EDU-565 Facilitating Innovative Learning with Digital Tools
4 semester credits
This course focuses on developing a shared vocabulary of technical language, evidence-based practices and discusses the pedagogical concerns in the delivery of quality online, hybrid, and flipped learning. In addition, focus will be on the theories that scaffold the practice of online teaching and digital facilitation, such as constructivist learning, transformative learning, and building online learning communities. Topics to be explored include strategies for facilitation, including regular and effective student contact, promoting active participation in the virtual/digital learning space, incorporating activities that create and maintain learner engagement and motivation, and examining effective assessment of student work. Application of the knowledge gained will be demonstrated through the creation and delivery of a lesson, and a formative analysis, for an online or hybrid course, or the flipped classroom. Through this process, participants will demonstrate effective facilitation and assessment skills utilizing digital tools.
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.
2d. Demonstrate ability to teach students from backgrounds of poverty.
3a. Develop and demonstrate communication competencies necessary for teaching in a digital environment, including professional etiquette and interpersonal communication skills.
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.
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.
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