Transforming Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems-An Overview
- Number of:
1 university semester credits, 1 university quarter credits
(university fees are additional)
Transforming Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems - An Overview
This course will introduce you to the transformative possibilities that integrated whiteboard
systems can have on your instruction. An integrated whiteboard system is comprised
of many separate components from many companies, but when integrated into a whole
system, it becomes a powerful instructional tool in the hands of a trained teacher.
The first section of this course will provide a brief overview of different digital
whiteboard systems and current research of their effectiveness in the classroom.
The next section will build a strong foundation of skills necessary to successfully
control the hardware and software used. These skills include basic operations, manipulating
graphics and objects, overlay tools, and integrating peripheral products. The last
section will show you how to integrate these skills into general lesson activities
which you will then apply to create a lesson of your own. This course features 29
videos comprising over three hours of core video-based training, allowing you to
see a credentialed teacher/ certified trainer actually using an integrated whiteboard
system. The skills and their integration into general activities covered in this
course are designed to be transferable to any hardware or software platform.
Although having access to any brand of digital whiteboard is not required,
it will greatly enhance your learning experience. Most of the software applications
referenced are available as free downloadable trials and are compatible with Windows
and Mac operating systems.
Most lessons in this course demonstrate hardware and software features through the
use of core and auxiliary online streaming videos. Core videos, which are embedded
in the web page, have been created and professionally produced specifically for
this course and feature a digital whiteboard system from SMART Technologies. Auxiliary
videos, which can be accessed via web links, have been produced by others and feature
different digital whiteboard systems.