Course Syllabus

Weekly Outline:


Week

Theme- Objectives

Activities               


Resources

1

Jan 2-5

Introduction - Building Community

WEEKLY activities:


  • Weekly Online Participation (G+)

  • Weekly Social Media Participation

  • Weekly Digital Curation


Fill in your network information in the following Google form:


Join the Google+ Community and Post your Introductio


Join Twitter


Choose Weekly Curation Tool:

**Storify**


How to Use Storify:


Curation Focus - http://bryanjack.ca/2013/11/29/blogs-as-documents-of-learning/

Required  Resources:

Online Teaching Manifesto Video


Saba, Fahad - Distance Education in the US- Past Present and Future



Extra Resources:


Nussbaum-Beach, S.

Connected Educator Starter Kit


The Connected Educator

S. Nussbaum- Beach, L. Ritter-Hall


Alec Couros Becoming a Networked Learner Resources

2

Jan 6-12

Theory of Distance Education

WEEKLY activities:


  • Weekly Online Participation (G+)

  • Weekly Social Media Participation

  • Weekly Digital Curation






Required Resource:

M. Ally

http://cde.athabascau.ca/online_book/ch1.html



Extra Resources:


T. Anderson

http://cde.athabascau.ca/online_book/ch2.html


T. Bates

Parts 1-8 Understanding the Building Blocks of Online Learning


3

Jan 13-19

Understanding and Experiencing Different Technological Platforms,

Instructional Media and Technologies for Learning

WEEKLY activities:


  • Weekly Online Participation (G+)

  • Weekly Social Media Participation

  • Weekly Digital Curation


Text and Tools Review - Create your own video OR Host your own Google Hangout Using ICT Tool (TBA)


1. Choose an Online Instructional Tool

2. Learn how to use the tool to create a basic page with text, hyperlinked ink, an image and a video.

3. Create a public youtube video about how and why to use the ICT

4. Record to youtube


This video should be created and shared using Twitter to obtain feedback. This multimodal tutorial should be viewed as an initial draft of Assignment 6: Distance Learning Text or Tool Review. Share your work on your blog and post to the G+ Community.





Required Reading:

An Argument for Clarity: What are Learning Management Systems, What are They Not and What Should They Become? W. Watson  & S. Watson (pdf)


Extra Resources:


Edmodo - Teacher Resource

Edmodo - Article


Wikispaces - Teacher Resource

Wikispaces - Why? and How?


Canvas - Teacher Guide

Canvas - Why and How?


Google+

Google Resources


Wordpress -


Create videos using:

Google Hangouts


Screencast O -Matic


Jing


Use OER (Open Educational Resources) content from:


Youtube - Education


Khan Academy


LiveBinders


CC Information


Alan Levine 50 Ways to Tell a Story


4

Jan 20-26

MOOCs and Open/Networked Learning



WEEKLY activities:


  • Weekly Online Participation (G+)

  • Weekly Social Media Participation

  • Weekly Digital Curation

DUE: Online Collaborative Module Design Project Topic and Group Member list. Groups should submit to G+ Community.
DLMOOC Begins. Join the DLMOOC. Complete activities identified for the DLMOOC.

Required Reading:


What Massive Open Online Courses  Have to Offer k12 Teachers  and Students, Richard E. Ferdig


Extra Resources:


Stewart, B. (2013). Massiveness + openness = New literacies of participation? MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 9(2), 228-238. http://jolt.merlot.org/vol9no2/stewart_bonnie_0613.htm


Applying MOOC Lessons to Traditional Classrooms


MOOC Resources


Valestanos, George - Learner Experiences with MOOCs and Open Online Learning

5

Jan 27- Feb 2

Instructional and Cognitive Impact of Online Learning




WEEKLY activities:


  • Weekly Online Participation (G+)

  • Weekly Social Media Participation

  • Weekly Digital Curation



DLMOOC Theme: Looking at student work for Deeper Learning. Complete activities identified for the DLMOOC.

Required Reading:


Tony Bates - New Pedagogy Emerging


Extra Resources:
Design thinking at the Nueva School: IMAGE

The Myth of Learning Styles


Teaching for Understanding


Understanding by Design - Resource 1


Understanding By Design - Resource 2


PPT


Book:

Understanding by Design," Wiggins and McTighe (1998)

6

Feb 3- 9

Learning Design Choices - Limits to Cloud Based Learning




WEEKLY activities:


  • Weekly Online Participation (G+)

  • Weekly Social Media Participation

  • Weekly Digital Curation


DLMOOC Theme: Student learning via internships. Complete activities identified for the DLMOOC.

Required Reading:

Materials available on page for Week 6

Extra Resources:

The Year in Privacy 2013


Cloud Technology Forecast: Sunshine with a Chance of Showers


Google Apps - Benefits for Security


UBC MET 522 Cloud Project:

http://cloudlearning.weebly.com/limitations.html


7

Feb 10-16

Taking Risks -

Online Policies and Procedures, Standards




WEEKLY activities:


  • Weekly Online Participation (G+)

  • Weekly Social Media Participation

  • Weekly Digital Curation



DLMOOC Theme: Personalized Learning, student voice and choice. Complete activities identified for the DLMOOC.

Required Readings:


Teach Like a Pirate


Extra Resources:


ISTE Standards for Teachers


Connecticut Teacher Technology Competencies


Mozilla Web Literacy Standards


iNACOL - Online Teaching Standards


Personal School or District Standards


Privacy - internet - US


Licensing - Creative CTommons

Gamifi-ED Squirrel Chaser Community Opens for those interested in Gamification - Design and Learning


Feb 13: Webinar

Teach Like a Pirate Author - Dave Burgess

8

Feb 17-23

UDL, UBD, and scaffolding students in an academically rigorous hybrid learning environment




WEEKLY activities:


  • Weekly Online Participation (G+)

  • Weekly Social Media Participation

  • Weekly Digital Curation



DLMOOC Theme:

Deeper Learning for a wide range of students. Complete activities identified for the DLMOOC.


DUE: Online Collaborative Module Design Project summary of timeline, work completed, work to be done


Required Reading:


Towards a Design Theory of Blended Learning Curriculum (pdf)


Extra Resources:


Bloom’s Taxonomy - Kathy Schrock


Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy


UDL - Universal Design for Learning


UBD - Template


POT Course


Development of Online Courses

9

Feb 24- Mar 2

Personalized  and Network Learning



WEEKLY activities:


  • Weekly Online Participation (G+)

  • Weekly Social Media Participation

  • Weekly Digital Curation


DLMOOC Theme:

Academic Mindsets, Non cognitive factors. Complete activities identified for the DLMOOC.


Required Readings:


Watson, W.R. , Watson, S.L., & C.M. Reigeluth (2013). Education 3.0: breaking the mold with technology, Interactive Learning Environments, DOI:10.1080/10494820.2013.764322 PIES Theory (pdf)


Learning Pathways


Keiro and Purdue Passport


Extra Resources:


Matthew Turner


Alaska Humanities Forum


Learning Pathways Tool Webinar

10

Mar 3- 9

Integration of Formal and Informal Learning for Assessment



WEEKLY activities:


  • Weekly Online Participation (G+)

  • Weekly Social Media Participation

  • Weekly Digital Curation


DLMOOC Theme:

Assessing for Deeper Learning. Complete activities identified for the DLMOOC.

Required Readings:


Designing Open Badges for a Technology Integration Course. Randall, D., Harrison, J., & R. West.(pdf)


Gewertz, C. (2012) New Hampshire Schools Embrace Competency Based Learning: Learning is Anytime, Anyplace (pdf)


Extra Resources:


OpenBadges


Competency Based Learning


Integration of formal and informal learning


ePortfolios

11

Mar 10- 16

International Perspectives on Distance Learning




WEEKLY activities:


  • Weekly Online Participation (G+)

  • Weekly Social Media Participation

  • Weekly Digital Curation


DLMOOC Theme:

Exhibiting student work, Audience, Curation of student work. Complete activities identified for the DLMOOC.


DUE: Revised Distance Learning Medium Review Due. This should be posted to your blog, your Hub, and the Digital Text and Tools Repository.

Required Readings:


Global Learning Scales Up


International Perspectives in Online Learning- iNACOL


Extra Resources:


COL Commonwealth of Learning


k12 OER - Open Educational Resources


Mobile Learning -


SD73 Business Company


Online School for Girls



12

Mar 17-

23

FutureTrends



WEEKLY activities:


  • Weekly Online Participation (G+)

  • Weekly Social Media Participation

  • Weekly Digital Curation


DL MOOC Final presentations. Complete activities identified for the DLMOOC.






Required Readings:


Horizon Report - Preview - Future Trends 2013


iNACOL - Future Models


Extra Resources:


Social Entrepreneurship


Gamification - Design and Learning (Resources from Squirrel Chasers OOC)


Charter Virtual School Debate


Redefining Education in a Digital Age


Full - k12 Horizon Report  - 2013

13

Mar 24-30

Final Project Work Week

Add your projects to the G+ Community for feedback and support throughout the week



DUE: The Online Collaborative Module Design Project and Personal Online Case Study DUE March 30, 2014.



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