Dr. Norman Herr.
phone: 818 677-2505
offices: ED 2138; W.M. Keck Science Education Lab ED2105
office hours: Tuesdays, 1-4 (please email first)
Time: Wednesdays, 7:00-10:00 PM
Course Description - Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) is a pedagogical approach in which learning is characterized by the sharing and construction of knowledge among participants using technology as their primary means of communication or as a common resource. CSCL can be implemented in online and classroom learning environments and can take place synchronously or asynchronously. This course focuses on the design, development and use of computer-based curricular resources for the teaching of secondary school subjects in a collaborative online environment. Topics include computer supported collaborative learning, continuous formative assessment, collaborative resource development, interactive simulated experiments, curricular apps, online instruction, computer-assisted instruction, geospatial information analysis, online data collection and analysis, curricular games, curriculum-based spreadsheets and databases, and more. This course includes a review and analysis of research on the use of technology in science education. A required course for the Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology. Enrollment restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program or with instructor permission.e
SED 652 is a sequel to 622 (Educational Website Development) and therefore addresses all five student learning objectives (Reflective Practice, Theoretical Understanding, Research Skills, Educational Awareness, and Leadership), but focuses on , SLO #1 (Reflective Practice: by critically examining their subject knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and pedagogical skills to improve their diverse students’ learning), SLO #3 (Research Skills: by designing and conducting research ethically and effectively and presenting their findings at a professional level in oral and written forms); and SLO #5 (Leadership: by influencing policy and practice in educational communities through advocacy and example). Like its prequel, SED 652 emphasizes the use of computer-based research tools that will enable students to collect and analyze data in their coursework and action research projects (SLO #3). Students are required to examine new cloud-based techniques for improving instruction to improve the learning of secondary school curricula (SLO #1). After developing and understanding of factors that maximize student learning, and after acquiring skills with cloud-based research tools and techniques, students develop engaging, interactive web-based resources to teach science, math, language, social studies and other secondary school subjects. These resources are shared via websites with educators around the world via the internet (SLO #5). Specifically, students will
Student work is graded holistically, considering issues of content, presentation, and technical expertise. It should demonstrate proficiency in the skills introduced in the class to create an educational resource that is useful, accessible and appealing. Although students should incorporate all resources introduced in class, excellence in certain aspects may compensate for deficiencies in others. All work should be reviewed by your editor before submitting.
Websites (70%). Students will be developing three different websites. The masters program website will all resources used and work developed during the masters program in Instructional Technology. The CSCL (Computer Supported Collaborative Learning) site will include all CSCL lessons introduced in class, as well as CSCL lessons developed by the student. The Classroom website will be the website developed to teach a specific secondary school class and will include a variety of resources useful for teaching a particular subject
Participation, Editorial Responsibilities (20%). Students are expected to participate in all in-class and online activities. They are to serve as website editor for a fellow student and provide timely feedback and suggestions for improvement. In addition, they are expected to make regular and thoughtful contributions to all wikis, online forums, quickwrites, collaborative docs and online sessions.
App PD (10%) – Students are expected to provide professional development training for their colleagues in the use of educational applications and related resources.
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