EDN 303: Instructional Technology


This course provides students with an understanding of the principles that underlie the design, production, and evaluation of instructional materials, computer generated presentations, and interactive media with particular emphasis on effective classroom use and integration into instructional units. Students develop skills in the operation of microcomputers, computer software applications, telecommunications, and distance learning technologies. 

Learning Goals:

The purpose of this course is for students to become competent with ISTE Technology Standards. Students will also be exposed to educational technology on a broad scale. Students are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of integrating technology into the classroom in an effort to develop lessons that impact the learners’ cognition and academic achievement, as well as a way to increase productivity and professionalism.

This course intends to provide experiences for students so that they may successfully accomplish all of the NETS-S standards, and NETS-T standards 1A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 4A, 4B, 6D. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have evidences showing their competency of these standards. This course will provide a foundation of technology use to be built upon in future classes and the internship/practicum semesters. Students are expected to fulfill all other NETS-T standards (1B, 2A, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C, 5A, 5C, 5D, 6A, 6B, 6C, 6E) beyond EDN 303. It is the student's responsibility to complete, record, save, and monitor their learning of these standards. The student will be expected to compile and/or demonstrate their competencies of all of these standards upon completion of student teaching internship.