Dipity Schedule

Monday, February 28, 2011

Lesson 2 discussion grade & feedback posted

See Vista E-mail & grade book.  Questions? Contact me within 2 days!

Check out: '10 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Online' on Newsweek

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10 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Online
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

A3 Grades & Feedback Posted

See Google Docs & Vista grade book for the details. Questions? Contact me within 2 days!

 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lesson 2 team blog feedback & grade posted.

Check Vista grade book & team blog for details.

 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ETC Elluminate Tonight: 7:30-8 pm: ETC new POS

we're planning an Elluminate Session to provide more clarification and answer any other additional questions.   Use the link below for our session: Tuesday February 15, 2011 – 7:30 – 8:00 (AZ time)

 

Here is the ETC Community Elluminate link.

http://elm.elluminate.com:80/NAU-Institution/join_meeting.html?meetingId=1247974819584

Monday, February 14, 2011

AT3 Emerging Technologies Analysis Self-Checklist

This is list is not an exhaust list.  Rather it is a list to check our assignment to avoid any overlook areas in this assignment.

This is list is not an exhaust list.  Rather it is a list to check our assignment to avoid any overlook areas in this assignment.

  • Use the template.
  • Every field in the table must be filled with relevant information.
  • Be sure you have good understanding on each row of 7 Connectivism characteristics.  If no clear, be sure to read George Siemen’s Connectivism article.
  • The row of “Briefly describe an effective activity or ONLE/PLE instructional strategies that integrates the technology based on Connectivism characteristics”: Be sure you have good understanding on ONLE/PLE/Connectivism instructional strategies and activities.  If not, visit https://sites.google.com/site/etcnle/ple-nle-instructional-strategies
  • General speaking, if we do not understand keys of Connectivism, the ONLE/PLE we have would not be effective.
  • Q: Can I apply Constructivist instructional strategies?
  • A: Yes, but you must integrate it with ONLE/PLE instructional strategies.

 

Friday, February 11, 2011

A2 PLE Grades & Feedback Posted

See Your Google Docs & Vista gradebook for the details. Quesitons? Contact me within 2 days!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

L1 discussion grades & feedback posted

See Vista e-mail & grade book for the details. Questions? Contact me within days.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

L1 Blog feedback & grade posted

See Team blog & Vista grade book for the details.

FRC Technology Presentation by Moussa Tankari

The Faculty Research Center Proudly Presents An Educational Technology Presentation by

Moussa Tankari

 

“Using Interactive Media to Engage Students in Network Learning Environments”

Ideas for Engaging Students in our Web Courses

A Discussion of Recent Research

 

Where: COE Room 150

When: Wednesday, February 23rd  from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Faculty, Staff, and Students are encouraged to attend

 

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Faculty Research Center
Northern Arizona University
928.523.5314
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New ETC Program of Study (POS)

Monday, February 7, 2011

New M.Ed. POS Announcement

As you may have heard, our M.Ed. in Ed Tech Program is undergoing a revision.  The primary reason for these changes is that our program has met national recognition for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards. These standards have gone through revisions and we feel it is time to make some changes to the requirements of our degree recipients.  

 

The proposed program changes had to go through several university committees, including our NCATE accreditation process. We’re proud to announce that the proposed changes have just been approved and will take effect at the beginning of the fall 2011 semester.  Students entering the program beginning in the fall of 2011 will be required to complete the new 30 cr. hr. Program of Studies (POS).  

 

See the list of the courses in the new program of studies at the bottom of this message below.

 

What does this mean for students already enrolled and currently taking classes?  

 

I’ve created an FAQ to help answer some questions. In addition, we’re planning an Elluminate Session to provide more clarification and answer any other additional questions.   Use the link below for our session: Tuesday February 15, 2011 – 7:30 – 8:00 (AZ time)

 

Here is the ETC Community Elluminate link.

http://elm.elluminate.com:80/NAU-Institution/join_meeting.html?meetingId=1247974819584

 

 

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions for Current Students
While most of these questions/answers focus on ETC 695, the same answers would apply if you were asking about the Psych Core Requirement course.

 

·         Will the Certificate in Ed Tech have any changes?  This will not impact the Certificate in Ed Tech program of studies.  ONLY the M.Ed. in Ed Tech is changing.  The Certificate in Ed Tech will remain at 15 cr. hrs.

·         What courses were dropped?  The new POS will drop the 3 cr. hr. Ed Psych Core Requirement AND the ETC 695: Capstone Course – meaning that they are no longer required to complete the M.Ed. in Ed Tech. 

·         Will ETC 695: The Capstone no longer be offered?  We will continue to offer ETC 695 for those students who need it to graduate. If for some reason, the course isn’t available, we would offer an alternative course to replace it.  (Ed Psych Courses will still be offered by the Department of Ed Psych.)

·         Why were those two courses dropped?  The Ed Psych Core Requirement was dropped because we felt that curriculum is covered in most of our courses. For example, you learn a lot about learning theory and must demonstrate your understandings by providing a rationale for why you are creating the curriculum you create in your projects.  The Capstone was dropped because you complete a capstone type project in all of the 600 level courses. In addition, you will be asked to produce a TaskStream Program Portfolio, which you will do by entering projects from each course as you take them.   Most of you have already created your portfolio.

·         I began my program fall 2007 (or later).  Can I switch to the new POS and not have to take a Psych Core class and/or ETC 695? Yes, but you will need to wait till the new POS becomes effective (Fall 2011).  If you have completed all of the new POS course requirements, you can contact your advisor to change your POS in the fall of 2011 and then submit your graduation application to your advisor for December 2011 graduation in early fall 2011 semester.

·         I began my program before the fall of 2007.  Can I switch to the new POS and not have to take a Psych Core class and/or ETC 695? Yes, but you will need to wait till the new POS becomes effective (Fall 2011).  Be aware that you will need to follow the entire new POS.  As you know students who began their program prior to the fall of 2007 follow a different POS than those who began in the fall 2007 or later.   For example, if you move to the new POS you may not need to take ETC 695, however, you may need to take some of the other 600 level courses that aren’t in your older POS.  Make sure that you look at the new POS and your transcript to be sure it will save you some time.

·         I’ve completed all of my course work, except ETC 695 and was planning on taking in the fall 2011.  Can I not take it and change to the new POS and graduate in December 2011? Yes, but you will need to wait to change to the new POS becomes effective (again fall 2011).   You should contact your advisor to make sure you get your graduation application submitted in early fall 2011 and you should be able to graduate in Dec.

·         I’ve completed all of my course work, but I’m currently taking ETC 695 and was planning on graduating in May 2011.  Can I drop it and still graduate in May or even August? No, because the new POS doesn’t become effective till fall 2011.  If you want to graduate in May 2011, you must complete the ETC 695 and any other course work that is listed on your program of studies.  

·         I’m currently enrolled in two courses, one is still listed on the new POS and one is ETC 695.  I was planning on graduating in May 2011.  Can I drop it and still graduate in May or even August? No, because the new POS doesn’t become effective till fall 2011.  If you want to graduate in May 2011, you must complete the ETC 695 and any other course work that is listed on your program of studies.   However, another option might be to drop the ETC 695, complete the other course, but you will still need to wait till the fall to change to the new POS, giving you the opportunity to graduate in December 2011. 

·         I’m receiving financial aid.  How will these changes affect my financial aid?  Your financial aid shouldn’t change, UNLESS you you’re only taking (or planning on taking) two courses AND drop one of those courses. Then you will no longer considered a full time student…thus impacting your financial aid.  For more information regarding financial you should contact financial aid directly.

 

Remember that we’re having an Elluminate Session on Tuesday February 15, 2011 – 7:30 – 8:00 (AZ time)

If you have further questions, you should contact your advisor.

 

Michael

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M.Ed. in Ed Tech (Revised Program of Study)

Effective Fall 2011

Required Professional/Core Courses (9 credit hours):

A.     Research (3 credit hours)

a.     EDR 610        Introduction to Research

b.     EDR 611        Action Research

c.     EPS 525        Introduction to Statistics (not offered online)

d.     CTE 691        Research in CTE

B.     Foundations (3 credit hours)

a.     SOC 612       Sociology of Education

b.     EDF 500        Cultural Foundations

c.     EDF 670        Philosophy of Education

d.     EDF 671        History of American Education

e.     EDF 672        Comparative Education

f.      EDF 673        International Education

g.     EDF 677        Educational Sociology

C.    Curriculum (3 credit hours)

a.     ECI 649         Problems in Elementary School Curriculum

b.     ECI 666         Problems in Secondary School Curriculum

c.     ECI 675         Principles of Curriculum Construction

d.     ECI 696         Professional Problems of Teachers

e.     CTE 670        Adult Learners

f.      CTE 592        Program and Curriculum Development

 

Educational Technology (21 credit hours): NOTE: Every effort will be made to offer the course in the semester indicated. However, the courses are NOT guaranteed to be offered since this course rotation is currently being tested.

      Prerequisites (6 credit hours)

·         ETC 547 Theory & Strategies in Technology Integration

·         ETC 567 Technology, Society, and Education

Select one (note: these courses are designed to have similar instructional activities although they cover different content – 3 credit hours)

·         ETC 548 Assistive Technology

·         ETC 557 Tech Integration in the Elementary Classroom

·         ETC 558 Tech Integration in the Secondary Classroom

·         ETC 559 Tech Integration in the ESL Classroom

 Take the following (12 credit hours)

§  ETC 647 Creating Learning Environments

§  ETC 657 Tech Planning and Professional Development

§  ETC 666 Designing Instruction

§  ETC 677 Distributed Learning Delivery Systems

 

 

 

 

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J. Michael Blocher Ph.D.       (928)523-1897 - Office
Associate Professor           
Educational Technology 
Northern Arizona University    michael.blocher@nau.edu
P.O. Box 5774 
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5774       http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~mjb9
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Lesson 2 Highlight: 02/07-02/20

Lesson Discussions (2 points)

  • Vista discussion board
  • Twitter
  • Moderator: Team 2


Prepare group assignments:

02/09, Wednesday

  • Due: Team 1's Lesson 1 discussion grade sheet

02/10, Thursday

  • Due: 1st posting period for Lesson 2 discussions : One posting at least: Respond to discussion question.

02/13, Sunday

  • Due: 2nd posting period for Lesson 2 discussions : One posting at least: Respond to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings.

02/17. Thursday

  • Due: 3rd posting period for Lesson 2 discussions : One posting at least: Respond to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings.

02/20, Sunday

  • Due: 4th posting period for Lesson 2 discussions : One posting at least: Respond to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings.
  • Assignment 4: Emerging Technology & Connectivism
  • Due: Assignment 11: Lesson 2 Team Blog Reflections (All Groups)
  • Due Assignment 12: Lesson 2 Content Development (Team 2 Only)
  • Group 3 post Lesson 3 discussion question on Vista discussion board.
  • Lesson 3 readings

 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Group Elluminate

Each group has its own Elluminate space outside of Vista. See: http://etc647.wetpaint.com/page/Lesson+7 (Under Assignment 9)

When you log in, you will be granted with moderator privilege.

 

Sunday: Due: 4th posting period for Lesson 1 discussions

One posting at least: Respond to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011