Topic outline


  • Welcome to the

    Experiential Learning Course

    Sections

    1. Micro-Credentials and Badges
    2. Social Media
    3. ePortfolios

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  • Micro-Credentials and Badges         1-blue.png

    Introduction

    This module explores the use of micro-credentials and badges in teaching and learning. Through an examination of current use and effective practices, participants will recognize the benefits and challenges of incorporating micro-credentials and badges into their courses and programs.

    By the end of this module, participants should be able to:

    • Define micro-credentials/badges and identify their current use in teaching and learning;
    • Discuss best practices in badges and strategies for implementation;
    • Identify course or program level accomplishments for badges;
    • Design a plan to implement micro-credentials/badges into a series of course learning activities.
  • Section 2Social Media

    Introduction

    This module explores the use of social media in teaching and learning.  It discusses the different platforms through which social media can be incorporated into course instruction, and  shares best practices for the successful implementation of the tools in a course. Through examples and descriptions, participants will recognize the importance of using social media in their teaching, learning and research projects. By the end of the module, participants should have the resources they need to incorporate social media into learning activities. 

    By the end of this module, participants should be able to:

    • Identify current use of social media in teaching and learning;
    • Discuss potential impacts of the use of social media;
    • Apply guidelines on the ethical use of social media in education;
    • Develop a strategy for effective pedagogical use and considerations for implementation;
    • Create a plan to include social media in a course. 
  • Section 3ePortfolios 

    Introduction

    The goal of this module is for participants to explore the benefits and challenges of using ePortfolios for students and instructors, and to practice creating an ePortfolio assignment for a course. Participants will explore the evolution from paper portfolios to ePortfolios and discuss how ePortfolios are used in education. They'll review the different types of ePortfolios, as well as several examples of each type. Participants will also discuss strategies and best practices for integrating ePortfolios into courses, including considerations for assessing ePortfolios.

    By the end of this module, participants should be able to:

    • Identify the benefits and uses of ePortfolios;
    • Compare and contrast product versus process oriented ePortfolios;
    • Describe considerations for the use of the ePorfolios, including strategies for scaffolding activities and assignments;
    • Align ePorfolio assignments to course and/or program learning outcomes;
    • Develop an outline for an e-porfolio assignment, including assessment criteria.