Minor start up-11092012

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Minor start up-11092012

  1. 1. Educational Technology Minor subject studies Start-up meeting Tuesday 11th of September 2012 08:15 2012-09-11 / Venla VallivaaraLET – Learning and Educational Technology Research UnitUniversity of Ouluvenla.vallivaara@oulu.fi
  2. 2. What kind of expertise does one need in future?FINNSIGHT 2015:• In future’s society there’s a need for new ways of learning. Learning occurs regardless of time and space.• Modern technology affords plenty of new ways to learn, study and teach.• It’s more and more important to know how to share expertise, work in teams and develop your skills and expertise continuoysly. 2012-09-11 / Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu venla.vallivaara@oulu.fi
  3. 3. Learning objectives After these studies students are able to• make use of the essential learning theories in the contexts of individual and collaborative learning and life-long learning• pedagogically evaluate different technologies in interaction, learning, and content production• work collaboratively in different learning communities• recognize the role of educational technology in learning society 2012-09-11 / Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu venla.vallivaara@oulu.fi
  4. 4. Our main interest is LEARNING - in theory and in practice 2012-09-11 / Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu venla.vallivaara@oulu.fi
  5. 5. Studying educational technology means… • Diversity – We use many different teaching and studying methods and wide range of technological tools and applications • Collaborative studying – Big part of the studying is implemented as a group work, face-to-face or on-line • Internationality – Working together with the LET programme’s students and other international partners • Cooperation with local employers – In the Educational Projects course2012-09-11 / Venla VallivaaraLET – Learning and Educational Technology Research UnitUniversity of Ouluvenla.vallivaara@oulu.fi
  6. 6. Digital story by last year’s Educational Technology students: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AM7Vqw3-dI2012-09-11 / Venla VallivaaraLET – Learning and Educational Technology Research UnitUniversity of Ouluvenla.vallivaara@oulu.fi
  7. 7. Getting to know each other by Exploring experiences & expectations• Form groups of 3-4 students• In these groups – Introduce yourself to the other group members – Share the experiences that you have had with educational technology (using technology to support learning/teaching) so far – Share also the expectations that you have for the studies: What are your personal learning goals? 2012-09-11 / Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu venla.vallivaara@oulu.fi
  8. 8. Educational Technology Introductory studies 25 ects 2012-2013AUTUMN 2012• Introduction to learning and educational technology (INTRO)• Learning Theory and Pedagogical Use of Technology (THEORY)SPRING 2013• Designing Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL1)• Educational Projects (PROJECTS) 2012-09-11 / Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu venla.vallivaara@oulu.fi
  9. 9. INTRO Introduction to learning and educational Technology, 6 ectsObjective• The goal of the course is to examine the role of educational technology as a part of the possibilities and demands of the learning society in different learning contexts. In this course, the students familiarize themselves with the theoretical background, core concepts, and practical applications of learning and educational technology. In this course, the students become acquainted with the different constituents of expertise, in connection with which they reflect upon their own expertise path in a digital portfolio. One central goal of this course is to learn to use and evaluate information and communications technology pedagogically.Contents• Significance of educational technology in a learning society• Basic concepts related to educational technology• Introduction to the study of learning and educational technology: objectives, research subjects and the theoretical framework• Expertise and reflecting upon one’s own expertise• Central ICT applications 2012-09-11 / Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu venla.vallivaara@oulu.fi
  10. 10. THEORY Learning Theory and Pedagogical Use of Technology, 7 ectsObjective• The module includes three theoretical points of view on learning and the support of learning, i.e., self-regulated learning, collaborative learning, and the acquisition of expertise. A central topic of examination is the potential of different technologies to support learning and collaborative knowledge construction. In this course, the student will be introduced to different collaborative learning models and themes related to the guidance and evaluation of learning.Contents• Self-regulated learning: Motivation and learning strategies in technology-supported environments• Collaborative learning, Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) and collaborative learning models• Learning of expertise• Possibilities of supporting learning offered by technology• Planning technology-supported learning, guiding, and evaluating learning 2012-09-11 / Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu venla.vallivaara@oulu.fi
  11. 11. TEL 1 Designing Technology-Enhanced Learning, 6 ectsObjective• Students become familiar with the key concepts, competing theories and approaches of designing Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL). In collaboration with international students they will develop practical skills of setting up, implementing and evaluating the use of distributed set of integrated TEL systems and tools, and they will design a prototype of an advanced TEL course. This course will be implemented in international collaboration.Contents• Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) concept• Designing TEL: design process, selection of technology, constructing TEL environment• Implementing TEL• Evaluating TEL 2012-09-11 / Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu venla.vallivaara@oulu.fi
  12. 12. PROJECTS Educational Projects, 6 ectsObjective• The goal of this course is to implement a project in which the students study the theory of project work and project management and participate in the implementation of a project as a part of the project team. The areas of application of the project are development challenges related to learning and educational technology. Different technological applications will be utilized in the project, and the use of those applications as learning tools will be evaluated and developed.Contents• Basics of project work• Planning, practical realisation, and administration of project work• Special characteristics of educational projects• The utilization of technology in project work and educational projects• Development challenges in the field of learning and educational technology 2012-09-11 / Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu venla.vallivaara@oulu.fi
  13. 13. Tuesday afternoon coffees with teachers and tutors 18th Seb & 30th Oct If you have any questions or problems with your studies If you want to talk and hang out with other studentsIf you want to discuss about some educational technology contents or practical issues If you just like coffee (or tea) :) PEDO Cafeteria At 14:30 2012-09-11 / Venla VallivaaraLET – Learning and Educational Technology Research UnitUniversity of Ouluvenla.vallivaara@oulu.fi
  14. 14. Keep yourself informed!• E-mail list of all the EdTech minor students: Edtech2012(at)lists.oulu.fi (weekly info mails on Mondays)• Course descriptions, timetables and learning materials: www.oulu.fi/let/• PowerPoint-slides: http://www.slideshare.net/LEToulu• University teacher Venla Vallivaara E-mail: venla.vallivaara(at)oulu.fi Tel. 050 5266714 Room KTK321 2012-09-11 / Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu venla.vallivaara@oulu.fi
  15. 15. All the today’s materials can be found in: let.oulu.fi Questions? slideshare.net/LEToulu Please remember to enroll to courses in https://weboodi.oulu.fi/oodi/ Comments? NEXT MEETING: Introduction to Learning and Educational Technology starts on Thursday the 13th at 08:15 in KTK2152012-09-11 / Venla VallivaaraLET – Learning and Educational Technology Research UnitUniversity of Ouluvenla.vallivaara@oulu.fi

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