Indiana University Northwest

Course Description


JuWon Park, Ph.D.
School of Education

Office: HH 345
Phone: 219-980-6527

Online Course Offered:
Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters

EDUC-W200 Computer Use in Education

Course Description  

This complete online course is a foundation course, and the course goal is to provide students with fundamental information of educational technology integration into education. Throughout the class sessions with Oncourse, covered are instructional technology skills, pedagogical knowledge, utilization of computer, Internet, software applications, & other types of electronic resources, and etc. in order for us to enhance k-12 education outcomes in contemporary learning environment. Also, you are expected to participate in online forums, blogging posts, and chat room entries, along with creating electronic artifacts such as e-portfolios.

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Course Goals and Objectives  

Throughout online activities, students in EDUC-W200 will:

1. demonstrate a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts.

2. design effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology.
3. implement Curriculum Plans That Include Methods And Strategies For Applying Technology To Maximize Student Learning.

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Course Activities  

Key course activities that you will complete in this online course to prepare yourself to support your students’ reading and studying your content material include:

Assistive Technology

After reviewing "assistive technology" paragraph in chapter 4 of your textbook, chapter 4 PowerPoint file (especially, watching the video clips on 7th slide), and "assistive tech" PDF file in "resources", write about your position in the use of assistive technology and your own experience with your family members, friends, neighbors and/or co-workers who use/used assistive technology (if you don't have such experience, specify about no experience). Writing Restriction: Single space, 12-font-size, your choice of font shape, and more than half & less than one full page length.
Submission: Attach your word file, when submitting.


Tech Use in Education: Based on your reading of chapter1 and "students-love-tech" pdf file in "resources", comment about your experience with technology (devices, application, ...) and/or about your future expectation (how technology affects your teaching, while you work as an in-service teacher). You may write 5-10 sentences under this forum topic. Since this forum is your first time to participate, only one posting (either new message or reply to the previous message) is enough. Try to read other postings to see other students' various/unique opinions.

Library As A Digital Learning Space: Read "Library as a digital learning space" pdf file in "resources". Write your comment (new post and/or response) regarding this article's content. 5-10 sentences are suggested. If well-funded at your school (working), would you prefer to renovate your traditional library setting into this kind of digitally renovated library? Would you keep traditional library setting? Do you think public/community libraries should also provide relevant digital access to library patrons? Or, other issues regarding library settings/functions/services in digital age...

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Course Syllabus  


EDUC W200: Computer Use in Education

Online Course Syllabus

Time: Online

Place: Online

Instructor: Ju Won Park, Ph.D.

Office: Hawthorn Hall 345

Phone: (219) 980-6527