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Spring 2009: Effective Teaching with Technology
Develop new approaches to effective use of instructional technology in your teaching practice. You will learn how technological choices can affect the learning of today’s diverse student populations. You will complete a research project to study how technology can affect student learning in your discipline.
This course is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields who desire to develop new approaches to the effective use of instructional technology in their teaching practice.The goals of the class are:
- to provide participants with a foundation for choosing appropriate technological tools based on learning needs,
- to give participants hands-on experience, through class sessions and an independent project, in the effective use of learning technologies such as interactive web applications, video/audio lectures, "clickers", and course management tools, and
- to promote the importance and scholarship of the evaluation of instructional technology efficacy.
Note: This course will make use of live interactive web and teleconferencing technology. Students from three CIRTL Network institutions, UW-Madison, Howard University and Texas A&M University will meet together for the first hour of class each week. Class will continue locally at each campus for an additional hour.
Students at UW Madison will participate until May 10, 2009, the end of the spring semester.
Course type: Online web-conference, synchronous graduate seminar
Host institutions: University of Wisconsin-Madison and Howard University
Instructors: Jake Blanchard, UW-Madison, Professor of Engineering Physics, Alan Wolf, UW-Madison, Center for Biology Education
Dates: January 22, 2009 - April 30, 2009
Meeting times: Every Thursday, 2:30p ET / 1:30p CT (120 minute meetings)
This course will use interactive web and teleconferencing technology. You can always access the different technology and syllabus through the CIRTL Café course web page.
Course Management System. Course schedule, reading materials, and asynchronous discussions will be conducted using a University of Wisconsin Moodle site: http://ecow2.engr.wisc.edu/courses/course/view.php?id=155. Information on technology requirements for Moodle. Alan Wolf will send username and password information for registered students ASAP via email. Until the issue with accounts is resolved you can download and compressed package of the files from this URL: https://mywebspace.wisc.edu/alanwolf/web/Week_two_files.zip
Class Presentations. Presentations during class (usually the first hour of class) will be conducted using a web-based conferencing system, called Wisline Web (which uses Microsoft’s Live Meeting software). Click the following URL to enter the meeting space: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/wislineweb/join?id=CIRTL+ETTL&role=attend. No entry code is required. Information on technology requirements for Live Meeting.
Class conference calls: We will use conference calls to support synchronous discussions during class. You can join the conference call using the following telephone numbers: Toll-free: +1 (888) 677-9189 or Toll: +1 (608) 316-0022. The course instructors will provide the access code. The only technology requirements are a telephone.
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