This course is intended to introduce teachers to the fundamentals of integrating technology into the teaching/learning process. Teachers will be exposed to web based applications and other media and communication technologies that can enhance productivity and efficiency in course delivery and evaluation. The method of delivery for this course deliberately sets out, wherever possible, to model the approaches and appropriate use of media and technologies being introduced.
Consequently, participants will be required to engage in Webinars, Web-logging and Online Collaboration through forums
This session is designed to provide you with opportunities to explore how the psychological perspectives on learning (Behaviorist, Cognitive, Constructivist, Social-psychological) inform the use of technology in the classroom; and to expose you to the process of planning instruction that involves the use of technology and will examine the implications of student, teacher and classroom factors on such instructional design.
These sessions are designed to help participants connect ideas about teaching and learning with e-learning design. They are intended to give participants an opportunity to explore current e-learning trends and designs, and situate themselves within the e-learning experience. Participants will be exposed to new and converging technologies that are at the heart of the e-learning experience. They will further explore some of the implications of employing these technologies for their professional culture and practice. Cases will be drawn from new, information-based media - online news, blogs, Wikipedia, YouTube, social networking applications, video gaming, etc, to produce understandings of the significance of some of these for education in the e-learning context.