The purpose of EDT 210/315 is to prepare students in the Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree program to begin using technology in the context of their chosen profession. This is a half-semester long, 1 credit course covering competencies required by NCATE accreditation standards.
The objectives are the same for both 210 and 315, however, students who are majoring in elementary education should be registered for EDT 210, while students majoring in secondary education should be registered for EDT 315. You MUST be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to be enrolled in either course.
The course takes a project approach to skill acquisition, allowing students to utilize technical skills while producing materials they could use when teaching. General content includes:
- creating non-linear visual presentations (Powerpoint);
- creating a desktop publishing document (such as a brochure or newsletter) showing advanced visual design techniques (Word);
- using advanced web search techniques to facilitate targeting learning resources for lessons;
- using principles of visual design for effective communication;
- critiquing educational software;
- using digital equipment such as scanners and cameras to generate digital images;
- understanding the impact of learning styles on lesson design; and
- realizing the responsibilities they have as professional educators to understand and appropriately follow copyright laws.