Featured Higher Education Presenter: Tony Bates
Discover how to maximize the effectiveness of 21st century teaching tools with Selecting and Using Technologies in Online & Blended Courses with noted presenter Tony Bates.
Criteria for Media Selection
Bates will share a comprehensive framework for educational technology decisions. Known as the SECTIONS Model, this letter-by-letter approach includes instructional and administrative criteria as follows:
S Is the technology appropriate for students?
E Is it reliable? Does it allow ease of use?
C What are its direct and indirect costs?
T How will it support teaching and learning?
I What kinds of interaction will it make possible?
O What organizational issues will be involved?
N How much of a novelty is this technology?
S Will it let us start courses and make changes with the speed we need? Is it secure?
Starting with this framework, you’ll learn:
- When to use face-to-face, blended learning, or online learning
- When to use a learning management system
- When and how to create personal learning environments
- When to blend a learning management system and personal learning environments
- When to use Web 2.0 tools, and for what purposes
- How to design learner-centered teaching.
Who will benefit from this seminar?
This is an advanced level seminar, perfect for universities, colleges, training organizations and people in the following positions:
- Curriculum developers
- Educational technologists
- Instructional designers
- Program directors.
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