Education Technology in the Curriculum
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 in the Curriculum is intended to be a general launching point for your own exploration and learning about information technology (IT). Because the world of IT 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.
A Bachelor of Education, a Bachelor's degree in another discipline with teaching qualifications or experience, or permission from the School of Education's Academic Director or designate.
Students will be able to:
- Understand the basics of how networks and the Internet function.
- Demonstrate the effective use of networks and the Internet in learning.
- Integrate effective Internet searching strategies for finding resources related to specific curricular topics.
- Demonstrate and teach students how to critically evaluate Internet resources.
- Access and publish documents on the World Wide Web.
- Use RSS and an RSS reader for professional development and pedagogical purposes.
- Plan instructional activities that integrate technology.
- Discuss key issues in educational uses of technology.
- Discuss ethical and legal issues related to the use of technology in education with students and colleagues.
- Share resources and experiences with other educators.
Course topics will include, but are not limited to:
- Hardware and Software for the Classroom
- Computer Networks
- Technology without Networks
- Searchable Databases and the Invisible Web
- The World Wide Web
- Multimedia on the Web
- Social Software
- Using Resources, RSS, WebQuests
- Tagging and Folksonomies
- Planning for Instruction
- Key Issues in Instructional Delivery
- Educational Uses of the Web and Social Software
- Plagiarism and Internet Copyright
- Creative Commons
Maximum Completion13 weeks.
Required Text and Materials
There is no required textbook for this course.
Open Learning Faculty Member Information
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.
In order to successfully complete this course, students must obtain at least 50% on the final mandatory project and 70% overall.
|Assignment 1: Exploring IT Resources||20%|
|Assignment 2: Ethical and Legal Issues||10%|
|Assignment 3: Web Publishing||30%|
|Final Project: Creating a Unit Plan||35%|
In accordance with TRU's Grading Policy ED 3-5, a student in a Graduate program who receives a B- or lower in two or more courses will be required to withdraw regardless of their grade point average unless the program recommends otherwise. Individual programs may require a higher minimum passing grade.