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This course will analyze currently available technologies for learning. Areas addressed include: learning management systems, intelligent tutors, computer adaptive testing, gamification, simulations, learning in and through social media and peer interaction, universal design for learning, differentiated instruction systems, big data and learning analytics, attention monitoring, and affect-aware systems. Participants will explore the processes for selection and implementation of suitable technologies, the design of electronic learning resources, design and application of digital media in teaching and learning, familiarization with web usability and accessibility, and critical analysis of the benefits of technologies in education....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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4 hours to complete

Course Orientation

With presentations by leading researchers on technology innovation at the University of Illinois, this learning module explores the future of learning in an environment of ubiquitous technology-mediated communication. Bill Cope pushes the boundaries of possibility with his five propositions about the future of learning. Cris Mayo explores the gendered aspects of technology and ways in which we can critically engage with technologies in education. H Chad Lane explores the dynamics of technology-mediated learning in games and museums. Maya Israel introduces the challenges and opportunities of teaching computer science....
Reading
8 videos (Total 44 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
Pushing the Boundaries of Possibility1m
The Old School5m
The Not-So-New School2m
The New School2m
Introducing the Scholar Environment4m
Classroom Discourse in Scholar5m
Classroom Discourse Transformed9m
Reading6 readings
Syllabus10m
Task Overview: How to Pass This Course10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Take This Course As a Stepping Stone for a University of Illinois Certificate, Masters, or Doctorate - Fully Online!10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz12m

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6 hours to complete

Ubiquitous Learning

This module examines the implications of ubiquitous learning for assessment and instruction, and technology as a mediator of social relations....
Reading
10 videos (Total 77 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Cultural and Social Contexts of Online Learning11m
Taking Control with Technology Inventories9m
Social and Cultural Challenges of Self-Representation in Online Spaces8m
Developing Critical Representational Vocabularies8m
Assessment in the Old School5m
The Not-So-New School2m
The New School: Embedded Assessment in Scholar9m
Learning As Distributed Knowledge Creation3m
Assessment As Recursive Feedback6m
Reading1 reading
Further Reading10m

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5 hours to complete

Instructional Technologies

The course now turns to look at some of the applications of technology in pedagogical practice in case studies of assessment, and in experiential informal learning....
Reading
10 videos (Total 78 min), 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Self-Directed Learning5m
What Is Engagement?12m
Interactivity in Game Designs and Museums12m
The Classroom in the Old School3m
No Class Scale in Kettle Moraine, Wisconsin10m
Individualized Learning in the Old Schools3m
The Not-So-New School: Individualization in Computer Adaptive Learning2m
Social Learning in Scholar: The Learning Module8m
From Knowledge Transmission to Knowledge Community6m

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5 hours to complete

Goals and Outcomes

The final module explores some additional cases and issues of technology in learning, examining the nature of the classroom, computer coding as a curriculum practice, and finally the question of measuring learning outcomes....
Reading
10 videos (Total 49 min), 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Coding for Students with Disabilities2m
Computer Science Teaching Practices11m
Encouraging Student Collaboration3m
A Case Study of Students with Disabilities6m
The Old School: The Mastery Learning Perspective2m
The Not-So-New School1m
The New School: Learning Analytics in Scholar6m
Visualizing Learning5m
New Learning: Because Now We Can, We Should1m

Instructors

Dr William Cope

Professor
Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, College of Education

Dr Mary Kalantzis

Professor
College of Education

About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs. ...

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