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SyllabusED 565 – Introduction to Instructional Technology (Online)
Arcadia UniversityEducationDepartment Fall2013
Dan Gallagher, M.Ed.
Office: n/aE-mail:dg alla gh er@a r ca d ia .e d uWork Phone: n/aHome Phone: 267-475-9115(This covers QM standard 5.3)
Policy regarding feedback:
I will return emails within 48 hours and gradeyour assignments within a week.
Welcome!
Welcome to your Arcadia University course, ED565 – Introduction to Instructional Technology. The general focus of the course is to promote collaborative,interdisciplinary, and multi-level instruction; students will construct these activitiesby using the following: wiki software, word processor, spreadsheets, andpresentation software. All assignments will be introduced with the intent of modeling integration into curricular areas. The course will focus on theory as well as practice, and challenge you through real-world problem-based scenarios. Please try to make connections between what istaking place in your classroom to the content being discussed. If you are notcurrently teaching, I would like you to address issues as if you were actuallyteaching in a classroom. The second part of the course will deal with obtainingspecific competencies with respect to technology applications.
Required Materials
 
No required textbook for this course. You will use Arcadia's online databases andother web resources.Since this course is being delivered online, your computer system will need tomeet specific hardware and software requirements. For this course, you will needto have access to Microsoft Office, or software that can author MS Office formatslike Google Docs or Open Office. Additionally, we will be
 
using other software packages, but I've tried to utilize free programs. The URL's forthose programs will be provided in the course at the appropriate location.1. Headset with microphone, or a built-in laptop microphone2. Skype (conferencing software) -h t tp :/ /w w w.sk y p e.c o m3. Audacity (see the Week 2 Resources folder)4. Up-to-date Flash, Java, & Internet Browser (Internet Explorer, MozillaFirefox, Google Chrome, etc.)
Prerequisites
(This covers QM standard 1.5)Basic knowledge of general technology terms
Minimum Technical Skills Expected
(This covers QM standard 1.6)1. The ability to use a modern web browser, like Internet Explorer or Firefox, tonavigate websites.2. The ability to use your Arcadia e-mail address to send and receive e-mails.3. The ability to learn My Arcadia features found in the Tutorials section of thecourse, as needed.4. The ability to use word processing software to read, author, edit and savedocuments.5. The ability to use a search engine, like Google, to find information on the web.
Technical Support
(This covers QM standard 7.1)If you experience any difficulties with accessing the course or email please contactthe IT helpdesk215.572.2898. If you encounter a problem with an assignment or content in thecourse please contact me.
Resources available
(This covers QM standard 8.1)In compliance with the Arcadia University policy and equal access laws,appropriate academic accommodations can be made for students eligible forsuch support. Students are encouraged to register with the Disability ServicesOffice. Please contact either Kathryn Duffy (215-572-2122) or Linda Pizzi (215-572-4068) to verify your eligibility for appropriate accommodations. You canalso reach the Disability Support Service’s website athttp://www.arcadia.edu/academic/default.aspx?id=15850. Please speak to meabout any requests for academic accommodations or other concerns as earlyin the semester as possible.
Writing Center
 
 The Arcadia University Writing Center operates on a collaborative, peer-to-peer tutoringmodel aimed at making better writers, not just better writing. Through open-ended talk,inquiry and writing, we help others better understand their own idiosyncratic writing

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