Technology Integrator Courses

CE 5010 Learning Resources Centers and Services - 3 graduate credits
This course will focus on the role and functions of technology in K-12 schools. The topics covered will include the problems of organization and management, the types of learning resources and services, and federal and state programs and standards. We will also look at the developments and trends in technology and how it impacts school media centers.


CE 5120 Integration of Digital Technology into Common Core Standards - 3 graduate credits
This instructional technology course is designed to provide technology educators, School Media Specialists, K-12 educators, and administrators with an understanding of ways current and emerging technologies can be used to facilitate teaching, learning, and managing instruction. Discussions will focus on issues, trends, and current uses of technology in K-12 education. Sessions will focus upon gaining experience integrating digital technology within the Common Core Standards, evaluating web 2.0 tools, exploring video resources, and designing technology enhanced lessons utilizing digital storytelling for K-12 curriculum integration.


CE 5140 Electronic Portfolio Development and Assessment - 3 graduate credits
This course is designed to investigate the principles of assessment educational technology that relate to the design, development, and assessment of electronic portfolios. Students will learn about the history, types, components, process, delivery, presentation, and assessment of electronic portfolios. Student will be expected to define the assessment approach, construct an electronic portfolio, and collaboratively design assessment tools that will be used to evaluate electronic portfolios. Additional areas of study in the course may include the influence of educational policy on the implementation of electronic portfolios, the role of the electronic portfolios in professional development and recertification, or innovate technologies used in electronic portfolio development.


CE 5150 Inspiring Digital Media Fluency in K-12 Classrooms - 3 graduate credits
This collaborative, project based online course will provide K-12 educators with a framework, information and resources necessary to explore, create and share multimedia content globally; to use multimedia to communicate and participate in authentic, interactive, networked learning communities, to inspire and motivate student learning. Exploring a variety of online resources and tools, students will collaborate in an online, constructivist environment to create a multimedia based authentic project. Educators will share how they integrate multimedia across the curriculum, using the National Education Technology Standards (NETS) for Students as a foundation with a focus on media literacy.


CE 5160 Teaching and Learning in a Networked Classroom - 3 graduate credits
The evolution of the World Wide Web from what is being called Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 has brought about a new way of teaching and learning in this digital age. The use of Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, wikis, podcasting, videocasting, and a host of other free tools are allowing educators to connect to knowledge and each other like never before. Learners will gain hands-on experiences with Web 2.0 tools and explore the learning theory that supports their use a networked classroom environment.


CE 5180 Designing and Implementing Network Technology - 3 graduate credits
This course provides an understanding of LAN and WAN networking architectures. Students will learn the theory behind LANs and WANs and how to design both types of networks. LAN and WAN integration is stressed throughout the course. Some of the LAN architectures that are covered include ETHERNET, Token Ring and FDDI. All major LAN and WAN protocols will be discussed, including protocol theory. The course provides a range of laboratory and hands-on assignments that teach students about theory as well as how to design and internetwork LANs and WANs.


CE 5200 Netcourse Instructional Methods - 4 graduate credits
This course prepares teachers to become online course instructors. This intensive course introduces the pedagogy and methodology of online teaching while guiding each participant through the modification of an existing semester or year-long online high school course. Participants read and discuss required educational articles and book chapters, develop new content for their courses, prepare instructional resources and collaborate with their classmates in group projects. Experienced course facilitators monitor each participant's progress and act as a mentor and a resource.


CE 5290 Managing Technology in the School Environment - 3 graduate credits
This course is an introduction to the technical features of information technology, especially hardware, software, and network systems used in educational settings. An examination of the responsibilities, knowledge, and skills required of the school technology coordinator, including utilizing operating systems and applications to increase productivity, efficiency, and computer health. Specific topics will include network planning and construction, client-server relationships, hardware configuration and placement, software deployment and imaging, print and file services, Internet connectivity, anti-virus measures, staffing and outsourcing, and planning.


CE 5310 21st Century Teaching and Learning - 3 graduate credits
Educators need to integrate technology into their curriculum to transform student learning and meet the goals of the 21st Century. To succeed in today's information-driven academic environment, students need to know how to find, use, manage, evaluate and convey information efficiently and effectively. This includes not only knowledge of technology, but the ability to use critical-thinking skills to solve problems within a technological environment. Teachers wrap 21st Century Literacy skills into lesson content using a variety of strategies. This course helps educators plan and assess effective technology teaching methods, incorporate technology into any discipline, and develop key accountability and assessment strategies. In this six week course, educators wear both a "student hat" and a "teacher hat" as they use digital technology and communication tools to solve an information problem. Educators experience how to use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate and communicate information as well as develop a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information. This valuable, first-hand experience demonstrates the essential technology skills students need to succeed in the 21st Century.


CE 5320 The Web-Enhanced Classroom - 3 graduate credits
The Web-Enhanced Classroom is a six week course that uses technology to enhance traditional face-to-face (f2f) instruction. Online material is viewed as an extension of the classroom, and traditional lectures or classroom activities are linked with enhancements such as virtual tours, WebQuests, real-time information, maps, pictures, streaming video, audio clips, and open source course components. Web-extended classrooms allow learning to happen in an interesting and exciting way. This course provides teachers with the opportunity to develop a complete unit of study for a web-extended classroom and view other units created by peers. The unit of study is developed using the internet and includes information about open source portal components, while the educator learns how to efficiently and effectively search the web for resources. The topic for the unit of study is of the educator's choice; some resources will be provided through virtual tours of websites.


CE 5330 Blended Teaching and Learning - 3 graduate credits
A hybrid course combines face-to-face instruction and web-or computer-based learning. Common features of hybrid courses will be explored including the delivery of the syllabus, effective online lectures, readings and assignments on web pages; discussions and presentations through online message boards, e-mail and chat; interactive tutorials and labs; and on-line assessments. By taking advantage of web-enhance instruction, less in-class time can be spent on mundane tasks and more time can be spent on collaborative, flexible and meaningful activities that incorporate all student learning styles. In this six week course, teachers determine what aspects of their course are best suited to presentation online, create new approaches to communicating with students and create active independent learning experiences for students. Using computer-based technologies, instructors use the hybrid model to redesign some lecture or lab content into new online learning activities, such as case studies, tutorials, self-testing exercises, simulations, and online group collaborations.


CE 5340 Web 2.0, Collaborative Instruction - 3 graduate credits
Web-technologies are shaping education in ways that have only been dreamed about before the advent of Web 2.0. The new web enhances teaching practices and student learning because new tools allow the user to publish and interact in ways never before possible. In Web 2.0 learners become consumers of information and need to become critical readers and viewers, ready to hit the edit button, in the age of new literacies. Educators must teach and model methods in which ideas and products can be published on the Internet. Web 2.0 provides the ability to work collaboratively across the virtual environment enhancing literacies such as communication skills and global awareness which has the effect of bringing down classroom walls. In this six week course, participants explore the tools of Web 2.0 while participating in activities involving some of those which are more widely accepted in educational environments. This course demonstrates how Web tools can generate new and exciting learning experiences for students of all abilities and learning styles. The course will offer participants ideas to help them think differently about technology and how it can be used to strengthen student's critical thinking, writing, reflection, interactive learning and meta-cognition.


CE 5350 Capstone: Teaching Online - 3 graduate credits
Moving from teaching in a face to face environment to teaching students online is not simply a matter of changing mediums; it also means changing instructional methodologies. In this six week course, participants will have the opportunity to experience online teaching by partnering with an online master teacher in an established middle or high school online course. Through observation, reflection and actively participating in the online classroom environment the participant will first partner with the master teacher to deliver instruction, and then will fully assume online classroom responsibilities.


CE 5360 Netcourse Instructional Methodologies Teacher Training - 3 graduate credits
NetCourse Instructional Methodologies Teacher Training is comprised of three required components: 1. Pre-course webinar and platform training. These activities require approximately 5 hours of instruction. 2. A six week NetCourse that prepares teachers to become online course instructors. This intensive course (approximately 12-15 hours per week) introduces the pedagogy and methodology of online teaching while guiding each participant through the modification of an existing semester or year-long online high school course. Participants read and discuss required educational articles and book chapters, practice discussion facilitation techniques, create a detailed concept map of all facets of their course, personalize documents for their courses, evaluating instructional resources and collaborate with their classmates in group projects. Experienced course facilitators monitor each participant's progress and act as a mentor and a resource. 3. Pre-service activities which include a pre-delivery webinar, curriculum modifications (facilitated by VHS Consortium staff) and self paced learning management system training. These activities require approximately 25 hours of additional instruction and content development.


CE 5540 Computer Curriculum & Change - 3 graduate credits
Computers have transformed how people learn, work, and play. Issues of philosophy, ethics, funding, and training have spawned new realms of controversy. This course examines these controversies in light of current educational practice. Topics include equitable use, technology planning, curriculum change, funding issues, learning theory, professional development, and pop culture.


CE 5560 Special Topics in Computer Education - 1-3 graduate credits
An in-depth study of a particular topic, contemporary issue or concern. The course is taught by a specialist within the field being studied or, as an alternative methodology, a faculty member will coordinate a series of guest speakers who will meaningfully address the topic. Since topics vary, the course may be repeated with permission of the instructor.


CE 5580 Special Topics in Web-Based Learning - 1-3 graduate credits
This course explores the integration of technology across various disciplines and topics. Instruction is offered in an asynchronous format. Action research projects, based on instructor approval, are assigned and reviewed through an independent guided learning contract. Projects, readings and Web links are assigned based on research topic and discipline. Since topics vary, the course may be repeated.


CE 5700 Leadership in Educational Technology - 3 graduate credits
This course is designed to enable the educational leader to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide solid instructional leadership through research, decision making and modeling. Today's instructional leader must understand the importance and role of various technologies and how the financial expenses relate to human collateral such as professional time and energy spent creating budgets, scheduling, connecting with colleagues and evaluating staff. Credible technology leadership in today's schools includes the ability to model technology use in order to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position with the highest level of ethical and legal standards.


CE 5800 Practicum in Educational Computing - 1-3 graduate credits
Designed to allow students to pursue, in depth, a personal interest in the field of educational computing. Students working with a faculty advisor will design and carry out an individual project that applies the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to a real problem in their home district. Projects, which will vary with individual student interest, may consist of original research, curriculum development, programming original courseware, etc.. The final report must be approved by the faculty advisor. Offered according to demand. Prerequisite: ED 5030.


CE 5910 Independent Study - 1-3 graduate credits
Enrichment of the background of students in education through the pursuit of a special topic pertinent to their interests and abilities. An opportunity for an in-depth study of a problem in the field of education. Consent of a faculty supervisor, department chair and the Associate Vice President is required.

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