2009 Canadian e-Learning Conference Program

Creating Multimedia Objects for Differentiated Learners

Session Title: Creating Multimedia Objects for Differentiated Learners

Time & Date: 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M., Thursday, June 18, 2009

Location: Rm. 301, Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC)

Session Description: The School of Hope embarked on a three year project centered on the development and implementation of differentiated instruction in the areas of mathematics and language arts. Although one of goals of this project was to increase course completion rates in online courses, the main purpose of this project was to create an environment for learning that our School of Hope students can use to understand and to respond in ways that best reflect his or her learning styles.

The two key principles of this project, funded by the Alberta Initiative for School (AISI) are:

  1. School of Hope teachers considered the ideas of Universal Design is a new paradigm of instruction that would enable learners to successfully meet the learner outcomes of the Alberta Program of Studies.
  2. Differentiated instruction affirms that no two children are alike, and that no two children learn in the identical way. This initiative addressed the challenge of differentiated instruction in a home-based learning environment that was read/write focused.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will review the kinds of multimedia lessons that were created by the School of Hope, and learn how CAMTASIA can help teachers – whether on-line or in traditional schools – expand their lesson plans beyond the classroom walls.

Conference Stream: Learning & Teaching

Session Format: Hands-On Wokrshop

Presenter: David Abma

Presenter Bio: David Abma has been teaching in the online environment since 1991 when he introduced his adult education class to a dialup green screen IBM 386. As a lead teacher with the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement, David has been exploring the technology boundaries of online education, specifically to meet the needs of differentiated learners in junior/senior high school.

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