Active Learning for Students & Teachers
Dr. Nellie Deutsch @IT4ALL Dr. Nellie Deutsch @IT4ALL

Active Learning for Students & Teachers

Teaching Students to be Active Learners

1 Sep

25 Weeks

Course started: 1 Sep

This course runs for 25 Weeks
43

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1

test

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Overview

 

Course Objective

 

The objectives of Active Learning is for teachers and students to collaborate and become active learners who reflect and share.

 

The course will begin on July 15, 2012 and will continue for a year.

 

About the course

 

Active learning means learning in a way that engages the learner with the content and other people. The other people may be the teacher, fellow students, or people outside the course. Active learning is a workshop that requires a change in attitude about what it means to learn. Both teachers and students will benefit from taking the course. Active learning is a weekly seminar for students and teachers. The sessions will focus on learning and how to become active learners. Teachers will learn how to promote active learning in and out of the classroom and students will learn how to become active learners.

 

Watch the video recording given by Dr. Anton Tolman

 

Topics

 

Some of the topics that will be discussed are:

 

  • Challenges involved
  • Strategies for active learning
  • Techniques teachers can use in the classroom
  • Student & teacher resistance to active learning
  • Class management
  • Online vs face-to-face active learning
  • Personal learning
  • Reflective practice
  • Surface vs deep learning
  • Authentic Learning

 

Readings

 

Anton Tolman on Active Learning and Explanation of Metacognitive Instruments for Helping Students Become More Effective

 

Who should Enroll

 

Everyone who wants to teach or learn

 

 

Language of instruction: English

About the instructor
Dr. Nellie Deutsch @IT4ALL

TORONTO , Canada

IT4ALL is a non-profit network of volunteers that provides free professional development courses on how to integrate e-learning technology into full and blended online learning (BOL) courses and workshops using Moodle and WizIQ. Workshops on Moodle for Teachers, WebQuests, TESOL, ESOL, Integrating Technology, Web 2.0 tools, Math, English, Spanish and other subjects. The staff at IT4ALL are all volunteers who are passionate about instruction and learning and making a difference in the world of online education. The network was founded by Dr. Nellie Deutsch in 2006. IT4ALL includes a team of volunteers who are passionate about instruction and learning and promoting free e-learning around the world. The leading team at IT4ALL are: Dr. Ludmila Smirnova (professor at St. Mary's College in New York State, writer, experienced presenter and online facilitator), Dr. Nellie Deutsch (a Canadian instructional designer and curriculum development leader, who has been teaching English and integrating technology into her classes, and presenting, researching, writing, and providing consultation on Moodle for teachers. WebQuests, blended learning, and e-portfolios), Dariem Garc├ęs (Moodle Developer, creator of the WebQuest plugin for Moodle, and expert in installing virtual learning environments), and other educators & technology experts volunteer their time and make up Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL).

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Schedule & Syllabus

WEEK 1

Week 1

WEEK 1

Week 7
17 Aug - 23 Aug
17 Aug Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Why the Change?
60 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 8
01 Sep - 07 Sep
01 Sep Future of Learning by Sugata Mitra
 

WEEK 1

Week 9
15 Sep - 21 Sep
15 Sep International Writing Exchange (IWE)
 

WEEK 1

Week 11
26 Jan - 01 Feb
26 Jan Blended Online Learning (BOL)
 

WEEK 1

Week 13
14 Mar - 20 Mar
14 Mar Active Collaborative Learning
 

WEEK 1

Week 14

WEEK 1

Week 15
13 Jul - 19 Jul
13 Jul Creating Videos as a Way to Sustain Learning
60 Minutes  
13 Jul Videos for Learning
 

WEEK 1

Week 16
03 Aug - 09 Aug
03 Aug MMVC13: Copyrights with Dr. Bob Diotalevi
 

WEEK 1

Week 17
10 Aug - 16 Aug
10 Aug Rewarding and Motivating with Badges
 

WEEK 1

Week 18
23 Aug - 29 Aug
23 Aug Final Edit
 

WEEK 1

Week 19
21 Sep - 27 Sep
21 Sep Videos For Instruction and Learning
 

WEEK 1

Week 20

WEEK 1

Week 21
08 Nov - 14 Nov
08 Nov Using WizIQ
 

WEEK 1

Week 22
15 Nov - 21 Nov
15 Nov Google Drive & Student Writing
 

WEEK 1

Week 23
22 Nov - 28 Nov
22 Nov Finding a Social Environment in Ning & Connecting Online
60 Minutes  
22 Nov Ning Social Network
 

WEEK 1

Week 24

WEEK 1

Week 25
13 Dec - 19 Dec
13 Dec Making Videos from Curating Boards