Introduction to Emerging Technologies for Learning (Summer Institute)
New technologies offer new opportunities for educators to increase learner engagement and improve the overall value of the learning experience. The last five years have resulted in the introduction of numerous new tools and approaches: blogs, wikis, podcasts, social bookmarking, virtual worlds, and social networking services. This course will explore the development of different technologies and suggest their potential impact on teaching and learning. Focus will be placed on tools that increase learner control over content, interaction, and the formation of learning networks with peers and experts outside of classrooms.
The Summer Institute is a 5 day face-to-face course that will assist faculty and academic leaders in exploring new technologies based on established theories of learning. Institute participants will receive instruction, support, direction and feedback on creating a sound pedagogical framework for their course and hands-on experience with numerous technologies that may be incorporated into the design of their course. The Summer Institute will demonstrate and utilize technology in its instructional strategies. Participants will provide peer feedback during and upon completion of their revised course design.