Introduction to Instructional Technology
EDUC 2201

Instructor: Denise Lindstrom

Office Phone: 304-367-4824

Class Meeting Time: TTH 8 - 9:15

Office: Education Building 316 

Office Hours: MW 9 - 12:00


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Course Description
Currently, there is a special emphasis placed on using technology to transform teaching and learning in schools so K-12 students are better prepared for a changing world driven by rapid advancements in information and communication technologies. This course is designed to help educators thoughtfully and effectively integrate technology into future classroom teaching practices. Throughout this course students will experience and design technology integrated lessons that promote both the traditional literacy practices valued in school, and the new literacy practices required for success in contemporary economic, civic, and educational settings. 

Course Outcomes:
The candidate will:
  • Use digital technologies to develop multimedia products that customize and personalize learning activities and assessments to address students' diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities (NETS-T 3b).
  • Design technology integrated authentic learning experiences that engage students in deep content learning and foster the development of understandings. (NET-T 2a.)
  • Exhibit leadership by demonstrating a vision of technology infusion, participating in shared decision making and community building, and developing the leadership and technology skills of others. (NETS-5b).
  • Model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students, colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual environments. (NETS-T 3d).
  • Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources. (NETS-T 4a).
  • Communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to a particular audience using a digital tool appropriately (NETS –T 5d).
  • Promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness. (NETS-T 3c).Course Expectations: 
Course Requirements
The course requirements include active online participation, active participation in class, and timely completion of assignments. Creative thinking, problem solving, risk taking, humor, and joyful exploration are encouraged (words of wisdom by Gary Stager).

Course Text and Resources

Textbook: I do not require a textbook for this course!!!! I believe much of what is wrong with education is related to the economics, politics, and pedagogy of the textbook. Readings for this course are available for free and online. Course reading are made available on the course schedule.

TaskStream: TaskStream is the School of Education, Health and Human Performance’s online customizable, electronic portfolio, assessment management and performance based instruction tool. It provides a way for teacher candidates, professors, supervisors, and host/cooperating teachers to connect with each other and share feedback to improve your practice. 

As a student enrolled in a course offered through the School of Education/Health and Human Performance, you are required to have an active account with TaskStream. To enroll in TaskStream, you will need to purchase a subscription key code from the Fairmont State University bookstore (where you can use financial aid) or can pay by debit or credit card directly to TaskStream at 
1 Semester $25
1 year $42
2 years $69
3 years $91
4 years $105
5 years $119
Click here for detailed TaskStream account information and registration. 
Directions for Activating TaskStream
Click her for direction on how to Self-Enroll in the Educ 2201 Fall 2013 TaskStream Program. The code for self-enrollment is educ2201F13 e

All assignment must be submitted to TaskStream. 

ATTENDANCE: Attendance is mandatory and will comprise 30% of your grade. Roll will be taken at the beginning of each class and 5 points will be given for each class period. Points will not be given for a missed class session for any reason unless a doctor’s not is provided

Attendance = 140 points 
Class Participation = 50 points
4 Technology Integration Projects = 100 points
Total  = 290 points

LATE ASSIGNMENT POLICY: You must contact me within 24 hours of missing a due date for an assignment. I will provide you with an opportunity to receive partial credit for a late assignment as long as you communicate with me in a timely manner. If you DO NOT contact me within 24 hours you NOT receive points for that assignment. 

A = 90 -100
B = 80 – 89
C = 70 – 79
D = 60 – 69
F = 59 and below
Academic Integrity
Fairmont State values highly the integrity of its student scholars. All students and faculty members are urged to share in the responsibility for removing every situation which might permit or encourage academic dishonesty. Cheating in any form, including plagiarism, must be considered a matter of the gravest concern. Cheating is defined here as:
• the obtaining of information during an examination; 
• the unauthorized use of books, notes, or other sources of information prior to or during an examination; 
• the removal of faculty examination materials; 
• the alteration of documents or records; or 
• actions identifiable as occurring with the intent to defraud or use under false pretense. 

Plagiarism is defined here as the submission of the ideas, words (written or oral), or artistic productions of another, falsely represented as one's original effort or without giving due credit. Students and faculty should examine proper citation forms to avoid inadvertent plagiarism.

Assessments, Surveys, and Course Evaluations 
Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community and Technical College value students’ opinions. Your participation in special assessments, surveys and course evaluations assists us in improving the services of the institution and the effectiveness of classroom instruction. These are to be viewed as
 course requirements and completed to the best of your ability and with full attention.

Conceptual Framework
The mission/vision/philosophy of the unit is to prepare reflective and responsive educators who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to help all students learn. The unit’s mission is integrated across the curriculum, field experiences, clinical practice, and assessments of candidates

The conceptual framework (CF) provides the structure and guiding principles that are necessary to accomplish this mission. The five West Virginia Professional Teaching Standards (WVPTS) and their respective functions undergird the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that candidates must possess in order to facilitate learning for all students. Diversity and technology are included in the CF representing themes that are integrated throughout the unit’s programs. Demonstrated competencies in the standards/functions empower candidates to function as Reflective and Responsive Educators. The CF is based on research about effective teaching and learning best practices that apply to teacher candidates at the initial level as well as accomplished teachers at the advanced level. The CF and the WVPTS also are central guiding elements of the FSU PDS Partnership that provides a critical structure and context for teacher education and educator professional development.


Disability Services 
Services are available to any student, full or part-time, who has a need because of a [documented] disability. It is the student’s responsibility to register for services with the coordinator of students with disabilities and to provide any necessary documentation to verify a disability or the need for accommodations. 

The Coordinator of Disability Services, Andrea Pammer (, is located in Colebank Hall 307. The office phone is (304) 367-4686. TTY 304-367-4906. 
For additional information, visit: Fairmont State University Disability Services.

Copyright Notice Material presented in this course may be protected by copyright law.