Navigating the evolving landscape of teaching and learning with technology requires adapting to change while maintaining your standards for excellence. It’s a lot to ask of an educator, but it can be done with community and collaboration.
This year at Innovate, presenter Steve Kucinski showed us the many ways that iPads are making classrooms more creative and accessible. They allow us to increase personalized interaction with students and tailor learning experiences to their needs. Students are able to collaborate seamlessly, incorporate mixed media into projects, and showcase their creativity; all while engaging with new technology.
Ohio State Online is growing rapidly and adding programs to give all students, no matter their location, the opportunity to earn a degree from Ohio State. Jerry Bean, a lecturer in the College of Social Work, worked with Marcia Ham, one of ODEE's instructional designers, to develop a course for one of these programs. They worked throughout spring semester to develop a fully online version of Social Work Practice 7400 as part of the Master of Social Work program.
Bean shared his thoughts on his overall experience developing this online course: