|Mark McDonough - I have been a Spanish teacher for ten years. When I entered the Bridgewater State College Instructional Technology program, I was excited to be learning about my new field, but I was also a bit apprehensive about the level of my technological skills and knowledge. After finishing my first course in the program, I know I have made the right choice in both the program and the school. In addition to all the information and skills I acquired during this first course, I also gained experience in taking my first Web-based course. Another by-product of my coursework is that I have sharpened and deepened my computer skills and knowledge. Although it is obviously the main focus, the program is not only about technology. This course has also caused me to rethink old learning theories and long-held beliefs, and has exposed me to new learning theories and models, subjects that I have not had the time to keep up with over the years. BSC Home Page: http://webhost.bridgew.edu/m1mcdonough/|
|Paula Bartolo - Instructional Technology program has been a very rewarding experience. I have found the program to work well for individuals who have a full-time job. The 80% web based instruction using Blackboard and one course meeting a month has allowed me to easily manage a full-time job while working towards a graduate degree. The program is excellent for individuals with business and industry experience looking to change careers as well as current teachers wishing to build upon their knowledge to create instruction that integrates technology into their curriculum. Dr. Nguyens social constructivist teaching approach has allowed me to build upon previous strengths and experiences to create instructional design projects that incorporate mutli-media, learning theories, design processes, design models and much more. Thank you Bridgewater for having this program it has allowed me to truly find something that fits my unique multi-media and instructional background in helping me come steps closer to reaching my career goal of becoming an Instructional Technology Teacher. BSC Home Page: http://webhost.bridgew.edu/pbartolo/|
Marina Su - The Instructional Technology program
helped me learn the principles of integrating technology in the
classroom and understand the role of a technology specialist. The
coursework was both flexible, meaningful and challenging. I was
immersed in the concept of integrating technology by taking part in
online classes and discussions and even piloting an e-portfolio for
my comprehensive project. The curriculum allowed me to use my school
scenarios as a basis for projects and to create lessons that I used
in the classroom.
As an eighth grade Language Arts teacher in a technology rich school, my students use technology to learn, present, and study. My experience in the IT program helped me to have the expertise to be an active member of the school technology committee, write a grant for student e-portfolios, and use technology in the classroom with confidence.
BSC Home Page: http://webhost.bridgew.edu/msu/
|Susan Victor - While taking my first course in the IT program here at Bridgewater last summer, another student in class encouraged me to apply for a computer teacher position in Canton where he had previously worked and I got the job. They were impressed with the fact that I was taking the course and had knowledge of the Massachusetts Instructional Technology Standards and intend to take more courses to become certified as an Instructional Technology Specialist and complete the IT M.Ed.program. My specialty had been in teaching computer applications to adults and high school students. Although this job is in a middle school, I am learning that there is a bright future in IT with younger grades as well. BSC Home Page: http://webhost.bridgew.edu/svictor/|
Last Modified: June 29, 2012