LT 2010 Computer Skills for the Information Age
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students learn how to use the computer as a tool for effective organization, analysis, and communication of data. Students develop competence in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, simple web page design, and the efficient use of internet sources.

LT 2012 Design and Development of Digital Multimedia
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites LT 2010 or equivalent
Description

This course is designed to guide you through the basics of designing and developing digital multimedia. After completing the course, you should be able to: Make sound and informed decisions about the selection, design, and development of digital multimedia; demonstrate basic/intermediate digital multimedia authoring skills; demonstrate an entry-level proficiency in designing, developing, and maintaining a personal Web presence; work in a team doing rapid design of digital multimedia.

LT 2100 Information Technology Research and Application
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites LT 2010 or equivalent
Description

The course gives students a thorough grounding in the application of information literacy (the ability to find and use information) to the modern world. Students learn how to access, evaluate, use, and disseminate information intellectually in an information-rich environment.

LT 2210 Integrating Technology Into the Elementary Classroom
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course focuses on the creation of a learning environment through the use of technology in the elementary classroom. It enables students to anchor the use of technology for the creation of a child-centered, safe and developmentally stimulating learning environment. The course introduces the preservice teacher to resource-based teaching through the use of educational technology and its appropriate uses in the classroom. It focuses on developing research skills by designing, planning, and producing basic educational materials using technological hardware and software. The process of selecting and utilizing technological resources for pre-kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms are emphasized.

LT 3000 Technology, Society, and Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites LT 2010 or equivalent
Description

This course will examine new and emerging technologies, how they have impacted education and society, and how they are likely to impact them in the future. The course will prepare students to think critically and creatively about the technologies shaping their studies today, and their lives to come. In addition, the course will explore a wide variety of current technologies both as a topic of study, and as a content delivery mechanism. The course will be delivered as a blend of face-to-face and online instruction. Approximately half of the class meetings will take place in a traditional (albeit heavily technology augmented) classroom and the other half will take place in a variety of online learning environments (including, Second Life, elluminate, Facebook, and others).

LT 3100 Educational Technology in Africa and the Diaspora
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This is a completely online course that explores trends and issues in educational technology in Africa and the Diaspora, and to help students help themselves on the road to becoming more efficient and more confident in educational technology. This course examines cultural, economic, political, and social structures and discourses as they relate to instructional design and technology in Africa and the Diaspora. Learning and instruction include lectures (facilitation) in-class and online discussions and activities, group activities, course readings, assignments and projects, and individual research, and reflections. Discussions of socio-cultural issues often evoke personal views. However, the purpose of the course is recognize/understand/appreciate the issues under discussion, and protocol is in place to ensure that everyone gets a fair opportunity to contribute. Global Perspectives Course.

LT 3210 Teaching, Learning, and Technology Integration
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introduces students to resource-based teaching through the use of educational technology and its appropriate uses in the classroom. Focuses on developing research skills by designing, planning, and producing basic educational materials using technological hardware and software. The processes of selecting and utilizing technological resources for the P-12 educational environment are emphasized.

LT 3500 Training and Performance Technologies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course focuses on the design and development of training and performance technologies. It provides students with knowledge, skills, and abilities to design and develop training and performance solutions for adult learners based upon state of the art learning theories and technological advancements.

LT 3737 Inventing to Learn: Teaching and Learning with Maker Technologies
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites LT 2010, LT 2210, or LT 3210
Description

This course prepares teachers to take advantage of Maker technologies to support student learning. Students will learn to use a variety of technologies, including 3D printers and microcontrollers, while also exploring various pedagogical strategies that leverage these technologies. (Cross-listed with LT 3737).

LT 4500 Gaming and Simulation for Exploratory Learning
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites LT 2010 or equivalent
Description

This course explores the world of gaming and simulation for learning and instruction. Students will analyze existing games to determine how they affect motivation and how they teach their players. They will then design and develop an instructional board game and an instructional video game. No programming experience is necessary, however, students must be competent in basic software use (i.e. the Microsoft Office Suite) and basic Internet use.