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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ETT 101 - Introduction to Educational Technology

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

An introduction to educational technology exploring the current and emerging technologies available to teachers. Includes theoretical foundations of educational technology, technology enhanced instruction, digital technologies for the classroom, and an overview of productivity, school and classroom management software.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss and apply theoretical foundations of educational technology to current classroom practices.  (ISTE 2; 3)
  2. Design and plan technology enhanced instruction.  (ISTE 2; 3; 4)
  3. Use technology operations and concepts to support student-centered learning strategies. (ISTE 1; 3)
  4. Demonstrate an understanding and working knowledge of digital technologies in the classroom.  (ISTE 1; 2; 3)
  5. Utilize productivity, school, and classroom management software.  (ISTE 1; 5) 
  6. Utilize a variety of academic software. (ISTE 2; 3; 4) 

  1. Theoretical Foundations of Educational Technology
    1. Educational technology organizations
    2. Learning styles and technology
    3. Learning theory and technology
    4. Bridging learning and technology theory and practice
  2. Technology Enhanced Instruction
    1. The instructional design process
    2. Lesson planning
    3. Components of best practices instruction
    4. Connecting instruction planning, implementation, and technology
  3. Technology and Student-Centered Learning Strategies
    1. Components of computer systems for classroom applications
    2. Input and output devices for classroom application
    3. Understanding storage devices for classroom applications
    4. Relating computer components and functions to teaching and learning
  4. Digital Technologies
    1. Digital input technologies used in teaching and learning
    2. Digital output technologies used in teaching and learning
    3. Issues and concerns related to diverse technologies in the classroom.
    4. Emerging digital technologies
  5. Productivity, School, and Classroom Management Software
    1. Academic and administrative software
    2. Administrative software and professional accountability
    3. Enhancing the learning environment with administrative software
    4. Selecting software for classroom and administrative functions
  6. Academic Software
    1. Major categories and types of academic software
    2. Use of academic software in diverse classrooms
    3. Evaluating and selecting software