Technology to Captivate Students
In this instructional development opportunity, participants will review strategies to engage diverse learners and build a learning community through the use of technology. The instructional materials and activities will explore ways to improve student engagement and promote student feedback.
To promote student engagement, the module content has a consistent layout and aesthetic design that allows participants to easily navigate through the course and interact with the subject material. Before accessing subsequent modules, participants are required to complete an activity that applies module concepts.
Technology to Captivate Students incorporates a variety of instructional materials to explore ways to utilize technology to promote student engagement. Each module introduces topics and concepts with the use of CITT-created lectures and resources from scholarly journals and websites. Participants will also find example tools and strategies they can use in the online learning environment.
Building a Community of Learners
The Building a Community of Learners module analyzes the role that learning communities can have on student success. Participants will explore the benefits of incorporating a learning community into their instruction, and discover common features that help describe a successful learning community. The module concludes with participants applying the knowledge they have gained in order to develop an introductory activity that will help foster a learning community in their classroom.
Promoting Student Engagement
The Promoting Student Engagement module emphasizes best practices for implementing technology into a course for student engagement. Participants will learn about the benefits and impact of incorporating technology into a course. The module also explores the challenges of creating a technology-based learning environment. The module ends with participants applying what they’ve learned by completing an activity where they think of how to create or adapt an existing assignment to incorporate the use technology for student engagement.
This is the second offering in a two-part series designed for participants to earn the Teaching with Technology certificate of completion. Successful completion of all course requirements earns participants an open badge. This includes a course description and the criteria required to receive the badge.