NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE
Dates: February 20-March 16, 2012
Location: Online course
Conducted by: The Institute for Technology and Social Change
Course fees: $295 (regularly $495 / $200 discount to NPA students)
NPA Certificate Points: 2 certificate points / 1.4CEUs
In the last decade a number of new technologies have been developed which will dramatically reshape the classroom space. A handful of teachers and educational professionals are beginning to use social media, mobile devices, video games and other innovations to enrich the learning process, but these practices are far from mainstream. This four week online certificate course is designed for classroom teachers and educational professionals alike and aims to provide them with exposure to a variety of tools and platforms that deepen dialogue and enhance curricula for face-to-face learning environments. It will also explore the latest advances in online learning, virtual collaboration, and mobile learning in an effort to chart the future of teaching and education in the years to come. Through a hands-on and interactive pedagogical approach, participants can expect to develop a practical set of strategies and skills that will prepare them to apply new technologies to their work in education amid this rapidly evolving landscape.
TechChange partners with universities, organizations and software developers to train leaders to leverage emerging technologies for social change. We envision a world where a highly trained corps of creative and tech-savvy professionals can effectively and quickly respond to the most critical humanitarian, development and peacebuilding challenges of our time.
This course is part of the National Peace Academy’s National Peacebuilding Peacelearning Certificate Program, a program designed to make learning for peace accessible, available and affordable for all. The program allows participants to pursue an individualized course of study that will help them achieve depth in knowledge and skills they need to achieve their personal and professional goals and interests in peacebuilding and peace education.