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3.0 CEU

Technology for 21st Century Learning (CEU)

Course Summary

This CEU course is offered in a self-paced format.

This self-paced 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 organized with 6 modules and about 5 hours of work for each module. This course has been adapted from the academic credit version. Please choose carefully. Completion of this course will NOT result in graduate credit. 

What do I need to know?

This course is self-paced, has 6 modules, with about 5 hours of work per module. The course results in 3.0 CEUs. 

This 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. 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.

About the Instructor

Janine Lim, PhD, currently serves as associate dean for online higher education in the School of Distance Education at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, MI. She is also Professor of Educational Technology in the School of Education and Director of the MA in Learning Technologies. She and her team support over 200 online courses, provide training for faculty teaching online, and work with the campus infrastructure support of online learning. Her department also provides educational technology and Moodle support for faculty and students. In addition, Janine is responsible for the faculty and courses of the Consortium of Adventist Colleges and Universities. Janine has taught over 15 unique graduate educational technology classes online numerous times over the past 20 years, with some classes attracting participants from all over the world. Her undergraduate teaching includes social media courses for communication and digital media majors. Janine served on the board of the United States Distance Learning Association from 2015 to 2019.

Prior to her work at Andrews University, Janine coordinated distance education for 22 K12 school districts in southwest Michigan for 14 years. In that position, as one of the co-founders of TWICE, Michigan’s K12 Videoconferencing Organization, Janine has spearheaded popular international K12 videoconference projects such as Read Around the Planet and MysteryQuest. While still serving on the board of TWICE, she was instrumental in designing and implementing the CAPspace website for collaborative videoconference projects. Janine also served on a team of Michigan educational technology trainers providing a workshop called ATA Technology Academy.

Her current online learning research interests include successful teacher behaviors, quality online discussions, and student activity patterns in self-paced courses.

Reviews

LG
Lisbet
2 months ago
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Thank you professor Lim for your help and support. It was a great course, and I was able to learned about 21st century learning.

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