About the content
This course sets out to provide an understanding of theories of learning and development and how these theories relate to educational technology. It has two components. The first is theoretical, in which we attempt to develop an overall frame of reference, locating approaches to the psychology of learning in terms of large paradigm shifts, from ‘behaviorism’ to ‘brain developmentalism’ to ‘social cognitivism’. The second component is practical, in which we will use these theoretical concepts to ‘parse’ a technology-mediated learning environment for its underlying presuppositions.
Dr William Cope
Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, College of Education
Dr Mary Kalantzis
College of Education
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was founded in 1867 (UIUC). The main campus of the University of Illinois is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, two hundred kilometres south of Chicago.
This major university is ranked among the most prestigious in the world by various measurements, such as the Center for World University Rankings, which place it 22nd worldwide for the period 2020-21.
Coursera is a digital company offering massive open online course founded by computer teachers Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller Stanford University, located in Mountain View, California.
Coursera works with top universities and organizations to make some of their courses available online, and offers courses in many subjects, including: physics, engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, data science, and other subjects.