2016-17 Catalog

Educational Technology

Courses

EDTC 3300. Desktop Publishing in the Classroom. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

An exploration of applications relating to digital graphics, printing techniques, animation products, and editing tools used in desktop publishing. Students will analyze the K-12 Technology Applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and create a variety of desktop publishing products for use in their future classroom. Course fee $20.

EDTC 3305. Multimedia in the Classroom. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

An application of multimedia, graphics, and animation tools used for teaching Technology Applications. Students will apply appropriate techniques and strategies to create lessons plans and exemplars for use in the classroom. Prerequisite: EDTC 3300.

EDTC 3315. The Technology Applications Teacher. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Field based opportunities in area schools allow students to observe technology applications teachers at all levels (EC-12) and explore computer lab management in K-12 learning environments. Prerequisite: EDTC 3305, EDU 3320.

EDTC 4086. Educational Technology Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

A course featuring independent research, reading, application, and discussion under personal direction of Instructor; topics vary according to student need. Open to students of junior or senior classification who have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program and with approval of instructor and department head.

EDTC 4300. Video in the Classroom. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course will prepare students to teach video, graphics, and animation in K-12 Technology Applications classes. Students will apply tools and techniques for integrating video technology to enhance the learning environment and prepare exemplars and lesson plans for future classroom use. Prerequisite: EDTC 3315, EDUC 3320 and Acceptance in the Teacher Education Program. Lab fee $20.

EDTC 4305. Web Mastering. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

An exploration of the use of Web technology in educational settings. Students will use appropriate technologies and techniques to plan and implement web based instructional products for use in the K-12 classroom. The creation of lesson plans and exemplars appropriate for teaching Technology Applications in Web mastering are required. Prerequisite: EDUC 3330, EDTC 4300.

EDTC 4310. Learning, Leading and Assessment. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course focuses on K-12 student learning outcomes, data analysis, and instructional decision making. Mentoring skills necessary for peer support are also explored. Students will apply tools for enhancing their own professional growth and productivity and will use technology in communicating, collaborating, conducting research, and solving problems that typically arise in learning environments. Prerequisite: EDUC 3330.

EDTC 5086. Educational Technology Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

Open to graduate students who are capable of developing a problem independently. Problems must be chosen by the student and approved in advance by the instructor and department head. Prerequisite: Full admission to the College of Graduate Studies and a graduate degree or certification program.

EDTC 5307. Adult Learners. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the theory and research pertaining to adult learners. Topics for study include the characteristics of adult learners, human performance improvement, instructional and assessment strategies that are effective with adults, technology applications for instructional delivery, and program assessment. Students may not count both EDUC 5307 and EDTC 5307 for credit toward a degree.

EDTC 5338. Principles of Instructional Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course provides an introduction to several models for instructional systems design and thoroughly examines the process of designing effective instruction. In addition to an in-depth study of instructional design theory, the course features an application of the instructional design process in a phased-based project.

EDTC 5349. Educational Media and Technology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course provides an examination of the role of technology in school settings and an exploration of available technologies and the applications for instruction. Focus is on Web 2.0 applications for communication and collaboration that expand and extend learning environments.

EDTC 5350. Teaching Desktop Publishing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course will prepare students to integrate the tools of desktop publishing and graphic applications to successfully demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to teach Desktop Publishing. Students will explore current research in the area of technology applications. Students will apply tools for enhancing their own professional growth and productivity and will use technology in communicating, collaborating, conducting research, and solving problems that typically arise in learning environments. Prerequisite: EDTC 5349.

EDTC 5351. Multimedia and Animation for K-12 Instruction. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course will prepare students to integrate the tools of multimedia, graphics, and animation to successfully demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to teach the Technology Applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Students will explore current research in the area of multimedia and will use technology in communicating, collaborating, conducting research, and solving problems that typically arise in learning environments. Prerequisite: EDTC 5350.

EDTC 5352. Teaching K-12 Video Technology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course will prepare students to integrate the tools of video, graphics, and animation to successfully demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to teach Technology Applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Students will explore current research in the area of and will use technology in communicating, collaborating, conducting research, and solving problems that typically arise in learning environments. Prerequisite: EDTC 5351.

EDTC 5353. Designing Online Learning Environments. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will provide an overview of designing and organizing effective online learning environments. Instructional design principles will serve as a guide as students study multiple Learning Management Systems and software used for developing online learning objects, learning modules, and interactive activities. Students will use their knowledge to actually develop an online course with consideration for the planning, implementation, evaluation and revision cycle needed for continuous updating of an online course.

EDTC 5354. Facilitating Online Learning Environment. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will prepare students to use effective teaching strategies in an online learning environment with emphasis on communication, interaction, and organization skills necessary to facilitate online learning. Students will develop and apply appropriate strategies for promoting active and collaborative learning, managing workload and administrative issues related to online teaching, and articulating effective pedagogy for online students.

EDTC 5358. Web Mastering for K-12 Instruction. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course will prepare students to successfully demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to teach Web mastering. Students will explore current research in the area of web-based applications and use technology in communicating, collaborating, conducting research, and solving problems that typically arise in learning environments. Prerequisite: EDTC 5352.

EDTC 5359. Leading and Learning with Technology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

The course focuses on using technology to study K-12 student learning outcomes, assessment, data analysis, and instructional decision making. Mentoring skills necessary for leadership and peer technology support are also explored. An analysis of Statewide TAKS data will be completed and applied to research of current educational problems. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Lab fee $20.

EDTC 5370. Intern/Service Learning Capstone. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A supervised internship in which the student applies knowledge from the course of study related to instructional design, online course development, online course teaching, or instructional technology for a public or private organization. This project addresses a practical, real world challenge using the skills and knowledge students have gained throughout their program of study. The completed project will demonstrate critical thinking, research-based best practices, review of scholarly literature, and formal reporting consistent with APA style.