The history, current practices, and future directions of the
Instructional Technology field provide a framework for
student-creation of teaching and learning tools.
Presentation, collaboration, and multi-media become vehicles
for learning as students probe the role of technology within
the PreK-12 environment.
Using a systematic approach, students will
design, develop, evaluate, and revise instruction to meet
defined goals and objectives. Contemporary theories of
learning become the framework and catalyst for the design
Information Access and the Internet
This course provides continued development
of skills in the use of telecommunications and the Internet.
Advanced hands-on practice in using the Internet, ethical
and legal issues related to responsible classroom use of the
Internet and a wide variety of curriculum connections will
Procedures for the establishment or continued development of
a K-12 Instructional Technology Program will be the focus of
this course. Candidates will learn the roles and
responsibilities of the technology leader: vision, strategic
planning, budget development, equity, purchasing, staff
development, and program evaluation.
Technology and Learning Environments
Students will explore new and emerging
technologies and construct the philosophical framework for
how these technologies can be integrated into K-12 education
and other teaching and learning environments. Planning,
diffusion of innovation, and the educational change process
will be discussed. Currently, the technologies that will be
studied include those related to virtual reality, robotics,
decentralized systems, intelligent agents, and evolving
This course is designed to help teachers
develop competence and confidence by learning to manage the
computer and its peripherals as a single system and as part
of a network. Topics include hardware, operating systems,
networking and internetworking, and troubleshooting. The
course also addresses issues related to networking, such as
virus protection, lab and network security, and student
safety on the Internet as well as some of the broader issues
of district technology management.
course is designed to help students gain the skills needed
to assist teachers, administrators and parents in the
selection, evaluation and use of adaptive/assistive
technologies (AT) that provide access for all students to
achieve educational goals. Students will learn about the
continuum of AT devices from low-tech to high-tech,
universal design for learning, curriculum adaptation,
integration strategies, assessment and evaluation protocols.
the clinical experience, the student is employed in the role
of an Instructional Technology Specialist in a pre-K-12
school setting under appropriate school and college
supervision. The clinical experience is a full semester
consisting of at least 150 clock hours (3 credits) for those
who hold a standard teaching certificate, and 300 hours (6
credits) for students who hold the minimum provisional with
advanced standing teaching certificate. If the student is
not employed, he/she will be placed full-time in an
appropriate school setting under the direction of a
qualified practitioner and college supervisor.
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