Dear readers, as part of the «Educational Technology» course, given by MITx (Massachuset Institute of Technology), «I’ve been thinking of my own learning challenge needs, in a real scenario. I do not say everything what I think is right, which is why I propose this reflexions, if you have any comment feel free to comment my autodraft. To start with the definition, I invite you to see the below video, very clear and instructive.
Video by: Andrianna Gervais
My learning challenge on educational technology right now is: To design a course about educational technology for the teachers. The challenge will be to arrive to teacher who maybe want or not to learn some technology, and get in contact with some hight school in order to offer to test the course as an strategic that cover to challenge, if I present the course like a test, I think they will feel less stress, and at the same time, I test the course. How the course would be used, and how it would benefit the learner. Background. All who are dedicated to teaching does want to engage and motivate student for better kownledge understanding using some technological tools The professionals I know and my selve have understood that it is necessary to go on whith own PLE (personal learning environment), in order to be at the head of education, but the vast majority of teachers and students do notknow how to use educational technology in the classroom or on it. We can find on the network that any researcher or teacher in these areas say it is necessary to move in that direction, we all agree that teachers andtrainer the need to acquire these skills. Today we work with artificial intelligence, augmented reality, simulations,app that allow us to not only design customized courses but, also perform many collaborative actions that allow the students to improve their learninghow to properly use the tools found on the network such as educational video game, all this in order to motivate students to create their own PLE making collaborative work. Here I have an interesting video: Building Connections by Breaking Barriershttps://youtu.be/HHKjDSu1vo0 What do I need? Research and design a course on digital skills for teachers aged over 25 years or either graduates and teachers no age limit in order to acquire the knowledge that is absolutely necessary for the school, in your personal life and with its surroundings. So, We Have to define Who the learner is and on what context They are using technology. For sure our learners will be teacher studying by themselves, or tailored a course for different schools and it's needed for learning. I will like to propose to find different free tool that will work with collaborative learning inside and outside the schools, the context I have say already is, “learning how to design a course with collaborative work”. I preferred to think in term of synchronous and asynchronous collaborative learning, using blended learning, or/ and other different methodology, in the first time we will work thinking on a Moodle platform but we can try another.
The knowledge of teachers / students is almost zero (in this item) and its resistance to learn how to use technology in their classes is something I do not understad (not matter that there are meny of them working and sharing knowledge on the net, as I said before.
Right now, they use a projector and powerpoint, so would need almost push teachers to attend a similar course. When teachers / students, are put in front of a resource, usually they are shy and afraid to spoil the computer itself, have no desire to continue learning, we know they have little time, they are underpaid, take work to home etc, is understood not wish to take longer studies using time that they have or have to remove it from their own lives, but
«what’s life without a continuous learning?»
This course will be designed in collaboration with other professionals from different sectors that will contribute their own opinions and ideas.
We need all the material on which work is Open Source and Creative Commons by
How it will be the desing working collaborative?, during our work, the members of this group must communicate with each other and with the facilitator, share and edit documents in real time, hang out, share documents on google drive or set tasks and assign them to each member of the group.
The following resources provide the ability to perform many of these steps at any time and place via the Internet and with the help of new technologies, we can create an interesting course in the need to find where we can test it while designing.
The methodology it will be constructionism as we know by now is the most effective for student and with all the tools we already have for free and providing synchronous and asynchronous feedback.
It continued in the next post