This is a blended learning course where students study online course materials in order to learn about educational technology (Edtech) and apply the knowledge they have gained to create an online course module on a topic they wish to teach to other students. This course is supported in part by Tokyo Tech Online Educational Development Office (OEDO) and periodically may use its facilities. English communication ability is required for this class. To learn more about this course, please see the course introductory video on Youtube, https://youtu.be/wCZoCh1MZJc
Students will learn about educational technology i.e. online learning (MOOCs, online courses) by studying online learning materials and apply their knowledge in order to create an online learning module using the open edX content/learning management system.
edtech, online learning, Massive Online Open Course (MOOC), Small Private Online Course (SPOC), blended learning, e-learning, edX, Coursera, open edX
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Online learning materials (videos) are studied on the edX edge web site before class. Class time is used for short lectures, discussion of the online materials and for group work activity. The last class will consist of student presentations on their education module they created as their final project.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Course introduction, syllabus, grade, final project, students' self-introductions (icebreaker), GSA-D||course learning outcomes, e-learning, GSA-D|
|Class 2||Learning management systems (open edX and Canvas) and Mind Map on online learning||learning management systems|
|Class 3||Educational technology online applications, assessing apps with examples||educational technology apps|
|Class 4||Online learning lesson creation and backward course design||backward course design|
|Class 5||discuss final project theme and groupwork||project based learning and teamwork|
|Class 6||use and application of blended learning||blended learning|
|Class 7||Final group work presentation||oral presentation skills and teamwork|
From April until June, a separate course website (edX edge) will be available that contains the instructional materials. Please contact the instructor for access to it.
E-learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning, 3rd Ed., Clark and Mayer, Pfeiffer, 2011.
25% online material quizzes, 25% attendance/participation in class activities and discussion, 50% development of original online course module
Knowledge about online learning education technology and experience with MOOCs is helpful but not required. English conversational ability is required for this course.
This is the first of a two part course series related to online learning and educational technology using the open edX content management system. Up to 20 students can enroll in this course. After completing the two course series, students who receive a grade of 80% or higher will have the basic skills required to be a TA in OEDO and be eligible for earning a Graduate Student Teaching Assistant - Developer certificate.