Technology-enabled and online teaching require skills and knowledge in creating content, acquiring resources, facilitating learning experiences, and designing effective online assessments. As a foundational step to building capacity in these area educators need to extend their range of expertise.
Besides achieving mastery in their own discipline, educators need:
- An understanding and appreciation of what research has to say about how people learn.
- The ability to curate, develop, use, and share appropriate educational resources.
- Skill in discerning the possibilities—and limitations—of technology to support teaching and learning.
- Professional learning networks through collaborations with other disciplines.
- A scholarly approach to teaching.
- A willingness to experiment: to try, reflect, and learn from new approaches, pedagogies, and technologies to support learning (Bates, 2014).
These topics are covered in six modules which are grounded in the framework based on the Anatomy of 21st Century Educators (Bates, 2014).
Central to all of this is the creation of a Domain of Your Own.
The modules are designed to be sequential, with the knowledge and skills from one module supporting your exploration in the next. However, you can also use each module on its own.
You are welcome to explore and engage the modules as part of either a self-paced or facilitated learning experience. As a facilitated learning experience, they may be offered online, in a face-to-face workshop, or a mix of both. We encourage you to explore the content, consider the resources, experience the activities and reflect on your practice.
Your input, comments, and feedback are important to us. Please let us know, by sending an email to extend@ecampusontario, if these modules were useful for you, or if you have any suggestions for building on these resources.
Printable versions of the Modules are available by emailing email@example.com.