2022-2023 College Catalog 
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EDUC 2263 - Introduction To K-12 Technology

3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to assist prospective teachers with understanding the role that various forms of electronic and digital technology play in the teaching/learning process and how they can engage these processes in the classroom. Students will become skilled in the use of common hardware, application software, and Web 2.0 tools being used in today’s schools. In addition, they will be exposed to basic theories of technical communication and collaboration, as well as web-based research, selection, and evaluation. This course is designed as an active learning experience. Participation includes a hands-on approach to learning. Class participants will not only learn about using technology, but will be expected to demonstrate that knowledge in their presentations and projects.

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills or CIS 1023 Introduction to Computing*  recommended.

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Discuss the use of technology and media to ensure successful student learning in the 21st century. (PLO 1,4, 5)
2. Demonstrate proficiency selecting and using a variety of instructional technologies through project based activities. (PLO 4, 5, 7)
3. Explain the concepts and skills outlined in the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers. (PLO 1, 5)
4. Demonstrate the appropriate methods for selecting, evaluating, and using various instructional technologies. (PLO 4, 5)
5. Discuss legal and ethical concerns related to use of technology. (PLO 3, 7)
6. Create instructional materials and complete assignments aligned with state (Arkansas Teacher Licensure and Pathwise), and technology (NETS for Teachers) standards. (PLO 4, 5, 6)
7. Explain the use of Web 2.0 resources and social media to facilitate learning. (PLO 1, 4)
8. Describe current research pertaining to the use of media and technology in instruction and its impact on learning. (PLO 4, 5, 7)
9. Discuss the significant role of technology in accommodating diverse learning styles: cultural, ethnic, gender, and age differences. (PLO 1, 4, 5)

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