CPED 5005 Introduction to Educational Media

Introduction to Educational Media is a graduate education course at Johnson University taught by Dr. Tony Krug. Dr. Krug can be reached at RH133, 3471 (251-3471 from off campus), tkrug@johnsonu.edu / 865-548-5450 (cell), tony@tonykrug.info.

Course Description:
Students will construct a knowledge base to understand how to integrate technology with education methodology (based on educational learning theory) for a more effective learning environment that will achieve stronger learning outcomes through daily teaching strategies. 

Calendar:
  • June 5-22, Monday and Thursday nights, 6:00-9:00 pm
  • The course will begin each night in RH 155. Partnerships may go to work in other places throughout the Teacher Education Resource Center.
Text and materials / advanced preparation:
  • Gunter, Glenda A., and Randolph E. Gunter Teachers Discovering Computers - Integrating Technology in a Changing World, 8th Edition, Course Technology 2015, ISBN: 978-1285845432
  • Renee Hobbs, Copyright Clarity, Corwin, 2010, ISBN: 978-1412981590
  • Sowash, John R., The Chromebook Classroom, Sowash 2016, ISBN: 978-0-9977876-0-3
  • In addition, students will need either HEADPHONES or EARBUDS for most class sessions. 
  • Students should come to class already signed up with a Gmail account. Gmail addresses should be submitted to the Professor at the first class, or as soon thereafter as possible
  • A Chromebook will be available for loan within the class for use in the Educational Resource Center. If you have your own Chromebook, you are welcome to use it. Most of the apps recommended are free, while others may be inexpensive enough and potentially useful enough that you may wish to add those to your own device. However, the Johnson Chromebook is available so that no money would have to be spent. All classes work in partnerships. In a high enrollment class, one partner may be issued a Chromebook and the other an iPad to share in the partnership. Johnson Chromebooks and iPads must be used in the Learning Resource Center or in class activities.
  • An iPad will be available for loan within the class for use in the Educational Resource Center. If you have your own iPad, you are welcome to use it. Most of the apps recommended are free, while others may be inexpensive enough and potentially useful enough that you may wish to add those to your own device. However, the Johnson iPad is available so that no money would have to be spent. All classes work in partnerships. In a high enrollment class, one partner may be issued an iPad and the other a Chromebook to share in the partnership. Johnson Chromebooks and iPads must be used in the Learning Resource Center or in class activities.
  • You may want crayons or colored pencils for the Augmented Reality assignment on Thursday, June 15, although a limited supply will be available for use in class.
  • For the class session on Virtual Reality, students who have smartphones should be sure to bring them to class. VR goggles will be loaned in class for each partnership, but smartphones for loan to use in the goggles are very limited.

Course Objectives: Students will be able to 
  1. Identify and address issues involving the integration of educational technology into the curriculum in general and classroom activities specifically.
  2. Explain the basics of computer hardware and software, as well as the communication networks that link computers together.
  3. Use technology effectively in pursuing educational objectives and support.
Methodology:
Learning tracks are used to direct educational activities in three distinct areas.
  • About Educational Media - The texts provide the core information base to accomplish the objectives above.
  • Chromebooks - An increasing percentage of schools are "going Google" with 1:1 Chromebook issues to students.
  • iPads/iPhones - iPads are the leading tablet used in area classrooms.
Grades:
About Educational Media - 40%
Chromebooks - 30%
iPads/iPhones - 30%

Rubrics for grade determination in each track are provided on the respective track pages. 

Grading Scale:
A95
A-92
B+89
B86
B-83
C+80
C77
C-74
D+71
D68
D-65

Absence Policy: All students are expected to attend all sessions of the course. (There are no "cuts.") By institutional policy, if a student misses the equivalent of 2 weeks of a class in a regular semester that student will be administratively withdrawn from class. In this course, each day class meets represents more than 2 weeks of a regularly scheduled class, so missing two classes earns an administrative withdrawal. Inevitably, there are good reasons a student may need to miss class. With advance notice, the student may be able to negotiate with the professor to accomplish some work to be completed on the day of the missed class in advance of, or following, the class time that must be missed. It may not be possible to reasonably reschedule some work, with zero credit as the result for those missed activities.

Disclaimer: 
The professor reserves the right to make changes in any aspect of the course without notice. This syllabus is a good faith effort to lay out the scope and sequence of class activities.