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Introduction to Learning Technologies

This course will next be offered beginningin January 2015. Check back here or on our Events Calendar for more information soon.

This short course will provide an introduction to how learning technologies may support student collaboration, reflection, creation, sharing and other key elements of learning and provide opportunity for you to consider how they may do so in your course and for your own professional development and research. The course will provide hands on experience in using several tools and provide ample time for discussion and debate about the challenges, opportunities and potential impact technology may have on your teaching practice and your students’ learning. 

Introduction to Learning Technologies is offered as both a blended course for faculty, sessional lecturers, instructors, staff and graduate students at the U of S, and a Truly Open Online Course (TOOC) for anyone, anywhere. The resources used in this course can be accessed here

About the blended course, for U of S faculty, sessional lecturers, instructors, staff and graduate students:

By the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  1. Evaluate various learning technologies in relation to their potential contribution to their students' learning
  2. Create and publish digital learning resources for use in their own teaching and learning
  3. Reflect on their current and future use of learning technology
  4. Assess how the learning technologies available through the University of Saskatchewan might be used in their courses

This is a blended course with most of the work to be completed online, but there will be five required in-class sessions.


Additional "live" online sessions will take place using Google Hangouts. These sessions will include guest speakers and will be recorded and made available on YouTube for those unable to attend.

Please note that participants will be required to bring a laptop to class to complete hands-on activities. Blogs and other media created for this course (podcasts, screencasts and / or videos) will be public.
Participants must complete all activities and attend all face-to-face sessions to receive a certificate of participation documenting their professional development in this area.

About Introduction to Learning Technologies as a TOOC:

This course carries a creative commons licence and is meant to be truly open to anyone who is interested in learning. To find out more about what it means to be 'truly open', please read this blog post. It is not neccesary to register to view the material for this course, which is available here. The U of S TOOC even made Academica Group's Top Ten list!

Register in TOOC