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Introduction to Learning Technologies

Stay tuned for information on the Winter 2016 offering!


Details on the 2015 course offering.

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 through the Canvas open course network. The resources used in the previous offering of the course can be accessed here. A PDF of the program evaluation report that was completed following the offering of the course in early 2014 can be accessed here.

By the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Utilize learning technologies in their teaching and for professional development
  2. Evaluate various learning technologies in relation to their potential contribution to student learning
  3. Create and publish digital learning resources for use in teaching
  4. Discuss issues around the use of learning technologies including digital citizenship, digital literacy and access


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.

Register for the On-Campus version of this Course