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Georgia Institute of Technology

Educational Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology via Udacity

Overview

This class is offered as CS6460 at Georgia Tech where it is a part of the Online Masters Degree (OMS). Credit for taking this course is conferred only on those that enroll in the degree. The text in the following sections comes from the syllabus for CS6460, located here.

This class is simultaneously an introductory course about educational technology and an advanced, project-oriented class on designing or researching technology's intersection with education. As such, the course provides information about a large number of topics within educational technology, including pedagogical strategies, research methodologies, current tools, open problems, and broader issues. The scope of the material provided goes beyond what any one person could reasonably learn in a semester. Instead, you will select those areas that appeal to you or that support your ultimate project ideas. For example, if you're interested in research, you may focus on the applicable research methodologies to your chosen area of investigation, relevant pedagogical strategies or theories, and the current state-of-the-art within that community. If you're interested in design, you may focus on the relevant pedagogical strategies or theories for your chosen domain, the current popular tools within that domain, and open problems that need to be addressed.

Syllabus

  • How technology can help education more theoretically
    • Research methodologies,Promising pedagogical strategies,Current theories in the community
  • Designing technologies that can help learners learn better
    • Pedagogical strategies,Current state-of-the-art tools,Open problems in education and technology
  • Evaluating existing technologies
    • Research methodologies in user testing,Current state-of-the-art tools,Broader issues surrounding the impact of such tools
  • Contributing to the education enterprise more broadly
    • Current problems in the field,Broader issues surrounding the use of tools in supporting education,Present tools that address those problems

Taught by

David Joyner

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