Free educational technology courseware collections
Technology and new media are playing an increasingly larger role in education, from Internet-based classes and programs to digital video to interactive multimedia projects in class. Teachers wanting to learn how to use the newest technology systems can benefit from an online learning format that reinforces skills learned through the program by forcing them to work with computers. Open courseware collections and resources for teachers include many stimulating training sessions and lecturers designed for teachers who want to make learning relevant and exciting for their students. This collection of classes includes courses offered by The Open University, the University of Southern Queensland, and Utah State University, providing teachers with access to respected programs.
Classes like Teaching Using Digital Video in Secondary Schools; Creating Interactive Multimedia; Blogs, Wikis, New Media for Learning; and Computer Applications for Instruction and Training introduce teachers and even employee trainers to new computer skills, design and coding skills, and technology programs that inspire, engage and effectively communicate with students. Specific technical skills learned include proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe GoLive, Apple iMovie, Microsoft PowerPoint, HTML coding and more. Students may have weekly assignments, regular readings, evaluation projects, and other activities to reinforce their online instruction. Teachers and instructors will benefit from the Web-based format of open courseware, which lets them study anywhere and wherever they want, including in their own classrooms or during office hours.
- Teaching Using Digital Video in Secondary Schools [The Open University] - This course walks teachers through the use of digital video as an educational tool.
- Creating Interactive Multimedia [University of Southern Queensland] - Educators learn about educational technology and basic computer design so that they can create interactive systems for their students.