Documentation:Learning Technologies in Teaching and Learning
- Participants will develop an understanding of the broad goals for using learning technologies in teaching and learning
- Participants will develop an understanding of the SECTIONS framwork and reflect on its application in their teaching context
- Participants will identify examples of learning technologies used in the classroom for presentation, collaboration and sharing
- Participants will be able to find and navigate online learning technology resources in the e-Learning Toolkit
- Participants will consider aspects of their own teaching practice that they are in the process of developing and consider how different learning technologies might assist them in their process
- Activity: Your teaching and learning goals/challenges
- Presentation: Overview of learning technologies
- Activity: Exploring the UBC eLearning Toolkit
- Activity: Using the SECTIONS model
- Demonstration: Tools for presentation, sharing and collaboration
- Play time: An opportunity to login to some tools and try them out
What is a learning technology?
- The term learning technologies encompasses information and instructional technology, as well as telecommunications tools, applications, and systems that support learning.
EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative
Select teaching and learning goals
- Provide scaffolds and tools to enhance learning
- Give students and teachers more opportunities for feedback, reflection and revision
- Engender the development of local and global communities
United States National Research Council, 2008
Possible goals for e-learning
- To increase access to learning opportunities/increase flexibility for students
- To enhance the general quality of teaching/learning.
- To develop the skills and competencies needed in the 21st century, and in particular to ensure that learners have the digital literacy skills required in their discipline, profession or career – or, put simply, to get work in the future
- To meet the learning styles/needs of millenial students
- To improve the cost-effectiveness of the post-secondary education system
- To stay at the leading edge of educational technology developments/to digitalise all learning – or put another way, to respond to the technological imperative
- To de-institutionalise learning/to enable self-managed learning.
- To embark on a journey of mystery to see where it will take me.
Tony Bates, 2009
The eLearning Toolkit UBC
UBC's e-Learning Toolkit is for those new to using technology in education or those looking for new ideas and best practices. In the Toolkit, you will find a definition of each learning tool, sample uses, some benefits, tips on how to get started, and additional resources.
Activity: Exploring the eLearning Toolkit
Work individually and identify 3 tools that would be valuable in the context of your teaching and learning. For each of the tools identify:
- Value in the context of your teaching and learning
The SECTIONS Framework
- The SECTIONS model provides a framework for the selection of learning technologies.
- The SECTIONS framework was developed by Bates and Poole in the book 'Effective Teaching with Technology in Higher Education'
- This framewok has been adapted to the context of UBC and combined with a design process Define, Implement, Assess, Refine
Activity: Using the SECTIONS Framework
- Identify one learning objective or goal and activity that you would like to implement in your teaching
- Select possible learning technologies. Complete the 1st section of the SECTIONS framework
Demonstration: Learning Technologies
- Collaborate and share
- Present and Create
- WordPress MU
Activity: Exploring Learning Technologies
Using the provided login play with some of the platforms that we have gone over today and consider them in the context of your teaching and learning.