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Modern Learning Technology

What the role of digital technology is in modern learning

It’s important to understand the role of technology in a modern learning environment. This programme will engage deeply with the topic of how technology can enhance learning, and explore practical tools and strategies to create inclusive systems for introducing various technologies and devices.

You will learn:

  • how to successfully integrate digital technology in your school
  • how to align your school’s vision, values, and purpose with your use of modern learning technologies
  • how to make your school a place where learners are empowered and safe.

Start date and length of programme

This programme begins the w/c Monday 2 May 2016, and runs for 20 weeks. To register, click the green register button to the right.

Online session times

The online group sessions will always run outside of school hours, between Monday and Thursday (not Fridays). Sometimes sessions could run in the evening, but this depends on the size of the group in which the facilitator may ask and seek general agreement.

Investment

The cost is $780 per person for one or two people. Discounts apply for groups of 3+ people from the same school or centre, starting at 20% discount and increasing by 3% per additional person thereafter up to 9 people. All prices exclude GST.

For groups of 10 or more, please contact Mary Anne Mills for details on how we can tailor professional development for your school or centre.

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Who is this for

Educators leading the thinking and discussions in your school on using digital technologies, or wanting to grow their knowledge and skill in using digital technologies in the classroom.

Format

20 week course divided into four modules (5 weeks per module).

2-3 professional learning hours per week. 

Each module will look like this:

Week 1 synchronous online session to explore the module content and discuss the main themes.

Weeks 2–3 — complete a task, supported by online resources and discussions and contributed to by the facilitators.

Week 4–5 — group feedback and reflection via an online conference and completion of the module.

Access to the resources will remain open to participants until the end of the year in which the course is undertaken.

The participants collaborate together throughout the programme.

Modules

Module 1 — Why digital learning?

This module explores perspectives on the value of digital technologies for learning, and how these link with understandings about the expectations of digital learners in the modern world.

Module 2 — What does ICT integration look like?

This module refers to the research and evidence supporting successful integration of digital technologies into teaching and learning, and explores the practical use of digital technologies in the classroom that are fit for purpose in various contexts and levels of the school system.

Module 3 — Students learning with their own devices

This module explores the development of BYOD and 1-1 learning, and explores the rationale behind such initiatives, as well as the range of practical issues and concerns to be addressed to make this successful.

Module 4 — Ensuring success - how are we going?

This module introduces you to a framework for understanding how we can develop as educators and as schools in our use and integration of digital technologies to support quality learning.

Facilitators

Tara Fagan

Tara Fagan is a facilitator who works in Future Focused education providing blended e-learning experience in CORE online programmes. Tara brings considerable experience with using online technologies to facilitate and support professional development.

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