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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION EDUS 360 Information and Communication Technology Course Book 2007

Otago


Contents Page

COURSE INFORMATION...........................................................................................................................3 Course Timetable........................................................................................................................3 INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................................................3 Short Course Description............................................................................................................3 Aim.............................................................................................................................................3 Learning Outcomes.....................................................................................................................3 COURSE REQUIREMENTS.........................................................................................................................4 Total Course Hours.....................................................................................................................4 Course Points..............................................................................................................................4 Restriction/s.................................................................................................................................4 COURSE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE......................................................................................................4 Schedule of Classes.....................................................................................................................5 Teaching Method.........................................................................................................................6 COURSE ASSESSMENT..............................................................................................................................6 Assessment Tasks........................................................................................................................6 Assignment 1 Competency Assignment ..................................................................................6 Assessment Criteria.....................................................................................................................6 ...................................................................................................................................................6 Assignment 2 Resource Development......................................................................................7 Assignment Due Date and Time..................................................................................................7 Detailed Requirements for the Assignment ................................................................................7 Assessment Criteria.....................................................................................................................8 REFERENCES............................................................................................................................................8 Referencing Style........................................................................................................................8 Library Resources.......................................................................................................................8 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION....................................................................................................................9 Blackboard..................................................................................................................................9 Attendance...................................................................................................................................9 Pre-submission of Assignments...................................................................................................9 Resubmissions.............................................................................................................................9 Extensions...................................................................................................................................9 Late Submissions.........................................................................................................................9 Plagiarism/Dishonest Practice.....................................................................................................9 Impairment................................................................................................................................10 Academic Policies.....................................................................................................................10 Further Information...................................................................................................................10 ASSIGNMENT COVER SHEET.................................................................................................................11 (Including Verification Statement) To be photocopied and attached to the front of each assignment

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Course Information Head of Course Name

Phone

Email

Andrea Robertson

Work 479 4207 Home 486 1912

andrea.robertson@otago.ac.nz

Course Timetable Group

Day/Date/Time

Room

ICT T

Tuesdays 3.00-5.00 pm

L1-23

ICT W

Wednesdays 3.00-5.00 pm

L1-23

ICT F

Fridays 1.00-3.00 pm

L1-23

Introduction Welcome to the world of ICT. Flexibility of content and relevance to your subject areas enables both experienced and inexperienced to benefit from the programme. This paper is one of three in the Professional Studies strand of the Graduate Diploma. These papers interweave through your chosen curriculum papers and those of the Education Studies strand. We look for direct application of these when you are on Teaching Practice. Short Course Description This course examines the rationale and strategies for the integration of information and communication technologies (ICTs) into the teaching and learning environment, while providing opportunities for students to extend their confidence and competence in using these technologies. Aim To develop use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for teaching and learning purposes and for organisational aspects of classroom practice. Learning Outcomes Students will demonstrate in the production of personal resources: a

Critical appraisal of ways in which information and communication technologies can enhance learning and teaching.

b

Competency in the use of computer applications such as word processors, databases, spreadsheets, drawing and publishing packages.

c

Design skills and knowledge of conventions as appropriate for specific contexts.

d

Informed and critical use of Internet and Intranet.

e

Appropriate use of Information and Communication technologies for organisational aspects of classroom practice.

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Course Requirements It is compulsory to complete and pass all course assignments to pass this paper. Willing and active participation is expected in all course sessions. Computer Applications Competency Students who do not pass the Computer Applications competency assessment in the ITLE programme will be required to attend classes in identified areas and to reach competency in those areas before commencing Practicum One. Total Course Hours 35 hours Course Points 3.5 points Restriction/s Students who have completed ICT01P – Information and Communication Technology are not eligible to enrol in this course.

Course Content and Structure a ICT and learning styles. b Computer applications. c Sound, moving and static images, multi media. d Resource construction. e Communicating and accessing information at a distance. f Organising through ICT. g Ethical and legal considerations. h Student use of ICT i Teacher use of ICT

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Schedule of Classes Week

Week Beginning

13 19-23 Mar

14 26-30 Mar

27 25-29 Jun

30 16-20 Jul

31 23-27 Jul

32 30-3 Aug

42 8-12 Oct 43 15-19 Oct

Topics

Facilitator

Issue: What is really happening in schools? Andrea Robertson Content: Introduction, assignment details, preliminary goal setting and examples of PowerPoint use. Practical: PowerPoint Self assessment Issue: PowerPoint – poison or panacea? Andrea Robertson Content: Introduction and familiarisation of ICT resources available for teachers. Practical: Interactive boards/Digital Learning Objects and Software for Learning. Issue: One computer, pods, laptops and Andrea Robertson labs. Content: Introduction and familiarisation with various music and movie making programmes. Practical: Photostory 3, Moviemaker and sound/music. 2 July – 13 July - Intersemester break Issue: e-learning. Internet, intranets and more Content: Examples of use of Computer mediated communication and e-learning. Practical: video conferencing, blogs and wikis

Dawn Coburn

Issue: Internet safety and plagiarism Andrea Robertson Content: Tips for searching Internet. Links to top educational sites. Practical: Introduction to basic web design using FrontPage Resource Plan Due 27th July Issue: Who does what? ICT and Andrea Robertson administration. Content: Introduction to Classroom Manager and asTTle. Practical: Classroom Manager and asTTle Self assessment 7 August – 22 September – Practicum 25 September – 6 October - Semester break Issue: Have you met your goals? Your Andrea Robertson questions. Practical: Session to finish assignment Practical: Presentation of assignment and feedback. Assignment completed and handed in.

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Andrea Robertson


Teaching Method Discussion, workshops, speakers and demonstrations Some weeks in this course students will be given tasks to complete for the next session, it is expected that these will be done.

Course Assessment Assessment Tasks A pass in this course will require the satisfactory completion of each of the assessment tasks. Formative assessment must be an integral part of the teaching programme and must involve constructive feedback. • Demonstrate basic competency in a range of technologies relevant to their teaching practice. (Learning Outcomes a-e) • Produce resources to support their professional practice that demonstrate an understanding of the effective use of ICTs in teaching and learning contexts.(Learning Outcomes a-e) Assessment for this course is awarded on a pass/fail basis. Refer also to: • Additional Information • Assessment Criteria (listed under Assessment Tasks, below).

Assignments Assignment 1 Competency Assignment You will produce evidence of basic competency and the ability to apply simple design principles using a range of applications and information and communication technologies. This will be demonstrated through work done prior to course entry and it will be formatively assessed during the course. Further assessment will relate to in class tasks and resource production in the second teaching block. Assessment Criteria Pass   

Able to use a range of applications independently and effectively. The range includes word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software plus internet and email. Able to organise and manage files appropriately. Able to use an aspect of multimedia effectively for teaching and learning purposes

Assessed through: • Observations during teaching blocks. Gaps will be clearly identified and student progress monitored. • Formative assessment during course.

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Assignment 2 Resource Development Assignment Due Date and Time Due Date and Time

Who to hand work in to

Where to hand in work

Andrea Robertson

Folder available online. Will be given details in class time. It is important to keep a saved copy in case it is required.

Resource Plan Due: Friday 27th July 5.00 pm Finished Resources Due: Week 43 – week of October 15th. Assignments handed over after class presentations. Students can hand in prior to this date.

Detailed Requirements for the Assignment You are required to produce two resources to support your professional practice. These resources will demonstrate an understanding of the effective use of ICTs in teaching and learning contexts. Resource Plan – fill in form (attached in course book) with brief description of subject area, content, ICT programme/s you will use, any areas you require support in and a timeline. 1 Teaching Resource - to be produced for your own use in one of your subject areas. The resource should: a. Demonstrate your capability to produce material of an appropriate standard and relevance for use in a school. b. It will be accompanied by a rationale (or unit plan) that explains how and why you would use it. Possibilities could include: PowerPoint, interactive board resource, webpage, web quest, video, selected Digital Learning Objects (DLO’s) with follow-up tasks 2

Student Resource – To be produced, or explained in relation to active student engagement with using ICTs in a creative and purposeful way by your students in their subject area. This resource should: a. Enhance student’s knowledge and/or skill development in the chosen subject area. b. Promote the use of ICT as a tool to enhance learning in a meaningful way. c. It will be accompanied by a rationale (or unit plan) that explains how and why students will use it. (This must be an original resource not copied from a template e.g. millionaire game) Possibilities could include: PowerPoint, interactive board resource, webpage, web quest, video, selected DLO’s with follow-up tasks In your Curriculum and Learning through Language (LTL) courses you are required to produce resource/s as part of an assignment. You may wish to use these 2 resources for this and will need to make sure that you are also meeting the specific criteria for those assignments too. Suggested Format This will vary depending on what ICT tool and type of resource you choose to create. If you have any questions or would like some suggestions please talk with Andrea.

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Assessment Criteria Pass The resource(s) produced Comprises of two resources - One for teacher use and one involving active student use of ICTs • For students in one of your subject areas. • Clearly demonstrate understanding of how student learning can be supported by the use of ICTs. • Follow relevant design guidelines and are accurate. • Fit the stated purpose ie class level, subject, learning intentions.

References Referencing Style The course uses the APA (American Psychological Association) referencing style. • You are recommended to obtain the tutorial booklet Using the APA Referencing Style from the Student Learning Centre in the ISB Building. • You will also find information about different referencing styles at: http://www.library.otago.ac.nz/research/citation.html • You may also refer to: American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (5th ed.) Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Library Resources Computers in New Zealand Schools. Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Education, University of Otago. Educational Leadership: Journal of the Department of Supervision and Curriculum Development. Washington, DC: Department of Supervision and Curriculum Development. New Zealand Infotech Weekly. Wellington, New Zealand: Independent Newspapers. New Zealand Ministry of Education (1998). Interactive education: an information and communication technologies strategy for schools. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Education. Other relevant periodicals, newspapers and databases. Websites New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Retrieved July 7, 2006, from www.nzqa.govt.nz. Te Kete Ipurangi: The Online Learning Centre. Retrieved July 7, 2006, from www.tki.org.nz/ncea.

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Additional Information Blackboard This course is on Blackboard. Access is from https://blackboard.otago.ac.nz/webapps/login/ then login with your username and password. Once you have logged in you will find yourself on your personal Blackboard page. On the right hand side of the site you will see the heading ‘My Courses’. All the papers in which you are enrolled should be listed. Click on this button. Once you are in the website, either bookmark it or add it to your ‘favourites’. If you have any problems with Blackboard please contact the ITS HelpDesk, phone 479 8888 (or toll free 0800 479 888). Email: helpdesk@stonebow.otago.ac.nz Attendance Refer to the University of Otago College of Education Teacher Education Handbook for further information relating to attendance, illness and appointments, absence and leave. a Students are expected to attend all classes for which they are scheduled, and to meet any particular attendance requirements of individual courses as set out in course outlines. b It is the student's responsibility to ensure that they are marked present. c The Head of the Course will keep an official record of attendance. d Absence – Students should contact staff whose classes they have missed, and arrange to catch up work where necessary. Pre-submission of Assignments I will be willing to give feedback on whether your assignment meets the pass criteria, up to one week before the due date. Resubmissions Assignments cannot be revised and resubmitted for remarking. Students may appeal an assessment result – refer to the Senate Policy on Assessment of Student Performance: Principles and Guidelines (see Academic Policies, below). Extensions Students must apply in writing to the Head of Course before the due date for an extension of time (no longer than one week) to submit an assignment. Where an extension is granted assignments will be considered for a pass. Late Submissions No assignment will be accepted for marking after one week of the due date without an extension being granted prior to the due date. In exceptional circumstances (cases of illness, accident, family bereavement or on the recommendation of the Intake Supervisor) the Programme Director may permit a late assignment to be considered for a full pass. Plagiarism/Dishonest Practice You should make sure that all submitted work is your own. Care should be taken to correctly cite the work of others and the teaching team are happy to provide guidance on this, or you can consult materials provided by the Student Learning Centre (see http://slc.otago.ac.nz/studyskills). Plagiarism is defined as copying or paraphrasing another's work, whether intentionally or otherwise, and

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presenting it as one's own (approved University Council, December 2004). Any student found responsible for plagiarism in any piece of work submitted for assessment shall be subject to the University's dishonest practice regulations (refer to Academic Policies, below) which may result in various penalties, including forfeiture of marks for the piece of work submitted, a zero grade for the paper, or in extreme cases exclusion from the University. Further information is at http://www.otago.ac.nz/study/plagiarism.html Impairment If you have an impairment that affects your study in this course, it would be helpful to inform the Course Coordinator so that s/he can make any adaptations in teaching and learning strategies and resources that may be necessary. Support is also available through the University Disability and Information Service (http://www.otago.ac.nz/disabilities/). Academic Policies We hope you will feel comfortable coming to talk to us if you have a concern about the course. The Course Co-ordinator will be happy to discuss any concerns. Alternatively, report your concerns to the student representative who will follow up with Departmental staff. If, after making approaches via these channels, you do not feel that your concerns have been addressed, there are university channels that may aid resolution. For further advice and more information on these channels, contact the departmental administrator or Head of Department. Academic policies are available from the University website, e.g. • Academic Grievance Procedure for Students • Academic Progress Policy • Advice on Copyright – Copying for educational purposes • Dishonest Practice Guidelines • Senate Policy on Assessment of Student Performance: Principles and Guidelines View or download these and other policies from the University website: http://policy01.otago.ac.nz/policies/FMPro?-DB=policies.fm&-lay=ViewPolicy&-error=error.html&Format=results.html&-SortField=Title&-SortOrder=ascend&Type=Academic&-Max=all&-Find Further Information For further information please refer to the University of Otago College of Education Teacher Education Handbook.

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STUDENTS: COMPLETE THIS PAGE Assignment Cover Sheet

Department

Secondary

Course Code and Title

EDUS 360 Information and Communication Technology

Student to complete this section •

Student Name ................................................................................................

Lecturer’s Name ............................................................................................

Assignment No ..............................................................................................

Date Due ....................................................................................................... Check

Verification The work presented in this assignment is substantially my own: •

I

did

I

I have acknowledged the use of other people’s work

I have proof read my writing and believe it to be of a standard befitting a New Zealand teacher

I have used ‘spell check’, ‘grammar check’ and/or a dictionary

wrote

the

reading the

and whole

planning assignment

I understand that work must be of an acceptable standard to pass.

Signed ………………………………………

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Date …………………………….


Date Received ........................................... By ...............................................................

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Lecturer Responsible for the Course – please complete the following: Department Secondary............................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................................................. Course Code and Title EDUS 360 Information and Communication Technology................................... Lecturer Name Andrea Robertson......................................................... Course Dates: Start26 February 2007....

Extn No.4207..................

Finish 23 November 2007.

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Do you want a black and white cover copied on to coloured paper?

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No

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Note: DCE/UO Blackboard Migration of Courses For course books prepared in 2006 for delivery in 2007, an ITS-BB4 form is to be used. This form is available from Margot Koele margot.koele@dce.ac.nz and is to be completed by 7 December 2006.

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Word Processing Centre – please complete the following: Typed By (name)

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Gail Morris

Andrea Robertson 13/12/06

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