EDG-1013: The Global Classroom
Students look at a wide range of approaches to teaching, and investigate how these approaches can be applied to their specific professional and academic contexts. Tools for teaching--- hardware, software, and online applications--- are investigated, and the affordances and constraints of these are explored.
ELD-1013: Instructional Design
Students begin to examine the process for planning curricula and designing learning experiences to ensure desired performance outcomes are achieved. Students learn about instructional design models used to support synchronous and asynchronous learning and about the components that make up a framework for building competence. In designing learning experiences, students focus on the design of the learning experience; from creating measurable learning objectives, to identifying how to align each to the appropriate level and type of evaluation. Students create a detailed course outline at the conclusion of the course.
EDG-1033: Learning Technologies
What is instructional technology? Why, when and how would you choose to use instructional technology in your teaching or training? In this course students investigate curriculum issues and the challenges of teaching and learning in a lab or e-learning environment. Student are also introduced to specific facilitation skills using instructional technology.
EDG-1043: Instructional Strategies
In this course students learn to teach for learner engagement: creating an environment conducive to learning, considering the needs of diverse groups, and creating a respectful and inclusive environment while achieving learning objectives. Opportunities to investigate and demonstrate instructional techniques such as active participation, questioning styles, concept attainment, and co-operative learning are provided.
ELD-2023: Evaluation and Assessment
This course focuses on the role evaluation plays in determining the effectiveness of learning on organizational objectives and on individual performance outcomes. Students explore models and techniques within the context of workplace learning; evaluating the needs identified, and measuring the effectiveness of the design, development and delivery of a learning program. The course provides opportunities to design and evaluate assessment tools and strategies for use with stakeholders and learners. Students demonstrate their knowledge and skills in evaluation and assessment by designing an evaluation strategy.
EDG-1062: Media for Teaching
In this course students will review instructional media including social media, websites, films, podcasts, and other media instruments. Students will apply criteria for evaluating the specific media used in their current or intended educational environment. Students will build a portfolio of media and provide a rationale for their inclusion as well as a plan for implementation and use.
ELD-3032: Capstone Project
In this course, students will design and deliver two learning events; a synchronous (in-class) and asynchronous (online) class on a topic of their choice to an audience of their peers. To complete the capstone project, students will integrate knowledge and skills gained from the previous courses. The synchronous session will be videotaped and students will have an opportunity to benefit from a three part evaluation approach that includes self, peers and the facilitator.