This free open online course is the product of the collaborative work of Dr. Torrey Trust and graduate students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Education. We have designed this course with the intention of extending this collaborative, community-based philosophy to our participants. As a member of the Designing Digital Media for Teaching and Learning community, you can expect to meet and interact with educators around the world, receive detailed feedback from our team of facilitators, and create a digital media project to enhance student learning.
Whether digital media sparks fear or intrigue, it is a fundamental part of students’ lives and can enrich teaching and learning in and out of the classroom. This four-week open online course will examine how the creation and consumption of digital media can enhance education by engaging and empowering teachers and students. Throughout this project-based course, you will learn how to use free Web 2.0 tools to create, implement and assess digital media.
Course Learning Objectives
In this open online course, participants will:
- Demonstrate an ability to find and evaluate digital media tools and resources
- Create at least one digital media product that is designed to enhance student learning.
- Design a plan for implementing digital media in their classroom, which builds upon students’ knowledge, skills, and interests.
To prepare for Designing Digital Media for Teaching and Learning, please:
- Read the Course Syllabus.
- Join the course Google+ Community. (You will need a gmail account; if you do not already have one, you can create an account here.)
- Complete the Pre-Course Survey. This will better help us adapt our feedback to your particular needs and interests.
- Introduce yourself by completing the Designing Digital Media Around the World activity.
- Week One begins on Monday, November 2, 2015.