Bethel College Course Syllabus

I. COURSE AND CREDIT

EDU 520 (ECIL 502)    Computer Technology in Education           3 credit hours

II. TERM, YEAR, INSTRUCTOR; CONTACT INFORMATION

Summer, 2010

Dianne Anderson (Ph.D. pending)

Office Hours (by appointment only)

McKenzie Special School District Technology Coordinator

MSSD phone 731-352-2246

Cell phone 731-234-7813

Email: andersond@k12tn.net, or andersond@bethelu.edu

III. COURSE PREREQUISITES /CO-REQUISITES

None

IV. CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTION

Focus of the course is the integration and utilization of the latest in instructional technology with a commitment to preparing teacher candidates who are able to use educational technology to help all students learn.  Course will emphasize the NETS-T standards as written by the International Society of Technology Education including: Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity, Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments, Model Digital-Age Work and Learning  Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility, and Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership. Integrating technology into the curriculum so that all students will learn will be the focus of the course as well as how to evaluate and integrate new technologies. Course will look at the history and theoretical development of technology in education, as well as innovative practices.

V. COURSE GOALS

1. The learner will develop an understanding of the history of technology in education

2. The learner will examine new technology tools and trends

3. The learner will develop technical skills by completing a series of assignments designed to enhance teaching strategies.

VI. RELATIONSHIP OF THIS COURSE TO CONTENT AREA KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

This course addresses TN Matrix knowledge and skills in Professional Education at the graduate level of study.

VII. REQUIRED TEXT

O’Bannon, B. W. & Puckett, K. (2009). Preparing to use technology: A practical guide to curriculum integration. (2nd ed.). Pearson: Boston.

ISBN-13:  978-0-13-508421-2

  1. VIII. IMPORTANT DATES

Date to register for summer graduation: June 7, 2010

Date to register for December graduation: September 30, 2010

IX. COURSE OBJECTIVES

The learner will:

  1. Participate in classroom discussions and best practices for educators activities focused on the assigned chapter
  2. Research a theorist and develop a presentation (20% of final grade)
  3. Post weekly comments to a class blog (15% of final grade)
  4. Research a cool tool (15% of final grade)
  5. Evaluate specific technological practices (20% of final grade)
  6. Develop an Internet based assignment (15% of final grade)
  7. Work with other technology tools specifically designed to aid in teaching (15% of final grade)

X. IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All Graduate students will have to submit a portfolio with an artifact from every class. The artifact from this class is the paper on Evaluating Technological Practices.

I will not tolerate Plagiarism. If you use information from another source, you must give credit!  See Academic Honesty Policy (attached).

XI. REQUIRED READINGS

-Blogs that will help in your current teaching interest.

-Articles from Academic Journals that can be used in the blog discussion. These must be cited.

XII. SUGGESTED READINGS/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Websites that are listed on the blog on the link page will be highlighted every week.

XIII. COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Students will be required to present several presentations and the grade will be based on the content as well as the obvious preparation that goes into a project.

XIV. ATTENDANCE POLICY

Regular attendance is an expected part of professional behavior and is essential to the comprehension and understanding of course material. Credit will not be given to anyone missing more than 2 class meetings. Each absence will lower the final average by 10 points and each tardy* will lower the final average by 7 points.

*Tardiness is considered not being in class on time or leaving early.

XV. DISABILITY STATEMENT

Bethel University is committed to equal opportunity in education for all students, including those with documented disabilities. Please contact Sandy Louden if you have a diagnosed disability or if you believe that you have a disability that might require reasonable accommodation in this course. Bethel University policy states that it is the responsibility of students to contact instructors to discuss appropriate accommodations to ensure equity in grading, experiences, and assignments.

COURSE CONTENT/ UNITS OF INSTRUCTION/COURSE CALENDAR

June 7: Introduction of the course, Class Blog

June 8: Chapter 1: Preparing to use technology, Chapter 2: Hardware Basics (NETS-T Standards 1, 2, 3, and 4).

June 9: Chapter 5: The Internet (NETS-T Standards 1, 2, 3, and 4)

June 10: Theorist Presentation (NETS-T Standard 5)

June 11: Chapter 3: Software Basics, Chapter 4: Portfolios, and Chapter 6: Word Processing (NETS-T Standards 1, 2, 3, and 4)

June 14: Chapter 7: Digital Images (NETS-T Standards 1, 2, 3, and 4).

June 15: WebQuest due

June 16: Cool Tools Presentation

June 17: Chapter 8: Diagrams, Maps and Webs (NETS-T Standard 2).

June 18: Chapter 9 Databases and Chapter 10 Spreadsheets (NETS-T Standard 2). Assign Technological Practice to be evaluated.

June 21: Chapter 11: Multimedia Tools (NETS-T Standards 1, 2, 3, and 4).

June 22 Chapter 12: Web Authoring (NETS-T Standards 1, 2, 3, and 4).

June 23: Web 2.0 in the Classroom (NETS-T Standards 1, 2, and 3).

June 24: Digital Citizenship (NETS-T Standards 3 and 4).

June 25: Final presentation (Technological Practices)

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