Methods of Learning and Design (3)
This survey course draws on multiple disciplines to consider what learning is and how it happens. How do students process new information? What can you do to facilitate deep learning for students from varied backgrounds? Can there be universal design for learning? What is agility in learning and design methods? Learning key principles for how people learn and retain material will prepare you to design valuable learning experiences in higher education and beyond.
Technology Innovation by Design (3)
In this course, you will explore the role of technology in higher education. Taking into account historical and current educational challenges in higher education, you’ll explore the ways that institutions of higher education and student populations have changed over time, impacting the ways we use technology in education today. You will propose ways that technology innovation can spur systemic change across the curriculum and beyond it, and investigate and integrate theories and models—and their application—from several disciplines, including communication, information systems, and psychology.
Learning Analytics (3)
This course will introduce you to how the analytics of learning are gathered, treated, and used for decision-making in higher education. You will explore methods for capturing and analyzing data to better understand patterns of learning and dispositional development. Additionally, this course will provide you the opportunity to examine the ethical and legal implications of using data to shape educational contexts. As part of your work, you will examine learning analytic models and tools to gain new insights about students and recommend viable and actionable strategies on how to improve learning.
Designing the Future(s) of the University (3)
This course asks you to consider the University of the future by exploring the role that policy, leadership, administration, funding, and disciplinary structure have played in the history of the current models of higher education. You will delve deeper into the sociological, political, and ethical role of the university in society and investigate issues around access, equity, and retention in relationship to institutional culture.