Spring, 2007

Taught by Bernie Dodge, Marcie Bober, Allison Rossett, and James Frazee

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 portal. Not taking classes now at SDSU? No problem. Come to the first class and register through Open University. Cost for each class through open university is $195. Questions? Write bdodge@mail.sdsu.edu.


EDTEC 700 Section 1: Using Observations to Measure Instructional Value
2 Saturdays: 2/3 & 2/17. 8:30am to 4:30pm.

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

Instructor: Marcie Bober. Schedule # 10846.


EDTEC 700 Section 4: Learning Spaces: Design Matters
2 Saturdays: 4/7 & 4/21. 8:30am to 4:30pm.

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 space design.

Instructor: James Frazee, Schedule # 10872

EDTEC 700 Section 2: New Business: The Convergence of Learning and Technology
2 Saturdays: 3/3 & 3/17. 8:30am to 4:30pm.

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.

Instructor: Allison Rossett. Schedule # 10850.

EDTEC 700 Section 5: Content Management Systems for Education and Training
2 Saturdays: 3/10 & 3/24. 8:30am to 4:30pm.

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.

Instructor: Bernie Dodge. Schedule # 10883

EDTEC 700 Section 3: Blogs, Wikis and Collaborative Learning
2 Saturdays: 2/10 & 2/24. 8:30am to 4:30pm.

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 resolution.

Instructor: Bernie Dodge. Schedule # 10861

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Coming Next:
Summer 07