Competency 8: Apply Computer-Based Technologies and Media to the Solution of Instructional Problems

  • Plans and designs effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology
  • Applies technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies
  • Demonstrates understanding of social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology and applies it in practice

Artifact:  564 Final Technology Integrated Project

 

Plans and designs effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology

In my 564 (Integration and Management of Computers in Education) Technology Integrated Project, my project was to design a full-day, 6 hour, Instructional Technology centered workshop.  In this designed workshop, I created all of the presentations, supplementary materials, and evaluations that would be necessary to successfully present this workshop to a real audience.  Using a variety of methods, I painstakingly ensured through my materials (through design, evaluation, and redesign) that the learners would effectively learn the vast amount of information, and prove their knowledge by exercising their newly developed skills near the end of the workshop’s presentation time.

Applies technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies

All assessments for this designed workshop were to be completed on the computer, and several types of evaluation are to be employed during this workshop.  The learners will complete a survey rating the instructor/presenter, as well as the material taught.  The learners will also participate in “Check for Understanding” evaluations, assessments, formal evaluations, and a full demonstration of their skills in completing a short Vodcast near the end of the workshop.

Demonstrates understanding of social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology and applies it in practice

During the presentation sections, the copyright restrictions and law concerning audio/video is discussed, as is the importance of properly citing your work.  It is especially important to highlight this with the proposed target audience of teachers, where the general culture says to share everything, and give credit where it is due (but don’t ask to use).  When creating something as public and sharable as a podcast, one must consider the implications of not giving credit and/or asking permission.