A first year course in digital technologies designed to support adult learners using a blended delivery model
Many students are not prepared fully for higher education, especially as more and more postsecondary institutions move towards blended and online delivery. To prepare adult learner for this new digital learning environment, I created a blended transition course focused on knowledge of digital tools, digital storytelling (i.e. communicating ideas digitally) and online collaboration called Succeeding Online: Tools and Technology for Learning. Through the use of information and communication technology (ICT) students can deeply engage in learning, collaborating and creating content through digital storytelling. By taking the course adult learners will not only increase their digital literacy but also develop an understanding of their digital footprint and online professionalism that will serve them in their future. Conclusions include recommendations on format and content of the course.