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1 Integrating learning technology into teaching Dr Jay Dempster Educational Technology Service CENTRE FOR ACADEMIC PRACTICE IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February 2000 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February 20001

2 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Outline Preparing to teach with technology –a basic strategy Technology for specific purposes –course management, course resources, course support Enhancing students learning –knowledge, skills, thinking capabilities Integrating technologies into teaching & learning –purpose, appropriateness, balance

3 to get you from here

4 to here

5 avoiding this

6 using some examples

7 to get you hopefully to this

8 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Preparing to teach using technology Review where you are now? Identify motivators and barriers Identify sources of information and support Identify opportunities at the course level Review technology-assisted methods & materials Implement and evaluate one step at a time A basic strategy

9 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Where are you now? Why change? Motivators and barriers Current problems with teaching methods Support for teaching developments Staff development & training needs Infrastructure of computing facilities

10 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Why change? Better quality Cheaper provision Quicker delivery

11 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February How to change Efficiency Resources Better quality Cheaper provision Quicker delivery

12 Balancing cost-benefits Teaching efficiency Learning quality

13 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Whats the use of ICT? MOTIVATORS BARRIERS

14 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Benefits of ICT? Realising the potential benefits of ICT has been shown over the years to be difficult to achieve unless it is clear what learning processes are being supported by the course. Without a clear overview of the learning processes involved in the course, there is a tendency for ICT to be bolt-on, time-consuming to develop and its benefits remain unclear or dubious. With or without ICT, identifying such learning processes assists in enhancing the quality of a course.

15 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Opportunities to improve courses Clarity of purpose of courses Identifiable learning outcomes closely linked to assessment approaches Appropriate use of teaching methods Efficient delivery of resources Developing deeper learning Guidance in the learning process Feedback on learning development

16 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Technology for specific purposes Course management Course resources Course support

17 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Course management Course syllabus/outline Course schedule and room allocations Reading lists Assignments (and group assignments) Correspondence Bulletin boards for announcements Course evaluations

18 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Course management Course syllabus/outline - WEB Course schedule and room allocations - WEB Reading lists - WEB Assignments (and group assignments) - WEB Correspondence - , newsgroups Bulletin boards for announcements - WEB, newsgroups Course evaluations - WEB forms, MCQs

19 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Course resources Lecture support notes Library/internet searching Bibliographic databases Online journals CAL materials Internet resources Productivity tools (Word, , etc.) Past papers/MCQs

20 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Course resources Lecture support notes - WEB Library/internet searching - WEB Bibliographic databases - WEB, CD-ROMs Online journals - WEB, CD-ROMs CAL materials - WEB, CD-ROMs, disk Internet resources - WEB Productivity tools (Word, , etc.) - network, local Past papers/MCQs - WEB, network, disk

21 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Course support Electronic discussions Student publishing Group work tools Tutor supervision FAQs

22 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Course support Electronic discussions - , conferencing, news, WEB Student publishing - conferencing, WEB Group work tools - WEB Tutor supervision - , discussion groups FAQs - WEB

23 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Enhancing learning Course resources - knowledge, skills –Structured –Flexible access Course support - evaluation, inquiry, creativity –Guidance to learning objectives –Feedback on learning development –Opportunities for personal inquiry, reflection & originality

24 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Enhancing learning Course resources - WEB pages, links –Structured –Flexible access Course support - WEB publishing & discussion –Guidance –Feedback –Opportunities for personal inquiry, reflection & originality

25 Know-How Interpretation Innovation Information Memorisation Methods Practice Cognition Creativity Conceptualisation Integrating learning processes SKILLS KNOWLEDGE INQUIRY Deep understanding Surface understanding STRATEGY

26 Memorisation Practice Creativity Developing deeper learning SKILLS KNOWLEDGE INQUIRY STRATEGY Deep understanding Surface understanding assignments New Familiar

27 Full learning cycle SKILLS KNOWLEDGE INQUIRY STRATEGY Deep understanding Surface understanding assignments New Familiar adoptive adaptive

28 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Forms of student guidance Closed tasks Increasing dialogue on learning objectives (purpose, assessment!) Where am I heading? Open tasks instructions guidance notes support äFAQs ämarked work äresearch papers peer discussion discourse with tutor

29 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Forms of student feedback self-assessment assessed work –essays –project/lab reports –oral presentations tutorials group work discussion of marked work (of own and others) Closed tasks Increasing dialogue on learning development How well am I doing? Open tasks

30 EXPRESSION INTERPRETATION METHODS DEEP UNDERSTANDING SKILLS KNOWLEDGE INQUIRY STRATEGY Familiar New Web publishing/ discussion Web-based support & guidance Resources: web-based lecture/ seminar notes, databases, electronic libraries, cd-roms Submission of work, word processed documents, web pages, discussion contributions Practice tools, application packages, simulations Computer-based assessment Mapping learning technologies onto learning processes

31 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Integrating learning technologies into teaching TEACHING needs to PROVIDE STUDENTS need to DEVELOP expertiseknow-howreasoningcreativitydeliverydiscussion sharing work integrated environments Traditional teaching methods and resources Technology-based tools and resources

32 IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February Support and training needs IT Services/Library for advice & training courses CAP for general educational development advice CAP ETS for help with planning, implementation & evaluation of LTs ETS web site : Assisted implementation projects Teaching Development Fund National LTSN Centres

33 Contact Jay Dempster Centre for Academic Practice Ramphal building 314 Tel: x Web: IT in Sociology Teaching 11th February


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