Course Description: In this foundational course students will explore how digital tools allow for new models of teaching and learning. Students will engage in a critical review of how technology has been used, and explore current trends in educational settings. Students will discuss relevant theories of cognition, explore issues of access and equity, and consider how curriculum, instruction, and assessment might be designed with the support of technology. The learning environment for the course will model different engagement, instructional, and assessment strategies including readings, multiple modes of discussion and reflection, practical applications, design projects, and social networks.
Overview: This course will be an introduction to using technology for teaching and learning. Students will explore current theories and conceptual models for technology integration as a mechanism for reflection and goal setting. Through this online course using multiple modalities learners will engage with the critical review of various educational technology tools for appropriateness in different settings.