Online Learning

This page will focus on one of the assignments for this course (details below). I am more interested in Option B, the online learning and progress updates. Check out the next page to see what I choose to do!

4.3 Major Project (30%)

Option A: Students will develop a major Internet-based project with a focus on integrating technologies learned throughout the course. This assignment is developmental, and thought should be given to this project early in the course. Examples of past projects and possibilities will be given by your instructor.

Possible examples may include:

  • A comprehensive, online unit or resource used to support a unit of curriculum.
  • A multimedia project (e.g., videos, audio, animation) that directly supports or augments teaching or learning (curriculum related, or not)
  • A ‘teacher’s website’ that supports multiple areas of content or interest.
  • A educational vlogging or podcast series.

Option B: Based on the idea that individuals are now more able to learn and share online, you will choose something significant that you would like to learn, and you will share your progress openly in an online space. The ‘something’ might be an instrument, a language, a sport or almost anything that requires more than a few hours of effort. Students should be prepared to spend 50-100 hours on this project. Students will be evaluated based on their regular and consistent documentation of the learning (e.g. frequent posts, video updates, etc.), including a before and after assessment.

Recommended parameters:

  • The targeted skill should be something that is complex to learn, worth learning, and of great interest to you.
  • Online sources must be used to learn the skill (e.g., videos, text resources, podcasts, etc.), but local, face-to-face resources (e.g., community members) should be sought where possible to supplement the learning.

(Project information taken from course outline)

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