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Technology Applications in Education and Training

  1. 1. It6135 - Section 201 Technology Applications in Education and Training Unit 1: September 3, 2009 Instructor: Tim Boileau Thursday, September 3, 2009 1
  2. 2. Agenda Welcome and introductions Course assignments and grading Online learning experience--asynchronous learning Course structure and communication Use of social media Group formation Thursday, September 3, 2009 2
  3. 3. Welcome/Introductions Who are you? What do you do? What program are you in? Have you ever taken an online course? Expectations? An interesting factoid about you... Thursday, September 3, 2009 3
  4. 4. Assignments and Grading 3 individual assignments 1 group assignment 5 reading reflections Thursday, September 3, 2009 4
  5. 5. On-line Learning Asynchronous - anytime/anyplace Interactive Content Peers Instructor Requires planning and self-discipline Synchronous is also possible Chat Virtual classroom Thursday, September 3, 2009 5
  6. 6. Course Structure 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
  7. 7. Communication Outbound messaging from instructor: Email Podcast BB announcements Follow me on Twitter: timboileau Thursday, September 3, 2009 7
  8. 8. Communication (cont.) Peer to peer messaging (within Blackboard): Discussion forum Blog Messages Journal File exchange Wimba virtual classroom (WebEx) Thursday, September 3, 2009 8
  9. 9. Social Media 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
  10. 10. Social Media - Forms Forums ( Weblogs - create your own! ( Social networks - create your own! Wikis - create your own! Podcasts Thursday, September 3, 2009 10
  11. 11. Social Media Examples Thursday, September 3, 2009 11
  12. 12. Web Collaboration Tools Mail Docs Calendar Reader Sites Blackboard Moodle Begin building your personal social learning network... Thursday, September 3, 2009 12
  13. 13. Group Formation 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 may change) Decide on topic, social media tools, and presentation format Thursday, September 3, 2009 13
  14. 14. 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) communications Electronic Books Educational Podcasts Digital Pens Vitual Schools Streaming Video and Video Resources Social Networking Websites Mobile Learning Thursday, September 3, 2009 14