- Designed For
- Current educators looking to move their materials online. Individuals already knowledgeable in e-learning wanting to further develop and refine their skills. Informal educators working in museums, zoos or the outdoors who want to build digital learning environments. Graphic designers looking to move into the education field and apply their skills in this area.
- September 9 - October 27, 2019
- $435 (+$60, registration fee)
- Seven weeks
- 3.6 CEUs
- 36 PDUs
Our Advanced Tools and E-Learning Trends presents additional varieties of online tools and trends to include in your e-learning activities and will help you build a robust learning ecosystem. You will investigate tools that support online collaboration, videos, screencasts, podcasts, and live streaming and promote deeper student engagement in your e-learning. You will also build your own framework for both evaluating and implementing tools within your e-learning activities.
Active Learning and Creating
The methodology for these courses is based on constructionism, where you create new learning by “tinkering” and creating learning artifacts with the tools, sharing them with your peers on a digital portfolio website, then discussing and reflecting on what you have learned.
In this course, you will:
- Explore and compare advanced web tools to be used in learning experiences
- Create learning artifacts using advanced web tools and share them with others online
- Reflect on how advanced web tools can be used when designing learning experiences
- Select effective advanced web tools to support specific learning outcomes
Advanced Learning Experience Tools and Techniques
This is an advanced course that is specifically designed to give you next-level skills. It is created to be as accessible as possible, but having some familiarity with websites and the types of tools we're using will be beneficial. Instructions and support are provided, and this is a great training for those ready and willing to put in the work.
If you are looking for a more introductory approach to some of these tools, you might consider the Exploring E-Learning Tools course, part of our E-Learning Instructional Design and Development Certificate.
This course is part of our Learning Experience Design Certificate. The entire series includes:
Josh Bancroft is a lifelong geek who taught himself to type in computer programs to play games when he was 5 years old, and has been fascinated by the intersection of learning and technology ever since. Josh has a Masters degreee in Adult Education and Organizational Development from Oregon State University, and works on software education and community initiatives in the Developer Relations group at Intel. Josh is an experimentalist who likes to try new tools and technologies, and has had great success at using digital tools like blogs, wikis, podcasting, and social media to increase collaboration, build community, and encourage learning. Josh's learning and teaching philosophy centers on the idea of constructionism - that we create our own learning by "tinkering", making new things (physical or digital), then sharing them with others.
Kim has been an educator since 1995. She has a serious passion (some would say obsession) with helping teachers reach students because she believes that the academic experience can and should be rewarding as a teacher as well as a student. Once "data-challenged," Kim has learned the value and (believe it or not) fun that can be had learning about students and figuring out how to make the changes that make a difference. Kim teaches Spanish at a local High School and at the university level has taught Active Research, Data classes, instructional strategies and engagement strategies since 2009. Kim loves spending time with her family (She and Mark have six children collectively, two grand daughters, an extra son, and a cat and a dog.) Travel (often by motorcycle), swap meets, knife shows, the outdoors, and McMenamin's passports are her hobbies.
Jo BakerJo Baker has over 15 years experience in the adult learning field, with the past five years focused on instructional design for E-learning. She works with corporate and healthcare clients to design meaningful online learning experiences that incorporate micro-learning, learner-led design, scenarios and story-telling. She earned a Master's degree in Education in the Information Science and Learning Technology program at the University of Missouri. As an instructor, Jo is invested in supporting a robust online learning community and in the application of learning theory to real-life learning challenges. She values creativity, curiosity and collaboration.