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CEP 810 | Teaching for Understanding with Technology​

Fall 2010, Susan Wright and Dr. Sandra Plair​

GPA: 4.0

Description: CEP 810 focused on improving teaching through technology use. This course gave me a better understanding on the effective use of technology in education, and learning issues related to technology use.  The use of the Internet was an integral part of this course, both because of its power to improve the effectiveness of the course and because of the importance of the Internet and its effect on education. This class deeply encouraged online interaction and collaboration among my classmates and instructors.

Highlights:

  •     Blog: Kit-Know-logy​ 810

  •     Personal Growth Plan (pdf)

  •     Personal Learning Network

  •     Special Interest Group (SIG) - Prezi Presentation​

  •     Using online communication, collaboration, and productivity applications
            like Google docs, Zoho Writer and Skype​

  •     Joining online communities like Macul, Thinkfinity, and Classroom2.

  •     Creating media-rich presentations with Prezi, and Google Presentation.

  •     Incorporating multimedia elements to the presentation like YouTube
            videos, and creative tools like Glogster, Andrea Mosaic , Aviary, and
            Xtranormal (animation)  for visual enhancements.

  •     Understanding copyright issues and observing the best practices in fair
            use in media - Creative Commons.

  •     Supporting the awareness in digital citizenship

  •     Creating, publishing, and maintaining a personal blog

  •     Social networking using Twitter, Ning, Facebook, and LinkedIn

  •     Social bookmarking like Diigo and Delicious, RSS Feeds

  •     Use of web-based course management system like Angel

CEP 811 | Adapting Innovative Technologies in Education

Spring 2011, Melissa White

​GPA: 4.0

 

Description: ​In CEP 811, we learned how to apply instructional principles and methods to educational problems; develop individualized media and computer applications for use in a professional setting; and adapt advanced software options to promote learning.

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Highlights:

  •     Blog: Kit-know-logy​ 811

  •     Different Learning Styles​

  •     Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) - designing and evaluating instructional designs

  •     WikiPedia and PBWorks

  •     Dr. Merrill’s instructional design with three essential elements:
            demonstrate, apply, and motivate.

  •     Web 2.0 Technologies

  •     Designing an online course using WebQuest

  •     Designing a face-to-face (F2F) course

  •     Designing a Stand-Alone Instructional Resource (StAIR) in MERLOT

  •     Uniform Design of Learning (UDL) - Project Educator Checklist (pdf)

CEP 812 | ​​Applying Educational Technology to Issues of Practice

Spring 2011​, Carolyn McCarthy and Amy Pietrowski

​GPA: 4.0

 

Description: CEP 812 focused on the identification of a significant instructional problem, the development of a detailed proposal directed at the solution to the defined problem, and the development of a desktop presentation of the proposal. We worked in small groups and individually to develop such proposals and desktop presentations. In addition, we served as evaluators of both group and individually generated proposals and desktop presentations.

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CEP 818 | Creativity in Teaching & Learning

Fall 2011, ​​Dr. Punya Mishra and Kristen Kereluik

​GPA: 4.0

 

Description: ​ CEP 818 focused on the increasing importance of creativity to educators both for their professional and personal success. In this online course we explored what it means to be creative.  We learned how we can integrate creativity in both teaching and learning.

 

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CEP 820 | Teaching Students Online

Fall 2011, Michelle Schira Hagerman and Sara Beauchamp-Hicks​

​GPA: 4.0

 

Description: CEP 820 was focused on examining ways in which we as teachers can bring the world into our classrooms with technology to better meet the educational student needs. We assessed different approaches on how to broadcast our ideas and information to the outside world for purposes of collaboration and communication. We participated in discussions and evaluation of various online learning management systems including their functions, strengths, and weaknesses.  Also we explored various teaching methodologies and how they should be used in the online environment to ensure teaching and learning success.

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CEP 800 | Psychology of Learning in School and Other Settings

Spring 2012, Zach Mural, Ph.D. and Sandra Sawaya​

​GPA: 4.0

 

Description: CEP 800 focused on learning how to be active and be socially-mediated in constructing knowledge for school, home, community, and work settings. This class integrated the psychology of learning in school and other settings with an examination of how technology relates to student learning and understanding.

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Highlights:​

 

  •     Blog: Kit-Know-logy 800

  •     Understanding Student Understanding

  •     Powerful Learning Experiences - Part 1 (Podcast) and Part 2 (Video)​

  •     Learning about Learning

  •     Evaluating Technology for Teaching

  •     Video Games and Learning

  •     Applying Learning Theories - Digital Storytelling

  •     Designing an Action Research

  •     Lesson Plan - TPACK, Metacognition, Implementation, Reflection​

  •     Active Participation in Discussion Forums

CEP 815​​​​​​​​​ | ​​Technology and Leadership

​Summer 2012, Nick Sheltrown and Luke Rapa​

​GPA: 4.0

 

Description: In CEP 815, we focused on understanding multiple perspectives and issues common to learning, technology, and leadership.  We covered professional development strategies, planning, and evaluation, along with the ethical and social implications of technology integration. At the end of the course, we have realized that emerging technologies not only have the potential of changing what and how students learn, but they can also alter the task of teaching in significant ways.

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EAD* 863 | Training and Professional Development
*Educational Administration ​​

Fall 2012, Dr. John Dirkx

​GPA: 4.0

 

Description: The EAD 863 course helped me plan for and engage in professional development and training. The course was my elective course for MAET.  After completing this course, it gave me a deeper understanding of my professional roles when organizing training and professional development opportunities.

Highlights:

A. Introduction
 

  • Video: Online Study Habits
    B. Lesson 1 - Contexts, settings, and theoretical perspectives for training and
         professional development

C. Lesson 2 - Importance of adult learning and lifelong learning in training and
     professional development

 

D. Lesson 3 - Planning training and professional development​​

 

E. Lesson 4 - Facilitating training and professional development: Instructional
     formats, methods, strategies and techniques​

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F. Lesson 5 - Assessing and improving training and professional development
    programs​

 

G. Final Project - EAD 863 Capstone Theory Paper

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CEP 807 | ​​Capstone of Educational Technology

Spring 2013, Dr. Matthew Koehler and Michelle Schira Hagerman

​GPA: 4.0

 

Description: CEP 807 focuses on designing an online portfolio that summarizes and showcases my acquired skills and completed projects in the MAET program.  The online portfolio would serve as a reflection of my competence in integrating technology to support teaching and learning success.

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CEP 822 | ​​Approaches of Research

Summer 2013, Tatyana Li and Dr. David Wong
GPA: 4.0

Description: CEP 822 focuses on identifying researchable problems in education and developing a research proposal. Applications of descriptive and inferential statistics for analyzing and critiquing published studies.

Highlights:​

 

  • Quantitative Data and Analysis

  • Descriptive Statistics

  • Research Methods Database

  • Key Ideas to Understanding Research and Research Methods

  • Language Of Research

  • Qualitative Measures

  • The Qualitative Debate

  • Qualitative Data, Approaches, Methods

  • Research Design

  • Evaluating Research

  • Research Ethics

  • Vignettes about Ethical Dilemmas in Research

  • External, Internal, Conclusion Validity

  • Quick Research Activities

  • Research Review Final Project

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