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CUIN 501 : Foundation of Educational Technology

This course will examine educators' role in transmuting teaching and learning through technology integration. The changing culture will be explored through interaction with various school community members, developing the leadership qualities necessary to change education, and connecting with educational technology leaders in the local, regional, and national communities. The course introduces the learners to various computer-based tools and supports their instructional strategies that utilize these tools. Many of the tools presented in this course will be used in the delivery of the course. The course will also introduce the Common Core State Standards in change processes and technology integration as a case study.

Credits

3

Corequisites

CUIN 503 : Databases & Informational Retrieval Systems

Emphasis on basic concepts and skills of databasing and experiencing ways that databases can be used in a teaching method to emphasize problem-solving. In this course, learners will gain familiarity with underlying technologies of modern information retrieval system, and obtain hands-on experience by using existing information retrieval toolkits to set up your own search engines and improving their search accuracy. Exploration beyond personal computer databases to using and integrating Internet resources into the classroom curriculum.

Credits

3

Corequisites

CUIN 510 : Foundations of Curriculum Design & Evaluation

The course offers learners an overview of curriculum development and the use of the Instructional Systems Design Model (ISDM). Learners will design and evaluate the curriculum, develop instructional materials, assess student learning, and measure instructional outcomes for online classes from K-20 and beyond. Topics include preparing course outlines and course syllabi, developing lesson plans, designing evaluation instruments, and explaining how learning objectives & evaluation strategies affect selecting content and materials.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CUIN 513 : Instructional Design for Educational Technology

This course will focus on principles that guide instructional designs in Educational Technology to solve instructional problems. Topics covered include developing professional development materials, courses, individualized instruction, websites, multimedia projects, workshops, and online instruction in the educational setting.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CUIN 516 : Digital Age Teaching and Learning Methods

Learners will explore how digital tools allow for new teaching and learning models in diverse learning environments that include the traditional classroom setting, coaching models, libraries, models industry training in this foundational course. Learners in the course will critically review how technology has been used and explore current educational settings trends. Learners will discuss relevant theories of cognition, explore access and equity issues, and consider how curriculum, instruction, and assessment might be designed to support technology. The course's learning environment will model various engagement, instructional, and assessment strategies, including readings, multiple modes of digital discussions and reflections, practical applications, design projects, and social networks.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CUIN 520 : Methods in Educational Research

The course exposes learners to various primary education research methods and scientific paradigms. The course introduces several themes and topics to the learners that include research strategies and designs, the nature of quantitative/qualitative research, quantitative/qualitative data collection and analysis. Conducting literature reviews, critiquing research, and designing a research proposal will be emphasized.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CUIN 527 : Designing Technology and Optimize Learning

Leaders must be well-versed in technical systems planning, design, and evaluation processes to create and support sustainable, effective, and integrated technology systems. This course is designed for learners who seek to be leaders in approaching these technical concepts through a concept of aligning solutions and systems consistent with a learner-centered perspective on educational practices. Learners in the course will gain familiarity with strategies to engage stakeholders, develop budgets, and plan to evaluate technology investments.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CUIN 530 : Educational Practices and Innovation

In this course, learners examine curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the context of various professional standards and accountability and their relationships to improvement in student learning, based on sound pedagogical approaches. A particular focus will be given to the alignment to student learning outcomes, and the need for valid assessments will be discussed. Learners will gain familiarity with methods for collecting various assessment data; analyzing assessment data; creating campus curriculum and instruction goals; and implementing accountability, planning, and collaboration are addressed. The use of technology to support accurate assessments is presented.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CUIN 538 : Legal, Ethical, and Security Issues in Educational Technology

This course is intended to give learners, aspiring to be technology leaders, a foundation that focuses on the following domains of digital citizenship: risks, law, and responsibilities and security. Course learners  will engage in readings on conduct an analysis of policies, existing frameworks, and the review of case studies to learn more about the importance of social, ethical, and legal concerns of policy development and standards in the classrooms of today and tomorrow. Learners will also plan for collaboration with stakeholders in their organization to work towards legal, secure, safe, and ethical implementation of educational technology.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CUIN 540 : Theory and Practice in Curriculum Development

This course combines curriculum theory and practice. Understanding both is necessary to make sense of fundamental curriculum relationships and establish a framework to place specific instances in perspective. The curriculum's basic principles are included, applied, and adapted if necessary to various settings.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CUIN 550 : Instructional Design

This course explores Instructional Design from a practical perspective. Course participants will utilize a systems approach to design and develop instruction. The four principle phases of instructional design, analysis, design, development, and evaluation are examined. Emphasis is placed on technology-enabled curricula, designing for learning environments, and the curriculum's innovation role.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CUIN 558 : Designing Interactive Multimedia Instruction

Learners in this course examine the systematics approach to developing media and visual communication in a less intimidating interactive manner. Human-computer interaction, optimization and performance issues, content delivery, functionality, ease-of-use, design principles, and resources and tools are also examined. The course exposes learners to hands-on development opportunities that include scanning images, digitizing video and audio components, and exploring interactive multimedia products' design, development, and production. Learners are offered multiple opportunities to experience and evaluate user-interface designs across multiple platforms, including web, video, graphic, animated sequences, print media, software applications, along entertainment options to determine their usability and effectiveness.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CUIN 560 : Assessments, Tests, and Measurements

This course engages learners to the study of varied approaches to the practice of assessment and evaluation with particular attention to a multicultural society, including introduction and history of testing and assessment; concepts of standardized and non-standardized testing and other assessment techniques; statistical and psychometric concepts, social and cultural factors related to assessment; and ethical issues related to assessment.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CUIN 570 : Designing the Technology-Rich Curriculum

This course is most appropriate for K-12 personnel interested in integrating technology into their existing curricula or designing new curricula that involve appropriate technology uses. While it is not a curriculum design class, this course is built on the notion that course participants have a solid working knowledge of planning curriculum at a level applicable to their current context. Prospective and practicing educators will most likely be focused on integrating technology into their instruction and audience. Simultaneously, administrators, curriculum support specialists, and others may consider curriculum more broadly at a school or district level. Regardless of the context, the issues associated with integrating technology into curriculum, teaching, and training are similar.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CUIN 600 : Special Topics in Educational Technology

Topics vary according to learners' interests and needs and faculty members' availability. The course offers learners the opportunity to pursue current educational technologies and classroom integration with these technologies. The course's specific topic will change as new tools and instructional approaches are developed and disseminated. Typical subjects include management systems, databases, computer logic, design, education, science analysis, microprogramming, and artificial intelligence (Note: Students may receive credit more than once for this course as topics change).

Credits

3