This online, applied course is designed to provide educators with knowledge, skills and
experience in implementing educational technology into a pedagogically sound learning
environment. Education Technology for Learning is intended to be a general launching point for
your own exploration and learning about information technology (IT). EDDL 5101 emphasizes the
critical evaluation and pedagogical design aspects of integrating technology in instruction. This
course takes a hands-on approach to identifying and evaluating appropriate technologies and
resources to support teaching and learning in any education context. The course emphasizes
planning and developing instruction that integrates technology. Because the world of technology
is complex, and especially so in education, it is challenging to design a course of study that is
right for all students. You, and every other student, bring with you a unique set of experiences
and interests that enhance your learning and determine your individual learning needs. The goal
of Educational Technology for Learning is to provide the starting ground for your personal
development with educational technology.
- Evaluate current models, modes, and theories of education delivery that integrate digital
- Examine Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and methods and strategies as they
apply to online teaching and learning
- Employ digital technologies to share documents, resources and experiences with other students
- Apply ethical and legal issues related to the use of technology in education with students
- Design evidence- based instructional activities that integrate technology.
- Critically employ digital technologies to create resources that facilitate and support
instructional activities from a variety of worldviews
- Unit 1: Getting Started—Introduction to Educational Technology
- Unit 2: Digital Literacy—Locating Digital Resources
- Unit 3: Digital Literacy—Critically Evaluating Educational Technology Resources
- Unit 4: Digital Literacy—Professional Development and Personal Learning Networks
- Unit 5: Exploring Digital Solutions—Asynchronous Teaching and Learning Tools
- Unit 6: Exploring Digital Solutions—Synchronous Teaching and Learning Tools
- Unit 7: Models and Barriers to Adoptions and Integration
- Unit 8: Legal and Ethical Issues
- Unit 9: Engaging Learners—Theories and Models of Engagement
- Unit 10: Instructional Design—Developing Technology Integration Plans and Storyboards
- Unit 11: Developing Instructional Activities
- Unit 12: Exploring Future Trends and Course Wrap-Up
Required text and materials
There is no required textbook for this course.
To successfully complete this course, you must achieve a passing grade of 70% (B-) or higher in
the course overall.
NOTE TO STUDENTS: Beginning this Online Teaching & Learning program in Winter 2012,
a student who receives a B- (70–74) or lower in two or more courses will be required to withdraw
regardless of their grade point average, unless the program coordinator recommends otherwise.
|Assignment 1: Community Engagement – Online Discussions and Blog Posts
|Assignment 2: Problem Identification: Digital Literacy
|Assignment 3: Exploring Digital Solutions: Teaching Models
|Assignment 4: Technology Integration Activity Design Plan
|Final Project: Technology Integration Activity Development*
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is
through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool. Students will receive the necessary contact
information at the start of the course.