This course is designed to prepare educators to integrate technology for engaging and effective P-12 student learning across the content areas. Participants incorporate technology-based instructional design strategies into a student-centered learning environment, using the National Educational Technology Standards, and inquiry-based, problem-based, and project based learning. Digital tools and resources, software applications, fair use guidelines, and assessment are also examined.
This graduate course is 4 weeks.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.
This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.
Topics and Objectives
Integrating Technology Into the Classroom
- Differentiate between teacher-centered and student-centered learning.
- Identify solutions to potential problems and barriers of integrating technology.
- Explore technology integration planning models and theories.
- Apply copyright and fair use guidelines for using technology resources.
Identifying Student-Centered Learning Needs
- Examine the diverse learning styles and needs of learners.
- Determine digital tools and applications that meet the diverse needs of learners.
- Integrate tools for communication and collaboration.
Integrating Digital Tools and Software Applications
- Identify digital tools and applications that can be integrated into student-centered learning.
- Assess benefits for integrating multimedia.
- Analyze the benefits of visual and graphic organizers.
- Compare Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0 tools for educational applications.
- Explain current issues that may affect the selection and use of technology to enhance student-centered learning.
Exploring Inquiry-Based, Project-Based, and Problem-Based Learning and Integrating Assessment Strategies
- Compare inquiry-based, project-based, and problem-based learning strategies and resources.
- Analyze real-world, relevant, and authentic learning activities.
- Incorporate critical thinking strategies into teaching.
- Analyze the role of social media in the classroom.
- Explain current issues that may affect the selection and use of technology for student, peer, and assignment assessment.
- Examine effective formative and summative assessments.
- Design assessment instruments for inquiry-based, project-based, and problem-based learning.
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