Course Objectives

EL107 - Designing Dynamic and Technology-Rich Learning Environments

This course outlines the main characteristics of "dynamic" course design for blended instruction and highlights effective teaching methods that facilitate the learning process. Participants in this course will have an opportunity to customize the design principles and methods presented to suit their individual professional context.

Module 1: Dynamic Instructional Design

  • Define dynamic instructional design.
  • Identify the characteristics of a computer-mediated learning environment.
  • Assess the impact of dynamic and multidirectional forms of communication on increasing learner interaction.
  • Apply concepts in both online and face-to-face instruction to achieve a blended, or hybrid, delivery approach.
  • Describe the components of a dynamic learning environment.
  • Determine how a blended, or hybrid, learning environment increases learner autonomy.

Module 2: Maximizing Content Input

  • Identify changes in student expectations of learning due to new technology.
  • Describe how new changes in information processing have affected how content is organized and presented.
  • Address the importance of facilitating individualized learning spaces through learner interaction.
  • Recognize the varieties of adult learning styles and their impact on instructional delivery.
  • Describe how new technology and blended delivery help to include all students and styles in the learning process.

Module 3: Maximizing Student Output

  • Identify ways to use technology to heighten student interaction at every level of a course of study.
  • Recognize the importance of supporting student diversity in the learning process through customizing student output.
  • Describe the elements of project-based learning and how they support dynamic, blended instruction.
  • Customize output opportunities for students in a dynamic and blended learning environment.

Module 4: Authentic Assessment

  • Describe the principles of holistic assessment and apply them to dynamic and blended instructional design.
  • Identify how new mediating technology can provide assessments of learning that go beyond the online quizzes and multiple choice scenarios.
  • Recognize the difference between simply assessing information recall and assessing new knowledge.
  • Determine the differences between information testing and knowledge assessment and the benefits of blended course delivery in this regard.