Using Web 2.0 Tools to Transform Teaching and Learning
Course Developer and Lecturer
Rabbi Tzvi Pittinsky
This course is largely “hands-on” with the goal of learning various
Web 2.0 technological tools for teaching and learning. The course will focus on
free Web 2.0 tools for furthering communication, collaboration, constructivist and
project-based learning, and the creation of compelling course content. Some examples
of web-based tools that will be utilized include WebQuests, blogs, wikis, Voicethread,
Google Apps for Education, and PollEverywhere. The application of advanced presentation
tools such as Smart Notebook, PowerPoint, and Prezi will also be discussed. The
usefulness of cutting-edge technology models and general instruction will be debated.
By the end of this course, participants should have completed a number of project-based
mini-learning assignments as well as one larger project to share with their colleagues
Course Objectives and Outline
At the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:
The course outline
- demonstrate facility in using Web 2.0 communication and collaboration
tools for student discussion and knowledge sharing;
- design and facilitate asynchronous discussion forums, audio and video
group conversations, and opportunities for real-time student response that
promote student interaction, reading comprehension, and critical thinking
- create compelling course content using various technological tools;
- construct engaging projects utilizing various technologies to help students
develop in-depth knowledge and important skills.
The course is intended for teachers and teacher educators interested in the
use of advanced computer applications – particularly in order to influence education.
- English fluency;
- Ability to create basic word-processing documents and presentations;
A single course costs 250$.
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