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.
Current SDSU students can register via web
taking classes now at SDSU? No problem. Come to the first class and register
University. Cost for each class through open university is $195.
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EDTEC 700 Section 1: Using
Observations to Measure Instructional Value
It's been a long, arduous process but the new (course, module, workshop,
tool, website) has finally rolled out. So--what to do now? How will you know if the
intervention on which you've worked so long and hard is "usable" or instructionally
effective? Observation is a key technique for exploring quality and impact, allowing
you to capture performance data from the user or learner's perspective. This course
covers ways to build observation tools and then implement them. Among the topics
we'll cover are type (quantitative, qualitative, or mixed; informal or structured),
stance (participatory or observer), sampling, and focus (absence or presence of select
characteristics, duration, or frequency of occurrence). And, not surprisingly, we'll
tackle data analysis, interpretation, and reporting--with an eye to being audience-focused,
practical, and relevant
700 Section 4: Learning Spaces: Design Matters
Instruction isn't just about content and content
delivery; also important is the physical space in which learning or training
takes place. Educators in any setting need to understand how the design
of physical space impacts the instructional process. We often argue that
any space can become a learning space, especially given today's rapidly
evolving technologies. But what makes a learning space effective? Participants
in this course will evaluate existing learning spaces, and design a physical
learning space in accordance with well-established learning principles
using a needs assessment process that engages critical stakeholders. The
course is devoted to introducing you to the art and science of learning
EDTEC 700 Section 2: New
Business: The Convergence of Learning and Technology
University of Phoenix. SumTotal. BlackBoard. Moodle.
Wikis. Blogs. Capella. Podcasts. eArmyU. YouTube. SDSU EDTEC. Technology is changing
the way learning happens and content gets delivered. What are the options created
by the convergence of learning and technology? How is online everything
changing even the most resistant sectors, such as higher education and health?
Come to class to explore this terrain and consider how you might make a business
of the learning business.
EDTEC 700 Section 5: Content Management Systems for Education
A CMS organizes information and makes it easy for registered participants to contribute
to it. It can include discussion forums, calendars, resource lists, media repositories
and more. Participants in this course will design and create their own CMS for use
within a school, course, training effort, or informal learning environment. Using
the open source Drupal platform, you'll develop a working website ready for public
use. (Note: participants must have access to a web host with PHP and MySQL. Pointers
to low-cost options will be provided.
EDTEC 700 Section 3: Blogs, Wikis and Collaborative Learning
Learn how to use free web-based tools as vehicles for knowledge construction and cooperative
learning. Topics and possibilities include simulated historical chronicles, multi-authored
reference works, creative writing, branching stories, and role plays for conflict