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Technology-enabled Teaching for Maximum Learning

Dianne Jones, Diana Mungai.


The purpose of this session is to introduce participants to the variety of new and emerging technologies that are now available to enrich the classroom experience. With a foundation of sound instructional design and pedagogical principles, the presenters will share key strategies for selecting among a variety of learning interventions to create rich learning experiences that not only engage learners in new ways but also reflect the various ways in which people learn most effectively. The pedagogical approach was developed utilizing the following four variables:A. Instructor’s learning and teaching styleB. Student’s learning style C. Course ContentD. Integration of technology This approach includes various learning strategies and activities that bridge the gap between the course content and learning outcomes while focusing on the learning styles of the students and utilization of technology. Different pedagogical approaches will be presented to meet the needs of the verbal, visual and tactile/kinesthetic learner. The learning style research has prompted educators to challenge existing teaching and learning practices and to incorporate technology-enabled practices into the curriculum. The need for technology use in the classroom has been necessitated by the technological standards of accreditation agencies like NCATE.The audience will learn how to:1. make effective use of PowerPoint.2. digitize video and deliver through PowerPoint.3. develop critical thinking activities through the use of videos.4. develop Interactive Student Guides that students can download.5. store video files on a CD. 6. integrate web site self-assessments into the curriculum.7. develop computer generated learning games. 8. use web-based activities.Participants will receive web sites and handouts that will help them develop their own materials that they can then utilize in their educational environment. There will be a step-by-step handout on digitizing video and storing the files on a CD-ROM.

Presenters

Dianne Jones  (United States)
Professor
Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching College Of Education
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Dr. Jones received her undergraduate degree in 1974 from Eastern Kentucky University, a master’s degree in 1975 from Western Illinois University and a doctorate from West Virginia University in 1979. Dr. Jones has been teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for 28 years where she teaches undergraduate and graduate totally web-based and web-based enhanced courses. The presenter is proficient in the use of Blackboard as a web-based technology.
In the last two years she has made the following presentations: learning through technology games, teaching and learning through technology, matching the learning styles of students with technology, digitizing videos for the visual learner, and technology learning solutions. She has also attended over fifty educational training sessions on technology, which include the following topics: distance learning technology and courseware, instructional deign, web page design, software for teaching.
Dr. Jones has also received a UW-Whitewater Title III Training and Conference Support Grant the last four years.
Professional web page: http://facstaff.uww.edu/jonesd/


Diana Mungai  (United States)
Principal

The Melian Group, LLC

Ms. Mungai is recognized for the passion, purpose, and fun that she brings to projects and to her profession. She specializes in fostering a results-oriented learning and development culture that incorporates real work problem-solving, adult learning principles, performance enhancement, and action learning. Working with organizations in various industries ranging from healthcare services and insurance to government and higher education, she helps organizations create a strategy for recruiting, retaining, and harnessing the collective talent of the organization. She works with leadership to develop effectiveness strategies that support organizational change resulting from mergers and acquisitions, downsizing, and other large-scale change initiatives. By assessing an organization's people, process and environment infrastructure, she is able to create targeted learning and development initiatives to support high performance. She is comfortable working with all levels and functions within an organization.

In addition to designing customized professional and management development programs to support an organization's human capital, she is experienced in instructional design, blended learning media and in the use of instrumented learning tools. She is also certified to teach a number of high-end professional development programs in sales, presentation skills, change management, team building and communication. She has a strong working knowledge of technology-based learning applications that include web casting, teleconferencing, and videoconferencing to support live classroom instruction.

Diana recently launched an unique management development curriculum entitled, "The Managers' Boot CampÔ" - an integrated, modular curriculum that helps new and existing managers find their 'professional voice' by incorporating key leadership/management concepts with skills training and opportunities to learn through experience. Courses can be tailored to meet the specific learning and development needs of the organization. Examples of course offerings include: "Two Hats Leadership," "Managing for Excellence in Action," and "Charting our Course: Individual Development Planning."

In addition to having over seventeen years of hands-on experience in learning and organizational development, Diana has an undergraduate degree in English, a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, a Master's degree in Human Resource Management, and a Certificate in Distance Learning. She has also published several articles on subjects ranging from developing performance rewards to blending learning solutions and a recent article on blended learning appeared in the ASTD 2002 Distance Learning Yearbook.

Ms. Mungai is also a keynote speaker at various conferences and association meetings on subjects as wide ranging as managing stress, building high performance teams and using games to reinforce learning.

Keywords
  • Blending Style and Substance with Technology
  • Teaching and Learning through Technology
  • A Pedagogical Approach to Incorporating Technology into your Teaching
  • Technology Learning Solutions with Impact
  • Interactive Teaching Environment
  • Innovative Technology-enabled Teaching Strategies
  • Engaging Learners and Accommodating their Learning Style
  • Instructors Learning and Teaching Style
  • Meeting the Needs of Verbal, Visual and Tactile or Kinesthetic Learners through Technology
  • Incorporate Technology-enabled Practices into the Curriculum



(Virtual Presentation, English)