EDT-522 Development of Technology-Based Learning Winter 2008 • Course Syllabus Time and Place
Instructor Dr. Stein Brunvand School of Education e-mail: email@example.com Telephone: 313-583-6415 Office: D-7 School of Education Office Hours: Tuesday 12:00-2:00 PM Thursday 3:00-6:00 p.m. or by appointment
Winter 2008 Thursday 6:10-9:00 FCS-194 Education Computer Lab School of Education Course Website: https://ctools.umich.edu/portal http://umdedtech.wikispaces.com/ Course Overview
This course is designed to present you with the basics in the development of instructional materials to be delivered in a technology enhanced and/or web-based environment. Drawing on your knowledge of your students and the curriculum, you will create a series of learning modules based on your design and planning work in EDT 520. Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: • Plan for and track for the tasks, timing and resources to design technology based learning modules [MI Standards 2.2.2] • Apply applications of advanced eLearning instructional techniques and technology to webbased learning, including audio, video, animation, and simulation elements. Develop webbased learning modules using web-based authoring and graphic production software. Integrate activities and testing elements in the modules. [MI Standards 1.1.2, 2.6.2, 2.6.4, 2.6.10, 126.96.36.199.6.13, and 2.6.15] • Create and present an e-Portfolio consisting of the completed project deliverable from EDT522 [MI Standards 2.3.5 and 2.6.7] Course Topics 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Software Simulations/Tutorials Virtual Fieldtrips Geotagging Lit Trips Basic Videogame Development Interactive Powerpoint Social Networks in Education Online Classroom Management Tools Virtual Environments Electronic Learning Module/Environment
Course Deliverables 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Software Simulation (k-12 audience) (30 pts.) Software Simulation (adult audience) (30 pts.) Virtual Fieldtrip (25 pts.) Social Network (25 pts.) Online Classroom Environment (25 pts.) Student Choice Project (40 pts.) Electronic Learning Module/Environment (75 pts.) 8. e-Portfolio (25 pts.) 9. Final Presentation (25 pts.)
CTools A course website has been created in the online course management system known as CTools. You are automatically granted access to this site as a result of your enrollment in the course. In order to access the site you need to go to www.ctools.umich.edu and login using your uniquename and Kerberos password. Your uniquename is usually some combination of your first initial and last name. This is assigned to you and can also be referred to as your username or login ID. Your Kerberos password should have been mailed to you when you were initially accepted into the university. It is the password you would use to access your UM-D mail account through the Webmail service or to register for classes online. It may not necessarily be the same password that you use to login into the computers in the labs. If you donâ€™t know your Kerberos password you will need to either go to the ITS offices located at 1140 Computing Wing or call them at 313-593-5519 to reset your Kerberos password. Students who know their email password can reset their Kerberos Passwords on-line at http://directory.umd.umich.edu by clicking on MY ACCOUNT, authenticating with their email password, then choosing Password from the menu on the left. You can also reset your password using the Password reset terminals in the Library labs as well as the computer labs in the School of Education and Computer Wing. Weekly Online Responsibilities Since this course is half online and half face-to-face students will have weekly online obligations to fulfill. These obligations may include participating in an online discussion, conducting a search for specific resources, providing a review of a piece of technology, contributing to a small group work session and a variety of other things. The online task for each week will be communicated through the Forum tool in ctools and each task that is assigned will be considered due by the start of class on Thursday of that respective week. These tasks will also be discussed briefly in class each week so that students are aware of the expectations for the upcoming week. Course Notes There will be a set of notes for each week of the semester that will be shared electronically with students through the online collaborative writing tool called Zoho (www.zoho.com). Students can view the notes, edit them and save them to their own computers. Each class, a student will be assigned as the designated note taker. It is that studentâ€™s responsibility to add to the class notes for their assigned day and write a brief summary of what took place during that class. These summaries should be completed within 24 hours of the end of class on the assigned day. Students will sign up for their notetaking day during the first class. UMD Ed Tech Wiki I maintain a Wiki at www.umdedtech.wikispaces.com. Students will need to create a Wikispaces account and request membership for the umdedtech Wiki so that they can become contributors to it. This process will be reviewed in class. Due Date Policy All assignments must be turned in by the start of class on the day they are due unless otherwise stated by the instructor. Getting behind on an assignment will make it difficult to complete future assignments so itâ€™s vital that you stay on top of things. Any graded assignment collected after the due date will receive a 20% reduction of the grade. If you know that you will not be able to turn in an assignment on time contact the professor by voice mail or e-mail before the due date and state the reason for the delay. The professor will consider the circumstances and make a decision to accept the assignment without penalty or enforce the penalty policy described above.
Evaluation Students will be expected to take part in face-to-face and online classroom discussions and activities. Final grade will be determined from the completion of the above assignments, yielding a total of 300 points. An additional 50 points will be awarded for class participation during discussions and other activities for a total of 350 points. Grades will be assigned as follows based on the percentage of total points earned. Attendance Policy
A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D DF
94-100% of total points 90-93% of total points 88-89% of total points 84-87% of total points 80-83% of total points 78-79% of total points 74-77% of total points 72-73% of total points 70-71% of total points 67-69% of total points 65-66% of total points less than 65% of total points
It is expected that students will attend each scheduled class. If you cannot make a class session you will need to inform the instructor of your absence prior to the class session. If it is necessary for a student to miss a class, the student should arrange to obtain class notes from another student or from Zoho (www.zoho.com) where weekly notes will be posted. The instructor will entertain specific questions in a meeting with the student if requested. However, lecture/demonstrations will not be repeated. It is the student's responsibility to make up missed assignments completed in class. Recommended Supplies The majority of the technology you will be learning about and using is freely available online and will not need to be purchased. However, you may find it necessary to purchase or otherwise obtain various pieces of software and hardware depending on the technology you plan to use. These purchases will be the student's responsibility. You may also find it helpful to have a USB flash drive that has at least 1G of storage. These can be purchased at any office supply store as well as major chains such as Target and Walmart. I would encourage you to look for a sale or rebate since there is almost always some kind of deal to be found on these devices. Students may also want to purchase their own headphone/microphone unit for recording narration and creating different multimedia projects. The instructor can provide information on where to find these devices and what type to purchase. There is no required textbook for this course. Teaching for Understanding The School of Education at the University of Michigan-Dearborn has adopted the Teaching for Understanding model as a framework for educating future teachers. It is a distinct method of teaching and learning, rooted in a specific way of looking at and explaining the world. Teaching for Understanding begins with the assertion that knowledge is constructed. This means that people shape, form, or “construct” their own worlds. People determine what is “real,” what is “necessary,” and what has meaning. In Teaching for Understanding teachers and students change the ways in which they approach information, each other and the learning experience. No longer “fountains of knowledge and information,” teachers are called on to be learners in their own classrooms. No longer “empty vessels” of passive receiving, students are called on to be teachers of self and of others. Cooperative relations among students and an interactive relationship between students and the instructor are a means for students and the instructor to construct knowledge.
Teaching for Understanding includes the following approaches to discourse and social interaction. Classrooms are places where: • Students and teachers acquire and construct knowledge collaboratively • Orthodoxies of pedagogy and “facts” are continually challenged • Conceptual understanding of subject matter is a goal • Teachers function as guides, coaches and facilitators by posing questions, challenging thinking, and leading in the examination of ideas and of relationships between concepts and experience. Based upon the Teaching for Understanding model, courses in the School of Education promote active student learning and the construction and development of knowledge through lectures, readings, small and large group discussions, small group activities, field based learning, and projects that require the application of knowledge. Academic Integrity The University of Michigan-Dearborn values academic honesty and integrity. Each student has a responsibility to understand, accept and comply with the University's standards of academic conduct as set forth by the Code of Academic Conduct, as well as policies established by the schools and colleges. Cheating, collusion, misconduct, fabrication and plagiarism are considered serious offenses. Violations will not be tolerated and may result in penalties up to and including expulsion from the University. Any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty twice (in any UM-D class) will be removed from the School of Education. Religious Observances I am sensitive to the religious observances of my students and if such observances or commitments should conflict with a class requirement I will make reasonable accommodations with the proviso that I am notified a minimum of two weeks in advance. Disability Resource Services The University will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. Students need to register with Disability Resource Services (DRS) every semester they are taking classes. DRS is located in Counseling and Support Services, 1060 UM. To be assured of having services when they are needed, students should register no later than three weeks after the first day of classes.
State of Michigan Standards for Education Technology (NP) Covered in EDT 522 1.0 Foundations Professional studies culminating in the educational technology endorsement prepare candidates to use computers and related information technologies in educational settings in an exemplary way in alignment with the “Seventh Standard” of the Entry-Level Standards for Michigan Teachers. All candidates seeking this endorsement would have opportunities to meet these educational technology foundation standards and to surpass the basic requirements of the “Seventh Standard.” 1.1 Educational Technology Operations and Concepts Teachers demonstrate a sound understanding of educational technology operations and concepts. 1.1.2 Demonstrate continual growth in educational technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies.
Students demonstrate through their course deliverables, basic level capability in the use of current technology products. They show how the products are viable for the development of technology-based learning and demonstrate delivery of web-based learning and support media over the intra/intranet. 2.0 Specialty Content Preparation for Educational Computing and Educational Technology Professional studies in educational computing and educational technology prepare candidates to exhibit leadership in the identification, selection, and management of hardware and software and the uses of computers and related technologies appropriate to the candidate's teaching field(s). 2.3 Telecommunications and Information Access Candidates will use telecommunications and information access resources to support instruction. 2.3.5 Use local mass storage devices and Students use CD ROMS and USB Key devices to media to store and retrieve information and store, retrieve and deliver projects and served multiresources. media materials. Students use appropriate storage devices to deliver e-portfolios. 2.6 Problem Solving, Instructional Design, and Product Development Candidates will use computers and other technologies in research, problem solving, and product development. Candidates use a variety of media, presentation, and authoring packages; plan and participate in team and collaborative projects that require critical analysis and evaluation; and present products developed. Candidates will evaluate authoring and programming environments for use in the classroom. They will apply instructional design principles to develop, implement, and test interactive multimedia instructional products using authoring environments. 2.6.2 Develop simple hypermedia and Students develop learning modules using web-based multimedia products that apply basic multimedia and software simulation products that instructional design principles. support the design of EDT520 project storyboards and planning documents. 2.6.4 Participate in collaborative projects Students work in collaborative work teams for the
and team activities.
2.6.7 Use a computer projection device to support and deliver oral presentations.
2.6.10 Use and apply more than one computer authoring and/or programming environment. 2.6.15 Apply instructional design principles to develop substantive interactive multimedia computer-based instructional products.
purposes of peer review of individual projects. Students use the collaborative team to critique project deliverables, work through development problems and usability test each other's software development projects. Students present their e-Portfolios to the class using projection equipment using their courseware to demonstrate a vertical slice of their work and describe the approaches taken in the development of their courseware. Students use a variety of authoring applications to develop web-based learning and software simulation instructional units. Students develop instructional units that must be based on sound instructional design principles from the storyboards and design documents they create in EDT520. Students demonstrate their capabilities through the use of development techniques that permit the user to explore content at multiple levels and demonstrate performance and knowledge gained through interactive elements such as association, matching, ordered responses, multiple choice, and text response and other forms of assessment.