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Exploring E-Learning Tools highlights a variety of online tools to include in your e-learning activities, including those that support online collaboration, videos, screencasts, podcasts, photos, graphics and presentations.
The methodology for this course is based on constructionism, where you create new learning by "tinkering" and creating learning artifacts with the tools, sharing them with your peers on a digital portfolio website, then discussing and reflecting on what you have learned.
In this course, you will learn how to:
Time Commitment: Plan for 3-6 hours of work per week.
This course is a part of the E-Learning Instructional Design and Development Certificate, which includes:
If you are new to instructional design, it is strongly recommended that you take the courses sequentially. Students must complete all other courses before beginning the E-Learning Practicum.
This program is a collaboration between Oregon State University College of Education and Oregon State University Professional and Continuing Education.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed this course! I have learned a lot and have incorporated my new knowledge and skills into my webpage. Thank you for pushing me to get out of my comfort zone and explore freely. I will continue to polish my website. Yay!"
Dr. Lynne Hindman is an educator and resourceful lifelong learner who values partnerships, teamwork, and building bridges across organizations. Certified PreK-12 school principal, tenured teacher, college administrator, university instructor, researcher, and community educator. Lynne has a Masters in Educational Leadership; Specialist in Ed. Administration; and a PhD in Adult & Higher Education with a specialty in Community College Leadership.
Josh Bancroft is a lifelong geek who taught himself to type in computer programs to play games when he was 5 years old, and has been fascinated by the intersection of learning and technology ever since. Josh has a Masters degreee in Adult Education and Organizational Development from Oregon State University, and works on software education and community initiatives in the Developer Relations group at Intel.
Laura Boehme, Ph.D., has been teaching in higher education for more than 12 years. Dr. Boehme currently serves as the Chief Information Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer at Central Oregon Community College (COCC). She has also taught for COCC, Oregon State Ecampus, and Purdue University in areas such as business, human resources, computer information systems, ethics, adult learning theory, needs assessment, project management and e-learning design and development. She earned a Master’s in Adult Education and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, both from Oregon State University. was born in Reno, Nevada. Her family has lived in Bend, Oregon for 20 years, enjoying the beautiful outdoors via biking, running and hiking.
Dr. Boehme is very much an advocate for "constructionist" and “self-directed” models of learning, treating learning as a process of growth, building and becoming (rather than an object to be acquired or transmitted). Her approach typically includes creating a welcoming and engaging learning environment for students to immerse in the learning content, coupled with reflection and sharing to enhance the learning experience. She provides “scaffolding” the learning to aid learners in building foundational skills and competencies, upon which other learning can then be layered as the learner is ready to move to a new level. She looks forwards to partnering with you as your guide and support in our program.