As new technologies are developed for eLearning, faculty and staff at Mount Royal are incorporating these technologies to benefit students. Here are a few examples of what's new on the eLearning scene at Mount Royal.
Web 2.0 Technologies
"Concerns have been raised about student use of Web 2.0 applications such as Facebook and Twitter — but a Mount Royal research project is demonstrating that these tools can actually be used to improve the quality of learning.
By researching how the use of a range of interactive technologies impacts seven first-year courses, instructor Norman Vaughan, PhD — along with Jim Zimmer, the dean of the Faculty of Teaching & Learning and Fiona Villamar, a Bachelor of Arts student — is discovering ways social networking tools can improve grades." More. . .
Online Peer Mentoring
"Mount Royal Social Work students co-presented with students from Zayed University in Dubai regarding an online peer mentoring program which exposes students to different cultures.
Social Work instructor Yasmin Dean came up with the idea of the peer mentoring program between Mount Royal and Zayed University students, believing both cultures could use technology to learn from each other." More. . .