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ICT in Education (Level 1)

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSES2031052

Semester and Year Offered: Monsoon Semester, 2019

Course Coordinator and Team: Professor Sitansu S Jena, and Dr Ramesh C Sharma

Email of course coordinator: rcsharma@aud.ac.in

Pre-requisites: It is desirable that the participants have work experience in education

Aims/Outline:

This course is designed for school teachers and educators who wish to learn the use of ICT tools in their contexts. It aims at generating their interest in implementing appropriate technology for teaching learning. This course seeks to develop digital skills which are essential in the contemporary times for the teachers. Towards this end, the course involves engaging teachers in collectively reflecting upon the need and utility of ICT tools and approaches; identifying synchronous and asynchronous tools for teaching and learning; adopting relevant modes of teaching like face-to-face, blended, online, flipped or mobile learning; understanding creative commons licences; creating open educational resources; understand technology based evaluation etc. In this process, they will have hands-on training on a range of technology tools. This training will enable teachers to understand the ethical implications of technology, practices and relevant theoretical frameworks towards curriculum design, delivery and implementation of their individual teaching subjects. Trying out the technology based projects (with mentorship support) and sharing the results with the colleagues for feedback will be a part of the course assessment. It is hoped that such an approach will provide the teachers with the relevant and adequate digital skills for critical and more nuanced understanding of the role of ICT in teaching and learning.

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and use synchronous and asynchronous ICT tools for teaching and learning
  2. Integrate relevant technology tools to various teaching modes
  3. Use the technology as a platform for inclusive teaching and learning
  4. Create and use Open Educational Resources
  5. Understand and adopt Creative Commons Licences

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

Module 1: Educational Technology Tools (6 hours):

This module will focus on the pedagogy of educational technology and use of technology in pedagogical principles of teaching and learning. It will introduce different kinds of educational technology tools which the teachers can use in classroom settings.

Module 2: Technological Models of Teaching Learning (10 hours):

Building on the previous module, this module focuses on introducing the participants to the concept and process of different types of technological models for imparting instructions, for example, face-to-face, blended, fully online, flipped classroom and mobile learning.

Module 3: Open Educational Resources (10 hours):

This module will facilitate the participants in understanding open educational resources. They will work closely with their colleagues and faculty mentor(s) to revise, remix, reuse the existing open resources that suit their teaching subjects.

Assessment Details with weights:

  1. Participation (in-class): 15%
  2. Technology Project: 25%
  3. OER Project: 25%
  4. Report & Presentation: 35%

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