This course is an overview of the field of educational technology emphasizing current issues, leadership in technology use planning, and evaluation/synthesis of research.
The Department of Educational Technology supports the study and practice of facilitating and improving learning of a diverse population by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources. Believing technology is a tool that enhances and expands the educational environment, we promote the use of current and emergent technologies for teaching and learning in a dynamic global society. Educational technologists are leaders and innovators, serving in institutions of higher education, public or private school settings, federal, state or local educational agencies, and in education-related businesses in the private sector.http://edtech.mrooms.org. If this is your first time there, you will need to create an account. Use your Boise State email address for your initial account creation, which can later be changed on your profile.
After logging in, locate your course and section number, enroll using your one-time key provided in an introductory email sent by your instructor (about one week before the course begins), and get started.
Instructor information for your course section number will be on the Moodle course site, along with contact information in the course syllabus.
In this course, you will:
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition)
Students and educators are eligible for discounts for certain software. Two places you can purchase software at a discount are: BSU Bookstore and Academic Superstore. Check there before purchasing any software such as Adobe CS5 and Microsoft Windows.
You will need a computer with speakers and Internet access. High speed Internet access yields the best results in this class.
A microphone will be required for this course for narrating presentations and attending optional web meetings. For web conferencing, a headset is recommended. To record presentations, you can often use an internal microphone with good results. A webcam is also strongly recommended.
Faculty Initiated Drop: Please be advised that if you do not attend class at least once during the first week, you will be dropped from class.
Boise State Academic Calendar: Please be aware of all deadlines and dates contained in the BSU Academic Calendar, which can be accessed through BroncoWeb (http://broncoweb.boisestate.edu)
Accommodations: To request academic accommodations for a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services, Admin 114, (208) 426-1583. Students are required to provide documentation of their disability and meet with a Disability Specialist prior to receiving accommodations. Information about a disability or health condition will be regarded as confidential.
Confidentiality and Privacy Statement: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. To read about these rights, please go to http://registrar.boisestate.ed...lity.shtml
This course may be different from what you are accustomed. One of its strengths (and challenges) is that you will be required to view and rate some of the discussion forum posts, using instructor-created rubrics. Your ratings will be anonymous. However, you should post replies to your classmates' posts, too, providing more information, such as missing elements, incorrect grammar, or other issues. And, of course, you should also comment on what they did very well. The interactive and cooperative discussion forums should strengthen and promote class community, while also providing you with a way to self-assess your progress.
Peer-assessment is not meant to replace instructor grading, but
rather to enhance it. Your instructor will review peer feedback and
grades and will make the final determination for your score, along with including detailed feedback as needed.
You will also be asked to submit self-evaluations for some activities. These types of assessments use the "honor system" and require you to evaluate yourself and your progress.
In order to facilitate this process, you will be divided into small groups of five to eight for this class. That way, you will not be overwhelmed with grading classmates' work, but will have enough work to view and compare to your own.
You will be able to view all student work submitted to the Learning Logs and your shared Zotero Class Library.
Assignment Submission: All assignments must be submitted on the assigned due dates. Assignments will be submitted in various formats. Each assignment is described in detail, along with a rubric or details.
Sometimes situations occur that prevent us from working on our
assignments on time especially with many of your busy schedules. Please
try to submit assignments on time, as late assignments create extra work
for your instructor.
During the last two weeks of class, all assignments must be turned in on time and cannot be submitted late.
The instructor is not responsible for any text or software that is not obtained in enough time to complete the assignments.
Feedback: Your assignments will be reviewed and grades posted within one to two weeks after the assignment due date. Depending upon the assignment, you will receive feedback and points earned for assignment completion. You will receive an update in your email once an assignment is graded. If you do not have an assigned grade, please contact your instructor.
Incompletes: Please refer to BSU guidelines for course incompletes: http://edtech.boisestate.edu/w...pletes.htm
Below is the list of assignments for this course. Points received are divided by total course points for percentages.
Each assignment will be graded based on given criteria and/or a rubric. You can check your progress in Moodle by clicking the Grades link in the Administration block. Progress is updated as assignments are evaluated throughout the semester.
It is a good idea to schedule specific times to work on your assignments each week and keep the appointment with yourself. Plan to spend 8 - 15 hours per week on this class. The amount of time actually needed will depend on entry-level skills. It is in your best interest to start early on each assignment to give yourself time to fix technical problems or get help before the due date passes.
The types of assignments and the level of interactivity vary from week-to-week. This is NOT a self-paced course, and projects involving collaboration with peers are required. Your instructor will always try to give clear directions on what, where, when, and how in the assignment instructions.
For this course, we will be adhering to the BSU Student Code of Conduct along with generally accepted Fair Use Policies for Instructors. We will also observe U.S. copyright laws in this course. Several great links to copyright information are available on the BSU Academic Technologies site at: http://itc.boisestate.edu/resource.htm
For this course, plagiarism will apply to three categories: Cheating, Non-attribution, and Patchwriting:
The assignments in this course have been aligned to the Standards for the Accreditation of School Media Specialist and Educational Technology Programs: http://www.aect-members.org/standards/standards2004.doc