This course introduces students to different technologies and how they can be used to engage and support meaningful learning. It is organized around Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy (learning processes such as inquiring, experimenting, writing, modeling, community building, communicating, designing, visualizing, and assessing). The course will support you in gaining technical competencies in video production, lecture/screen capture, web-based content management, digital imaging, and teaching online, among others. In addition, you will also acquire experience with educational web site/software selection and evaluation and lesson plan development. The only prerequisite computer skills that the course requires are that you know how to word process, use email, and surf the web. Please see me if you do not possess these skills.
Upon completion of the course students will:
1. Understand the role and scope of instructional technology to support meaningful learning.
2. Understand copyright and fair use policies in terms of digital content and create and use digital content in a responsible manner.
3. Identify currently available software, hardware, and web-based instructional technologies (traditional and mobile), analyze their capabilities and limitations, evaluate how they can be used to enhance teaching and learning, and create and share content using those technologies.
4. Demonstrate the ability to plan, shoot, edit, and share video.
5. Apply instructional technology as a formative and summative assessment tool.
6. Understand how instructional technology can be used to support differentiation and universal design for learning (including assistive technologies).
7. Demonstrate the ability to communicate and collaborate using instructional technology tools.