ABOUT TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED LEARNING
NEW FORMS OF LEARNING FOR THE 21st CENTURY
Technology-enabled learning (TEL) has the power to transform both teaching and learning in classroom-based, online, and blended education by introducing the digital tools and resources 21st-century learners will need in order to explore, understand, and express themselves.

These technologies, including computers, the internet, social media, mobile and tablet devices, and open educational resources, can bring fundamental structural changes. They can transform teaching by creating new, connected relationships between teachers, students, and content to improve instruction and create a more personalized form of learning. Applied well, TEL has the potential to expand learning opportunities, enrich experiences, and support greater equality of access around the world.

In particular, TEL can be used to develop six main digital skills: communication, information search, collaboration, creation, assessment, and personal or professional development. It may also include learning about the technology itself as a subject, but its primary focus is on increasing learner engagement and access across all these essential skills for our new century.

Building upon the Community of Inquiry framework as a theoretical foundation, TEL incorporates additional frameworks, such as TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge) and TIM (Technology Integration Matrix), to bring pedagogy and technology together and to address the highly complex process of knowledge creation in diverse and unique contexts. It also draws strongly upon the open education movement, involving open educational resources (OER) and open licenses; the collaborative process of creating, sharing, and revising OER promises not only higher quality but also more locally-appropriate learning materials open to all.


ABOUT THE TEL RESOURCES REPOSITORY

The Technology-Enabled Learning Resources Repository grew out of a massive open online course, TEL MOOC, offered by the Commonwealth of Learning and Athabasca University.


About the TEL MOOC. Athabasca University and the Commonwealth of Learning


GROWTH OF THE REPOSITORY

The TEL Resources Repository is a shared collection of member-created lesson plans and other resources for technology-enabled learning. As our community grows, so will our collection. The graph below indicates the total number of resources, downloads, and members over time.




PROJECT TEAM

Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes, Professor, Athabasca University
Dr. Nathaniel Ostashewski, Assistant Professor, Athabasca University
Dan Wilton, Project Developer, Athabasca University
JoAnne Murphy, Project Manager for TEL MOOC, Athabasca University
Connie Levina Yuen, Instructional Media Analyst, Athabasca University
Carmen Jensen-Tebb, Project Manager for the Collaborations Program, Athabasca University
Dr. Sanjaya Mishra, Commonwealth of Learning
... and our growing community of contributors to the Repository.



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TPACK
The framework and TPACK Academy repository

Technology Integration Matrix
Florida Center for Instructional Technology

Teaching in a Digital Age
A.W. (Tony) Bates
Open Textbook Project


MOST DOWNLOADS

Professional Development: Using TEL in Teaching (127)
Ebba Ossiannilsson
Tertiary
Participants will learn about the latest state of the art in TEL Participants will learn about how touse TEL as “default” in their ...

Stimulus-response model of consumer behavior, (97)
Barry Sam Ilaisa
Tertiary
The lesson part of a marketing course for second-year Bachelor in Commerce. The lesson aimed at enabling the students to identify and name ...

Storage Devices and Media (69)
Dennie Walker
Secondary
This Activity plan was created for students at the secondary level starting introduction to computer hardware and software. Gives an ...

How to create Power Point Presentation (69)
Imran Sarvar Khan
Secondary
Lesson Plan for How to create a Power Point Presentation in MS Power Point


MOST LIKES

IP TELEPHONY SYSTEM WITH VoIP SETUP (28)
MD. NIJAM UDDIN
Vocational
Lesson Summary: Students will review the components of IP Telephony System with VoiP and develop a Scope Diagram that allows By

Environmental disasters (25)
MD. NIJAM UDDIN
Secondary
Our planet has weathered many disastrous events since it banged into being around 4.5 billion years ago. Most recently, Hurricane Katrina, ...

English Communication Skill Practice (9)
MOHAMMED IQBAL
Secondary
Students will develop competency based English through listening, speaking, reading & writing that will allow them to develop their ...

Foreign Language Learning 1 (7)
Marie Mary-Anne Comole
Elementary
Lesson Summary: Students will introduce themselves in a foreign language using basic vocabulary. Lesson Objective: To provide
The TEL Resources Repository is a project of the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University, in part to support TEL MOOC, a massive open online course offered through a collaboration between Athabasca University and the Commonwealth of Learning.