By Jackie Gerstein
"This fall, I am getting the opportunity to design and teach a graduate course for Boise State University’s Education Technology Program entitled, Social Networked Learning. The majority of students in the program are K-12 in-service teachers who are seeking ways to enhance their teaching with integrated and emerging technologies. I am so excited about what students are producing for this course and in terms of meeting this goal that I wanted to share information about the course, a sampling of course activities, and example student work.
This course explores collaborative and emergent pedagogies, tools, and theory related to the use of social networks in learning environments. Participants gain hands-on experience with a variety social networking tools, create their own personal learning networks, and have an opportunity to develop a MOOC-inspired course for their learners."
Gertsein sets a wonderful example as one of the leading sharers of information and experience about ed tech that the web has to offer. In this lengthy blog post, she offers considerable information about the content of the course, links to key resources, and samples of work by graduate students. An extremely generous and informative effort, and well worth the time to read. -JL