Computer-Based Instructional Technologies
· Acquire a technology vocabulary and knowledge of computer concepts.
Acquire an understanding of the
impact of computers on classroom instruction.
Acquire an understanding of the
basic information needed to use computers professionally.
Develop competence in using
computers in the area of education.
Develop a theoretical rationale
for the use of computers in education.
Demonstrate an understanding of
the primary application of computers in education.
Gain exposure to real life
experiences in designing and using computers in the classroom.
Gain exposure to uses of and be
able to evaluate software for educational application.
Students will fulfill
the requirements for the Virginia Technology Standards for Instructional
Operate a computer system and utilize software
Apply knowledge of terms associated with educational computing and
Apply productivity tools for professional use—word processing,
databases, presentations tools, and spreadsheets.
Demonstrate knowledge of ethical and legal issues relating to the use
METHODS: This course will be taught in a computer lab with hands on activities.
The class will require participation from students in learning basic skills in
the four application programs using Microsoft Office—word processing,
spreadsheets, databases, and presentation tools.
This class is a beginning class that assumes that students need to
learn the basics of operating a computer and the applications that are the
foundation tools of technology use in the classroom.
GRADING POLICY: There will be a final exam that counts 25 % and demonstrates student’s skills learned with basic computer applications. A research paper (case study) on a topic of the student’s choice which counts 20%. Two reports on articles dealing with instructional technology in education for 10%. Four projects that demonstrate your ability to use the applications for 20%. Finally, a lesson plan and classroom presentation that is worth 25%.
for Article Review:
Select two articles relating to computer-based instructional
technologies. The topics can
relate to any subject of interest to you concerning technology in education.
A copy of the original article or a reference to the website address
should be submitted with each review.
Each review of an article will be one page word processed, single
spaced with bibliographical information included at the end of the review.
The one page will include a concise summary of the article (author's
purpose, main points, etc.) and critique (your evaluation, comparisons, etc.).
The critique should relate to your job experience, general experience,
and knowledge gained from other related readings.
Articles for review should be dated 1998 or later.
Guidelines for Assignments dealing with each basic application
for Research Paper/Case Study
Identify an educational environment or topic related to instructional
technology appropriate for a review. The
topic for study can relate to any concept that you wish to study related to
technology in your particular job.
The length of the paper will depend on the depth of your study but will
be double spaced with an introduction, purpose, summary, and bibliography.
Research must be written according to the APA Publication Manual.
Each study will include a final section summarizing knowledge gained.
for Lesson Plan and Presentation.
Identify a topic for instruction which incorporates instructional
technology in the lesson format.
Plan and design the lesson including: lesson summary, objectives (SOL)
or competencies, expected student outcomes, vocabulary, materials needed,
prerequisite skills, procedure, and evaluation.
Present the lesson to the class and provide a written copy of the
lesson plan upon completion of the oral presentation.
REQUIRED TEXT: None. Web site address will be supplied where all handouts and notes will be posted.
of Presenters to be determined.
Current articles from periodicals dealing with instructional
WITH DISABILITIES ACT:
Any student whose disabilities fall within ADA must inform the
instructor at the beginning of the term of any special needs or equipment
necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course.
Students who have or may be dealing with a disability or learning
difficulty should speak with the instructor or contact the Office of Student
Services at 451-8202.
|This page was updated on: 04/10/02|