EDTC 300 - Introduction to Educational Technology and Media

This course is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the appropriate and innovative use of technology in K-12 classrooms. Students will learn new and emerging technology tools, explore and critique emerging forms of media, and engage in alternate pedagogies appropriate for learning in the digital age. Social learning, especially forms mediated through technology, is a course focus. Through the use of distributed connections between peers and other trusted educators, students will come to better understand the power of collective constructionism for problem-solving, resource-sharing, critical thinking, and personal learning. The skills and connections gained from this course will allow students to better understand technology integration in education, and become better equipped to critically interpret contemporary issues in schools that are in part a result of emerging technologies and societal trends.

The course will also introduce students to tools relevant to the Yukon school system including the use of interactive whiteboards, the applications supported by Yukon Education and YSIS - the Yukon Student Information System.

PREREQUISITES: None

Credits
3.00

No scheduled sessions