Course Title:   Education Technology

Instructor:  Barry Jahn  (503.383.1066)  |

Course description:  

Explore tools, resources, and emerging technologies that can be effective in the classroom and that will ultimately improve student achievement and increase teacher productivity. Candidates will engage in a variety of activities using varied technologies in lesson planning, instruction, record-keeping and enhancing communication.

Textbook and required materials:
  • A textbook is not required for this course.
  • Required: Mac or PC with latest updates for Flash, Adobe Reader, Java, and browser.
  • Google Chrome browser preferable due to greatest compatibility with Google Apps (currently incorporated by Willamette University and the primary tool-set used for this course).
  • Candidates will compile a resource portfolio.
Relationship to Conceptual Framework

The Conceptual Framework is represented by Willamette compass points with the concepts of community, opportunity, leadership, and academic tradition. This course will offer the opportunity to explore the potential of educational technology in the classroom and consider the opportunities that it provides you as a teacher to develop responsive pedagogical practices.
Listen (yes, listen) to the CF as sung by some of our MAT students.

Student Learning Expectations/Outcomes for this Course
  • As a result of this course, students will be able to:
    • Use appropriate technologies as a personal productivity tool and in the classroom to improve teaching and learning.
    • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of using technology in the classroom.
    • Complete a project that engages their students using technology as a learning tool.
    • Discuss the national and state standards related to technology in education.
  • Standards:  This course covers the following INTASC standards:
    • 4.13 and 6.35
  • Critical Assessments
    • Students will complete a critical assessment as a part of this course that align with the INTASC standards/
      Self assessment tools will be used to measure levels of competence.

       INTASC- Critical Assessment for Edu520

Course structure/approach:  Offered in F2F, online, and hybrid (blended) formats

Course outline  ---  tools and resources applied to classroom include:
  • Web-based Google Apps (word processing, spread sheets, presentation)
  • Other Personal productivity & Screen Recording tools
  • Analyzing and charting data (spread sheets)
  • Discussion of national and state educational technology standards
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
  • Methods of Assessment
    • Points based on submission of blog posts, contribution to group discussions, and mini-projects (video and reflection)

Grading System
  • In order to receive a passing mark for the course, students must:
    • Attend and actively participate in all required classes and activities.
    • Demonstrate an increase in their ability to use technology in the classroom.
    • Complete and receive at least a Meets or Exceeds Expectations on all required tasks.
    • Meet or exceed standards in Critical Assessments 4.13 and 6.35
  • GSE Policy on Critical Assessments
    • Critical assessments are required as part of our NCATE accreditation and/or the state in order for you to receive an institutional recommendation for a teaching license.  Because of these requirements, in order to pass this course, you must meet the minimum requirements for each critical assessment.  This requirement is a threshold that must be met prior to receiving a grade.  Further description of this policy is included in the MAT handbook

Course Policies  
  1. Attendance/participation:
    1. Since this course is designed with a heavy emphasis on discussion and/or sharing/collaborating with peers, consistent attendance/participation is vital to your success in the course.
  2. Assignments (Late Work):
    1. All assignments must be submitted on or before the posted due date. Be sure to proof-read and collaborate with peers or your instructor if you have any questions.
    2. Late work (without prior approval) will result in one grade level drop per day.  

WU’s policies on sexual harassment, information for students with disabilities, plagiarism and cheating, and other relevant policies may be found at:  or on the GSE website which has links to the student handbooks and a link to the selected policies manual:

Other Information

Barry Jahn,
Jun 15, 2009, 9:04 AM