Learning Technology Graduate Certificate
Learning Technology Graduate Certificate – Background
This certificate, taken ate the University of St.Thomas, comprises of 4 – three credit course. Below is a list of each course with a brief description of what is covered in that course.
This foundation course will examine learning theories and philosophies and their implications on the use of technology, as well as the history and development of learning technologies. Keyboarding knowledge and ergonomics will be introduced. Students will learn a variety of learning technologies and advocate sound integration of technology into curriculum. The applications employed in this course include Inspiration, PowerPoint, Spreadsheet (Excel), and E-Folio. Participants will integrate learning technologies into their curriculum planning in the specific content areas that meet with the technology and content standards. This course can be used for Teachers for Keyboarding for Computer Applications K-8 endorsement.
This course will provide opportunities for exploration and discussion on the development of educational Internet Web site and software for current and innovative educational practice. As classroom teachers in K-16 settings and as trainers of technology-based training programs, course participants will consider the design, development, management and evaluation of educational Web sites and software. Research on Keyboarding and the best practices of Keyboarding will be reviewed. Course activities include hands-on experiences leading to a development of WebQuest that can be used for classroom teaching and information dissemination.
In this course, learners will develop theories and applications in multimedia design and asset creation using a variety of digital media that support curriculum needs and objectives. Digital media can include cameras, scanners and digital editing systems. Resources explored in previous courses will be integrated into presentation and authoring applications such as productivity tools, multimedia applications and mind tools in the classroom. This course can be used for Keyboarding K-8 endorsement program.
This course focuses on technology that supports the constructivist theory of learning and teaching, enhances student learning and helps teachers with instructional strategies that regard learners as agents of their own learning. Technology can supply essential tools to meet the demands of student learning in the 21st century. Students must be able to: construct knowledge; gather, organize and interpret information; assess their learning and communicate their learning to others. Participants will practice implementing their technologies in interdisciplinary and collaborative learning activities in their content areas to increase student motivation and achievement. The modules in this course include introduction to Understanding by Design, a technology integration plan, Keyboarding curriculum planning, eFolio, technology grant writing, Internet Videoconferencing, DVD authoring, and review of previous course projects and topics. Students will go through the activities in each module and complete projects on selected modules. This course can be used for Keyboarding K-8 endorsement program.