In this course, candidates are introduced to the theory and practice of teaching and learning with digital technologies.
The course will be organized around Ontario curriculum guidelines for technological education and learning with digital media, as well as the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (and Students), and MediaSmart.ca website.
Students will work and play with the goal of creating dynamic digital artefacts, learning through making, and documenting process and practice. By the end of this course, you will have learned a practice.
*Winter 2021 Special Theme How to support students’ learning, making and really doing under conditions of pandemic – and in online learning environments.
You’ll be doing that by learning modular synthesis and using multiple tools to document and share your learning as you go.
We will also explore technology tools through the following theoretical and practical lenses:
- Learning: ‘Deep Learning’, Production Pedagogy, Inquiry Learning and Learning through Design & Making processes.
- New Literacy Studies: Multimodality Literacies, Multiliteracies and Situated Learning.
- Equity & Access: Addressing ‘the Digital Divide’ and the ‘Participation Gap’ so as to bring innovative digital learning and design practices to all.
- Technological Education: Using new media to document practical knowledge and practice-based skills learning; using and creating rich learning resources and tutorials (in practice-based disciplines where hands-on practical knowledge is central to the curriculum).
By the end of the course, candidates will develop sufficient knowledge/skill to far exceed all the ISTE standards in four areas: Modeling digital-age work and learning; designing and facilitating student learning experiences and creativity; promoting and modeling digital citizenship and responsibility; and engaging in professional growth and leadership.
Students will be expected to attend all online classes, read/watch all assigned materials, and be available for learning group meetings during class time.