ISSUES AND TRENDS IN
surveys the major trends and issues associated with
use of computers in teaching and learning. The primary
emphasis is on identifying and critically reviewing practices and
developing strategies for better integration of technology in
learning and teaching.
- COURSE CONTENT
The course is organized into 3 modules as follows:
- Module 1: Learning technology trends
- Module 2: Taking a position on educational technology
- Module 3: The future of information technology in education
The instructor for Ed6620 is Dr. Elizabeth Murphy.
Dr. Murphy's areas of interest and expertise is in educational technology.
Specifically, she is interested in the design of web-based learning environments, asynchronous discussions and constructivist epistemology.
She can be reached as follows:
emurphy at mun dot ca.
Office: E 4006,
Phone: (709) 864-7634,
- IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?
This course is for you if you:
- can devote approximately 100-120 hours;
- are interested in doing evidence-based, research-based study;
- are interested in academic writing;
- are willing to do hands-on work with new trends such as wikis and social networking;
- are comfortable with a constructivist approach to learning that involves being mentored by your instructor;
- are willing to share your knowledge and projects with others in the course.
- 30% Module 1: Evidence-based encyclopedic entry on an educational-technology trend in education (in
- 35% Module 2: Evidence-based position paper on an information-technology trend in education
(in EduTech Wiki.
- 35% Module 3: Evidence-based critical reflection on the future of information-technology in education (Prezi).
The course is delivered in asynchronous mode.
There are no face-to-face or synchronous sessions.