EDU207 Technology in Education

for U1T 2011

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EDU 207 Technology in Education


U1T 2011 DL


Dr. Alicia Hayes


DL Adjunct Faculty of Education


PhD Post Secondary and Adult Education
MEd  Secondary Education with specialization in Counseling Psychology
B.S. Social Sciences

Office Location


Office Hours

I am in the course room at least 4 days a week and will respond to emails within 24 hours.  Also, phone conferences can be scheduled by contacting me via email.

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

June 6-July 31

Class Days


Class Time



EDU 203 and CS 140 or persmission of instructor

Credit Hours



Roblyer, M. D., Doering, A.H.; Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching, 5th ed., Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-245915-0
Foliotek Electronic Portfolio

All Park University teacher candidates seeking certification and licensure must purchase Foliotek, the School for Education’s electronic portfolio system. As purchasing and accessing Foliotek is a multi-step process, please follow these instructions:

1.       Decide the Contract Period and fee for which you will be paying. Minimally, you must purchase a contract which extends to the year you expect to graduate, however some students purchase a contract extending one year beyond graduation. 
Contract Period 

Contract Fee

Per Student (Prepaid)

Cost Breakdown

Per Student, Per Year

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2 years



3 years



4 years



5 years



6 years



 2.      Send an email to Carol Williams ( with the following information:
         1.      Your Name
         2.      The Contract Period you wish to purchase
         3.      Your student identification number

3.      Within a few days, you will receive from Foliotek an email with online purchasing information. Upon receipt of this email, purchase your Foliotek contract.

4.      Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive your login information. You must then send a final email to Carol Williams (, requesting she provide your current education professors and a academic advisor (list them) access to view your portfolio. It is imperative you complete this final step!!

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Any additional resources will be provided by the instructor.

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
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FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.

Course Description:
EDU207 Technology in Education: Prerequisites: EDU203 and CS140 or permission of instructor. An introduction to the technology of the classroom, including instructional media and computers. Emphasis on effective use of media, operation of equipment, production of resources, and selection and evaluation of hardware and software. There will be an opportunity to work on the education portfolio. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My main objective as an educator is to provide opportunities for students to learn and construct their knowledge while also  demonstrating their knowledge in multiple ways. I am a facilitator more than a direct instructor. Learning is up to the students, but I will guide, coach, offer insight and challenge learners to delve more deeply as well as to critically think. I believe that technology is a resource for education, but it MUST be accompanied by sound educational practices. 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrates an understanding of technology operations and concepts.
  2. Plans and designs effective learning environments and experiences supported by information and instructional technology.
  3. Implements curriculum plans that include methods and strategies for applying informational and instructional technology to maximize student learning.
  4. Applies technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies.
  5. Uses technology to enhance personal productivity and professional practice.
  6. Demonstrates an understanding of the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in PK-12 schools and applies that understanding in practice.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

A major portion of the grade in this class will be assessing the student's ability to incorporate technology into lesson plans and proficiency with technology. All other work completed for this course - attendance, participation in class-will be considered when determining the grade assignment as it applies to student performance. All assignments are scored using the rubrics provided in the course room.
Core Assessment:

Each student will develop a Drill & Practice Learning Object for a complete teaching activity on a subject related to his/her teaching field to be archived in the education portfolio. The design document accompanying the D&P tool will include usability study reports, the tool objectives, lesson design plans, and course materials where the tool might be applicable. Development will demonstrate relationship to the Missouri Standards and ISTE standards. 

Tentative list of Assignments
• Chapter Self-Tests (Chapters 1-8) online
• Web Enrichment Activities online
• Weekly discussion participation
• Creation of Drill & Practice Learning Object
• Weekly Class Reflections 

Please view the rubrics in the online course room for understanding of how assignments are assessed and specific point values. 


Ground Rules for Online Participation:

  • Assignments will be given each week.
  • Each week will have a discussion and reflection forum.
  • You should make your first post no later than Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. Central Time or it will be counted as late.  

Grading scale

How Your Grade is Determined:

Discussions Assignments Quizzes Reflections   Core    Final Foliotek
160 points 165 points 80 points 160 points 285 points 100 points 50 points
  • Weekly participation - 
    • Introduction of yourself and your rationale for using technology in your future classroom.
    • Participation in weekly online discussion and reflection. (Answering discussion board questions, writing reflective responses and offering peer review of other’s questions is required)
  • Class Assignments (Software List, Website List, Webquest, Website, etc.)
  • Quizzes taken in the course shell on the readings and lecture. 
  • Learning Tool: Core Assessment Rubric: Final D&P Technology Project for EDU207 
    • Drill & Practice software learning application, design document, and lesson plan for tool's use.
    • Upload to Foliotek (Education major only)
  • Final Exam
(a rubric for each of the above - other than core assessment - can be viewed and downloaded here.)
This information is also provided in the course room under the link to "Course Rubrics".

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will not be accepted for credit unless arrangements have been made in advance with the instructor. Full or partial credit may be awarded at the discretion of the instructor depending on the circumstances that resulted in the assignment being turned in late. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

All assignments and lab projects are to be computer generated.

Students must recognize that technology can create problems such as printers that run out of ink or hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

When absences do occur, you must inform your instructor through email in order to receive an excused absence. It is your responsibility to obtain and turn in the work missed.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week #, Chapters, and Purpose

  • Chapter 1, Overview of course
  • Chapter 2, foundations of technology integration
  • Chapter 3, Types of software: Evaluation of and uses for each type
  • Chapter 4, Word Processing and Spreadsheets
  • Chapter 5, DB applications; other software tools
  • Chapter 6, Commercial multimedia, multimedia authoring tools
  • Chapter 7, Introduction to distance learning; Internet issues and tools
  • Chapter 8, Web-based lessons; web page/site development

Class Activities – Week 1:

  • Review the course syllabus paying particular attention to course policies, Park policies, and the course assignment schedule.
  • View the Week 1 Lecture.
  • Read Chapter 1 of the Textbook.  
  • Introduce yourself in writing to the class with rationale for using technology in your classroom and unit plan ideas.
  • Discussion thread, reflection, and peer review.

Class Activities – Week 2:

  • View the Week 2 Lecture.
  • Read Chapter 2 of the Textbook. Take quiz for the chapter.
  • Identify a professional organization that is related to educational technology that you might like to join someday. Fill out the sheet and place it in the doc sharing. (Professional Organization Evaluation)
  • Discussion thread, reflection, and peer review.

Class Activities – Week 3:

  • View the Week 3 Lecture.
  • Read Chapters 3 of the Textbook.
  • Create a list of useful web links that demonstrate or display the learning tools we talk about this week.
  • Discussion thread, reflection, and peer review.

 Class Activities – Week 4:

  • View the Week 4 Lecture.
  • Read Chapter 4 of the Textbook.
  • Write a proposal for your final project 
  • Discussion thread - post at least 3 times a week, a reflection, and peer review of other's postings.

Class Activities – Week 5:

  • View the Week 5 Lecture.
  • Read Chapter 5 of the Textbook.
  • Submit a one page project report on your Final Project.
  • Discussion thread, reflection, and peer review.

Class Activities – Week 6:

  • View the Week 6 Lecture.
  • Read Chapter 6 of the Textbook.
  • Write a usability study for your final project.
  • Discussion thread - post at least 3 days a week, a reflection, and peer review of other's postings.

Class Activities – Week 7:

  • View the Week 7 Lecture.
  • Read Chapter 7 of the Textbook.
  • Finish and submit Final D&P Project
  • Discussion thread, reflection, and peer review.

Class Activities – Week 8:

  • View the Week 8 Lecture.
  • Read Chapter 8 of the Textbook.
  • Take a short quiz (like always) 
  • Complete and submit your Webquest.
  • Discussion thread on Webquests, reflection, and peer review.
  • Complete your final examination

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .

Additional Information:

Each week, you will participate in readings, assignments, discussions, and reflections.  Our due dates are as follows (and any changes will be emailed to you as well as posted within the course room announcements)

Please read each assignment thoroughly for due dates!

Weekly Structure

A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday. The first week begins the first day of the semester Monday and ends at midnight Central Standard Time (CST) the following Sunday.


Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week MUST be completed by midnight (Central Time) Sunday of the week assigned in order to receive any credit whatsoever. Writing assignments must be completed and successfully submitted to the Discussion thread or Drop Box (as directed by me). If you ever have problems posting your assignments, contact me immediately by Email or by phone, and we'll get the problem solved.

Each week's work must be completed and RECEIVED by me by the due date and time. You will find each due date and time in the course room assignments and/or via email and course announcements. As you work through this online course, keep in mind that your workload to teach in a regular classroom will be equal to or greater than the workload of this course.


Spelling and grammar are very important in an online course.  What you put into an online course reflects on your level of professionalism.  For some more info, check out this online reference that discuss writing online and

Each week, you will be responsible for reading one chapter from the textbook and responding to questions in a brief quiz online in our course. You'll also participate in class discussions, outside reading, and submit assignments as given.


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