New Learning: An Online Master's Program
HOW TO APPLY
For details on how to apply please visit the Prospective Students page.
Reaching Today's Learners
The ‘New Learning’ online Master's program introduces participants to the latest theories and practices of education. ’New learning’ is an approach to education that engages students as active designers and co-designers of their own knowledge. ’New literacies’ aims to expand learners’ meaning-making capacities and ways of learning, with a particular emphasis on the use of digital media to enhance student learning.
In the program, you will:
- Learn how you can bring new media into your classroom.
- Engage today’s tech- and media-savvy learners.
- Address the demands of the new educational standards around the world, including the Common Core Standards in the United States.
- Explore ways in which students can become active learners .
- Encourage collaboration and interactivity among students with the use of new media tools and educational technologies.
- Develop techniques for differentiated instruction that addresses learner diversity.
- Expand expertise in assessment and learner feedback systems and processes.
Praise for the Program
Rated by GetEducated.comas one of the '10 Top Online Masters in Education Technology Teachers Won’t Be Ashamed to Put on Their Resumes'. They say: 'This top new online Master's degree was created from scratch by America’s best literacy researchers. Its target audience is the working schoolmarm or mister who wants to nosedive into new media and create learning systems that engage young minds online socially as well as intellectually.'
Designed for Teachers
Participants in this program include people wanting to attain a graduate professional degree in education, including teachers and aspiring teachers at all levels of education, as well as adult, community and workplace educators.
The program focuses on contemporary approaches to pedagogy, including ideas such as:
- differentiated learning that addresses learner diversity
- the power of metacognition or thinking about thinking
- peer interaction that values of collective intelligence in learning communities
- active knowledge making where learners are creators as much as they are consumers of knowledge, and
- assessment which contributes directly and constructive to student learning.
The program is particularly concerned to examine the way in which emerging educational technologies support these pedagogical aims, including:
- anywhere/anytime or ubiquitous learning,
- students learning in new media spaces which allow them to create, represent and share their knowledge in engaging ways, as well as
- emerging learner feedback and assessment technologies.
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