EDTEC 700 Seminar in Educational Technology

Fall 2012

Taught by Marcie Bober-Michel, Bob Hoffman & Roberto Del Busto

Update and extend your skills with these special one-unit seminars. Each course includes an online component for discussions and questions between class sessions as well as an extensive list of readings and resources for later use. Kick start your professional development with these fun and challenging courses.

Up to six units of EDTEC 700 may be applied to a Masters degree in Educational Technology.

Attendance requirements: Students will be expected to participate in all scheduled class hours to receive full credit. Students will need a cable or DSL internet connection. In addition, a headset/mic is strongly recommended. All times listed below are Pacific (Daylight Savings).


EDTEC 700-1: Data Analysis for Performance Improvement

Distance Dates: Meets Wed. Aug 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26.
Time: 4:30 to 6:00 pm.

Campus Dates: Visit the SDSU Class Schedule for dates and times

Description: Students, acting as hypothetical employees of a corporate foundation targeting K-12 academic achievement, must use Census and other publicly available data to depict why specific public schools are good candidates for special funding; data visualization tools ensure funders can truly "see" each school's needs. At the end of this course, you'll think of data as far more than test scores, observation ratings, or survey results!

Notes:

  • The course features readings, but there is are no texts to purchase.
  • We'll be using Moodle as our course management system.
  • You'll receive a Welcome to EDTEC 700 message no later than Sunday, August 19--which will feature Moodle log-in information and (for our distance students) the URL of our virtual classroom.

Instructor: Marcie Bober-Michel


mobileEDTEC 700-2: Designing "mobile-ready" learning environments

Distance Dates: Meets Wed. Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
Time: 4:30 to 6:00 pm.

Campus Dates: Visit the SDSU Class Schedule for dates and times

Description: In the US, students of all ages are growing increasingly accustomed to experiences mediated by mobile devices. Educators and instructional designers would do well to pay attention to this trend towards portable, ubiquitous computing. How do we modify our existing teaching strategies and digital content in order to better serve this mobile audience? In this course, we will research and apply tools and techniques to take existing e-learning or face-to-face instruction and make it more "mobile-ready."

The course features readings, but there is are no texts to purchase.

Instructor: Roberto Del Busto


ebooksEDTEC 700-3: eBooks for the eLearner

Distance Dates: Meets Wed. Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Dec. 5.
Time: 4:30 to 6:00 pm.

Campus Dates: Visit the SDSU Class Schedule for dates and times

Description: eReaders are exploding into schools (elementary, secondary, higher ed), private and public organizations, and informal learning. They're a lot like printed books and materials, and at the same time very different. In this course you'll explore the possibilities for designing and implementing eReaders in a variety of venues, and prototype and test your own eReader.

The course features readings, but there is are no texts to purchase.

Instructor: Bob Hoffman

 
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