List of Technology Integration Competencies by 7SN062C3


									       Development of Technology Integration Competency List
This list was created by completing a literature review on technology integration and by reviewing existing
competency lists. Relevant lists are mostly for K12 programs and teacher preparation programs, although
there are also a few examples of technology competencies for adult educators. Based on the review of
existing resources, a list was developed that included areas pertinent to adult education.

                         Definition of Technology Integration
“Technology integration is the use of technology resources -- computers, digital cameras, CD-ROMs,
software applications, the Internet, etc. -- in daily classroom practices …. Technology integration is
achieved when the use of technology is routine and transparent. Technology integration is achieved when
a [student] or a teacher doesn't stop to think that he or she is using a computer or researching via the

Technology integration is achieved when technology is accessible and readily available for the task at
hand … . Technology integration is achieved when technology tools support the curricular goals, and help
the students to effectively reach their goals. Students are more actively engaged in projects when
technology integration is a seamless part of the learning process.”

- George Lucas Educational Foundation, Technology Integration Instructional Module,

                  List of Technology Integration Competencies
                               For Adult Educators

Basic Computer Operation
   1. Performs basic computer operations, such as managing files, opening and closing
      programs, moving between programs, using shortcut keys
   2. Helps students learn basic computer operations in the context of instruction, such as file
      management, keyboarding, user interface
   3. Fixes minor computer problems, such as freezing, not printing, etc.

Productivity Software
   4. Uses most functions of a word processing program to create a variety of documents
   5. Implements classroom activities in which students use word processing to complete
       assignments or projects
   6. Uses most features of presentation software to create presentations
   7. Implements classroom activities in which students use a presentation program to
       complete assignments or projects
   8. Uses most features of a spreadsheet for personal use and to automate administrative
   9. Implements classroom activities in which students use a spreadsheet to complete
       assignments or projects
   10. Locates, scans and manipulates graphics and saves in a variety of formats
   11. Implements classroom activities in which students use graphics to complete
       assignments or projects

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Instructional Software
    12. Evaluates and uses a variety of instructional software programs, tracks student
        progress, intervenes appropriately, and makes activities interactive

Assistive Technology and Universal Design
   13. Can identify principles of universal design for learning
   14. Makes computers more accessible to adults with disabilities
   15. Locates software and other assistive technologies such as graphic organizers and text-
       to-speech software

Using the Internet
   16. Uses the Internet on a regular basis for purposes such as research and communication
   17. Uses the Internet as an instructional tool on a regular basis, with students moving easily
       between Web sites and other sources of information
   18. Evaluates the content of Web sites for reliability and appropriateness
   19. Creates and maintains a Web site for class information and communication

Virtual Communication and Collaboration
    20. Uses email regularly, sends and receives attachments, participates in at least one
        professional email list
    21. Helps students set up an email account and communicates with students via email to
        receive and respond to assignments and for other communication
    22. Participated in or creates online discussion boards, blogs, podcasts and/or instant
    23. Has implemented at least one student project using one of the technologies listed in item
    24. Has participated in formal online learning (a course or seminar) as a learner
    25. Helps learners become comfortable with online learning

Video Technologies
   26. Uses a digital video camera for personal use
   27. Uses videos effectively in the classroom to deliver content
   28. Produces video projects for instruction
   29. Encourages student video projects

Evaluating and Incorporating New Technologies
       Note: Examples of new technologies include portable keyboards, interactive
       whiteboards, handheld computers, digital cameras, digital video cameras, mp3 players,
       mobile phones, and audio card readers
   30. Uses multiple new technologies personally, and helps and encourages other teachers to
       do so
   31. Keeps up with new developments in technology and considers whether they can be
       effective learning tools
   32. Looks for ways to use new technologies in the classroom, and evaluates results
   33. Uses advanced features of the mobile phone such as text messaging and web access
   34. Uses various cell phone features in the context of the classroom.

Managing the Technology-Enhanced Classroom
  35. Can select technology appropriate for each learning task
  36. Is willing to take risks to try new things; doesn’t panic when things go wrong

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    37. Frequently includes class projects in the curriculum which integrate a variety of
        technologies as learning tools
    38. Can tolerate “controlled chaos” in the classroom as groups of students work on a variety
        of tasks related to the lesson or project assigned
    39. Feels comfortable not being the expert and acknowledging students as more expert than
        the teacher in some things.

   40. Uses computer-based assessment
   41. Helps students feel comfortable doing computer-based assessment
   42. Puts quizzes and other assessments online
   43. Incorporates technology into performance-based assessment (e.g., videotape a role
       play, student gives presentation with PowerPoint, e-portfolios,)

Professional Development
   44. Has taken, or is comfortable taking, professional development courses online
   45. Uses listservs, wikis and the Internet for professional development

Social, Legal and Health Issues
   46. Can identify appropriate Acceptable Use policies and has a procedure in place to
       monitor student computer use and enforce the policy
   47. Can identify current copyright laws for educators and has a procedure for
       communicating these to students
   48. Uses good ergonomic practices when sitting at the computer, and models these for
   49. Understands the role of technology in society, why technology is important and how it
       impacts our daily lives

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