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The resources posted here are for registered participants of courses taught by Ouida Watson. You may select Courses in the navigation above for descriptions and access to the course content. Courses include both in class and out of class learning activities that are designed to be adaptable by participants. Expect to have fun while learning in a collaborative environment!
Courses shared through this website are designed for participants to use their own device, BYOD, rather than a computer lab setting. To support real world use of digital technologies, the courses are designed to provide authentic problem solving tasks by using web using your own device, removing any barrier to an unfamiliar device and allowing you to create bookmakers or download apps for use outside of class time.
Many thanks to all who are eager to learn and to who are eager to share what they have learned!
During class, both laptops and/or mobile devices (phone or tablet) are utilized. Experience reveals that the interface and navigation may differ depending on the device. Web resources will be technology agnostic, meaning they should work in any browser, on any platform or on mobile device.
Two design concepts utilized in the courses posted here are: the Flipped Classroom and Universal Design for Learning. The Flipped Classroom provides resources for participants to review prior to Face-to-Face class meetings. The option to select something of personal interest or expertise aligned to review will enhance classroom activities as participants are better prepared to share experiences or ask questions.The instructional design used in this course reflects a professional background in curriculum development, experience in K-12, post-secondary and adult education, as well as participant experiences in professional development.
Concepts of Instructional Design used in the development of these courses may be new to some. You may have heard the terms, but not have personal experience. An essential design component, Flipping Homework , means that participants will be expected to review selected content before class.
The courses here were developed using the research of David Rose and the Universal Design for Learning, a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. UDL Guidelines are based on three principles: