Technology-enabled learning

Broadcast modalities of pedagogy do not necessarily resonate as strongly with learners who have been born into a networked, connected society that privileges interactivity as a learning strategy and that acknowledges new media literacies as indigenous modes of expression.

A large segment of Brock University’s growing student population can undoubtedly be identified as digital sophisticates, for whom self-expression, communication, and socializing in a wired, connected environment is unexceptional. It follows that they come to post-secondary education with the assumption that they will be able to frame their experiences, educational and otherwise, in digital contexts and through new media literacies that reflect the reality of their world.

web enabled tablet with a chalk and chalkboard

Instructors are moving more of their instruction into online formats.

CPI can support instructors in a variety of ways:

  • Consultation and instructional design review of eLearning courses being offered in a blended or online format
  • Online course evaluations administered by the CPI based upon the department’s existing course evaluation instrument or the CPI’s standardized instrument for online course evaluations
  • Lead instructors in AODA compliance review of course content
  • The opportunity to participate in CPI’s Guide to Teaching with Technology
    (This module is available for reuse under a Creative Commons).
  • TA Training/ Workshops/ Consultation
  • Audio/Video Services
  • With our partners in the Library, Information Technology Services, and Marketing and Communications, Instructors can access Brock University’s private video recording, distribution and conferencing tools.
    • Asynchronous Video: Access to the Isaak/Sakai streaming video tool that allows video to be created by instructors or students and for it to be shared privately within an Isaak/Sakai course site
    • In partnership with ITS, supporting access to Brock Video Centre or Skype for Business for audio/video conferencing and other synchronous instruction
    • The captioning of instructor video to comply with AODA requirements
    • Consultation around the use of public video tools such as iTunes U, YouTube, Vimeo, Screencast.com and flickr
    • Copies of Mac & PC Screencasting software and basic training
    • Access to high quality USB microphones and a camcorder available through the Brock University Library’s Equipment for Loan collection