Educational Technology Integration (3) Technology integration in educational settings.
EDTEC 440 Educational Technology Integration (3)
This course introduces educators to broad-based educational computing applications. This course introduces ideas, skills, concepts and strategies for integrating computers into classroom teaching. The focus of the course is on models for integration, but specific applications and how they can be used in the classroom will also be explored.This course is part of a graduate program of study for a Master's of Education (M.Ed.) in Instructional Systems or an M.Ed. in Educational Technology.
Within educational settings, technology is not simply an independent curriculum -- i.e., teaching about how to use technology. Rather it is a powerful means for addressing, and potentially redefining, everyday teaching and learning issues. The potential of technology is most effectively realized when considered in combination with views about how individuals think and learn best. The goal of this course, then, is not for you to become an expert in "technology," but to become more of an expert in teaching and learning. Technology can be used as a vehicle to help you to further develop this expertise.
This course is divided into five units which are based on the following areas of educational computing: (1) Technology Integration Concepts; (2) Productivity Tools; (3) Communication tools; (4) Interactive multimedia; and (5) emerging technologies.
Each of these units is designed not only to provide you with the information you need in order to understand what the technology is about and how it functions, but more importantly to stimulate serious reflection upon how you as a teacher can make use of this resource and how using this resource relates to student learning.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.