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White-25-400-pixels.jpgCourse title: Integrating Pedagogy & Technology (formerly entitled 'E-learning' from 2007-2014)
Course type: Master of Education Unit
Course dates: Nov 2017 (Singapore) Feb-May 2017 (Perth) Sep 2016 (Perth) • Feb-May 2016 (Perth) • Nov 2015 (Singapore) • Sep 2015 (Perth) • Feb-May 2015 (Perth) • May 2014 (Hong Kong) • Mar-May 2014 (Perth) • Nov 2013 (Singapore) • Jul-Oct 2013 (Perth) • Jul-Oct 2012 (Perth) • Apr 2012 (Hong Kong) • Jul-Oct 2011 (Perth) • Mar 2011 (Singapore) • Nov-Dec 2010 (Hong Kong) Jul-Oct 2010 (Perth) Nov 2009 (Hong Kong) Jul-Sep 2009 (Perth) Jul 2009 (Hong Kong) Mar 2009 (Singapore) Jul-Sep 2008 (Perth) Apr 2008 (Hong Kong) Jul-Sep 2007 (Perth) Jan 2007 (Hong Kong)
Related pages: E-language wiki [password-protected] (Perth) Web 2.0 in education



Overview

This course highlights the innovative teaching and learning opportunities which arise at the intersection of contemporary pedagogical approaches and digital technologies. With a primary focus on e-learning (especially via web 2.0 and social media tools) and a secondary focus on m-learning (especially via mobile apps), it guides participants in creating and implementing dynamic digital strategies and effective technological resources in their own teaching and/or professional contexts, including contexts in which they may have leadership positions.

Those whose main interest is in mobile technologies may like to consider the follow-up Teaching & Researching with Mobile Technologies course. Both courses are designed for academic and teaching staff. Professional and non-teaching staff may be more interested in the Emergent Technologies in Education course.

The course is oriented around thematic sessions which build progressively across a series of face-to-face tutorials, with accompanying tools sessions focusing in more detail on specific technologies. The tools sessions are followed by guided explorations in optional evening computer labs (in the extended Perth version) or afternoon computer labs (in Singapore and the compressed Perth version) or weekend computer labs (in Hong Kong), where participants explore technologies in a hands-on manner.

The course is run in flipped mode, with participants watching a video on a selected technological tool once a fortnight (in the extended Perth version) or in the second part of each class (in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the compressed Perth version), before recording their reflections on a class wiki (in the extended Perth version) and/or discussing them with the class (in Hong Kong, Singapore and both Perth versions). Key digital themes are covered in flipped videos which participants watch in alternate fortnights, following up with reflections on personal blogs (in the extended Perth version); or in daily face-to-face presentations interspersed with group discussions (in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the compressed Perth version).

Because of its extended nature, the full-length Perth course incorporates a weekly set of tasks, which require participants to record their reflections on selected tools, plan their individual e-learning or m-learning projects, and interact with each other online. On the Hong Kong and Singapore courses, and in the compressed Perth course, participants complete similar tasks as part of their guided explorations in the workshops which take place in the afternoon labs (Singapore, Perth) or the weekend labs (Hong Kong).

Programme

The programme is outlined in brief below. Full details, including lists of key and optional references provided digitally through the UWA Library, are included in the course outline distributed prior to the first class. These references are selected from broader lists of E-learning references and M-learning references.

  • Thematic session I is entitled From Novelty to Normalisation. It gives an overview of recent technological developments, relating them to contemporary educational approaches. It introduces the theory of normalisation and its implications for the integration of e-learning and m-learning technologies into day-to-day teaching. Participants record project ideas on a personal blog (extended Perth version) and/or discuss them face-to-face (Hong Kong, Singapore & both Perth versions).
  • Tools session A showcases Basic Technologies, including VLEs, discussion boards, blogs and wikis.
  • In the guided exploration, participants engage in a hands-on exploration of the tools covered (Perth, Hong Kong & Singapore) and record their reactions on a class wiki (extended Perth version) or interactive discussion board (Hong Kong, Singapore & compressed Perth version).

  • Thematic session II focuses on Framing E-learning, covering: the framing of student learning (through social constructivism and the communities of practice model) and the framing of teacher learning (through the TPACK and SAMR models). Participants record project ideas on a personal blog (extended Perth version) and/or discuss them face-to-face (Hong Kong, Singapore & both Perth versions).
  • Tools session B showcases Networking Technologies, including social networking, chat/IM (instant messaging), microblogging and polling.
  • In the guided exploration, participants engage in a hands-on exploration of the tools covered (Perth, Hong Kong & Singapore) and record their reactions on a class wiki (extended Perth version) or interactive discussion board (Hong Kong, Singapore & compressed Perth version).

  • Thematic session III covers Digital Literacies, including literacies related to language, information, connections, and (re-)design. Participants record project ideas on a personal blog (extended Perth version) and/or discuss them face-to-face (Hong Kong, Singapore & both Perth versions).
  • Tools session C showcases Informational Technologies, including search, folksonomies (social tagging, social bookmarking), RSS and social sharing.
  • In the guided exploration, participants engage in a hands-on exploration of the tools covered (Perth, Hong Kong & Singapore) and record their reactions on a class wiki (extended Perth version) or interactive discussion board (Hong Kong, Singapore & compressed Perth version).

  • Thematic session IV takes a look at Emerging & Future Trends. It has a strong focus both on technological developments which will impact education, and on educational developments which may be affected by technology. It suggests that the future of learning will be shaped at the intersection of technological and educational trends, and it covers a number of currently emerging and likely future developments. Participants record project ideas on a personal blog (extended Perth version) and/or discuss them face-to-face (Hong Kong, Singapore & both Perth versions).
  • Tools session D showcases Multimedia Tools, including podcasting, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), vodcasting, digital storytelling, data visualisation, and virtual worlds/gaming.
  • In the guided exploration, participants engage in a hands-on exploration of the tools covered (Perth, Hong Kong & Singapore) and record their reactions on a class wiki (extended Perth version) or interactive discussion board (Hong Kong, Singapore & compressed Perth version).

  • Thematic session V consists of a Course Review. (In Singapore and in the compressed version in Perth, this occurs at the end of the final afternoon computer lab. In Hong Kong, it occurs at the start of the final weekend computer lab.) Participants record project ideas on a personal blog (extended Perth version) and/or discuss them face-to-face (Hong Kong, Singapore & both Perth versions).
  • In the final session, Student Presentations give everyone a chance to share ideas on the individual e-learning or m-learning projects participants have worked on during the course (Hong Kong & extended Perth version only - in Hong Kong, this occurs at the end of the final weekend computer lab; in Singapore & the compressed Perth version, students engage in individual consultations with the lecturer and/or tutor.)

While grounded in relevant theory and pedagogy at all times, the course thus has a strong practical component, as reflected in:
  • class discussions of practical applications of e-learning and m-learning technologies;
  • guided explorations where there is the opportunity to experiment with various e-learning and m-learning tools;
  • online discussions and interactions.



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