Web Tools in Education: Hybrid Course
In the fall of 2012 and 2013, I constructed and taught a Web Tools in Education hybrid course that was specifically designed to promote technology-enriched learning experiences, while at the same time giving students an increased level of academic freedom. The course design was also intended to model digital etiquette and provide students with resources regarding the use of information and technology. Assignments were designed in a way that allowed students to modify existing objectives or add their own. Several assignments promoted creative learning and provided broad criteria while guiding students to useful and meaningful resources. Additionally, students were given constructive feedback by the instructor and class peers. Progress reports were also provided to students on a regular basis. This allowed students to monitor their progress and see how they can improve their skills. Below is an assignment example in which students were able to choose their own 'new technology' and use a web tool to present it to the class.
Class Assignment at a Glance: