MDDE 610: Survey of Current Educational Technology Applications
Formerly "Introduction to Current Distance Education Technologies"
- Delivery mode: Online course using Moodle
- Credits: 3 - Elective
- Prerequisites: None
- Instructor Winter 2015: Craig Montgomerie
This course will give you hands on experience with, and allow you to make a critical evaluation of a number of the computer-based technologies that are currently used in distance education. This course "walks the talk" and as you progress through the course, a number of different technologies will be used to present material, to notify you of upcoming course-related activities, and to allow you to communicate with your classmates and the instructor in a number of different ways.
Technologies Examined During the Course
- Electronic portfolios
- Asynchronous tools
- Synchronous tools
- Social software educational tools
- Computer based education
- Web 2.0 applications
- Mobile applications
- Cloud computing, virtualization and green computing
We will address criteria for the selection of technologies appropriate to the students' particular situations.
- To gain hands-on experience with, and undertake a critical evaluation of a variety of educational technologies.
- To learn to apply media attribute schema and Bates ACTIONS/SECTIONS criteria to various media.
- To apply adoption theories to a particular technology that could be used in your own local teaching/learning context.
Please note, when watching this video, I'd encourage you to select the Closed Caption option. I created my first set of Closed Captions on this video as I had never tried doing that before but need to practice as I have a deaf student in my class next year and am otherwise trying to create learning materials with universal design principles in mind.