Digital pedagogy deals with not only the use of technology, but the appropriate use of technology to enhance the learning experience and engage the learner. This course will prepare students to evaluate, recommend and implement digital tools in a face to face, online, or hybrid environment. No textbook required.
This course explores current web-based educational tools that address a variety of learning needs. Key areas covered include choosing appropriate tools and creating activities that allow for ease-of-maintenance. Students will gain hands-on experience working with a variety of eLearning tools.
No textbook required.
This course is designed to introduce students to learning management systems (LMS), and familiarize them with the tools available. The importance of well-designed templates and ease of navigation will be investigated. Learners will develop a module in an LMS platform during this learning experience to demonstrate a key learning outcome. No textbook required.
Learners explore two key aspects of managing a diverse adult learning environment. In the first section of the course, learners discover the intercultural differences in adult learning styles, preferences and educational expectations and compare these to learning in a Canadian learning environment. In the second section of the course, learners develop the capacity and competencies to recognize how diversity impacts the learning experience and develop the tools and confidence to manage and plan for the complexities that surface in such a learning environment. This course has mandatory chats. No Textbook Required.
There is abundant research demonstrating that not all students learn the same way and therefore it is important to cater to a variety of modalities when designing online educational materials. By identifying the purpose of multimedia design, students will create a short learning unit that demonstrates their understanding of best practices and skills in audio, video, and graphic design. Students will also learn copyright law as it pertains to educational use of materials. Software required: Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, and Audition all included in Adobe CC). Textbook required.
How content is designed is critical to the success of learners. In this course students will apply appropriate Universal Design for Learning practices to online teaching materials. In addition, students will learn about relevant accessibility laws in order to recommend strategies to ensure AODA compliance for all online content. No Textbook Required.