Educational Technology & Management
Educational technology is a field of study that investigates the process of analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating the instructional environment and learning materials in order to improve teaching and learning. It is important to keep in mind that the purpose of educational technology (also referred to as instructional technology) is to improve education. We must define the goals and needs of education first and then we use all our knowledge, including technology, to design the most effective learning environment for students.
This course focused on comprehensive overview of the field of educational technology. Aligns the principles of how people learn with technological tools proven effective in achieving results across the disciplines. Includes techniques for influencing student interaction, content presentation and visualization, community building, and assessment. Identifies and compares national and international standards frameworks and introduces the knowledge base of educational technology. Surveys the field’s instructional design and development tools and gets the student started creating a Web portfolio containing the student’s plans for using technology to meet national standards, workplace needs, and/or professional development goals.