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2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDU 202 - Educational and Assistive Technology

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Take one of the following: EDU 125  or ECD 101  or permission of the instructor

This course is for students planning careers in education. Students examine how to use technology to assist diverse learners to meet designated learning outcomes. Students also learn to prepare and integrate a wide range of multi-media technologies as they develop standards-based instructional units. Students implement techniques for technology integration that address varied classroom populations. Ten hours of field experience are required throughout the semester.

Students must have three current clearances: FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance and meet the local requirements of the field placement site, including the National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) Verification Clearance.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Define assistive technology and the ways in which it can meet the needs of students with sensory, behavioral, physical, language, cognitive and learning differences.
  2. Create traditional and new media for presentation and instructional purposes using the principles of instructional design.
  3. Evaluate the instructional quality of various types of instructional media, resources, and assistive technology for learners with varied needs.
  4. Describe the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Science and Technology.
  5. Construct a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)/Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards-based educational portfolio with appropriate artifacts.
Listed Topics
  1. Media in teaching
  2. Assistive technology in education
  3. Technology integration
  4. Web-based resources
  5. Technology devices
  6. Software resources
  7. Web-enhanced, blended and online learning
  8. Current trends in technology
  9. Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Science and Technology
  10. National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T)
Reference Materials
A current edition of a standard textbook recognized in the field or appropriate materials as prepared by the instructor.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Information Literacy
  • Technological Competence
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 03/20/2020

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