Teaching with Technology: Tips, Techniques and Tools

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Friday, April 13, 2018

Primary contact information...
NN/LM - Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Biomedical Library
12-077 Center for the Health Sciences
Box 951798
Los Angeles CA , 90095-1798
United States
Kay Deeney is the primary contact.
Phone: 310-206-0525
Fax: 310-825-5389
Resource URL: https://nnlm.gov/classes/technology
Region: All

Description: This course will acquaint attendees with information about using technology tools for teaching distance learning courses. We will discuss options and best practices for asynchronous and synchronous distance classes, as well as “blended” classes that offer both in-person and online options. Adult learning principles will be reviewed. We will examine and discuss examples of software and website tools in teaching as well as hardware considerations.

Experience Level: Intermediate
Continuing Education Experience: Some teaching experience
CE Contact Hours: 4.0, 8.0
Professional Competencies: Information Systems and Technology, Curriculum Design and Instruction
Subject: Teaching/Instruction, Technology/Systems
Course Type: e-Learning, Hands-on, RML Offerings

Educational Objective: Attendees will 1. Understand principles of adult learning. 2. Learn about tools and best practices for offering synchronous distance classes (such as Adobe Connect or Blackboard Collaborate). 3. Learn about tools and best practices for offering asynchronous distance classes (such as Moodle or Blackboard). 4. Learn about methods for offering blended classes (in-person combined with distance learning). 5. Participate in hosting an Adobe Connect session and in refining a class in Moodle.


1.	Introduction and welcome
2.	Adult learning styles
3.	Distance Learning
	a.	Synchronous
	b.	Asynchonous
	c.	Blended Instruction
4.	Online Learning Tools 
5. 	Best Practices
	a.	Challenges
	b.	Tips & tricks
	c.	Successes

Need for This Course: December, 2014 Learning Needs Assessment of the Pacific Southwest Region, NN/LM documented a need for classes that covered teaching with technology.

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Simulation, Gaming, and Hands-on Exercises.

Participant Materials: Agenda, exercises, links to Moodle and Adobe Connect websites.

Facility Requirements: Microcomputers; internet access

Additional Evaluation: SurveyMonkey evaluation will be used.