EDUC 497: Digital Learning Scenarios: Instruction and Assessment (3 credits)
July 20-24, 2020 Online
Instructor: Alyce Cunningham – Technology Integrator, York Suburban School District
The first part of this course will investigate the development of instructional technology not as a replacement for traditional techniques, but rather as a collection of tools and strategies that enhance traditional learning. Next, course participants will begin an exploration of teaching and learning by category — formative assessment, interactive instruction, media creation, and social learning. For each category, participants will identify various digital learning scenarios, assess the scenario for its ease of use, availability, alignment with instructional goals and measurable effectiveness. Following this, they will produce lesson planning that integrates the approved scenario,and complete the scenario as if they themselves were the learners. The course culminates with the creation of a research-based tool kit that is ready for classroom use and for sharing with other professionals. This course focuses on the application of learning technologies that enhance student learning. Teachers will unpack the false premise — that technology is itself a teaching strategy. This course integrates old-school effectiveness with contemporary methods to equip teachers to move beyond the use of technology for management and into the use of technology for deeper learning and authentic content creation.