EdTech 501

EDTECH 501: Introduction to Educational Technology

AECT Standards Addressed in Course

The assignments in this course have been aligned to the Standards for the Accreditation of School Media Specialist and Educational Technology Programs.


STANDARD 2: DEVELOPMENT

Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to develop instructional materials and experiences using print, audiovisual, computer-based, and integrated technologies.

2.4 Integrated Technologies Integrated technologies are ways to produce and deliver materials which encompass several forms of media under the control of a computer.

  • Evolution Glog Assignment

STANDARD 3: UTILIZATION

Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to use processes and resources for learning by applying principles and theories of media utilization, diffusion, implementation, and policy-making.

3.1 Media Utilization Media utilization is the systematic use of resources for learning.

  • Introduce Yourself Video
  • Tech Trends Lesson Plan
  • RSS Feeds Assignment
  • Zotero Library Assignment
  • Zotero Group Library Assignment

3.2 Diffusion of Innovations Diffusion of innovations is the process of communicating through planned strategies for the purpose of gaining adoption.

  • Digital Inequality Presentation Assignment

3.3 Implementation and Institutionalization Implementation is using instructional materials or strategies in real (not simulated) settings. Institutionalization is the continuing, routine use of the instructional innovation in the structure and culture of an organization.

  • Tech Trends Lesson Plan
  • Digital Inequality Presentation Assignment
  • School Evaluation Summary

3.4 Policies and Regulations Policies and regulations are the rules and actions of society (or its surrogates) that affect the diffusion and use of Instructional Technology.

  • Digital Inequality Presentation Assignment
  • School Evaluation Summary

STANDARD 4 MANAGEMENT

Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise instructional technology by applying principles of project, resource, delivery system, and information management.

4.1 Project Management Project management involves planning, monitoring, and controlling instructional design and development projects.

  • Digital Inequality Presentation Assignment
  • School Evaluation Summary

4.2 Resource Management Resource management involves planning, monitoring, and controlling resource support systems and services.

  • Digital Inequality Presentation Assignment
  • School Evaluation Summary

4.3 Delivery System Management Delivery system management involves planning, monitoring and controlling ‘the method by which distribution of instructional materials is organized’ . . . [It is] a combination of medium and method of usage that is employed to present instructional information to a learner.

  • RSS Feeds Assignment
  • Zotero Group Library Assignment

4.4 Information Management Information management involves planning, monitoring, and controlling the storage, transfer, or processing of information in order to provide resources for learning.

  • Zotero Library Assignment
  • Zotero Group Library Assignment
  • RSS Feeds Assignment

STANDARD 5 EVALUATION

Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to evaluate the adequacy of instruction and learning by applying principles of problem analysis, criterion-referenced measurement, formative and summative evaluation, and long-range planning.

5.1 Problem Analysis

Problem analysis involves determining the nature and parameters of the problem by using information-gathering and decision-making strategies.

  • School Evaluation Summary

5.3 Formative and Summative Evaluation Formative evaluation involves gathering information on adequacy and using this information as a basis for further development. Summative evaluation involves gathering information on adequacy and using this information to make decisions about utilization.

  • School Evaluation Summary

5.4 Long-Range Planning Long-range planning that focuses on the organization as a whole is strategic planning….Long-range is usually defined as a future period of about three to five years or longer. During strategic planning, managers are trying to decide in the present what must be done to ensure organizational success in the future.

  • Technology Use Planning Overview
  • School Evaluation Summary

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