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COURSE NUMBER: EDUC 414
COURSE TITLE: Educational Technology
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr Gordon Booth
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 1)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An exploration of the role of the appropriate use of common information technology tools in teaching and learning.  The course examines the foundational, theoretical, and practical issues of using technology in K-12 classrooms.

In the event of enrolment pressures, preference is given to B.Ed. (AD) students.

REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Pitler, H., Hubbell, E., Kuhn, M., Malenoski, K. (2007). Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works.  Denver: Mid-continental Research for Education and Learning.
  • Each student will be required to purchase a USB memory stick (flash drive) for use in this course.  It is recommended that the capacity of this memory stick be a minimum of 8GB and preferably 16GB.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
e-Binder 20%
Lesson preparation/presentation 30%
Lab assignments30%
Final Exam 20%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Through participation in this course, students will:
  • become familiar with the integrated Alberta Information and Communication Technology (ICT) curriculum
  • become proficient with a variety of ICT software and tools
  • develop lesson plans that teaches or incorporates ICT
  • develop a variety of teaching strategies that are effective in teaching ICT
  • become familiar with a variety of resources for the integration of ICT for teaching and learning at the K-12 level
  • become familiar with a variety of issues and current topics affecting ICT in schools
  • cast a critical eye on integration of technology into their teaching taking into account the characteristics of 21st century learners
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Introductions, Course overview, Class expectations
  • Intro. to educational technology
  • Technology Acceptance Models
  • Technology Integration Planning
  • TPACK
  • ICT curriculum
  • Lesson planning integrating technology
  • Assessment
  • Backwards Design
  • Instructional software – benefits limitations
  • Learning styles
  • Thinking skills
  • Basic productivity tools
  • Lesson presentations
  • Multimedia and hypermedia tools
  • Smartboard use
  • Smart Notebook resources
  • Smart Notebook resource creation
  • Student response systems (clickers)
  • Internet resources Acceptable Use Policies
  • Ethics/plagiarism
  • Assessing quality
  • Web 2.0 tools
  • 1-1 Computing
  • Distance learning
  • Videoconference
  • Online learning
  • Experiential education
  • E-Binder review
  • Student record management systems
LAB OUTLINE:
  • Microsoft Word
  • E-Binder Introduction
  • Microsoft Word/Publisher
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Prezi
  • Instructional software development
  • Open Lab - Powerpoint Presentation preparation
  • Media editing tools
  • Smartboard operation
  • Smart Notebook tools
  • Web 2.0 resource development
  • Open Lab - Smart Notebook preparation


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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