EDU207 Technology in Education

for F1T 2011

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EDU 207 Technology in Education


F1T 2011 DL


Patricia Penn, PhD


Adjunct Faculty


PhD - Curriculum and Instruction
MEd - Reading Specialist
B.A. - English Education

Office Location


Office Hours


Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

August 15 - October 9, 2011

Class Days

online daily

Class Time

Week is Monday-Sunday


EDU203 and CS140 or permission 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

 1 year



 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!!

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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 express themselves in many creative ways. I don't teach as much as I facilitate your learning. I'll make suggestions, offer some guidance, and (yes) make some assignments. But, the learning is entirely up to you. Students in my classes are expected to express themselves in creative ways, while gaining skills and knowledge. Learning is a life-long process and should not end with formal education. Students learn in many different ways and I work to provide opportunities for divergent learning styles in the classroom. Technology is a tool that must be accompanied by sound educational practices for its use to be successful.

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, student's cooperation and attitude will be considered when determining the grade assignment as it applies to student performance.


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

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. Technology malfunctions do not excuse late assignments.

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.

All assignments and lab projects are to be computer generated. I will not accept hand written assignments unless I specifically ask for them. 

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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: Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a courserelated question, or using any of the learning management system tools.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

Disability Guidelines:
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