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Educational Technology Course Logistics

The key word in your educational technology course is flexible. As you work through the course modules, many techniques and options will be presented. No one would have time to study all of these materials in depth in one course. Do not feel overwhelmed, therefore, if it seems like there is a lot of material here. There is, but the purpose is to enable you to pick and choose the tools and techniques most useful to your project's goals. If you find that you need more time to master the course content, there are more courses you can take to continue working in this environment.

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.

Multimedia Computer

To complete the hands-on computer assignments, each student will need access to a multimedia computer (Windows PC or Macintosh) that is connected to the Internet via the latest version of either Firefox, Chrome, Edge, or Safari.

Computer Sites

All students registered in this class have the option of using the multimedia PCs and Macs in the campus computing sites. Use sites.udel.edu/computingsites to link to the general access site schedule. Please note that the use of the campus computing sites is totally optional in this course. If you have your own computer and Internet connection, you may never need to use the campus computing sites.

Student Effort/Time

The Educational Technology (EDTC) courses have a hybrid flexible (HyFlex) design whereby students can choose to attend classes in person and/or work online each week during the course. The flexible nature of the course meeting times and modalities means that some students will spend more time than others attending face-to-face class meetings and working online. In terms of workload, EDTC courses are designed to comply with federal guidelines defining a credit hour as comprising 2,250 total minutes of student effort/time, which totals 37.5 hours per credit hour. Because the typical EDTC course carries three hours of credit, it has been designed for a student workload of 3 times 37.5 hours for a total effort of 112.5 hours that you will spend attending class and/or working on assignments throughout the course.

Your weekly workload will vary, depending on whether you are taking the course in a 14-week Fall or Spring semester, or a 5-week Winter or Summer session. In a 14-week semester, your weekly workload will average 8 hours per week. In a 5-week session, the workload averages 22.5 hours per week.