I completed the Module Making Workshop with the Department of Online Education at Touro University.
In order to teach online courses as an instructor at Touro College,I wanted to learn more about how to elevate setting up course modules for your online course(s). The Module Making Workshop is a 4-week course guided me through the essential components of creating an online module including creating measurable learning objectives, adding critical design elements (e.g., headers), and creating a logical flow to course content.
The components of this workshop adhere to the standards outlined in Touro’s Rubric for Online Education, which is the instrument used to evaluate the quality of online courses at Touro.
AI and intelligent systems are positioned to become change agents in education through ushering in profound changes in institutional administrative and teaching functions, systemic strategic planning, and program planning. Post-pandemic, the explosive growth of fully-accredited online degrees has also reached teacher education programs. However, any online teacher education program needs alternative pathways to support teacher candidates in their online journey at Touro University and towards teacher certification. This lightening talk focused on alternative meeting, teaching and advising spaces in metaverses such as Agora World. Meeting in such alternative, closed-loop spaces fosters positive faculty-candidate interaction, provides pathways for collaborative experiences, nurtures self-efficiacy, and the ability to partner authentically through talking, presenting, debating within groups in a constructed safe metaverse space.
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Dr. Jasmin (Bey) Cowin – AI, Avatars and 21st Century Simulation Training for Educators
AI and intelligent systems are positioned to become change agents in education through ushering in profound changes in institutional administrative functions, systemic strategic planning, and program planning. Post-pandemic, the explosive growth of fully-accredited online degrees has also reached teacher education programs. However, any online program in teacher education needs alternative pathways to support teacher candidates who are required to complete practicum and fieldwork hours.
This lightning talk focuses on reviewing, contrasting, and framing two distinct immersive ecosystems. Mursion and simSchool. While both platforms offer immersive experiences simSchool is AI-driven while Mursion employs mixed reality simulations. Both provide preservice teachers a platform to practice and rehearse the art and skill of teaching within a controlled simulation setting using avatars. Insights on evidence-based practices by teacher candidates are generated through data from both AI and candidates’ in-world experiences. Such data aggregation offers institutions informed decision-making through a systematic review using technology to improve teacher education programs.
Together with my dear colleagues and peers Ching-Ching Lin, Ed. D. and Nikki Bell we will be presenting on our NYS TESOL e-book project “Enacting culturally responsive pedagogies through community assets mapping: A NYS TESOL Story,” which has been included in the TESOL 2023 convention program, held on 21–24 March in Portland, Oregon, USA.
It was my honor to present “The Three Pillars: Strategic Augmented Reality Digital Technologies (ARDT) Implementation” at the International Conference on Innovation in Basic – Higher Education (September 8-11, 2022) İstanbul, Türkiye (Republic of Turkey).
The purpose of this presentation was to frame and share my thoughts on The Three Pillars: Strategic Augmented Reality Digital Technologies (ARDT) Implementation for institutions of Higher Education. To offer ARDTs with functional 3D immersive spaces such as metaverses requires a robust institutional system-wide Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) discussion. TEL integrations not only ask for a highly qualified educator workforce but also demand articulated, interconnected institutional, educator, and learner cultures. The podcast would articulate the three different cultures institutions, educators, and learners to engage in meaningful conversations around ARDTs. The goal was to explore, discuss and debate the purposeful implementation of 21st Century technologies such as metaverses into Institutions of Higher Education while analyzing their positive potential and possible dangers they bring to higher education institutions.
I am excited to be presenting The three pillars: Strategic Augmented Reality Digital Technologies (ARDT) implementation for International Conference on Innovation in Basic – Higher Education, September 8-11, 2022 İstanbul, Türkiye (Republic of Turkey)
There is a plethora of Internet Repositories & Resources available for educators. Yet, curating, vetting and keeping track of all the valuable repositories and resources is a hurdle. This is why I created my Hyperlinked Internet Repositories & Resources for Educators PDF. I hope this resource proofs useful to my peers and colleagues. Dr. Jasmin (Bey) Cowin
Cowin, J. (2022). A Chain of Worlds: Education in the Age of Metaverses. The 26th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2022, July 12 – 15, 2022 IMSCI 2022, vol. 3, 25-30. https://doi.org/10.54808/WMSCI2022.03 ISBN: 978-1-950492-66-4 (Volume III)
The last few weeks I reflected on several questions.
How can educators support and nurture students’ well-being and academic excellence?
What are student needs and educators responsibilities?
Where do experiences and needs of both educators and students overlap?
In this infographic, I juxtaposed students and educators and connected their perspectives and common needs within multiple contexts. The PDF has links to resources for educators wishing to explore the topics.
The Philosophy of Abundance Understanding Trauma and Its Impact The Stress Response System Words Matter Teaching materials on refugees, asylum and migration for primary and secondary education UNHCR Teaching About Refugees 2021 – Language Learning Guidebook Teaching Techniques for Multilingual Learners The Teacher Tech Tool Wheel Google Resources The Internet Archive Open Educational Resources Q&A
I am sharing the workshop with all the global conference participants and educators who support displaced learners. I believe that in alignment with SDG 4.c that “teachers are the change agents for the future. “
Both PDF’s feature embedded links to resources you can click on – go ahead, download and use the abundant resources available to YOU.