Summer 2019 - EDUC 482 D100

Designs for Learning: Information Technology (4)

Class Number: 4165

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    BLU 11660, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    60 units.



Students will develop a critical understanding of information technologies in education and learn how to integrate these technologies into classroom settings. An emphasis is on teaching strategies and methods as they complement the guidelines set forth in the BC Information Technology Curriculum.


This course offers an introduction to the meaningful use of information technology in K-12 schools, pursuing the question: How can this technology enhance learning, and what does this require of teachers? Readings and assignments will balance two principal goals: the development of technical skills and competencies, and the development of students’ awareness of persistent issues surrounding the use of computing technology in schools. For two major assignments, students will have the opportunity to customize the focus to a content area and grade level of personal interest.


At the completion of the course, successful students will:

  • Be familiar with a range of contemporary educational technologies, their potential educational uses and limitations
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to build a simple instructional web site
  • Demonstrate an awareness of persistent issues surrounding the use of information technology in schools


  • Online discussion of course materials and themes 20%
  • Development of original web-based curriculum materials 25%
  • Development of an original lesson plan involving meaningful curricular integration of technologies examined in the course* 25%
  • Written reviews of other students’ draft assignments 15%
  • In-class quiz 15%
  • *To be submitted through for plagiarism prevention



All required readings will be provided for download on Canvas.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University.