Name and brief bio of the instructor
Kevin Crouch -
Kevin is the Director of Technology at the American International School of Chennai, India. Prior to that he was in the role of ES Technology Coordinator at the American School of Bombay in Mumbai, India. With eight years of experience in education, Kevin has taught middle school and high
school science, technology, and IB ITGS and has been both a high school and elementary school
Number of graduate semester credits - 2
Exact dates and hours of instruction
There are no exact dates as this is an asynchronous course with an independent learning model.
Approximate hours of instruction will be 5 hours per week for 4 weeks.
Description and purpose of the course
This course is designed for teachers and administrators who wish to learn how Multimedia tools
can help teachers differentiate for a variety of learners, help learners analyze complex concepts,
and provide a powerful means for students to express their learning. This course will survey the
most useful technologies, including digital video, audio, and supporting technologies, with a focus
on applying best practices in the classroom.
Student learning outcomes
The coursework is designed around the ISTE NETS teacher standards for collaboration, creativity
and innovation, information fluency, and critical thinking.
At the end of the course, participants will have gained a working knowledge of a variety of tools,
modes, and strategies for teaching and learning with multimedia and will apply best practices for
use of these tools.
Coursework will involve reading, sharing, and commenting on articles, blogging, contributing to
Voicethread discussions creating and publishing authentic multimedia products.
Brief outline of instruction
Week 1 - Viewing multimedia for knowledge acquisition, inquiry, and differentiation
Learn how to engage in and manage powerful asynchronous conversations around ideas and
Week 2 - Analyzing complex problems, events, or phenomena with multimedia
Learn how to use multimedia tools to help students use higher order thinking skills to better
understand, explain, hypothesize, and evaluate.
Weeks 3 & 4 - Producing multimedia for publication to demonstrate understanding
Learn how to complete the inquiry cycle with high quality multimedia products made for an
authentic audience. Learn how to collaborate on a video, record multi-track audio, and publish
Bull, G, Bell, L. 2010 Teaching with Digital Video 2010 Eugene, Or. ISTE
Shamburg, C 2009 Student-Powered Podcasting - Teaching for 21st Century Literacy – Eugene,
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