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Schedule

Course Topics (Weekly Overview)

Downloadable Schedule

The schedule below reflects a general overview of key topics that we plan to address over the spring semester. However, given both the nature of this course, and our own philosophy of teaching, this schedule will be somewhat fluid. In order to ensure that we are meeting your needs / interests, we invite you to share with us your own interests and expectations so that we can do our best to integrate them into the course where appropriate. In addition, our work with digital media can often involve unanticipated technical challenges. So, although the syllabus itself will not change, the course schedule may require revision from time to time. As a result, please visit our #GRAD602 WordPress site for schedule updates, detailed information about course readings, and links to resources and specific assignment descriptions that are linked to specific weekly topics.

 

Class Sessions

Topic

Activities

Session 1

 January 16

Introduction to Teaching, Learning and Technology in Higher Education

  • Review course design / goals, learning journals, book selection.
  • Identification and discussion of key issues / ideas in teaching, learning & technology in higher education
  • (Assignment: Complete TPI http://www.teachingperspectives.com/drupal/)

Session 2
(Module I)

 January 23

Exploring Perspectives of Teaching

  • Discuss ideas from completion of Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI)
  • Examine beliefs, values and implicit assumptions of the role of teachers
  • (Assignment: Select book for Critical Reading)

Session 3
(Module I)

 January 30

Understanding Knowledge Growth in Teaching

  • Explore and discuss knowledge domains in teaching
  • Consider Lee Shulman’s concept of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) as model for understanding knowledge growth in teaching

 

Session 4
(Module I)

 February 6

Conceptualizing Scholarly Teaching

(Guest Instructor: Dr. Enoch Hale)

  • Who is the teacher-scholar?
  • What are the characteristics, traits and dimensions of scholarly teaching?
  • Small group concept mapping
  • Identification of relevant SoTL journals
  • (Assignment: DRAFT I statement of teaching)

 February 13

 

SNOW DAY

Session 5/6
(Module II)

 February 20

What do We Know About How People Learn?

(Conceptualizing Ways of Knowing to be provided via Web)

  • Examine beliefs about learning
  • Consider and discuss key examples and findings from HPL literature
  • To what extent should knowledge of HPL inform teaching practice?
  • (Assignment: Read selected book / post to your Learning Journal)

Session 7
(Module II)

 February 27

Considering Models of Learning

  • Explore taxonomies and models as narratives of how learning works
  • Discuss Bloom’s taxonomy, SOLO Taxonomy, Shulman’s table of learning, Fink’s taxonomy of significant learning
  • Aligning personal perspectives of teaching and learning
  • (Assignment: Read selected book / post to your Learning Journal)

Session 8
(Module II)

 March 6

What Does Good Learning Look Like?

+

(SGID for portion of session)

  • Envisioning formal and non-formal learning
  • Classroom and web-mediated learning
  • Case studies
  • (Assignment: DRAFT II statement of teaching+learning)

Spring Break, March 9-16

 

Session 9

 March 20

SGID Debrief

  • Discussion of SGID process
  • Review feedback / findings from SGID activity
  • Course assessment practices

Session 10
(Module III)

 March 27

Digital Technology and the Changing Landscape of Learning

  • Clay Shirky clip
  • Identification of key issues and ideas
  • Introduction of TPCK
  • How do we make decisions about using digital technology to enhance or augment teaching & learning?
  • (Assignment: Read selected book / post to your Learning Journal)

Session 11
(Module III)

 April 3

Web Supported Course Sites: Platforms of Participation?

  • Review TPCK
  • Identify example LMS systems
  • Discuss role and adoption of learning management systems (LMS)
  • Consider pedagogical implications of LMS technology
  • Explore alternative platforms
  • (Assignment: Read selected book / post to your Learning Journal)

Session 12
(Module III)

 April 10

Developing Learning Content: Creation and Curation

  • Identify and discuss example uses of digital technologies that support development of learning content
  • Consider curation as an act of developing learning content
  • (Assignment: Read selected book / post to your Learning Journal)

Session 13
(Module III)

April17

Exploring New Forms of Communication and Collaboration

  • Identify and discuss example uses of digital technologies that support course-based communication and collaboration
  • Consider how networked communication can shape learner interaction.
  • (Assignment: Read selected book / post to your Learning Journal)

Session 14
(Module III)

 April 24

Using Digital Technologies to Support Assessment

  • What is the role and function of assessment in learning?
  • Distinguish b/t formative and summative assessment
  • Consider use of digital technologies to support assessment
  • (Assignment: Read selected book / post to your Learning Journal)

Session 15

 May 1

 

Making the Case

(+ Course Reflections)

  • The final class session will present a case for discussion and synthesis of major ideas discussed in the course.
  • (Assignment: Submit Exploring the Scholar as Teacher reflective paper.)

Finals Week

 May 8

TBA

  • (Assignment: Complete and email course reflection / self-evaluation to instructors)