Summer 2019 - EDUC 482 D200

Designs for Learning: Information Technology (4)

Class Number: 5154

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SUR 3050, Surrey

  • 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 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
·   Appreciate some of the persistent issues surrounding the use of information technology and popular digital media in schools


  • Development of original web-based curriculum materials 25%
  • Creative coding design challenge 25%
  • Critique of a peer's draft design 10%
  • Group presentation related to one of the learning technologies examined in the course 10%
  • In class and online participation 30%


Attendance at all classes is essential and mindful engagement in discussions and activities is expected. The success of this class is dependent upon the preparation and participation of everyone in our learning community. The weekly learning labs will develop throughout the semester in response to class members’ interests and experiences.




All course software is available for free. Students are highly recommended to have ready access to a laptop or desktop computer for use with this course, though it is not required. The weekly class meetings will be in a computer lab, and you will have card reader access at all times.


A detailed syllabus with specific readings and media will be made available at the first class. All required texts will be listed on Canvas and accessible through the SFU Library system or other openā€sources.

Registrar Notes:

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