Master of Science in Educational Technology (MSET) Core Courses
EDTC 631 Linking the Brain, Mind, Teaching, and Learning (4 credits)
The first core course. The goal of this course is to produce teachers who will use the latest brain-based research to improve instructional design. Examination of the development and dynamics of cognitive processes with emphasis on emergent research findings from the fields of biology, neuroscience,and pedagogy. Analysis of implications for design of instructional environments in addressing variables among learners.
The goal of this course is to familiarize teachers with the concepts used in data analysis and problem solving. Application of educational technology to inquiry-based learning. Consideration of methodologies and data analyses in the context of ongoing teacher and/or student projects. Technology will be employed to allow: educators to become familiar with software for data analysis; linkages to occur between data generation and analysis in real life situations; effective presentation of information.
EDTC 635 Tools for Visualizing Information (4 credits)
The goal of this course is to enable teachers to use technology in communicating information, ideas and questions in order to strengthen the inquiry-based classroom. The technology focus (Internet, multimedia software, telecommunications) is directed at effective display and presentation of information, and collaborative activities among groups of learners.
EDTC 700 Tools for the Development of Instruction (4 credits)
This is the final core course and is taken with “Practicum in Learning Theory”. The goal for this course is to provide teachers with methodologies to create technology-infused educational units. Teachers will examine models of instructional design and assessment and apply these models to a web-based learning project.
EDTC 750 Practicum in Learning Theory (2 credits)
Taken with "Tools for the Development of Instruction." A capstone to the entire sequence of course experiences requiring: the conceptualization, operational planning, and field execution of a self-contained web-based curricular project. Completion of a comprehensive project proposal including: justification for the project; goals and objectives; procedure and methods; and potential impact and significance. There will be a juried appraisal/critique of the resulting project.
Angela Cristini, PhD
Director of MSET / Professor, Biology
Phone: (201) 684-7721