Course Descriptions

Educational Technology

EDT 6005
Applications in Educational Technology
3 credits

Selecting and using information and communication technologies to facilitate learning and creative expression are the main foci. Topics include content, instruction, pedagogy and motivation, the design of interactive learning environments, collaboration, and creativity. Using audio/ video software, productivity tools, and knowledge construction tools to design and develop digital media, candidates will design interactive instruction that engages and promotes innovative thinking, problem solving, critical thinking and creativity in various learning environments. Participating with global professional learning communities is a required component. Discussions forum topic focus upon promoting interactivity, collaboration, creativity and innovative thought.

Prerequisite(s): MED 6102 E-folio

EDT 6010
Instructional Applications of Technology
3 credits

The design, development, and evaluation of digital learning experiences for the purpose of facilitating digital-age learning and conducting assessment for learning are the main foci. Using online software applications and digital media production tools, candidates will design and develop authentic learning experiences and interactive instruction that promote innovative thinking, creativity, and self-assessment. Topics include instructional design, visual literacy, computer-based instruction, and assessment/evaluation for individualized and collaborative learning environments. Participating with global professional learning communities is a required component. Discussion forum topics focus on ways to enhance and enrich professional practice by participating in shared decision-making and community building of curricula.

Prerequisite(s): (EDT 6000 or EDT 6005) and MED 6102 E-folio

EDT 6020
Emerging Trends in Educational Technology
3 credits

The course explores the latest trends in technology that are likely to have an impact on collaboration, innovative thinking, inquiry, research, and creative expression. Course activities will focus on experimenting with and acquiring skills in the latest technologies to build learning communities, instructional media, and foster relationships for a global and digital society. Candidates use learning management systems as a way to communicate relevant information and ideas. Topics include emerging technologies, technology genres and fluency, digital applications and technologies that support research, media-rich multisensory learning environments, and creativity thinking for innovation and original solutions.

Prerequisite(s): (EDT 6000 or EDT 6005), EDT 6010 and MED 6102 E-folio

EDT 6030
Electronic Delivery Systems
3 credits

This course focuses on principles, theory, and application of modern telecommunications services and equipment for the classroom, and on the current network topologies in use or enabled by typical educational infrastructures

Prerequisite(s): EDT 6000 or 6005, EDT 6010 and EDT 6020

EDT 6035
Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Educational Technology
3 credits

Candidates inquire about ethical, legal, and social issues associated with being a digital citizen in a global society. Using electronic digital systems, software, and applications, candidate create learning environments that are based on best practices of fair use, incorporate the integration of assistive technologies for diverse needs of students, promote equitable access and the social negotiation of policies and practices, and encourage collaboration. Topics include self-expression, online and cultural identities, and social and equity justice within digital environments.

Prerequisite(s): (EDT 6000 or EDT 6005), EDT 6010, EDT 6020 and MED 6102 E-folio

EDT 6045
Special Topics in Educational Technology
3 credits

The course is a capstone course focused on professional capacity to facilitate the adoption and diffusion of a new technology initiative. The project requires conducting inquiry into the management of a technology initiative, writing a technology plan for implementation, and sharing a prototype and data results with an established local or global learning community. Candidates will be involved in shared decision-making and collaboration while demonstrating fluency in technology. Topics explored include adoption and diffusion, data-driven decisions, legal issues, professional development, and professional leadership capacity.

Prerequisite(s): (EDT 6000 or EDT 6005), EDT 6010, EDT 6020, (EDT 6030 or EDT 6035) and MED 6102 E-folio