Adventist Learning Community

2019 Technology for 21st Century Learning

Course Summary

Registration is now open. This course starts June 17 and runs through August 4, 2019. The content will open up by June 13, 2019. Click on "Enroll for Free" to register for this course. 

Academic Credit through Andrews University: 
1 graduate academic credit is available through Andrews University for an additional $150, paid to Andrews University. . To receive academic credit, the form must be sent in by July 1, 2019

This instructor-led, online course examines changes to the learning landscape, changes to the employment scene and resulting calls for schools to respond to these changes. The course explores proposals for the development of 21st century skills and how web-based technologies can be utilized to help schools engage today's learners and prepare them for a future that is characterized by change. 

This ALC Community Course is offered in the style and rigor of the Adventist Virtual Learning Network (AVLN) courses, with two discussion forums weekly, one for readings and one for application projects, and a final project.

What do I need to know?

This instructor-led, online course examines changes to the learning landscape, changes to the employment scene and resulting calls for schools to respond to these changes. The course explores proposals for the development of 21st century skills and how web based technologies can be utilized to help schools engage today's learners and prepare them for a future that is characterized by change.

This course is based on a participatory model where each individual is required to actively engage in conversation and the development of knowledge, skills, and beliefs. Participants can expect to interact with the concepts of the class, the instructor, the other participants, and prior experiences. Christian perspectives are integrated throughout the course. Any course participants with special learning needs should contact the instructor.

Prerequisites

This course requires familiarity and fluency with Internet use and a willingness to explore and experiment with new approaches to teaching and with new technology. Basic technology skills, in particular word processing, email, use of a web-browser and simple image manipulation are assumed.

Technical Requirements

  • A broadband Internet connection will be necessary to handle the frequent use of audio and video resources.
  • The use of a computer microphone is highly recommended.

What will I learn in this course?

Participants will

  1. develop an understanding of the social and technological changes influencing today's schools, students and requirements for employment in the future.
  2. develop an understanding of the increasing importance of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and identify ways of fostering these skills in the classroom.
  3. identify and analyze technologies for communication and collaboration that can be utilized to enhance learning opportunities.
  4. identify and analyze multimedia resources that can be utilized to enhance learning opportunities.
  5. analyze and evaluate the flipped classroom model as a means of providing opportunities for developing 21st century skills.
  6. analyze and evaluate the use of games as a means of providing opportunities for developing 21st century skills.
  7. analyze a range of opposing issues related to the use of these technologies and plan strategies to achieve an appropriate balance. 

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