It6135 - Section 201
Technology Applications in
Education and Training
Unit 1: September 3, 2009
Instructor: Tim Boileau
Thursday, September 3, 2009 1
Welcome and introductions
Course assignments and grading
Online learning experience--asynchronous
Course structure and communication
Use of social media
Thursday, September 3, 2009 2
Who are you?
What do you do?
What program are you in?
Have you ever taken an online course?
An interesting factoid about you...
Thursday, September 3, 2009 3
Assignments and Grading
3 individual assignments
1 group assignment
5 reading reﬂections
Thursday, September 3, 2009 4
Asynchronous - anytime/anyplace
Requires planning and self-discipline
Synchronous is also possible
Thursday, September 3, 2009 5
8 Units covering approx. 15 Weeks
Units 2-8 are each over 2 week time span
Content delivered via Blackboard
Introductory Podcast (MP3)
Unit Agenda (MS Word .doc/.docx)
Narrated Slides (Quicktime .mov)
Slides handout (PDF)
Review of Syllabus
Thursday, September 3, 2009 6
Outbound messaging from instructor:
Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/
Thursday, September 3, 2009 7
Peer to peer messaging (within Blackboard):
Wimba virtual classroom (WebEx)
Thursday, September 3, 2009 8
Online content created by people using highly accessible
and scalable publishing technologies.
Shift in how people discover, read and share news,
information and content.
Fusion of sociology and technology, transforming
monologues (one to many) into dialogues (many to many)
and is the democratization of information, transforming
people from content readers into publishers.
Allows people to connect in the online world to form
relationships for personal, political and business use.
Thursday, September 3, 2009 9
Social Media - Forms
Weblogs - create your own!
Social networks - create your own!
Wikis - create your own!
Thursday, September 3, 2009 10
Social Media Examples
Thursday, September 3, 2009 11
Web Collaboration Tools
Begin building your personal social learning network...
Thursday, September 3, 2009 12
For emerging technologies discussions
Self-select 3-4 members
Preferred unit to present in (4,5,or 6)
Provide list to instructor (include member
names; date preference; and topic--this
Decide on topic, social media tools, and
Thursday, September 3, 2009 13
Emerging Technologies Topics
Possible topics to select from (does not have to be one of these):
Satellite Imaging Programs (e.g., Google Earth)
Real-time, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
Streaming Video and Video Resources
Social Networking Websites
Thursday, September 3, 2009 14