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Spring 2014 Course: Exploring New Technologies for Active Learning: Maximizing Student Engagement
The knowledge base for the STEM classroom has shifted markedly in recent years. Popular and well-studied strategies, including the use of flipping, MOOCs, embedded audio/video and videoconferencing have all become part of the STEM classroom standard operating procedure for teaching and learning. In this class, students will learn how to effectively utilize these teaching/learning strategies in the STEM classroom, and will have the opportunity to use these strategies in actual learning situations.
- Instructor: Dr. Mary Besterfield-Sacre; Associate Professor and Director of Engineering Education Research Center
Facilitator: Janet L. Littrell, Director of Distance Learning at Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
- Duration of course: January 21, 2014 - April 15, 2014 *Please note change in start and end date*
- Synchronous meeting times: every Tuesday, 1:30-2:30 ET/12:30-1:30 CT/ 11:30-12:30 MT/ 10:30-11:30 PT
- Format: Weekly hour long synchronous sessions in Blackboard Collaborate on Tuesdays. The first session will be January 21th and last will be on April 15th.
- Credits: 1 credit. Students may participate with or without credit, as they prefer.
- Course Type: Graduate course
- Open To: Early or advanced CIRTL Network graduate students, post docs, academic staff and faculty
- Technologies: Blackboard Collaborate, Moodle, email