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Teaching for Understanding with Technology
Instructor: J. Codde
This course was to improve teaching through technology use. The use of the Internet was an integral part of the course, both because of its power to improve the effectiveness of the course and because of the importance of the Internet in its effect on education. Products of this course include educational applications of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, a lesson plan using the Internet as an integral tool, an analysis of a technology innovation in education and a presentation arguing aspects of the appropriateness of technology use in educational settings.
CEP 811 Adapting Innovative Technologies in Education
Instructor: J. Codde
In this course, participants learned to apply instructional principles and methods to educational problems; to develop individualized media and computer applications for use in a professional setting; and to adapt advanced software options to promote learning. Specifically, the focus was on the development of stand-alone instructional resources using the Internet and PowerPoint. Such development included the description of the instructional problem, the development of instructional objectives and criterion measures related to solving the instructional problem, the development and testing of a technology-based solution to the instructional problem, and the final evaluation of the product. Participants worked both in small groups and individually to develop such instructional programs. In addition, participants served as evaluators of both group and individually-generated instructional programs. Products of this course include an educational webpage, a stand-alone instructional resource, a WebQuest, and a blog.
CEP 812 Applying Educational Technology to Issues of Practice
Instructor: J. Codde
In this course, students defined, implemented, and evaluated technology-based solutions to educational problems and opportunities in school settings. Building on the work completed in CEP 810 and 811, students added to their portfolio of applications of technology in the educational settings. Specifically, this course focused on the identification of a significant instructional problem, the development of a detailed proposal directed at the solution to the defined problem, and the development of a desktop presentation designed at presenting the proposal. Products of this course included a personal technology plan, a special interest group presentation and annotated research summary, the design, implementation, and evaluation of a technology-based project that addresses an existing educational problem or opportunity in participants’ own educational settings, and a podcast.
CEP 820 Teaching K-12 Students Online
Instructor: L. Wolf
The course focused on ways in which teachers and students can broadcast their ideas and information to the outside world for purposes of collaboration and communication. This course included discussions of various online learning management systems including their functions, strengths, and weaknesses along with the exploration of various teaching methodologies and how they should be used in the online environment to ensure teaching and learning success. I created a Moodle on 5th grade Science for this course.
CEP 822 Approaches to Educational Research
Instructors: J. Zheng, E. Wong
This course focused on alternative methods of educational research. Students identified researchable problems in education and developed a research proposal. Applications of descriptive and inferential statistics for analyzing and critiquing published studies were done. My research was done on full inclusion classrooms and the success of Special Education students in that type of environment.
TE 846 Accomodating Differences in Literacy Learners
Instructors: M. Protacio, R. Stanulis
This course focused on the developmental processes, instructional practices, and assessment principles that contribute to effective learning of reading and writing. Students studied teaching methods for accommodating the different needs of individual literacy learners.
CEP 800 Learning in Schools and Other Settings
Instructor: C. Roseth
This course acquainted students with several major psychological perspectives for appreciating learning that goes on in school and other settings. Students connected theories of learning to their own experiences as learners inside this course, in other courses, on the job, and in other settings. By constantly examining the relationship between the ideas about learning introduced in this course and the learning situations in the students’ world outside of this course, students will find greater meaning and significance in both.
CEP 815 Technology and Leadership
Instructor: N. Sheltrown
In this course, students examined the complex charge of being responsible for managing relationships between technology, teaching and learning. Students looked at technology from multiple perspectives to assess its potential benefits and challenges to different audiences. Professional development strategies, project management, planning, evaluation, relationship building, along with the ethical and social implications of technology integration were examined.
CEP 813 Electronic Portfolios
Instructors: J. Park, W. Dickson
The premise of this course is that electronic portfolios on the Web offer teachers and students an extraordinary new medium for self-expression and for creating a nation of writers, poets, and artists who gather authentic work over time and share it with a worldwide audience. In this course students learned about the wide variety of meanings and applications of electronic portfolios in education.
CEP 807 Proseminar in Educational Technology
Instructors: M. Koehler, S. Leahy, A. Zellner
For the program’s required final evaluation, students prepared an online portfolio summarizing their work in the MAET program and present this work in a group setting. Portfolios and presentations were evaluated by at least two MAET course instructors, including at least one MAET faculty. Work presented must demonstrate the student’s competence in using technology to support teaching and learning and for presenting work clearly and professionally.