Welcome to the Forefront of Innovation in Learning Design and Technology

Placeholder ImageThis course explores the use of emerging technologies for teaching and learning in the fast-paced, rapidly changing, and highly connected world of today.

Unquestionably, the Internet is driven by new and evolving technologies such as the smartphone, tablets, wearables, and the countless applications/services which can be had in a matter of seconds with only a few swipes of one’s finger.  The heaviest users of these technologies are young (under 26), skilled, and confident, but also sheltered, pressured, and faced with challenges to which there are no easy answers.

In recent years, we have seen how the younger generations, in the United States and around the world, have become increasingly mobile; they communicate frequently but briefly, and increasing do so online.  Their tools of choice are those which are continuously connected and always on.  A world without the Internet and mobile technology is completely unknown to them.  This is the Net Generation, and education is slowly changing to meet their learning needs, styles, and preferences.

Topics for this course are based on recent reports from the Horizon Project which are distributed by the New Media Consortium.  For more information, visit http://www.nmc.org/nmc-horizon/

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