Course: EDUC 2180Division: Social and Behavioral Science
Department: Education and Family Studies
Title: Integrated Technology in Education
Semester Approved: Fall 2020
Five-Year Review Semester: Fall 2025
End Semester: Spring 2026
Catalog Description: This course examines the use of instructional technology in the field of education. Current use of technology will be studied along with the historical context and possible future uses. Attention will be given to how to use technology in a manner that is appropriate, ethical, and aids in the improvement of the educational experience for the students.
General Education Requirements: Social and Behavioral Science (SS)
Semesters Offered: Spring, Summer
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 3; Lecture: 3; Lab: 0
Corequisites: EDUC 1010
Justification: This course is a required for all education majors. It is a prerequisite to some university teacher-education programs and forms part of the course requirements in others. This course will offer students a foundation on the use of technology in education and the tools necessary to incorporate new technology in the coming years.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will understand the possible uses of technology to enhance the learning opportunities for their students. This outcome will be assessed through class discussion, group work, and through written assignments.
Students will understand ways in which technology form part of Universal Design This outcome will be assessed through class discussion and through written assignments.
Students will identify ways in which technology can improve their teaching, time managements, and classroom management. This outcome will be assessed through class discussion and written assignments.
Students will understand the important of using technology in a legal, ethical, and socially responsible manner This outcome will be assessed through class discussion and student analysis of sample scenarios.
Students will understand the role of technology in the past and the possible role it will have in the future. This outcome will be assessed through class discussion and a research essay.
Conceptual topics would include, but are not limited to, the following:
Personal vs. Professional Technology Use
History of Technology in Schools
Educational Technology Purpose and Practices
Choosing Appropriate Technology (Evaluate)
Technology and Inclusivity
Incorrect Technology Assumptions
Technology Use and Evaluation
Emerging Technologies and Upcoming Trends
Correct Ways of Using Technology
Technology in Equity and Universal Design
Viewpoints on Technology in Education
The Role of Technology in the Classroom of Tomorrow
This course will study issues of diversity that surround technology. Technology can be utilized to make a class more accessible for students but it can also cause divisions within the the class if all students do not have equal access to the needed instruments. Students will study the role of technology in the classroom from a variety of prespectives and understand what must be considered to make their classrooms inclusive in the use of technology.
Key Performance Indicators:
Specific key performance indicators will vary according to instructor preference. However, course grading policies will work within the following parameters:
Class Attendance/Participation 0 to 20%
Assignments 30 to 40%
Quizes 10 to 20%
Final Project 20 to 30%
Representative Text and/or Supplies:
The K-12 Educational Technology Handbook by Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich & Royce Kimmons. https://edtechbooks.org/k12handbook (OER Text)
This course will be taught in an engaging manner where students will be taught important information and then encouraged and given opportunities to apply their critical and creative thinking to how to best utilize the tools provided by technology in the classroom.
A classroom and the teaching that happens within should value diversity and strive to be inclusive. This course will seek out sources of information from a diverse group of experts. This will provide students a both a variety of different opinions but also make the course more welcoming to those of different backgrounds. Students will then be encouraged to add their own thoughts and to consider the needs of these different populations as they do so.
Maximum Class Size: 25
Optimum Class Size: 20