Ed Tech PD Certifications

Recommended for new or existing faculty who wish to get started with integrating technology into the curriculum.

HCT Ed Tech PD Framework and Certification Programs are designed as per the needs of Higher Colleges of Technology faculty. The modules can be taken at any HCT campus in coordination with the local Ed Tech staff. 

HCT faculty can email the program manager Sarah Whitaker (swhitaker@hct.ac.ae) for more information or to discuss the Ed Tech training needs and requirements.

Certificate in mLearning

Certificate Coordinator: Sarah Whittaker (Email: swhittaker@hct.ac.ae)

Module 101 Course Outline

Module Leader: Sarah Whittaker

Description: Provides a basic introduction for staff with little to no knowledge of the iPad. Topics such as controls, installing of apps, settings, security features, backup, communications and the use of a few basic apps will be covered.

Assessment Guidelines: Staff complete the following activities –

  • Basic operations
  • 3-slide Keynote presentation
  • Pages document
  • 1-minute iMovie
  • Self evaluation in a Numbers spreadsheet

TPACK Domain: Technology

Duration: Total 4 Hours (2 Hours Face-2-Face + 2 Hours Blended)

iTunes U Course Link: iPads in the Classroom Course in iTunes U

Module 102 Course Outline

Module Leader: Sarah Whittaker

Pre-Requisite: Module M101 – iPads in the Classroom

Description: This module is for staff who already have a basic understanding of the iOS or another mobile platform. Several theories and frameworks for technology implementation in the classroom will be reviewed, as well as what 21st century skills our students need to be successful and how we, as educators, can help prepare our students for this world. This module is delivered in 4 parts.

Assessment Guidelines: Staff completes the following activities –

  • Spreadsheet Creation
  • Collaboration Tool Use
  • Screencast
  • Student response systems (use and review)

TPACK Domain: Pedagogy/Technology

Duration: Total 13 Hours (10 Hours Face-2-Face + 3 Hours Blended)

Module 103 Course Outline

Module Leader: Sarah Whittaker

Description: Review, implement and evaluate various student/teacher interaction tools available on mobile devices.

Assessment Guidelines: Staff completes the following activities –

  • Participation in online discussions
  • Journal Entry
  • Use of a social media tool

TPACK Domain: Pedagogy/Technology

Duration: Total 4 Hours (3 Hours Face-2-Face + 1 Hours Blended)

Module 124 Course Outline

Module Leader: Vaishali Patel

Pre-Requisite: Module M104 – Getting Started with Blackboard Learn

Description: This course has been designed to introduce mobile friendly practices to help faculty transform their existing courses for mobile delivery. There are four units in the course that cover tips and tools, mobile capabilities and design of content and assessments.

Assessment Guidelines: Staff completes the following activities –

  • Quizzes
  • Task creation
  • Participation in discussion, blog or journal and upload a document along with their post
  • Creation of quizzes

TPACK Domain: Technology

Duration: Total 5 Hours (3 Hours Face-2-Face + 2 Hours Blended)

 

Certificate in Online Learning

Certificate Coordinator: Azim Ahmed (Email: aahmed11 @ hct.ac.ae)

Module 104 Course Outline

Module Leader: Saeed AlHebsi

Description: In this module staff will gain the basic skills of delivering and managing an existing pre-populated course as the role of Instructor in Blackboard.

Assessment Guidelines: Staff complete the following activities –

  • Online assessment/s with Instructor

TPACK Domain: Technology

Duration: Total 5 Hours (1 Hours Face-2-Face + 4 Hours Blended)

Module 105 Course Outline

Module Leader: Asra Yasmeen/Deepa Nair

Pre-Requisite: Module M104 – Getting Started with Blackboard Learn

Description: In this module staff will gains skills on how to create new courses and publish content as the role of Designer in Blackboard.

Assessment Guidelines: Staff complete the following activities –

  • Create a course and content as evidence to have used some of the tools available on Blackboard in their role as designer

TPACK Domain: Create

Duration: Total 20 Hours (4 Hours Face-2-Face + 16 Hours Blended)

Module 106 Course Outline

Module Leader: Vaishali Patel & Asra Yasmeen

Description: In this module faculty gain skills on how to create and conduct secure online assessments using Blackboard Learn and Respondus Lockdown Browser as online proctoring platform.

Assessment Guidelines: Staff complete the following activities –

  • Create an exam with recommended best practices, randomization techniques and test settings
  • Take a quiz using Respondus LockDown Browser as student
  • Export the practice test and instructions in at least one of the courses

TPACK Domain: Create

Duration: Total 5 Hours (1.5 Hours Face-2-Face + 3.5 Hours Blended)

Module 107 Course Outline

Pre-Requisite: Module M104 – Getting Started with Blackboard Learn & M105 – Building Courses in Blackboard Learn

Module Leader: Azim Ahmed

Description: Staff will gain skills in using eText for deep-linking, open book exams, creating notes and annotations, usage of social networking features, and eText mobile apps.

Assessment Guidelines: Staff complete the following activities –

  • Completion of post-eText workshop survey administered by the trainer for the participants at their respective colleges.

TPACK Domain: Technology

Duration: Total 5 Hours (2 Hours Face-2-Face + 3 Hours Blended)

OTHER STANDALONE OFFERINGS

Please contact your campus Ed Tech Support for more information on completing these independent modules

Module 116 Course Outline

Module Leader: Sarah Whittaker

Description: In this module staff will gain skills on how to create, publish and manage online courses on HCT’s iTunes U catalogue.

Assessment Guidelines: Staff complete the following activities –

  • Show evidence that they have created an iTunes U course and used it as a delivery mechanism for one of your classes. Instructor verifies iTunes U course by enrolling themselves as student and checking that most features have been used correctly.

TPACK Domain: Create

Duration: Total 10 Hours (3 Hours Face-2-Face + 7 Hours Blended)

Module 122 Course Outline

Module Leader: Duncan Murphy

Description: In this module staff will gain the skills to install the ibooks software, understand the interface, apply templates and work with chapters, sections and pages. They will also be required to insert images and video , insert labels, captions and descriptions.

Assessment Guidelines: Staff complete the following activities –

  • Show evidence that you have created a single chapter iBook using all the features learnt , for one of your learning outcomes of one of your courses and have distributed it to all of your learners.

TPACK Domain: Create

Duration: Total 10 Hours (2 Hours Face-2-Face + 8 Hours Blended)

Module 113 Course Outline

Module Leader: Barry Naidoo

Description: In this module staff will gain skills in the basics of HTML 5, CSS and Javascript. Participants will also be introduced to Phonegap and Rapid eLearning software and be able to differentiate between Native, Web and Hybrid apps.

Assessment Guidelines: Staff complete the following activities –

  • Create a Web App for one part of your lesson using simple HTML 5, CSS and Javascript. No programming required. Any HTML 5 auto code generation software/editor can be used.

TPACK Domain: Create

Duration: Total 10 Hours (2 Hours Face-2-Face + 8 Hours Blended)

Module 125 Course Outline

Module Leader: Barry Naidoo

Description: In this module participants will learn how to insert and customise interactions using Raptivity and package them together using Raptivity Linker and finally publishing the HTML 5 code to be used on multiple platforms.

Assessment Guidelines: Staff complete the following activities –

  • Create a series of Raptivity interactions for a complete lesson that is packaged together using using Raptivity Linker.

TPACK Domain: Create

Duration: Total 10 Hours (2 Hours Face-2-Face + 8 Hours Blended)

Module 126 Course Outline

Module Leader: Vaishali Patel

Description: In this module participants will learn how to insert images, local and external media, simple interactions, scenario branching, tables, quizzes and activities and publish the completed object to Blackboard.

Assessment Guidelines: Staff complete the following activities –

  • Create a SoftChalk interaction for an entire lesson and publish it into one of your BlackBoard Courses.

TPACK Domain: Create

Duration: Total 10 Hours (2 Hours Face-2-Face + 8 Hours Blended)

Module 108 Course Outline

Module Leader: Barry Naidoo

Description: In this module staff will gain understanding of the operations of the different hardware components on iOS devices such as SoC’s, motion processors, RAM, SSD, sensors, wireless, location services audio and video components.

Assessment Guidelines: Staff complete the following activities –

  • Blackboard Online Quiz.

TPACK Domain: Create

Duration: Self-paced on iTunes U – Click here to open.

Module 115 Course Outline

Module Leader: Barry Naidoo

Description: Using the Swift Playground staff will learn how to work with basic operators, Strings, Collections, Control Flow, Functions, Classes, Structures, Properties, Methods, Inheritance and initialisation.

Assessment Guidelines: Staff complete the following activities –

  • Short programming tasks using the Swift Playground.

TPACK Domain: Create

Duration: Self-paced on iTunes U – Click here to open.

Module 109 Course Outline

Module Leader: Barry Naidoo

Pre-Requisite: Module M115 – Introduction to Programming Using Swift

Description: In this module staff will gain skills in the use of iOS platform components such as using OOP principles, MVC paradigm and Xcode IDE, iOS 8 SDK frameworks and classes.

Assessment Guidelines: Staff complete the following activities –

  • Blackboard Online Quiz.

TPACK Domain: Create

Duration: Self-paced on iTunes U – Click here to open.

Module 110 Course Outline

Module Leader: Barry Naidoo

Pre-Requisite: Module M109 – Introduction to Programming Using Swift

Description: In this module staff will be shown how to create simple apps using the iOS programming platform.

Assessment Guidelines: Staff complete the following activities –

  • Practical project – creating a simple iphone app using Xcode.

TPACK Domain: Create

Duration: Self-paced on iTunes U – Click here to open.

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