Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar!
Technology impacts every aspect of our students’ lives and will continue to play an important role in their lives. Teachers who integrate technology effectively help their students realize the potential we have to transform the world with our use of technology. They inspire their students to innovate, create, collaborate, and problem-solve with technology. They also encourage students to reflect on the ethical issues that arise, such as fake news, proper attribution, bias in artificial intelligence, data and privacy issues, cyberbullying, and digital wellness. The learning theories and frameworks below help us reflect on the way student learning is impacted by technology so that our curriculum and use of technology in the classroom helps students thrive.
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Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks
You can attend my online graduate course, Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media, to experience networked learning and dive deep into some of the digital learning theories mentioned below:
- Connectivism by George Siemens and Stephen Downes
- What is RAT? by developer, Dr. Joan Hughes
- SAMR: A Brief Introduction by Dr. Ruben Puentedura
- SAMR and Digital Blooms resources by Kathy Schrock
- Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy by Andrew Churches
- The Peeragogy Handbook with founder Howard Rheingold
- The TPACK Framework
- Online Collaborative Learning Theory by Linda Harasim
- Community of Inquiry Framework by Garrison, Anderson, and Archer
- Design Thinking resources from David Kelly, IDEO Founder
Further Reading and Exploration
The following resources provide more insight on various digital learning theories and frameworks, including the ones mentioned in this post:
- Teaching in a Digital Age (2nd Edition): Guidelines for designing teaching and learning by A.W. Tony Bates (Free digital book)
- Learning Theories for the Digital Age slide presentation by Steve Wheeler
- Hybrid Pedagogy is an open-access journal of learning, teaching, and technology
- The Learning Theories website is maintained by teachers and has over 100+ easy-to-read summaries of learning theories
- Theories and Frameworks for Online Education: Seeking an Integrated Model by Anthony G. Picciano
To thank you for your sharing, friendship and support over the years I am sharing free tips, learning resources, web tools and apps for 25 days in my Digital December STEM Advent Calendar. Just click on the calendar below and a post will appear for that day. NOTE! The post will not appear until that day. If you enjoy these resources, then take one of my fully accredited continuing education and graduate online courses or check out my latest book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions!