Full course description

Starts January 12, 2015

This short course will provide an introduction to how learning technologies may support student collaboration, reflection, creation, sharing, and other key elements of learning. It will provide an opportunity for you to consider how learning technologies support your courses as well as your own professional development and research. The course will provide opportunities for practical 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.

Topics covered will include, but not be limited to blogs and blogging, Twitter, social bookmarking, wikis, Skype and Google Hangouts, personal learning networks, digital literacy, and digital citizenship.

Heather Ross

Heather M. Ross

Instructional Design Specialist

Twitter - @mctoonish

I am an Instructional Design Specialist with the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness (GMCTE) and hold Professional Affiliate status in the Department of Curriculum Studies in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan.

I earned a BA in journalism from California State University Northridge, a B.Ed. from OISE / University of Toronto, graduated with a M.Ed. from what is now the Educational Technology and Design (ETAD) program at the U of S, and am currently working on my PhD in ETAD (also at the U of S). I have been working in education for more than a decade and have been blogging about education since 2005.

I have researched the use of Twitter in large lecture courses and am currently working on research related to the design of open courses.

Ryan Banow

Ryan Banow

Instructional Design Specialist

Twitter - @rbanow

I am an Instructional Design Specialist with the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness (GMCTE) and an instructor in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan.

I grew up in rural Saskatchewan and proceeded to attend the University of Saskatchewan to complete a BEd. and a BSc. in Math. I taught secondary school for five years. Since 2012, I have been working at the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness. My work involves planning and leading workshops for university instructors, consulting with instructors on teaching methods and course design, teaching courses to graduate students who are new to teaching, developing teaching resources, and so on. I recently received my MEd. in Educational Technology and Design and began teaching an undergraduate course in the College of Education. I am keenly interested in flipped and blended learning, active learning, technology integration, effective teaching, and math and science education.