular learning outcomes.
- Use technologies to develop and support communities of learning.
- Extend the classroom community through appropriate educational uses of technologies.
- Use technologies in ways that engage and support different learning styles, interests, abilities, and needs of the learner.
- Engage in reflective self-assessment and continuous improvement processes related to teaching and learning.
Course topics will include:
- Identifying and evaluating educational technologies.
- Educational technology in the classroom: overcoming constraints
- Integrating technologies to provide information-rich environments for student learning: digital media, information technologies, research activities, communication/presentation software.
- Using technologies to develop and support communities of learning: social software.
- Use technologies in ways that engage and support different learning styles, interests, abilities, and needs of the learner: pedagogical approaches and learning theory.
Maximum Completion13 weeks.
Required Text and Materials
There is no required textbook for this course.
Computer with internet access required.
Open Learning Faculty Member Information
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.
A high standard of written and verbal expression is expected for the assignments in this course.
A high standard of written and verbal expression is expected for the assignments in this course.To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 70% or higher on the overall course, and 50% or higher on the mandatory Final Project.
|Assignment 1 Environmental Scan||20%|
|Assignment 2 Research Paper||30%|
|Assignment 3 Online Seminar||10%|
|Final Project *||40%|