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Credits Required for the Minor

Why the Educational Technology Minor?

Current Minor Courses


Credits Required for the Minor

 

 

See the information below. Contact Dr. Pastore if you have any questions or if you wish to take any minor courses and/or participate in the minor: rpastore@bloomu.edu


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Why the Educational Technology Minor?

 

Technology is permeating all aspects of our lives.  Schools are increasingly making use of the Internet, multimedia, digital video, online courses, and other forms of analog and digital technologies.  School web sites, email, video conferencing, discussion boards, and other forms of digital communication are becoming more common for use among teachers, students, parents, administrators, and the general public. 

Consequently, a tremendous need exists in the public schools for new teachers who will become technology teacher-leaders and role models for integrating 21st century technology practices into the curriculum 

The growth and development of the Internet in the past 15 years has revolutionized the use of technology in all aspects of our daily lives.  In particular, technology has permeated the workforce and stimulated the demand for employees who have the ability to generate, process, and manage enormous amounts of electronic information.

In addition to seeking employees with competent technology skills, nearly every organization in education, business, and industry is engaged in the integration of technology through ongoing instruction and training in technological areas.  Future graduates who are able to apply teaching and learning pedagogies to web-based and multimedia technologies will develop a competitive edge in the job market. 

The purpose of the “Educational Technology” minor is to provide our preservice teachers with the opportunity to incorporate these competencies.  The overall program goal is to provide our students with the necessary technological skills and practices that will empower them as future teachers and strengthen their career interests and goals.

The program is designed to encompass the following areas:

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Current Minor Courses

 

60.320: Digital Photography and Graphics for Teaching and Learning Environments (3 credits)
Students will learn the classroom use and application of digital photography and how to capture, create, manipulate, and edit graphics for the web and for multimedia.  Consideration will be given to digital camera use, graphic design, copyright, web-based graphics, graphic file formats, digital graphic portfolios, graphic editing software programs, and student-centered projects.  After completing this course, students will be able to create, edit, and use various types of pictures and graphics for integration into multimedia and web-based applications in the classroom.

 

60.321: Interactive Multimedia Authoring Systems for Teaching and Learning Environments (3 credits)
Students will learn to use multimedia programs for presentations, interactive lessons, and student-centered multimedia projects.  Students will explore various multimedia authoring systems and examine techniques for the incorporation of sound, video, graphic, animation, and text into multimedia programs.  Consideration will be given to multimedia design in the areas of navigation, branching, user-control, and feedbackAfter completing this course, students will be able to use and multimedia resources for teacher-centered and student-centered classroom activities.

 

60.322: Creating and Editing Digital Video Movies for Teaching and Learning Environments (3 credits)
This course will introduce students to digital movie production including the shooting, production, editing, and application phases.  Students will produce and edit their own instructional videos using various text formats, sounds, and special effects.  Movies will be converted to different file formats and saved on a variety of storage media for use in interactive multimedia presentations and on the Internet.  After completing this course, students will be able to produce and edit digital video movies for integration into multimedia and web-based applications for the classroom.

 

60.323: Designing, Constructing, and Maintaining Web Sites for Teaching and Learning Environments (3 credits)
This course will introduce students to the design, construction, and maintenance processes of web site production for educational settings through the use of HTML and web editors.  Students will create web portfolios using their own personal domain name and web sites.  Students will learn web site design, navigation, site layout, and how to incorporate text, graphics, sound, and video into web pages.  After completing this course, students will be able to construct, maintain and update their own web site for educational purposes.

 

60.324: eLearning Applications for Teaching and Learning Environments (3 credits)
This is an online course that provides an overview of distance education as implemented over the web.  Students will explore and experience the latest web-based and online instructional delivery systems and be given the opportunity to create their own eLearning lessons.  Consideration will be given to challenges faced by both students and teachers in the delivery of instruction at a distance in both synchronous and asynchronous formats. A focus will be placed on comparing the similarities and differences between the traditional and online classroom.  The advantages and disadvantages of the various types of eLearning systems will be compared. Students will communicate with the instructor and other classmates via e-mail, threaded discussion boards, and scheduled online chat sessions. After completing this course, students will be able to design, plan, and teach eLearning lessons for their classrooms that utilize various forms of technology.

 

60.325: Educational Technology Field Experience (3 credits)
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to work with a teacher or technology coordinator in a school district to apply some of the latest educational technology practices directly to the classroom.  The format for this course will consist of group meetings on campus, online collaboration with the instructor and class, and field applications.  Students will reflect upon and share their experiences with the class at the end of the semester.  After completing this course, students will be more aware of the shortcomings and successes of using and applying technology in the schools.

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