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As an instructor, you might have wondered, “How can I utilize educational technology to improve student agency and learning? What are the digital competencies that students should have in my field? How can I support students’ development of digital literacy skills?”
The teaching guides in this section will help you answer these questions and more about digital learning with research-based evidence. These teaching guides will help you identify teaching strategies and methods to promote students’ development of critical thinking skills during the digital consumption of information, foster students’ digital communication skills during online social learning opportunities, and develop students’ digital production skills during authentic assessment experiences. In these teaching guides, you will also learn how to utilize educational technology and implement practices that reduce cognitive load and improve student outcomes, such as microlearning through the use of micro-lecture videos.
Digital learning promotes critical thinking during the consumption of online information.