MDDE 663: Emerging Issues In Distance Education Technologies
Delivery mode: Grouped study with Internet component
Credits: 3 - Elective
Prerequisites: Prospective students should have completed at least three of the five MDDE core courses, and at least one of the following technology courses (610, 615, 620, or 621). Students not meeting these criteria may be permitted to register in the course, space permitting, with consent of the instructor.
This course will provide opportunity for a small group of one to four students to study an emerging technology, relevant to distance or online teaching and learning. The course will be structured in a semi-independent mode, with two recorded synchronous sessions (via Elluminate); a presentation to the group members; and considerable study and research.
Each student will be required to complete the following tasks:
- Email the instructor with an overview of the proposed topic in which they will summarize:
- the technology they wish to study
- the context in which they will discuss the adoption of that technology
- Attend (or listen to the recordings) of two scheduled Elluminate sessions 6:00-8:00 PM mountain time.
- Introduction to course context, each other and topics, to introduce and tools, Landing.athabascau.ca, expectations, platforms etc.
- A final session in which each student presents their technology to the class.
- Complete a 2000-4000 word literature review related to the educational application of the chosen technology.
- Create an annotated list of 15-20 resources found on the web related to the technology and add these as bookmarks on Landing.athabascau.ca.
- Create a portal using the presentation software from Landing.athabascau.ca (or alternate system), with the outcome of presenting the rationale for choice and adoption of the technology to an audience of MDE students.
- Participate by blogging and responding to course discussions using Landing.athabascau.ca.
CDE - Last updated by MM September 26, 2011
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