EDU 928 Emergent Educational Technologies
Survey emerging technologies that will have applications in the classroom environment. Students will study educational technology integration and the “ed tech” business model and how implementing new technologies will impact the classroom.
[Formerly titled Exploring the New Frontier in Educational Technology.]
A survey of the technologies currently used in classrooms as well as those that will be available in the near future. Students will analyze past classroom technologies and the present "ed tech" business model and how it affects the classroom. Individually applicable rubrics and plans using future technology will be developed and evaluated.
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Creating a pitch to dive into a meaningful piece of technology was helpful since I had to understand more of the logistics behind the program.C.H., Special Education Teacher
Discovering the possibilities of future technology in a classroom by reading articles about what is out there for discussion .K.R.
I thought this course was well organized and the information was relavent to today’s technolgy. Overall, this course opened my eyes to many new views of technology tools in a classroom.K.R.
It will help me utilize technology in a more impactful mannerH.B., Elementary Teacher
Good course. Lots of useful informationH.B., Elementary Teacher
I really liked the way we created a rubric, then the pitch, then assessed based on our rubric. I would like to try something like that with my students.C.F., Language Arts Teacher
I learned a lot about choosing edtech for my school and classroom.C.F., Language Arts Teacher
AR is a main goal of mine; this course has helped me discover solid AR apps.J.D., Language Arts Teacher
Very useful and updated. I have already started using the apps and tools I learned about in this course.J.D., Language Arts Teacher
I will use the cost-benefit analysis rubric I made when analyzing the benefit of adding technology to a lesson plan.A.C., Reading Specialist
I really enjoyed the research parts of this class. I liked taking the topics covered in each module, researching for a similar topic, but related to my teaching position. The amount of work was reasonable and I liked the self-pacing of each module. This allowed me more flexibility to work on assignments as I had the time.A.C., Reading Specialist
I think I will be able to more effectively integrate edtech into my instruction.J.Z., Science Teacher
I thought the course was a very good balance of different learning experiences. I especially enjoyed some of the inquiry and experiential pieces.J.Z., Science Teacher
Being exposed to new edtech is always beneficial and this course did an excellent job of doing that. I particularly liked looking at edtech implementation from the multiple perspectives that this course presented. It's easy as a teacher to narrow your perspective to just your classroom. Appreciating the bigger picture is valuable and I think this course definitely helped me to gain that appreciation.J.Z., Science Teacher
Jeff was always prepared and very helpful. I was having difficulties with the technology on my one project, and Jeff provided an alternate technology for me to use, and I was able to complete it and turn it in on time.M.G.