Technology Supported Learning - Resources

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Resources for using technology in teaching and learning


  • Quizzes


Teaching and Learning

  • "Development and Adaptation of the Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education," Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson. How the seven principles were developed and uses made of them in the late 1980s and early 1990s. to PDF doc
  • Improving the Use of Discussion Boards - Increase the regularity with which students post to class discussion boards, in addition to enhancing the depth and quality of comments they make in those postings.

Media and personal learning

  • Binary: converting decimal to binary - Two computer instructors in the CalWomenTech Project developed a YouTube Video strategy to help their students improve their skills in binary numbers, a core concept in computer networking. The two videos combined had more than 53,000 views in the last year!

Blogs and newsletters

Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms

  • Will Richardson “Learner in Chief” at Connective Learning and the author of the recently released Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms
  • Lisa Lane - history instructor, @ONE presenter

Educational technology

  • Encyclopedia of Educational Technology (EET) is a collection of short multimedia articles on a variety of topics related to the fields of instructional design and education and training. The primary audiences for the EET are students and novice to intermediate practitioners in these fields, who need a brief overview as a starting point to further research on specific topics. Authors are graduate students, professors, and others who contribute voluntarily. Articles are short and use multimedia to enrich learning rather than merely decorate the pages.
  • FIREFOX - More than just a browser with 100s of extensions available to provide an enormous range of extra functionality not found with other browsers. ** Recommended for accessing Catalyst / Moodle at DeAnza
  • GMAIL/GOOGLE MAIL - No more worrying about an email client on your desktop and dealing with spam and viruses - and tons of free storage space.
  • SKYPE - An easy way of not only text messaging your contacts but also free voice calls - with low charges out to landlines.

Open Educational Resources (OERs)

  • open education - David Wiley video


There are lots of audio recording - podcasts, about enhancing teaching and learning with technology. These sites were researched and reviewed by students.

Placement assessment, workshop outline and Completion rubric

Placement assessment - mapping your objectives to the notes, OERs and activities

  • entry level - technology literacy, instruction style,
  • learning outcomes
  • needs, interests
  • expectations

workshop outline - suggested path, specific activities

  • seven principles - explore, learn, apply/use, reflect
  • participation and interaction - discussion forums
  • publication - trail, resources, comments and suggestions
  • model for students

Activities - for each of the Seven Principles

  • read the Overview notes
  • post to the discussions Explore, Learn, Apply and Evaluate - respond to discussion prompt questions and other posts
  • select a technology for the principle, use it yourself, and develop a learning activity for your own course and describe your experience on your blog

Completion rubric

  • time on task - 2 units should take about 24 hours to complete - honor system
  • measurable change - what were your expectations, were they met, did you learn anything, was it worth your time
  • discussion participation in each of the discussion categories - Explore, Learn, Apply
  • optional - course development - sample activities or actual course components
  • summary reflection and feedback to facilitator - in-person if possible