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Teaching and Learning Online

June 7-11, 2010

What Will You Learn?

With the advent of Web 2.0 technologies, anyone with a computing device (e.g., PC, laptop, or smartphone) and connection to the Internet can not only access rich media content, but can also easily publish text, images, audio and video to the web. Tools like blogs, wikis, social bookmarking sites, video sharing sites, and social networking sites have transformed the web into a space that supports collaboration, content creation, communication and learning. Teaching online thus involves much more than the design, development and delivery of content online, it also involves new teaching practices and skills to use technology in ways that support learning. The Institute has been designed with this in mind and represents a balance of online pedagogy, hands-on skill development, and exploration of technology to support specific learning goals. As a result of participation in the Institute you should be able to:

  • Recognize that effective teaching with technology online is the intersection of deep subject matter knowledge, understandings of how to best teach specific subject matter, and skills to select and use technology tools that complement teaching and subject matter.
  • Use web-based social media to support online teaching and learning.
  • Recognize the importance of measuring the effectiveness of technology used for teaching.
  • Understand that social interaction and exchange is an important component of teaching and learning online.
  • Select and use appropriate instructional technology tools based on identified teaching goals.
  • Use national rubrics to inform the design of quality online courses.

For more information on specific topics and design of the Teaching and Learning with Technology Institute please have a look at the Institute Schedule.


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