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Spring 2010: Effective Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning
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.
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.
Spring 2010 Course Flyer (PDF)
Course type: Online web-conference, synchronous graduate seminar
Host institutions: University of Wisconsin-Madison & Howard University
Instructors: Alan Wolf, UW-Madison, Center for Biology Education; Folahan Ayorinde, Howard University, Professor of Chemistry;
Dates: Thursdays - January 21, 2010 - May 6, 2010 (tentative start and end dates)
Meeting times: 2:30-4:30ET / 1:30-3:30 CT/ 12:30-2:30 MT
This course will use interactive web and teleconferencing technology.
- Individual access to a computer in a quiet location with a high-speed internet connection
- Hardware: http://www.cirtl.net/courses/equipment
- Skype - Skype is used as a back-up connection system. If students have problems connecting to the Elluminate room they can then contact the instructor or other facilitators to troubleshoot. Instructors may also require that students meet outside of class in Elluminate to complete assignments (varies from course to course)
- This course will use Elluminate to connect students via web-conference. Elluminate requires that your computer have a compatible Java software version installed on your computer.
Please follow this link for a first-time user's system setup and to test your system's compatibility.
We strive to be inclusive of anyone interested in participating in ouractivities, programs, and courses. If you have specific accessibilityneeds, please let us know in advance so that we may make the necessary accommodations.
Students may participate with or without credit, as they prefer. The course work is equivalent to a 3 credit course. Graduate students at campuses other than the host institution who are interested in receiving course credit are encouraged towork with their local CIRTL Network campus leaders or advisors to receive independent study credit. We strive to be inclusive of anyone interested in participating in our activities, programs, and courses. If you have specific accessibility needs, please let us know in advance so that we may make the necessary accommodations.