Unit 3: How to use digital technologies to empower online learners in communication and collaboration

Topics:

  1. Introduction to collaborative learning and digital technologies
  2. Choosing the right digital tools for collaborative learning
  3. Designing collaborative learning activities using digital technologies
  4. Facilitating and managing collaborative learning activities
  5. Assessing student learning in collaborative activities
  6. Examples of how digital technologies can be used to engage students in collaborative learning

This unit will teach university teachers how to use digital technologies to empower online learners in communication and collaboration. Participants will learn how to choose the right digital tools for their course and learning objectives, create opportunities for students to interact and collaborate with each other, and use digital technologies to support student communication and collaboration skills.

Objectives:

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

  • Identify the different ways that digital technology can be used to empower online learners in communication and collaboration.
  • Choose the right digital tools for their course and learning objectives to support student communication and collaboration.
  • Create opportunities for students to interact and collaborate with each other using digital technologies.
  • Use digital technologies to support student communication and collaboration skills.

Activities:

  • Participants will learn about the different ways that digital technology can be used to empower online learners in communication and collaboration.
  • Participants will choose digital tools to support student communication and collaboration in their online courses and develop a plan for using them.
  • Participants will design and implement collaborative learning activities using digital technology.
  • Participants will develop strategies for using digital technologies to support student communication and collaboration skills.

Outcome:

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

  • Develop a plan for using digital tools to support student communication and collaboration in their online courses.
  • Design and implement collaborative learning activities using digital technology.
  • Develop strategies for using digital technologies to support student communication and collaboration skills.

Outline

Module 3: Teaching and Learning

Unit 3 How to use digital technologies to empower online learners in communication and collaboration
Topic 1
Introduction to collaborative learning and digital technologies
Topic 2
Choosing the right digital tools for collaborative learning
Topic 3
Designing collaborative learning activities using digital technologies
Topic 4
Facilitating and managing collaborative learning activities
Topic 5
Assessing student learning in collaborative activities
Topic 6
Examples of how digital technologies can be used to engage students in collaborative learning