TOC Course Descriptions

* Indicates courses that can transfer directly into the MLC Masters in Education Degree program

Required Courses:

*EDT5005/9501 Teaching Online, 3cr
Issues related to online learning, resources, ethics, copyright issues, learning styles, management of online courses, role of the online student and instructor, online communication, learner assessment, and course evaluation. (EDT5005/9501 serves as a prerequisite course for EDT5006/9502 Designing and Constructing Online Courses.)

*EDT5006/9502 Designing and Constructing Online Courses, 3cr
The design and construction of online, web-based, components, modules, workshops, or courses. Topics include learning theory and instructional design, web-based design principles, preliminary course planning, creating a course framework, preparing online lessons and content, constructing course materials, and preparing for course delivery. (Prerequisite: EDT5005/9501: Teaching Online)


Elective Courses:

*EDT5002 Emerging Technologies, 3cr
An investigation of emerging technologies as they apply to the educational environment. Technologies include Web 2.0, cloud computing, and application categories such as presentation, storage, graphics and design, and interactive applications such as Google apps. There is an emphasis on using open-source applications and tools in an educational setting.

*EDT5003 Multimedia Technologies, 3cr
Instructional uses of stand-alone and internet-based multimedia technologies including experiences with multimedia tools to produce multimedia components, audio and video, for classroom use.

EDT8002 Multimedia in the Classroom I - Audio, 1cr
Experience using and creating audio files for classroom use. Includes finding and implementing audio clips in a variety of ways and from a great number of places, how to create original audio recordings, and how to manipulate preexisting sound clips. Audacity and various other audio programs are used.

EDT8003 Multimedia in the Classroom II - Video, 1cr
Students will gain a better understanding of how, when and why to use video files as a professional. The class will edit, capture, and create original video clips. Programs such as Movie Maker and Premiere Elements will be used to encourage the introduction of multimedia into the classroom, both from the teacher's and the students' perspectives.
(Prerequisite: EDT8002: Multimedia in the Classroom I -audio)

EDT8004 Digital Utilities for Teachers I - Online Applications, 1cr
Using a number of online applications to make the teacher’s role in the digital community of learners more collaborative and organized.

EDT8005 Digital Utilities for Teachers II - WEB 2.0, 1cr
Integrating digital collaborative projects into the classroom using various online Web 2.0 tools.

EDT8006 Assistive and Remedial Technologies, 1cr
An examination of the educational issues that arise when students with varying cognitive and physical abilities exist within the classroom. Participants examine how various digital tools, including hardware and software, can be used to help students of varying abilities better succeed in the classroom. Tools include line scanners, voice recognition software, computer assisted instruction, etc.

EDT8011 Dynamic Classroom Presentations, 1cr
Using PowerPoint and other presentation software in a more sophisticated and dynamic way. Includes how to create custom themes, insert YouTube video, and embed live web pages into presentations. The most powerful and compelling principles behind communicating with digital media are discussed.

EDT8012 Webpage Design and Construction, 1cr
The basics of webpage design and construction through the use of a web page (HTML-WYSIWYG) editing program. Topics include webpage design principles, introduction to HTML basics, and using a web page editing program.

EDT8017 Using Google Tools to Communicate, Create, and Collaborate, 1 cr
This hands-on course will take participants through basic use and practical application of tools in Google Apps for Education. Participants will learn the in-depth functionality of Google Docs (including Documents, Forms, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and Drawings) as well as Google Sites. By the end of the course, participants will have created a set of lessons to instruct students how to use these tools, as well as a project incorporating these different tools.