Teachers who want to learn more about teaching with technology will find this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Introduction to Technology-Enabled Learning (TEL), informative and engaging. Using up-to-date learning design and simple, accessible technology, the course runs on an easy-to-use learning platform available via the Internet. The course is designed for teachers who want to build on their knowledge and practice in teaching and learning with technology. It will run over five weeks and requires approximately three to five hours of time each week. Designed to accommodate teachers’ busy schedules, the course offers flexibility with options for learning the content. You will learn from readings, videos, discussions with other participants and instructors, meaningful exercises, quizzes and short assignments. Certification is available for those who wish to complete all required exercises and quizzes.
Who Should Participate?
Introduction to Technology-Enabled Learning is designed for teachers in diverse contexts – secondary education, post-secondary education and vocational education. You will benefit from this course if you are teaching face-to-face or in a distance/online environment. Anyone interested in improving teaching and learning would enjoy participating in this MOOC.
Learners will investigate technology-enabled learning activities that make use of a wide range of educational technologies:
Learners will explore various educational technologies to enhance teaching and learning through review and discussion of:
Learners will examine the application of educational technologies to address challenges in different educational contexts:
Learners will develop and share a plan for technology-enabled learning in their own teaching and learning context by:
Learners will reflect upon the role teaching presence with technology and the processes used to develop educational technology-enabled lessons, including
Two levels of certification are available based on your level of participation and completion of tasks/activities:
Meet the Instructors
Dr M. Cleveland-Innes is Professor of Educational Innovation at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada. She has been teaching for 35 years in all areas of education, face-to-face and online. Martha has received awards for her work on the student experience in online environments and holds a major research grant through the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. In 2011 she received the Craig Cunningham Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence and in 2009 she received the President’s Award for Research and Scholarly Excellence from Athabasca University. Her work is well published in academic journals in North America and Europe.
Dr N. Ostashewski is Associate Professor of Education Innovation at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada. He has been utilizing technology in teaching since 1990, both at the K12 and graduate education level. For the past 20 years Dr Ostashewski has been training teachers how to incorporate technology into “worth-it” classroom, blended, and online activities. His current research areas include iPads in the classroom, networked teacher professional development, MOOC design and delivery and collaboration technologies in teaching. In 2012, he was invited to work in Western Australia at Curtin University assisting professors in implementing technology-enhancements for courses with up to 1500 students. His latest book is titled “Optimizing K12 Education through Blended and Online Learning” and he has several open access publications available online.
Length of the Course: Five Weeks
Schedule: October 29, 2018 to November 30, 2018.
Workload: 3 to 5 hours per week