User:Vtaylor/TSLR Course outline
I. Catalog information
CAOS 198Y .. Technology Supported Learning and Retention .. 2 Units
May be taken up to three times for credit
Pass - No Pass (P-NP) course
Four hours lecture-laboratory
Advisories: English Writing 200 and Reading 200 (or Language Arts 200), or English as a Second Language 261, 262 and 263.
Developing effectiveness in instructional situations and understanding the complex challenges of supporting learning with technology. Adapting good practices in undergraduate education to build technology-supported learning activities to promote mastery of learning objectives.
II. Course Objectives
- A. Discuss how technology can be used to encourage student-faculty contact.
- B. Describe activities that encourage cooperation among students.
- C. Apply technologies that encourage active/engaged learning.
- D. Discuss techniques to give prompt feedback.
- E. Show how to use technology to emphasize time on task.
- F. Demonstrate using appropriate technology to communicate high expectations.
- G. Explain the ways to respect diverse talents and ways of learning with technology.
- H. Explain the applicability of technology supported learning to the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education.
III. Essential Student Materials
IV. Essential College Facilities
- Online course management system
V. Expanded Description: Content and Form
- A. Encourage student-faculty contact
- 1. Participate in several forms of technology enhanced student-faculty contact.
- 2. Discuss applicability of technology to traditional expectations for student-faculty contact and identify differences.
- 3. Suggest new learning activities.
- B. Encourage cooperation among students
- 1. Participate in activities as students that require cooperation.
- 2. Assess the challenges and benefits of technology in student cooperation.
- 3. Discuss the role of group projects learning in higher education.
- 4. Use choices and surveys for group selection work on group projects, small group discussions, introduction to the wiki for collaborative writing.
- 5. Discuss peer review process and applicability.
- C. Encourage active/engaged learning
- 1. Review strategies for including active and engaged learning in instruction.
- 2. Discuss problem-based learning in higher education.
- 3. Create an activity that requires new approach to instruction of curriculum content and add activity to own course.
- 4. Discuss assessing student performance.
- D. Give prompt feedback
- 1. Review issues of plagiarism, intellectual property, cheating.
- 2. Investigate tools for assessing student learning.
- 3. Complete quizzes and develop quiz questions and quizzes in own course.
- 4. Complete assignments with feedback and add activity with feedback to own course.
- 5. Discuss appropriate level of control and feedback response for learning being assessed.
- E. Emphasize time on task
- 1. Review types of media.
- 2. Discuss use of media in course work.
- 3. Access media types.
- 4. Locate and include media appropriate for own course.
- 5. Explore other activity types and suggest suitability - books, workshop, etc.
- 6. Discuss accessibility issues, adaptive and resistive technologies.
- F. Communicate high expectations
- 1. Review communication tools.
- 2. Understand grading options and displays.
- 3. Review tracking features.
- 4. Discuss student expectations and instructor's role in setting course expectations.
- 5. Participate in communication activities - asynchronous and real-time.
- 6. Explore grading options and setting in own course.
- 7. Discuss evaluating student participation and performance.
- G. Respect diverse talents and ways of learning
- 1. Review learning styles, learning modality, cultural differences.
- 2. Discuss impact of technology and learning styles.
- 3. Plan and add activities to own course to address learning modality differences.
- 4. Discuss implications for student / instructor learning style differences.
- H. Apply technology supported learning to the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education
- 1. Participate in several forms of technology supported learning activities.
- 2. Suggest new learning activities.
- A. Reading
- 1. Required reading from course notes
- 2. Reading from selected online resources
- B. Computer activities
- 1. Problems solving activities using appropriate technologies
- 2. Interactive discussions to develop critical thinking skills
VII. Methods of Instruction
- A. Individual problem solving and reflection
- B. Online discussion
- C. Formal exercises to provide student perspective
VIII. Methods of Evaluating Objectives
- A. Student will complete objective quizzes and tests with a minimum of 70% accuracy.
- B. Student must satisfactorily complete problem-solving activities using the computer.
- C. Student must score at least 70% on all technology-supported learning activities.
- D. Student must score at least 70% on all discussion participation assessments.
IX. Texts and Supporting References
- A. Required textbook
- B. References
- C. Internet topics on Teaching, Learning and Technology