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COE’s Innovation Studio to host Digital Media & Learning Summer Institute

Registration is open for the second annual Digital Media & Learning (DML) Summer Institute for Teachers.

DML Summer Institute will be held June 5-9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily in the Innovation Studio, located in the College of Education, room 3157.

Participants in the week-long professional development course can expect daily hands-on activities with classroom technology that can be utilized to enhance the educational experiences of students in various subject areas. Instructional technology faculty member Mete Akcaoglu, Ph.D., will lead attendees in designing and developing learning experiences using cutting-edge technology such as virtual reality, 3-D printing, robotics, electronics, coding, game and app design and development.

More importantly, what Akcaoglu emphasizes are the soft skills that teachers can cultivate in their students such as analytical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.

“Different technologies exist, and some will be obsolete in a few years, and there will be great new ones available,” said Akcaoglu. “If we just teach the technology, then every few years their knowledge becomes obsolete. Instead, what we want to do is get students to learn and practice design and problem solving skills. These skills are never obsolete.”

Registration will be discounted to $225 as an early bird special through April 15. The regular registration fee will be $275. The registration deadline is April 30.

For more information on DML and to view a schedule and syllabus for the event, click here.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 119 degree programs serving 20,673 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

 

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