Ed Tech Trends
The landscape for technology-enhanced learning is constantly changing. Earners of this badge discover trends through documents like the Horizon Report, which annually describe the state of the art. Badge earners will be able to discuss how a specific trend or development may impact teaching and learning, describe how adoption of a technology moves through stages, and continue learning about future trends and developments. To learn more abot how to earn the Ed Tech Trends badge, visit the Teaching Well Using Technology website.
Our brains process auditory and visual information separately. We learn by filtering, selecting, organizing, and integrating information. Earners of this badge learn about Richard Mayer's "Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning." Badge earners will be able to explain key points of the theory and apply related principles to make learning more effective. To learn more abot how to earn the Multimedia Learning badge, visit the Teaching Well Using Technology website.
For our purposes, "technological determinism" is the belief that a tool inherently has either a positive or negative effect on learning. Technology can enhance learning when used as part of an effective strategy. This badge is largely about separating hype from substance. Badge earners are able to think critically about popular claims regarding the benefits of technology. To learn more abot how to earn the Technological Determinism badge, visit the Teaching Well Using Technology website.
Eligibility: All graduate students, post-doctorate students, and faculty.