Magna Online Seminars

Selecting and Using Technologies in Online & Blended Courses

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
  • Instructors
  • Lecturers
  • Professors
  • Program directors.

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