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Online Course

Ubiquitous Learning and Instructional Technologies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera

Overview

This course will analyze currently available technologies for learning. Areas addressed include: learning management systems, intelligent tutors, computer adaptive testing, gamification, simulations, learning in and through social media and peer interaction, universal design for learning, differentiated instruction systems, big data and learning analytics, attention monitoring, and affect-aware systems. Participants will explore the processes for selection and implementation of suitable technologies, the design of electronic learning resources, design and application of digital media in teaching and learning, familiarization with web usability and accessibility, and critical analysis of the benefits of technologies in education.

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Recommended Background
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This course is designed for people interested in the future of education and the "learning society," including people who may wish to join education as a profession, practicing teachers interested in exploring future directions for a vocation that is currently undergoing transformation, and community and workplace leaders who regard their mission to be in part "educative."

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Related Resources
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This course is based on the following book:

https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Ecologies-Bill-Cope/dp/1138193720

Additional online resources are available here:

https://newlearningonline.com/e-learning

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Take this Course for Credit at the University of Illinois
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This course has the same content and anticipates the same level of contribution by students in the e-Learning Ecologies course offered to graduate certificate, masters, and doctoral level students in the Learning Design and Leadership Program in the College of Education at the University of Illinois.

Of course, in the nature of MOOCs many people will just want to view the videos and casually join some of the discussions. Some people say that these limited kinds of participation offer evidence that MOOCs suffer from low retention rates. Far from it – we say that any level of engagement is good engagement.

On the other hand, if you would like to take this course for credit at the University of Illinois, you will find more information about our program here:

https://newlearningonline.com/kalantzis-and-cope/learning-design-and-leadership-program

And you can apply here:

https://education.illinois.edu/epol/programs-degrees/ldl

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The Learning Design and Leadership Series of MOOCs
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This course is one of a series of eight MOOCs created by Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis for the Learning Design and Leadership program at the University of Illinois. If you find this MOOC helpful, please join us in others!

e-Learning Ecologies: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning for the Digital Age
https://www.coursera.org/learn/elearning

New Learning: Principles and Patterns of Pedagogy
https://www.coursera.org/learn/newlearning

Assessment for Learning
https://www.coursera.org/learn/assessmentforlearning

Learning, Knowledge, and Human Development
https://www.coursera.org/learn/learning-knowledge-human-development

Ubiquitous Learning and Instructional Technologies
https://www.coursera.org/learn/ubiquitouslearning

Negotiating Learner Differences: Towards Productive Diversity in Learning
https://www.coursera.org/learn/learnerdifferences

Literacy Teaching and Learning: Aims, Approaches and Pedagogies
https://www.coursera.org/learn/literacy-teaching-learning

Multimodal Literacies: Communication and Learning in the Era of Digital Media
https://www.coursera.org/learn/multimodal-literacies

Syllabus

Course Orientation
-With presentations by leading researchers on technology innovation at the University of Illinois, this learning module explores the future of learning in an environment of ubiquitous technology-mediated communication. Bill Cope pushes the boundaries of possibility with his five propositions about the future of learning. Cris Mayo explores the gendered aspects of technology and ways in which we can critically engage with technologies in education. H Chad Lane explores the dynamics of technology-mediated learning in games and museums. Maya Israel introduces the challenges and opportunities of teaching computer science.

Ubiquitous Learning
-This module examines the implications of ubiquitous learning for assessment and instruction, and technology as a mediator of social relations.

Instructional Technologies
-The course now turns to look at some of the applications of technology in pedagogical practice in case studies of assessment, and in experiential informal learning.

Goals and Outcomes
-The final module explores some additional cases and issues of technology in learning, examining the nature of the classroom, computer coding as a curriculum practice, and finally the question of measuring learning outcomes.

Taught by

Dr William Cope

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