Unit 2: How digital technology can be used to guide and support learner interactions in online study

Topics:

  1. Introduction to using digital technology to foster learner interaction in online study
  2. Choosing the right digital tools to facilitate student-to-student and student-to-teacher interaction
  3. Building a sense of community in an online course using digital technology
  4. Using digital technologies to enhance learner interaction outside the learning session
  5. Using digital technologies and services to offer timely and targeted guidance and assistance

This unit will teach university teachers how to use digital technology to guide and support learner interactions in online study. Participants will learn how to use digital tools to facilitate student-to-student and student-to-teacher interaction, build a sense of community in an online course, and create opportunities for students to collaborate with each other.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the different ways that digital technology can be used to foster learner interaction in online study.
  • Choose the right digital tools to facilitate student-to-student and student-to-teacher interaction.
  • Build a sense of community in an online course using digital technology.
  • Create opportunities for students to collaborate with each other using digital technology.

Activities:

  • Participants will learn about the different ways that digital technology can be used to foster learner interaction in online study.
  • Participants will choose digital tools to facilitate student-to-student and student-to-teacher interaction and develop a plan for using them in their online courses.
  • Participants will develop strategies for building a sense of community in their online courses using digital technology.
  • Participants will design and implement collaborative learning activities using digital technology.

Outcome:

Upon completing the unit, you will have the ability to:

  • Develop a plan for using digital tools to facilitate student-to-student and student-to-teacher interaction in their online courses.
  • Develop strategies for building a sense of community in their online courses using digital technology.
  • Design and implement collaborative learning activities using digital technology.

Outline

Module 3: Teaching and Learning

Unit 2 How digital technology can be used to guide and support learner interactions in online study
Topic 1
Introduction to using digital technology to foster learner interaction in online study
Topic 2
Choosing the right digital tools to facilitate student-to-student and student-to-teacher interaction
Topic 3
Building a sense of community in an online course using digital technology
Topic 4
Using digital technologies to enhance learner interaction outside the learning session
Topic 5
Using digital technologies and services to offer timely and targeted guidance and assistance