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EDT600A Technology Foundations

Lead Faculty: Dr Cynthia Sistek-Chandler

Course Description

Exploration of four theoretical constructs: learning theory, project design and management, assessment and evaluation, and the integration and application of digital tools. As a foundational course for EDT, students conduct scholarly research and develop technical skills while constructing and contributing in an online learning community.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participate in an online learning community by creating a personal website and by engaging in a variety of social networking tools.
  • Explore emerging technologies and digital media and discuss the implication for teaching, for learning and for training with these technologies.
  • Evaluate current issues and trends in educational and instructional technology and analyze the research findings to determine the impact in educational programs.
  • Analyze case studies, scenarios, and models where technology is integrated, managed, and implemented.
  • Conduct scholarly research in learning theory, project design and management, learning objects, instructional design, development and delivery in a web-based, hybrid, and eLearning environment.
  • Discuss and defend the ethical use of digital curriculum for communicating and for creating digital assets.
  • Apply and assess the concept of the instructional use of learning objects in a digital environment.