Designing and Implementing Online/Blended Learning
From the syllabus:
This course is designed to enable anyone interested in teaching, learning, and technology to develop the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) necessary to create, run, and evaluate “blended” (in person and online) and online-only learning experiences. Special attention is paid to the development of the students’ ability to understand and design programs in line with the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) standards for technology-supported teaching and learning.
EDUC 421 will draw upon students' classroom experiences and familiarly with designing curricula and applying those experiences to the design of online learning environments for flipped classes/blended classes and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Students will research existing and emerging pedagogical approaches that are effective for advancing the design of online learning environments. The final project will be to design and present an online learning environment applicable for use in a student's class or work environment.
- Identify current and emerging technologies and applications used to design and create online learning environments.
- Learn and apply the Design Thinking process.
- Collaborate to design online learning environments
- Apply Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) to the design of online learning activities
- Incorporate authentic pedagogical approaches with current and emerging technologies to design a variety learning activities for online environments.
- Design and present an online learning environment of their choice applicable to their work or avocation.
- Understand the principles of the learning theories of the 20th and 21st Centuries and how they might be used to the design of online learning environments.
- Become familiar with the principles of Design Thinking and apply them to the design and creation of online learning environments.
- Apply the principles of Constructivist learning theory, authentic pedagogical approaches, 21st Century Skills, and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) to the design of online leaning environments that capitalize on the experiences and skills of Net/Millennial generation and lifelong learners.
- Explore and use a variety of current and emerging technology tools and resources that expand and enhance learning in online environments.
- Collaborate as design teams to create a flipped/blended class and a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) environment.
- Individually design, create, and present an online learning environment – selecting one of the online learning models explored – that demonstrates a vision for incorporating current and emerging learning technologies and pedagogical approaches to teach 21st Century Skills and that is applicable to their work and profession.