This is an open access graduate course from the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. This course is available for-credit and non-credit participants. It features openly available, live, and recorded presentations from notable educators & theorists. In the last few years, the world of educational technology has changed significantly. Course participants will: better understand the historical role technology and media have played in educational & social change; become knowledgeable of social learning tools & FLOSS (Free/Libre and Open Source Software) as tools for teaching, facilitating learning, & designing educational environments; become familiar with the wealth of open educational resources (OERs), learning-related content, & media available for teaching & learning; become knowledgeable of relevant social learning theories and philosophies that respond to learning in the digital age; better understand the many social, educational, political, cultural, and administrative issues often associated with technology & media in education and society; become critical consumers and producers of digital media and information; and, build sustainable, personal learning environments and networks.
Course participation will include synchronous sessions, asynchronous activities and one-to-one communication with your instructor. This blog will be the central hub in the communication of the course activities, but in general, communication will be distributed across a number of tools and services across the Internet.