Spring 2009

Taught by Bernie Dodge & Fred Saba

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 matriculated SDSU students can register via the web portal. Be aware of the add/drop deadlines as you will not be allowed to register for any class after the deadline. Not taking classes now at SDSU? No problem. Come to the first class and register through Open University (campus students only). Cost for each class through Open University is currently $197 (fees subject to change). If interested in online sections, go to the College of Extended Studies for registration information.

Attendance requirements: Students are expected to participate in all scheduled class hours to receive full credit. Distance students need a cable or DSL internet connection. In addition, a headset and microphone are strongly recommended. All classes are scheduled for Pacific Time.

EDTEC 700 Section 2: Teaching Creative Problem Solving Skills  
2 Saturdays: Feb. 7 & Feb. 21. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
This class will be offered on campus only.
Room: North Educaton 271

To ensure a future that can't be outsourced, we all need to develop our ability to innovate. The best way to learn to be creative is to grapple with authentic problems while using tools that support divergent thinking. This course covers the design of problems and cases that require creativity and cognitive tools to embed within them.

Instructor: Bernie Dodge




EDTEC 700 Section 3: Scratch: A Constructivist Learning Environment for Children
2 Saturdays: Feb. 14 and Feb 28. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
This class will be offered on campus only.
Room: North Education 271

Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. It is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design.

Instructor: Bernie Dodge

EDTEC 700 Section 1: GPS, GoogleMaps and GoogleEarth as Tools for Teaching

Dates: April 11 and April 25. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
This class will be offered on campus only.
Room: North Educaton 271

The number of location-based tools and resources continues to grow exponentially. Learn to create lessons involving: maps in the study of literature, history, culture and climate; travel bugs; place puzzles; geocoded images; GPS enhanced nature studies and field trips.

Instructor: Bernie Dodge

EDTEC 700 Section 1: The Ins and Outs of LMSs
Dates: January 22, January 29, February 5, February 12, and February 19. 5 to 6 pm.
This class will be offered via distance only.

Receive hands on experience with learning management systems (LMS). Experiment with instructional design models applied in your preferred area: corporate eLearning;  K-12, and university distance education; online training in government and non-profit organizations including the military. Experience the future of LMSs in intelligent tutoring systems and other innovative dynamic learning environments.

For more information, please visit the course website at: http://www.edtec700de3.sdsu.edtechsource.com/.

Instructor: Fred Saba


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