EDU-564 Learning, Curriculum and Assessment in the Digital Age
4 semester credits
This first course in the program provides a foundation for learning by reviewing learning theory, curriculum development, and multiple, authentic learning assessment strategies. Students also engage with learning assessment data for instructional and program improvement. With this as a foundation, and the realization that learning, curriculum, and assessment are changing through the impact of technology, the course goes on to explore topics related to collaborative learning, personalized learning, the use of games and simulations, and other current developments addressing how students learn. The course is based on the assumption that there is not enough research on how the current generation learns and asks the question, “How will future generations learn and how can we best prepare?”
Delivery Method: Online
Grading Default: Letter
1a. Integrate theoretical foundations of teaching, learning, online facilitation, design, and assessment into effective online course development and delivery.
1b. Develop and demonstrate skills in online course design and online curriculum development through applied projects and praxis
1c. Demonstrate ability to select and utilize various instructional media.
1d. Demonstrate digital fluency through the use of emerging technologies and integration of technology into learning including the use of mobile technology.
1e. Select and utilize various Web2.0, social, and emerging applications for online learning.
1f. Demonstrate mastery of the use of asynchronous and synchronous learning management systems.
2a. Work with diverse learners.
2b. Critically evaluate how the changing and diverse demographics of our world impact educational policy and practice.
2c. Apply strategies for transforming inequality in education and/or other social systems toward the creation of a socially just world.
2d. Demonstrate ability to teach students from backgrounds of poverty.
2e. Incorporate strategies for the development of culturally responsive online learning systems.
2f. Identify structural and technological barriers.
3a. Develop and demonstrate communication competencies necessary for teaching in a digital environment, including professional etiquette and interpersonal communication skills.
3b. Demonstrate fluency with social networking.
3c. Demonstrate differentiation in contact methods and frequency based on student needs.
5a. Develop and sustain learning communities for adults and students, including but not limited to promoting social and emotional health, risk taking, and giving and receiving effective feedback.
5b. Develop knowledge and skills in student retention in online environment.
5c. Apply a variety of educational and learning theories to changing educational environments.
5d. Interpret and use standards as a guide for the design, delivery, and assessment of standards-based learning.
5e. Develop capacity of students to be confident learners with metacognitive skills, perseverance, and the capacity to work productively with others.
5f. Demonstrate successful teaching and learning in a student-centered constructivist teaching paradigm, including inquiry or problem-based learning, individualized and groupbased learning, and reflection.
5g. Differentiate instruction while maintaining high expectations for all students in a variety of settings - online, F2F, whole class, small group, etc.
5h. Develop multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards, and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching.
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