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EDUC 818: Educational Technology Foundations

You will be happy to discover that you do not necessarily need to purchase any textbooks for use in this course, because your course instructor has selected resources that are available online.

How People Learn

The book How People Learn, for example, can be read freely online, or you can purchase a printed copy that ships within 24 hours. You can also purchase a Kindle edition. Created by the National Research Council, the book How People Learn establishes the research base for making decisions about how technology should be used. After reviewing this research in Chapters 1-8, read especially Chapter 9, which deals specifically with educational technology.

In a second volume entitled How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures, chapter 8 is about digital technology. See especially the multimedia learning principles that you will find on pages 188-189.

Teaching and Learning with Multimedia

In your Canvas files is a review copy of Chapter 9 from Dr. Fred's Multimedia Literacy textbook. Chapter 9 is about how people teach and learn with multimedia. By studying Chapter 9 you learn how to understand the principles of how people learn, explain the two most popular models of technology integration, align the apps most used in schools with the learning theories that support their effective use, apply multimedia learning principles to the design of educational materials, identify key readings emerging from the scholarly literature in the learning sciences, categorize apps according to an evidence-informed framework for selecting educational technologies, and follow the COPPA Rule when using technology with children under the age of 13.

National Education Technology Plan

The United States vision for using technology to improve education is articulated in the National Education Technology Plan. Study the plan and come to class prepared to discuss its pros and cons.

Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders

Dexter, S., Richardson, J. W., & Nash, J. B. (2016). Leadershp for technology use, integration, and innovation. In Young, M. D., & Crow, G. M. (Eds.). (2016). Handbook of research on the education of school leaders (pp. 202-228). Taylor & Francis Group.  https://udel.instructure.com/courses/1691280/files?preview=117186511

Planning and Designing for K-12 Next Generation Learning

From the Educause online library comes this resource about Planning and Designing for K-12 Next Generation Learning.

K-12 Blueprint for Digital Curriculum

Sponsored by Intel Education is this K-12 Blueprint for Digital Curriculum.

Technology Integration Planning

A rich collection of planning resources comes from this Google Scholar search of technology integration planning.

The Science of Learning

Deans for Impact created this executive summary of The Science of Learning to explain the principles that should inform the design of learning environments as well as misconceptions to avoid.

Google's Training Center

Google provides a wide selection of free tutorials covering a wide range of topics at the Google Workplace Training Center. If you are using Google Sites as your Web development toolset, see especially the Google Sites training modules.

Google Sites Help Center

Follow this link to the Google Sites Help Center.

Computer Accounts

Every University of Delaware student automatically receives an e-mail account. You should visit www.udel.edu/network to manage your password, username, and quotas.

E-mail Addresses

Every student in this class must have an e-mail address on the Internet and read e-mail regularly. If you're enrolled in a University of Delaware course, and you do not have an e-mail account yet, go to the help center and follow the e-mail link for detailed instructions on how to activate your e-mail account. If you do not read your UD mail regularly, you should go to www.udel.edu/network and follow the instructions to forward your e-mail to your preferred e-mail address.