TED 121 course syllabus - Misericordia University by babbian


									                               MISERICORDIA UNIVERSITY
                            TEACHER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
                                      Spring, 2013

COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE:                                                        CREDITS:
TED 121 Educational Technology                                                  3

This course introduces students to educational technology. The course seeks to expose students
to a variety of different technologies, including assistive technology, used in education. Students
will develop and increase skills and competence in using technology, and explore different ways
in which technology can be used effectively in teaching/learning situations.

Before enrolling in this course, students should have successfully completed the following
courses and experiences:
Prerequisite Courses:                              Concurrent Courses/Experiences:
     None                                              None

 INSTRUCTOR:                   Dr. Stephen L. Broskoske

Monday, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. AND Wednesday, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Section 1: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.
Section 2: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

Section 1: 11:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Section 2: 12:30 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.

TED courses are not necessarily textbook-based. To facilitate students’ learning, the faculty use
course modules. The course modules are activity-oriented and projects-based. Course modules
may include required readings, some of which might be found in text books, professional texts,
periodicals, and/or information available electronically. Additionally, to complete course
modules, students may be required to assemble and use a variety of materials and resources.

TED courses address a series of objectives set by the faculty of the TED. The objectives relate
directly to PDE and national and professional standards (See reference codes in the objectives
matrix.) Faculty expect students to prepare to participate in class sessions by completing
preparatory activities. Additionally, for each objective students must produce products as
detailed in the course modules. Students enrolled in this course will be expected to function as
independent, responsible, and active learners. They will also be expected to interact
professionally with other students and with professionals in the field.
Hands-on experience in the computer lab.
Discussion (both in class and online).
Hands-on assignments and projects.

Mastery of objectives is assessed through the completion of modules, quizzes and a
comprehensive final examination. Students must also complete a Course Project. All products
will be evaluated using rubrics.
The TED grading system is as follows:
A (95-100), A- (92-94), B+ (89-91), B (85-88), B- (82-84), C+ (79-81), C (75-78), C- (72-74), D
(67-71), F (0-66).

Academic Integrity:
Students must respect the University “Integrity Policy,” the “TED Code of Ethics” as published
in the TED Guidebook, and Pennsylvania’s Code of Professional Conduct and Practice for
Attendance and Participation:
Students must respect the “Attendance and Participation Policy” published in the TED
Students with Disabilities:
All students are expected to enter this course with the essential competencies that enable them to
successfully master the requirements stated in this syllabus (see “Essential Performance
Demands” in the TED Guidebook). Reasonable accommodations may be arranged through the
University’s Alternative Learners Project (ALP).
Inclement Weather:
In case of inclement weather, commuting students should exercise good judgment before
attempting to drive to class. Students are advised to register their email addresses with the
University so as to receive alerts related to school delays, closings, and other situations that may
impact class meetings.
Communication Technologies:
Students must respect the “Communication Technologies Policy” published in the TED

 Academic Integrity
 The policy stated in the TED Guidebook will be maintained in this course, plus the following:
     1. In responding to questions on modules or in preparing a presentation, using the
        computer's “copy and paste” function to re-present verbatim information that is
        electronically provided by the instructor or found on a Web site is a form of plagiarism.
        No learning takes place in performing this action because the brain processes nothing.
        Therefore this action will be viewed as a form of plagiarism.
     2. The use of technological tools during in-class quizzes or tests shall not be permitted,
        except as authorized by the instructor. Using these technologies will be considered a form
        of cheating.
 Forms of cheating may be seen as violations of the TED's Code of Ethics and will be addressed
 accordingly. (Please see TED Code of Ethics in the TED Guidebook.) Violations of academic
 integrity may result in one or more of the following, depending on the severity of the infraction
 as determined by the instructor:
        Student is awarded a failing grade for the assignment/activity.
        Student is put on disciplinary notice within the TED department.
        Student is dismissed from the course.

Attendance and Participation
This is a hands-on course, and as such, attendance is critical. All students are expected to attend
and actively participate in all course meetings and activities. Attendance will be taken during
each class period. According to TED policy, students are expected to contact the instructor when
absent from class in order to be excused. No unexcused absences are permitted. Missing class
will limit a student's ability to participate in the teaching/learning activities, and will result in a
lowered class participation grade.

Active Participation (5 points): Five points are awarded for active participation in this course.
Because this is a hands-on course, points may be deducted for unexcused absences and for times
students are disengaged from class activities (surfing the Web, playing games, texting, etc.), as
these are all violations of the TED Code of Ethics and other policies.

According to TED departmental policy, students who are absent are expected to notify the
instructor and the TED program secretary as listed below.
   1. E-mail OR phone Dr. Steve at 674-6761 in advance of the absence or as soon as possible
      thereafter. Tell the date of the absence and briefly describe the reason.
   2. Call Rose Hometchko, the Teacher Education program secretary, at 674-6270. Call in
      advance of the expected absence or the morning of the absence just as a teaching
      professional would be required to do. Tell the date of the absence and briefly describe the
Students who are absent are responsible for course material that was covered during their
absence, and are responsible for completing and submitting projects/assignments that are due in a
timely fashion. Be aware that some graded activities may be conducted during class time.
Students who miss graded in-class activities may not be able to complete them or make them up,
which will result in a failing grade for that activity. Also, if a student has unexcused absences or
a large number of absences, the instructor reserves the right to not accept extra credit
In cases of extended or questionable absences, the instructor reserves the right to request a
medical excuse from a student.
If a student fails to timely report absences to be excused, or misses classes for other than valid
reasons, or misses an excessive number of classes even for valid reasons, the instructor will
report the behavior to the TED faculty as a violation of the TED’s Code of Ethics (see “TED
Code of Ethics” in the TED Guidebook). In cases where the faculty agree that the student has
shirked his/her professional responsibilities, they may recommend any or all of the following:
       The student is withdrawn from the course.
       The student is placed on Departmental Probation.
       The student is dismissed from the TED.

Abuse of Communications Technologies in the Classroom
Except in emergency situations, the use of cellular phones (including text messaging), PDA's,
hand-held computing devices, instant messenger, wireless Internet connections, and other
communication technologies shall not permitted in the classroom. Use of these technologies in

the classroom negatively impacts the teaching/learning process, and is generally disruptive to
other students. Also, students are not permitted to use the Internet to read or correspond through
e-mail or instant messenger technologies, to surf the Web, or to play games. When a student uses
the Web in these ways, the student is removed mentally from the classroom, the student no
longer participates in the learning process, and no learning can take place. Violations of this
policy will be handled as follows:

       A verbal or e-mail warning will be informally issued to the student.
       Final grade points may be deducted in the category of active participation.
       Continued infractions of this policy will taken to the student's academic advisor and
        possibly the TED faculty, and could result in the student being withdrawn from the

   Note: It is permissible to keep your cell phone on in class, provided that you place it in the
   vibrate mode, so that you can receive emergency transmissions from the Wireless Emergency
   Notification System. Sign up to receive these alerts on e-MU.
Timely Submission of Materials
Students are expected to submit materials (i.e., modules, assignments, research paper, project, sit
for quizzes) according to deadline dates assigned by the instructor. The following is how this
policy will be administered:
       A student is absent and does not submit materials that are due:
           o If a student fails to submit an assignment on time due to an excused absence,
              he/she should submit the due assignment at the next class meeting or before, or
              according to arrangements made with the instructor.
           o If a student fails to submit an assignment on time due to an unexcused absence,
              the instructor reserves the right to either refuse to accept the assignment or to
              lower the assignment grade by a maximum of 25% (depending on circumstances
              and lateness of submission).
       A student is present, but does not submit materials that are due:
           o If a student is present in class, but does not submit materials on time, the
              instructor reserves the right to either refuse to accept the assignment or to lower
              the assignment grade by a maximum of 25% (depending on circumstances and
              lateness of submission). Note: If a student cannot meet an assignment submission
              deadline, especially in cases where more assistance is needed, he/she should
              speak with the instructor for an extension.

Class Meetings and Inclement Weather

In case of inclement weather, commuting students should exercise good judgment before
attempting to drive to class. In the event of inclement weather, do the following:

       Monitor e-MU and the local media for weather-related scheduling changes:
        The university may announce a compressed schedule or school cancellation. If so, this
        information will be announced via e-MU and local media.
       Call Dr. Steve's voice mail phone message and/or check the class announcements:
        On days of inclement weather when the university does not cancel classes, students

should monitor their e-mail for possible class-specific scheduling change announcements.
Students can also listen to Dr. Steve's voice mail phone message (674-6761) to check the
status of the class meeting.

   a. Dr. Steve may cancel a course meeting: If traveling conditions are dangerous
      and the university does not close, the instructor reserves the right to cancel a
      course meeting.
   b. Change to "distance mode" for a class meeting: During inclement weather, the
      instructor reserves the right to change the in-person class meeting to "distance
      mode," in which students will engage in learning activities away from the
      classroom via educational technologies.

Assessment Information:

                   Activity                                           Points

Modules (specified in table below)                 70 points

Final Exam                                         25 points

Active Participation                               5 points

                                                   100 points

                                                     Specific Assessment Activities and Point
Module 1: Intro. to Educational Technology         Written Questions (5)
                                                   Written Questions (2)
Module 2: Communication Technology                 Wiki assignment (1)
                                                   Individual Blog (2)
                                                   Written Questions (1)
                                                   Course paper topic, outline, and sources (1)
Module 3: Research
                                                   Discussion board (1)
                                                   5-page APA-formatted research paper (10)
                                                   WP skills (2)
                                                   Web page (1)
Module 4: Software Proficiency
                                                   PP skills (6)
                                                   SS skills (6)
                                                   PowerCast (2)
                                                   PhotoStory (2)
                                                   Rubric (2)
Mod 5: Teaching with Technology
                                                   ActivInspire Promethean Board software (6)
                                                   Group project: Teaching with technology (4)
                                                   Course Project (10)
Module 6: Online Safety                            Written questions (2)
Module 7: Technology and Disabilities              Written questions (2)
Module 8: Ethical and Fair Use of Technology       Written questions (2)

  PDE, ISTE,                  OBJECTIVES                       Topics               Assignments To Prepare   Projects To Be         Methods Of
  INTASC, &              As a result of this course,                                      For Classes          Completed            Assessment
    NAEYC                     students will…
Reference Codes
PDE Middle F-1        1. Define educational               What is                   Assigned reading.       Module written     Evaluation of
                         technology and describe its       educational                                         projects.           products.
ISTE 3-d
                         benefits and scope of use in      technology?
INTASC 1                 the classroom.                                                                                           Final exam.
                                                          Rationale for using
NAEYC 4                                                    technology in the
PDE Middle F-1        2. Describe and demonstrate         E-mail.                   Assigned reading.       Module written     Evaluation of
                         traditional and emerging                                                              and hands-on        products.
ISTE 1-c, 1-d, 3-b,
                         methods of communicating         Searching the                                       projects.
3-c, 4-d, 5-a
                         with students, families,          Web.                                                                   Final exam.
INTASC 6                 colleagues, and the research     Downloading files
                         community to improve the          using FTP.
                         effectiveness of teaching and
                         learning, and to lead to         Web 2.0
                         student success.                  interactive online
                                                          Creating Web
PDE Middle F-8        3. Demonstrate how to research      Researching online        Assigned reading.       Module written     Evaluation of
                         current and emerging              library catalogs.                                   projects.           products.
ISTE 3-d, 4-a, 5-c
                         technology, and present this
INTASC 1, 4, 6           research using APA               Researching online                                 Course paper       Final exam.
                         formatting guidelines and         databases.                                          topic, outline,
NAEYC 5                                                                                                        and sources.
                         technology tools.                Evaluating online
                                                           resources.                                         5-page APA-
                                                          APA formatting.                                     research paper.
                                                          Using technology
                                                           tools to present
PDE Middle F-1,       4. Employ standard software         Word processing           Assigned reading.       Module hands-      Evaluation of
                         productivity tools to solve

  PDE, ISTE,                  OBJECTIVES                          Topics               Assignments To Prepare   Projects To Be         Methods Of
  INTASC, &              As a result of this course,                                         For Classes          Completed            Assessment
    NAEYC                     students will…
Reference Codes
F-6, F-8, F-9            problems, to support student         fluency.                                            on projects.        products.
                         learning, and to support
ISTE 3-a
                         student technology                  Presentation                                                           Final exam.
                         knowledge.                           software fluency.
NAEYC 4                                                      Spreadsheet
                                                             Database fluency.
                                                             Working with
PDE Middle F-1,       5. Demonstrate how to use              Learning with             Assigned reading.       Module hands-      Evaluation of
F-6, F-8, F-9            technological tools to create        word processing                                     on projects.        products.
                         technology-enriched learning         tools.
ISTE 1-a, 1-b, 2-a,
                         environments that promote                                                               Course project:    Final exam.
2-b, 2-d, 5-b, 5-d
                         effective student learning, that    Learning with                                       Employ at least
INTASC 1, 3, 4, 5,       engage students in learning,         spreadsheet tools.                                  2 technologies
                                                                                                                  to demonstrate
6                        that support student creativity,    Learning with                                       how a teacher
                         and that support assessment of       database tools.
NAEYC 4                  learners.                                                                                can support
                                                             Learning with                                       classroom
                                                              multimedia tools.                                   learning
                                                             Assessment.                                         technology.
ISTE 4-a, 4-c         6. Describe online safety              Avoiding online           Assigned reading.       Module written     Evaluation of
                         hazards, and steps to                predators.                                          projects.           products.
                         minimize risk.
NAEYC 2                                                      Cyberbullying.                                                         Final exam.
                                                             Other current
PDE Middle F-1,       7. Describe the needs of students      Universal design in       Assigned reading.       Module written     Evaluation of
F-6, F-8, F-9            with various disabilities and        learning.                                           projects.           products.
                         how they can be
ISTE 2-c, 4-b
                         accommodated through                PC accessibility                                                       Final exam.

  PDE, ISTE,             OBJECTIVES                      Topics           Assignments To Prepare   Projects To Be        Methods Of
  INTASC, &         As a result of this course,                                 For Classes          Completed           Assessment
    NAEYC                students will…
Reference Codes
INTASC 3, 6          universal design and            options.
                     technology tools.
NAEYC 1, 4                                          Assistive
ISTE 4-a, 4-c     8. Describe how to legally and    Copyright and fair    Assigned reading.       Module written    Evaluation of
                     ethically use technological     use.                                            projects.          products.
NAEYC 5                                             APA                                                               Final exam.
                                                     documentation of
                                                    Online plagiarism.


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