The design and use of non-print media constitutes a significant part of the instructional design in the context of distance education. The course examines the process of educational communication technologies in context. This course explores the specific nature and utility of various media in the educational context such as, the audio and video components, the computer and the satellite technologies. It also touches upon the operational aspects of media production and contains theoretical issues pertaining to media selection and integration. It describes the use of educational communication technologies to create digital content and deliver these through new information technologies. It also discusses and explains the general trends in the development and use of educational communication technologies at national and international level. Lastly, it has described how to develop a short but interesting portfolio that will give you instruction on how to practice the skill component, and record the outcomes.
Educational Communication Technologies course has five blocks:Block 1: Communication Technology: BasicsBlock 2: Technology PrimerBlock 3: Content Creation ToolsBlock 4: Interactive Delivery MethodsBlock 5: Learning Portfolio Pedagogy of the CourseThe Learner has expected to spend:• One hundred and twenty hours to complete the course.• Nearly eighty videos and essential readings which will also be the self learning material on which the assessment questions will be based.• Internal assessment would be through assignments and quizzes. In addition, there will be discussion forums also.• Proctored examination at the end of the Course covering all the blocks. The objectives of the course are as follows:• Critically examine the process of educational communication to plan, design and use appropriate communication technologies in context;• Identify the range of educational communication technologies, and their relative strengths and weaknesses;• Use educational communication technologies confidently to create digital content and deliver these through new information technologies;• Discuss and explain the general trends in the developments and use of educational communication technologies at national and international level; and• Create engaging, collaborative, reflective and authentic learning environments for delivery ofeducation and training. Learning Outcomes On the successful completion of this course learners are expected to create digital content and deliver these through new information technologies and engage, collaborative, reflective and authentic learning environments for delivery of education and training in a wider perspective.