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Instructional Design for Mobile Learning (#IDML13) – Free Professional Development

Submitted by on March 15, 2013 – 9:12 amNo Comment

Join us in our next Mirco-MOOC, Instructional Design for Mobile Learning (IDML13)! Mobile technology is a growing and powerful trend–people now spend more time on mobile apps than they do on the web.

  • What opportunities does this powerful trend present to those who design online learning?
  • How can we leverage mobile technology in ways that make sense for our teaching methods and students’ learning?

To answer these questions, participants will explore principles for designing mobile learning; pedagogies for teaching with mobile technology; and tools for creating mobile instruction. MOOC participants will also have the opportunity to attend webinars facilitated by mobile learning experts Dr. Jackie Gerstein, Dr. David Metcalf and Michelle Pacansky-Brock, author of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies. By the end of the MOOC, participants should be able to determine how to leverage and integrate mobile technology in their own online courses. Participants will explore and discuss the following topics and concepts:

  • principles for designing mobile learning
  • pedagogies for teaching with mobile technology
  • tools for creating mobile instruction

Watch the Canvas Network page for more info and registration.

Why a Micro-MOOC?

According to Dave Cormier, a MOOC: “…integrates the connectivity of social networking, the facilitation of an acknowledged expert in a field of study, and a collection of freely accessible online resources. Perhaps most importantly, however, a MOOC builds on the active engagement of several hundred to several thousand “students” who self-organize their participation according to learning goals, prior knowledge and skills, and common interests.” — The MOOC Model for Digital Practice by Alexander McAuley, Bonnie Stewart, George Siemens and Dave Cormier. The term micro in this context means that it is focused with targeted skill building in the MOOC format. For more on this concept, see the article Targeted Skill Development: Building Blocks to Better Learning from the Oct 12 Faculty Focus by Maryellen Weimer, PhD.

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