Using Digital Media to Enhance Learning
Presented by: Rushton Hurley
Presenter Rushton Hurley’s course is an engaging guide to learning why and how to use a range of tools and strategies to empower students to express themselves through digital media and to develop learning curriculum through projects such as creating slideshows, screen casts, audio, and video projects. The course features step-by-step instruction through the essential stages of projects, models of good practice, and interviews with teachers who have incorporated these projects along with discussions of the benefits for students and the teachers themselves. Research on digital media in instruction confirms that incorporating multimedia in to curriculum expands students’ critical and creative thinking skills, increases their motivation and self-esteem, and helps them develop the skills essential to the 21st century, including technological expertise and productive collaboration.
30 Clock Hours $199
1 Graduate Credit ** $304
3 Graduate Credits $499
** Plus additional fee of $55 payable to Adams State University at course completion. See Program Details for more information.
Rushton Hurley has worked and studied on three continents as a Japanese language teacher, principal of an online high school, teacher trainer, educational technology researcher, and school reform consultant. He founded and is executive director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of videos by and for teachers and students at http://NextVista.org. At Stanford University his graduate research included using speech recognition technology with beginning students of Japanese in computer-based role-playing scenarios for developing language skills. In the 1990's his work with teenagers at a high school in San José led him to begin using internet and video technologies to make learning more active, helping him reach students who had struggled under more traditional approaches. Rushton has trained teachers around the United States and in schools in Europe and the Middle East, presenting at national and international conferences. His fun and thoughtful talks center on the connection between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology, as well as professional perspectives of teachers.