ED 517: EDUCATIONAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3 s.h.
Provides in-service educators (K-12) who have had little or no computer experience with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to use microcomputers as instructional tools in their classrooms. While acquiring computer skills, students will explore, use, and demonstrate competence in each of the following areas: word processing, databases, spreadsheets, graphics, multimedia, instructional design, telecommunications, and major issues associated with the use of technology in education. This course will provide in-service teachers with the knowledge base to make appropriate decisions regarding the use of technology in their respective classrooms. Not available to students who have taken ED 217 since summer 1994.
ED 534: WORKSHOP IN EDUCATION 3 s.h.
Provides opportunities for in-service teachers to encounter new ideas, knowledge, and methods in meeting problems in today's schools. Prerequisite: Teaching experience in the elementary or secondary schools.
ED 599: SPECIAL TOPICS IN EDUCATION 1-3 s.h.
Examines current topics and issues in education. Topics, announced in advance, focus on the needs and interests of educators.
ED 617: ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3 s.h.
Advanced course for graduate students who have a background in computers or who have taken ED 217 or ED 517 at Clarion University. Focuses on the development of knowledge and skills in: hardware/software maintenance; instructional design; educational electronic networking; sophisticated applications of integrated software; assistive technology; and educational applications of multimedia, including interactive video CD-ROM, sound, text, and graphics. Prepares teachers to make appropriate decisions regarding the use of technology in their classrooms/schools. Admission by permission of instructor. On demand.
ED 620: INTERNET APPLICATIONS IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM 3 s.h.
Introduces K-12 educators and/or Technology Specialist Certificate candidates to the potentials of the Internet and assists them in using the multi-faceted resource as an effective teaching tool within the classroom. Participants are introduced to the history, structure, and overall capabilities of the Internet, including Electronic Mail, Telnet, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), World Wide Web, and Web-based distance education. Within the framework, students create their own Webpages, design online instructional lessons appropriate to their discipline, and demonstrate the integration of Internet/technology information throughout the K-12 curriculum. Annually.
ED/CIS 649: EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP 3 s.h.
Involves a survey or various theories, models, and styles of leadership, followed by the application of leadership skills in teacher-pupil, teacher-colleague, teacher-administrator relationships and how those relationships are affected by the use of technology in schools and how technology, in turn, impacts these roles. Summer, annually.
COMM 558: SOCIETY, LAW, AND MEDIA TECHNOLOGY 3 s.h.
Examines the social impact and regulation of media technology in society. The course explores the relationships between societal uses of media technology, the law that addresses media technology issues, and the role of media in larger communication and mass media systems. Every other year.
COMM/CIS 650: ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS 3 s.h.
This course develops advanced skills to support instructional technology programs. Coursework will cover areas such as advanced microcomputer applications, Internet concepts as they apply to instructional technology, and PC operating system issues related to instructional technology. The focus will be on computers and related technologies used in educational and training environments. Summers/spring annually.
COMM/CIS 651: NETWORKING MEDIA TECHNOLOGY CENTERS 3 s.h.
This course will enable the student to install and configure computers and computer networks in educational/training settings. Emphasis will be placed on systems commonly found in K-12 schools. Software/hardware selection, installation and maintenance will be covered as related to technology integration. The student will identify ethical and legal procedures as well as issues related to adaptive assistive hardware/software. Summers/spring annually.
LS 540: MULTICULTURAL SOURCES AND SERVICES FOR EDUCATORS AND LIBRARIANS 3 s.h.
This course provides an opportunity for students to explore, understand, and develop library and educational resources and services for multicultural, diverse, and other special populations. Resources and services are examined particularly as they relate to ethnicity, race, gender preference, and disability. Students will develop a sensitivity to the learning and informational needs of various cultural and ethnic groups and will develop techniques for selecting and using materials relevant to a multicultural society.
Additional courses as approved by advisor.