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EDU-491-22, Top:Tech for Instruc & Mgmt (SU15)


SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Special/Monday, Wednesday/06:00PM - 09:30PM, 07/06/2015-07/29/2015

Web Assisted Course taking place in a computer lab.


As an introduction to technology as a tool for classroom instruction and management, this course provides opportunities in planning, designing, and producing projects that support the instructional needs of students in grades P-12. The projects encompass skills in effective web search strategies, word processing, web page evaluation and classroom application, presentation software and best practices, and other interactive, 21st century technologies and implementation strategies. Students explore learning theories and best practices for the integration of technology into daily instruction and are exposed to state and national technology standards as well as content standards such as the Maryland State Curriculum and the Common Core State Standards.


Students will be able to:

  • Discuss some of the legal, social and ethical issues facing schools and their uses of technology by examining real-world scenarios in case studies. (MTTS #3, InTASC #2,3,7,8,9, NETS-A # 6, MILF 6, ELCC #3, 5,6, SEO#3,5 )
  • Explain current learning theories as they relate to the use of technology for learning by integrating technology and media into a content-based, technology enriched lesson plan in a 21st century classroom. (MTTS #5, InTASC #1,2,3,4,7,8, NETS-A # 2, MILF 6, ELCC# 2, SEO#2,5)
  • Express a vision for the use of technology in the classroom based on course readings (MTTS #7, InTASC #9, MILF 1, ELCC #1, 2, NETS-A # 1, 2, 3, SEO# 1, 4)
  • List a wide array of adaptive and assistive technologies used to address learning obstacles (MTTS #6, InTASC#2, 9, NETS-A #2, 6, MILF 2, ELCC# 1, 2, SEO #4)
  • Navigate and search the World Wide Web to locate and evaluate educational resources and activities to document the search process involved with educational research. (MTTS #1, InTASC #4, 7, 9, NETS-A # 2,3, MILF 7, ELCC# 2, SEO#1,4)
  • Retrieve and analyze data to inform instructional practices (MTTS #4, InTASC #2,4,6,7 NETS-A # 2, 5, MILF 3,SEO#1, 2, 4,5)
  • Use basic features of Microsoft Office for personal productivity or to create activities to enhance the learning environment (MTTS #2b, #5, InTASC #1,2,3,4,7,8,9, NETS-A #2, MILF 3, ELCC# 2, SEO#4, 5)
  • Use email, a learning management system (including a web-based discussion forum), and an electronic portfolio to facilitate communication (MTTS #2a, InTASC #9, 10, NETS-A #2,3, MILF 8, ELCC# 1, 4, SEO #4)

This course satisfies portions of the following standards: Maryland Teacher Technology Standards (MTTS), Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium Standards (InTASC), National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS-A), Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), and Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Education’s Conceptual Framework (SEOs).


Teaching techniques will include lectures, demonstrations, collaborative work, and hands-on experiences in a computer lab setting.



  • Students are required to purchase a USB flash drive (available at most office supply stores)
  • Students will be taught how to create back up files. It is the student’s responsibility to back up their files each week during lab time.
  • Students need to be aware that this course will require access to a computer with MS Office® (Word©, PowerPoint© and Excel©) and the Internet.
  • The syllabus and rubrics for all assignments are included on the Joule site for this course.

Assignments/ Assessment – 80 pts.; Attendance/Punctuality – 10 pts.; Participation – 10 pts.; TOTAL - 100 pts.         


Letter Grade                                           Points

A                                                                95-100

B+                                                              90-94

B                                                                85-89

C+                                                              80-84

C                                                                75-79

F                                                                74 and below


Required for all students:  Smaldino, S. E., Lowther, D. L., & Russell, J. D. (2012). Instructional technology and media for learning. (11 ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education. Inc.  It is available in the College bookstore.






The School of Education is committed to providing a complete on-site or online learning experience that includes the opportunity to fully engage in the learning process.  Class attendance and participation are critical to program success and demonstrate desired dispositions of the profession. The instructional environment, whether in the classroom or online, fosters student-centered learning, collaboration, and the opportunity to share perspectives; therefore, class attendance and engagement in learning are essential to the process.

Students are expected to be:

  • present for all class meetings (onsite or online), to be punctual, and to remain for the duration of the class
  • familiar with and to adhere to the written attendance policies pertaining to their specific University (Women’s University, University of Adult Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies)
  • aware that the effect of absences is heightened in courses that are compressed in length (for Winterim 4-week classes, no absences are allowed)

Absence, frequent lateness, or early departures may result in a reduction in the course grade.  Excessive absences early in the course may result in withdrawal.  Excessive absences throughout the duration of the course may result in failure.  Students are responsible for communicating with the instructor about an absence to discuss implications/consequences. Students should consult the course syllabus for attendance expectations.