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Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching - January 2021

NITTTR via Swayam


The “Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching” is an online SWAYAM NITTT course specially designed and developed for the AICTE Technical Teacher Training Module. The course is structured to provide interactive MOOC learning experience to the faculty members and also to develop an understanding of how technology enhances and transforms classroom instruction. Integrating and infusing technologies into classroom teaching is a challenging task and its understanding is important for both teachers and students. Technology enabled teaching learning facilitates in differentiated instruction, since we are aware “one size doesn’t fit all”. Despite of your ICT literacy, this course will help you course will help you in leveraging your teaching strengths and find the approach that is right for you, your students and your educational context. Thus, the course facilitates and guide in the instructional planning through technology. You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of effective online teaching practices and their relationship to the use of different technologies in connecting CONTENT to the CONTEXT. You will also be encouraged to progressively design and reflect upon your own online learning activity, assessment or resource for use in your own class if you choose to undertake the course assignments. The course is structured with experiential sharing, input from the experts and interviewees from the stake holders. Through many examples and case studies, the participants will be exposed how to create technology enhanced instruction for their students and what to address when designing these experiences. More specifically, in this course participants will be exploring to find answers for the following questions:
  • How classroom instruction needs to be structured for the current generation learners?
  • What does research evidence tell us about integrating ICT tools in classroom instruction?
  • Identify and understand the range of technology enabled teaching implementation models?
  • How blended learning provides shift in instruction, roles, and technology integration.
  • Review the availability of technology for the blended & flipped classroom.
  • How can we ensure that this instructional design will help our students achieve their intended learning outcomes?
  • What pedagogic options do we have to make our teaching successful?
  • What assessment and feedback practices can help our students learn more effectively?
  • Explore various management techniques to create safe and ethical technology enabled learning environments that includes social collaboration.
  • Examine the challenges associated with technology enabled teaching learning implementation and how you can address these challenges.



Unit 1: Introduction to Technology Enabled Learning Introduction to Teaching into Technology - Technology in Education: National Education Policy (Draft) Overview - The Crucial role of the teacher in TEL - Learning Space: Teaching Environment - Teaching Learning principles: ICT Perspective Learning Theories - The Potential benefits of adopting TEL - Developing and Drafting Institutional policies - Reviewing about institutional Capacity with respect to ICT - Institutional Policies - Reviewing about Institutional Capacity with respect to ICT - Institution preparedness for TEL.
Unit 2: Tools & Resources for creating Technology based Learning Environment Using Online Environments for Teaching - Planning online Class - Considerations for Choosing Technology Tools - Demonstration: Google Classroom; Ed-puzzle; LMS (lite version) - Virtual Laboratories - online Access to Remote laboratories - Case Study: Experiential Sharing - Virtual laboratories - Teaching Using scenario Based Simulations.
Unit 3: Tools & Resources for creating Learning Resources Online tools for content creation - Promoting active learning strategy - considerations for choosing Technology - screen casting Technique - Ed TED - Creating of Mind map - Introduction to Gamification - Use of Documentaries in TEL.
Unit 4: Tool & Resources for creating Learning Assessment Fundamentals of Assessment - Online Tools for assessment - considerations for choosing Technology - Tools Demonstration: Google Forms, Hot potatoes, plickers, Assessment in LMS, Inline video Quiz, Framing of Rubrics, audio Feedback, portfolios - Reflective Teaching Tool - Learning Analytics to Inform Learning.
Unit 5: Blend /Flipped Classroom & AI in classroom Teaching. Concepts of Blended Instruction - Blended Models - Implementation strategies of flipped classroom - Role of Artificial Intelligence in Education - Personalized learning - Role of Educators - Tutoring.
Unit 6: Digital Literacy, Copy Rights & Life long Learning (Webinar and MOOCs). Understanding Creative commons - Handling copyright for online resources / Courses - Looking into insight about Research ID, ORCID, Scopus Author ID - Plagiarism tools and its implementation. Webinar- MOOCs - Strategies to Select MOOC - Step to Complete MOOCs
Unit 7: Social Media in Education Web 2.0 Technologies: Twitter, Wiki and Blogs - Using Blogs for Peel Feedback and Discussions Using online communities - Nurturing Collaboration.
Unit 8: Integration and Implementation. Insight about Integration of tools in the classroom - Curriculum design, activity structure, the relevance of chosen technology and effective classroom management - learning analytics.

What you will learnAfter completing the learning tasks in this course, the participants will be able to:
  1. Design effective lessons using various instructional technologies.
  2. Identify online Free and Open Source Software [FOSS], Open Educational Resource (OER) and other digital tools for the creating active learning environment.
  3. Select relevant online platforms and social media to promote student communication and peer discussion.
  4. Design different types of formative and summative assessment strategies and tools for a technology-enabled learning.
  5. Participate effectively in MOOC courses/webinars for knowledge enhancement.
  6. Use different types of online journals and other learning resources for professional growth avoiding plagiarism.
  7. Use the Artificial Intelligence appropriately in classroom teaching learning situations.
Directions to the course participants:
We suggest the participants to kindly go through the course contents, survey (mandatory) and guidelines for attending the programme. It contains very important overall course information. It also contains the information how you need to contact the course coordinator, viz, through email or twitter. Kindly watch the video fully, and it is kept in small nuggets to engage the audience actively in the course. The structured four quadrant approach will provide complete learning experience to the learners. Participants are expected to login into the SWAYAM Portal 4-5 times a week to complete the learning task, provide reflection about learning, assignments and participate in discussions. Discussion postings must be made throughout the week to receive full credit. It is important to remember a discussion is just that, posting all on one day doesn’t allow for much response by your classmates or time to think over issues. Our expectations are very high on participation, since this course is focused to teachers and airing teachers. We strongly believe learning take place only through activities.

Taught by

Dr. G. Janardhanan

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