Summer 2023 - EDUC 482 D100
Designs for Learning: Information Technology (4)
Class Number: 4417
Delivery Method: In Person
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 technologies in K-12 schools, pursuing the question: How can these technologies enhance learning, and what does this require of teachers? Readings and assignments will balance two principal goals: the development of knowledge about contemporary digital technologies that can be used to support learning (including their useful properties and drawbacks), and the development of awareness about persistent issues surrounding the use of computing technologies in schools. For major assignments, students will have the opportunity to customize the focus to a content area and grade level of personal interest within the BC curriculum.
Note: This is an in-person course. Attendance and in-class participation are not graded, but will be necessary to succeed with assignments and quizzes.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
At the completion of the course, successful students will:
- Be familiar with a range of contemporary educational technologies, their potential uses, limitations and drawbacks;
- Demonstrate an awareness of persistent issues surrounding the use of information technology in schools that are important to teachers, administrators, parents and students;
- Demonstrate the ability to plan lessons for K-12 classrooms that incorporate digital tools in a meaningful way and minimize their drawbacks.
- Quizzes (in-person) 15%
- Online Discussions 15%
- Assignments (including a lesson plan for a technology-aided K-12 lesson, a peer review of another student's lesson plan, a short instructional video and critiques of technology tools from an educational perspective)* 70%
*Note: Some to be submitted through TurnItIn.com for plagiarism prevention.
All required readings will be provided for download on Canvas.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html 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. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.