IT 201, Page 1 The University of Southern Mississippi College of Education and Psychology Department of Technology Education IT 201 – Introduction

to Educational Technology

COURSE SYLLABUS Professor of Record: Mary E. Green, ABD Office: Bond Hall, Room 315 Office Hours: By appointment only Meeting Location and Time: McLemore Hall, Room 160 Section 1 (Wednesday night from 6:30 -9:15) E-mail: mary.green@usm.edu Appointments: E-mail, call, or speak with me about scheduling a day and time that are good for us both. Last Day to Drop Course: Last day to drop course without Academic Penalty is February 27, 2008. Fees: A $50 materials fee will be charged to students’ accounts after January 18, 2008. If you drop the course before that date and still see the charge, please speak with Nancy Bailey at 2664446. For those students who wish to record and transfer their Basic Technology Literacy Exam (BTLE) to the College of Education and Psychology (COEP), will still need to pay the $25 testing fee required of all students. For those students who do not need the BTLE transferred to COEP, then they do not need to pay the testing fee. Need a USM E-mail address: Students will need a USM e-mail address for this course and to also take the BTLE. Catalog Description: Introduce students to the concepts and principles of using a computer as an instructional tool with special emphasis on application software use and the Internet. Just a note: This course (for teacher education students) is not a substitute for IT 365 that is required later in the program. Course Description: Introduction to Educational Technology addresses the fundamentals of educational technology including the integration of instructional design, media, computers, and related technologies within the classroom setting. Students will explore and evaluate how, when, and why technology should be infused into education. Students will also experience how different technology tools are used to create, manage, present, and evaluate instructional Telephone: 266-4939

IT 201, Page 2 materials. Another purpose of this course is to help students understand how technology can influence learning and discover how computers and instructional design techniques are integrated, utilized, and evaluated within the classroom. This course is also intended to help students acquire necessary skill development in computer applications for instructional use or for those students who need remediation for successfully completing the BTLE (Basic Technology Literacy Exam). Prerequisite: None Course Objectives: After completing the course, students will: 1. identify the requirements of the National Education Technology Standards placed upon teachers and students. 2. demonstrate practical knowledge in the use and effectiveness of computers in educational settings. 3. demonstrate the ability to access, generate, manipulate, and present information to students. 4. gain decision-making skills for selecting, evaluating, and utilizing computer hardware and software to be used in the classroom. 5. obtain skill development in the use of software pertinent to productivity. 6. access the Internet and examine various teaching and learning resources. 7. demonstrate knowledge of the operation and application of various software application programs presented in the course. 8. demonstrate the ability to evaluate the appropriateness of computer use in students’ personal and professional lives. 9. apply educational technology to enhance professional growth and productivity. 10. apply educational technology to support instruction in selected developmental and content areas. Major Topics of the Course (and related objectives) National Education Technology Standards ♦ Know the different technology standards that are established for which students have to meet at certain grade levels. ♦ Become aware of the technology proficiencies that teachers have to attain. ♦ Use these standards as guidelines for planning technology-based activities in which students can achieve success in learning, communication, and life skills. ♦ Be able to define the fundamental concepts, knowledge, skills, and attitudes for applying technology in educational settings. Computing Fundamentals ♦ Differentiate the parts and functions of computer hardware and peripherals. ♦ Discriminate between the different types of operating systems. ♦ Demonstrate ability to perform various operating systems applications.

IT 201, Page 3 ♦ Learn to purchase computers for a school lab by examining the hardware and software components. ♦ Utilize computer maintenance programs to protect system hardware and software. Educational Software ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Determine appropriate computer requirements. Select, evaluate, and maintain a software library. Learn to research on the Web for educational software. Differentiate the types of educational software available.

Mindtools for Problem-Solving and Research ♦ Develop instructional materials and worksheets for classroom activities that students will complete (Kidspiration). ♦ Use database management software as a teaching tool to help students acquire organizational, managerial, and investigatory skills concerning a topic/project (Access). Mindtools for Communication ♦ Create instructional materials using word-processing and desktop publishing software (Word and Publisher). ♦ Use electronic presentation software as a teaching tool to deliver content material to students (PowerPoint). ♦ Apply presentation software as part of classroom related projects (PowerPoint). Mindtools for Managing Instruction ♦ Apply spreadsheets in classroom management activities such as creating electronic grade books (Excel). Telecommunications in Education ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Discuss legal and ethical issues concerning computer use. Discuss issues concerning privacy, netiquette, etc. Use e-mail for communication between teacher, students, and parents. Use the Internet for course-related research or professional productivity. None

Text Required:

Web site resources: Please review the following Web sites for further information and resources on how technology could be used in teaching and learning.

IT 201, Page 4 4Teachers.org, http://www.4teachers.org/ ABC Teach, http://www.abcteach.com/ A to Z Teacher Stuff, http://atozteacherstuff.com/ Busy Teacher’s Web Site, http://www.ceismc.gatech.edu/busyt/ Discovery School, http://school.discovery.com/ EdHelper.com, http://www.edhelper.com/ Education World, http://www.education-world.com/ Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Teachers, http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/assess.html The Learning Page, http://www.learningpage.com/ NETS Teacher Resources, http://cnets.iste.org/teachers/t_resources.html Tammy’s Technology Tips for Teachers, http://www.essdack.org/tips/ Teaching Techniques/Methods Used in Course: Lectures, media presentations, discussions, demonstrations and "over the shoulder" assistance will be the instructional methods employed in the course. Students will examine available technology to develop instructional experiences that enhance teaching and learning. All class requirements and activities are set upon individual and team basis so that maximum instruction can be provided for each student at the same time collaborative learning will be emphasized. The student is responsible for budgeting his/her own time and completing class work progressively throughout the term. Laboratory Requirements: Rules for use of the lab are posted in the lab, and other rules and restrictions may be made from time to time. Use of the lab is a privilege and should be regarded as such. Any students observed using the lab improperly will be subject to immediate loss of lab privileges (it will be very difficult and expensive to pass this course without access to the lab). Software in the computer lab is copyrighted and therefore may not be copied. Anyone who copies any software will automatically receive an F in the course and other disciplinary action by University authorities. Only students enrolled in the Technology classes may use this computer room. Only class work may be printed using the laser printer unless special permission is given by an instructor. A $50 materials fee will be charged to students’ accounts after the last day to add/drop class (January 18, 2008) to cover the cost for materials required for the course.

IT 201, Page 5 Course Assignments/Exams and their Point Value:

Assignment Computer Comparison Flyer Autoshapes Tables and Tabs Publisher Excel E-mail assignment Saving Images from Internet PowerPoint Access Kidspiration Mid-term

Due date

Final

TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS

Information Compare and contrast two different computer systems that you plan to purchase. 30 Create two flyers for distribution. 30 Create an Award Certificate and Classroom Layout chart. 30 Design tables and using the Tab feature 30 Create a classroom calendar and classroom banner. 30 Develop and design an Excel gradebook. 30 Sending and attaching files to e-mail. 30 Locate and save images from the Internet to be inserted into PowerPoint 30 Create a short slideshow 30 Create a database for the classroom. 30 Create an interactive worksheet with Kidspiration. Pass/ This exam will be in the form of the BTLE Fail Practice tests that will be given after we cover each module. Students must get 80% or more correct on each module, or they will need to do the module again. If they do not reach the 80%, then points will be deducted from their accumulated overall course point value. 100 Complete and pass (need 90% or above to get an “A,” an 80% or above to get a “B,” and so on) the actual Basic Technology Literacy Exam. For students who do not pass the exam (or a module) and need to scores for their Teacher Education programs, then students will be given an Incomplete for the course and will need to retake the BTLE exam (or the module) in the next semester as scheduled by the BTLE test-giver. Retake fees will be applied. 430 points

Points 30

IT 201, Page 6 Weighted semester average will be rounded to one decimal place, and be used to determine course grade based on the following scale: A = 90 - 100 % B = 80 - 89.9 % C = 70 - 79.9 % D = 60 - 69.9 % F = 0 - 59.9 % Professor make-up policy: If you miss class, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed in that class session and catch up on the readings, assignments and laboratory work. Furthermore, you are still required to turn in your assignments or take the test on the date indicated. If you anticipate missing an exam or if an emergency arises which causes you to miss an exam, please discuss the matter with the instructor. Approval for making up a missed test or submitting late work is not automatic. Professor attendance policy: Class attendance is expected. Students are allowed one absence without any point deductions (whether excused or unexcused). After the first absence, students will lose 10 points for each day absent from their Homework portion of the course evaluation. Students who are late or leave class early more than three times will result in a deduction of one absence. I will take attendance at the beginning of the course. So, if you are late, it is your responsibility to make sure that I check you down as being present. Disability Statement: “If a student has a disability that qualifies under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and requires accommodations, he/she should contact the Office for Disability Accommodations (ODA) for information on appropriate policies and procedures. Disabilities covered by ADA may include learning, psychiatric, physical impairments, or chronic health disorders. Students should contact ODA if they are not certain whether a medical condition/disability qualifies. Box 8568; Telephone (601) 266-5024; TTY (601) 266-6837; Fax (601) 266-6035.” Address: The University of Southern Mississippi Office for Disability Accommodations 118 College Drive # 8586 Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001 Voice Telephone: (601) 266-5024 or (228) 214-3232 Fax: (601) 266-6035 Individuals with hearing impairments can contact ODA using the Mississippi Relay Service at 1-800-582-2233 (TTY) or email Suzy Hebert at Suzanne.Hebert@usm.edu. Plagiarism/Integrity Statement: Integrity is of the highest importance in the academic community and at The University of Southern Mississippi. Students are expected to conduct themselves with complete honesty and integrity. Nothing less is acceptable. Please refer to the “Code of Student Conduct” in the Student Handbook for greater detail.

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Offenses involving academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to, the following: -cheating on quizzes or examinations -computer dishonesty -plagiarism -grade falsification -collusion In the event of student dishonesty, the instructor may award failing grades either on the pertinent assignment or for the course; and, at his/her discretion, report the student to the office of the Dean of Students for possible judicial proceedings under the University’s Code of Student Conduct. Faculty members are expected to enforce rigorously the University’s Academic Honesty Policy. For further information on Academic Honesty, please refer to the current Bulletin or to the Student Handbook. Additionally, the University library provides a Web site that reviews the topic of plagiarism at http://www.lib.usm.edu/research/plag/plagiarismtutorial.php. Students are encouraged to review the information on this site. Students are expected to adhere to the highest standards of academic honesty as outlined in the Student Handbook. Academic dishonesty will result in the grade of a “0” on the assignment or for the entire course, and/or the student may be reported to the Vice President for Academic Affairs for further action. USM Non-discrimination Policy Statement: The University of Southern Mississippi offers to all persons equal access to educational, programmatic and employment opportunities without regard to age, sex, religion, color, national origin, Vietnam era veteran status or disability status. These provisions are pursuant to applicable federal and state regulations." Inquiries concerning discrimination should be directed to the following: Office of Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity 221 Weathersby Hall The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-5168 601-266-6618 TTY: 601-266-6872 This non-discrimination policy protects students whenever they are involved in activities related to USM, both on and off campus. Cell Phones, Beepers, and other Distracting Devices: Students are requested to turn off their digital communication devices during class. If a student is “on call” and must keep the device turned on, please inform the instructor and utilize the vibrate option so as not to disrupt the class. Continual class interruptions (cell phones, beepers, etc.) will be reflected upon the student’s Homework grade.

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Class Meeting Date
Week 1 January 16
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Topic
Introduction to the course Syllabus Getting start with technology Quick overview of NETS-T Introduction to file management Computer Basics (hardware)

Assignment Due
Create a folder inside your class folder on the server and name it with your last name

Week 2

January 23
Week 3 January 30 Week 4 February 6

Work on Computer Comparison Assignment • Introduction to Microsoft Word • Work on flyers • Overview of Autoshapes • • • • • • • • • • Work on the Autoshapes Assignment Introduce how to create tables in Word

Assignment 1 Computer Comparison due (January, 30) Assignment 2 Flyers are due (February 6) Assignment 3 Award and Classroom Layout due (February 13)

Week 5 February 13

Week 6 February 20 Week 7 February 27

Assignment 4 Work on the Tables and Tabs Tables and Tabs (February 20) Assignment Introduce MS Publisher Review for Word Module on the mid-term Word Module Exam (Feb. 20) Work on the MS Publisher assignment Introduce Excel – Part I and Part II Students work on Part I and Part II Introduce Excel – Part III and Part IV Students work on Part III and Part IV Review for Excel Module on the mid-term Introduce the telecommunications unit (e-mail) Assignment 5 Excel (all parts) due (March 5) Excel Module Exam (March 5)

Week 8 March 5


Week 9 Spring Break

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Week 9 March 19 • • • Week 10 March 26 Work on e-mail assignment Introduce how to save images from the Internet Work on Internet Images assignment Review for Telecommunications Module on the mid-term Introduction to PowerPoint Assignment 6 E-mail and attachment assignment due (March 19)

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Assignment 7 Internet Images assignment due (April 2) Telecommunications Module Exam (March 26) Telecommunications Module Exam (April 2)

Week 11 April 2 Week 12 April 9 Week 13 April 16 Week 13 April 23 Week 14 April 30 Week 15 May 5, 8:00am-10:30am

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Work on PowerPoint ATEA Begin Overview of Access Review for PowerPoint Module Exam Continue Overview of Access Work on the Access Assignment Review for Access Module on the mid-term Introduction to Kidspiration Work on Kidspiration worksheets Review for BTLE exam

Assignment 8 PowerPoint due (April 9) PowerPoint Module Exam (April 16) Assignment 9 Access database assignment due (April 23) Access Module Exam (April 23)


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*BTLE final exam begins (April 30, Assignment 10 Kidspiration Worksheet due (April 30) 2008) *BTLE exam continues

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