As an introductory summer seminar, this course laid the foundational groundwork for the program. It helped to outline the expectations and the practices of the program. We created our first project together - Cohort's website, and set the stage for the personal development plan and the digital portfolio you are currently viewing. Enjoy!
This course focused on concepts and strategies essential for a leader in a technologically stimulating learning environment. Throughout the course, the following topics were covered: strategic planning, leadership styles, institutional change processes, and policy issues in educational technology. We worked on and presented the joint Leadership project and created a Technology Use Proposal in the educational setting.
This course allowed to view educational technology through a global perspective and included discussions on the development strategies, diversity, cultural values,
and the systemic role of the educational technology in global economic development. We discussed educational issues around the world and practiced creating a new course with an international educational partner. Fun!
This course examined the patterns of traditional use, current issues, and emergent trends of digital technology in learning. It included assessments of integration strategies that support and enhance educational experiences as well as professional development and training initiatives. From creating a themed escape room to establishing a filed manual for blended learning to discovering a Pecha-Kucha styled presentation, this course expanded my horizon of ed. tech. in action.
This course laid the groundwork for the areas that promote the development and implementation of technology infrastructure, procedures, policies, plans, and budgets for schools and organizations. With the focus on the K-12 sector, this course provided team-driven opportunities to work with educational technology from the supervisory perspective.
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During this course, I was able to focus on building the skills, knowledge, understanding and commitment necessary to become an effective leader. By doing reflections and revising my PDP, I was able to adjust my goals and priorities as well as consider additional growth opportunities.
During this course I explored and evaluated some of the advanced and emergent technologies. I enjoyed working with two of my fellow colleagues on the presentation on robotics, computational thinking and coding. I also had fun learning about other emerging technologies from other members of the cohort.
During this course I built a comprehensive understanding of the implementation and evaluation of educational technology programs. I reviewed the philosophies, methods, and processes of curriculum design in educational technology that provide the framework for curricular models and evaluation methods. It was great to walk down the history lane of the educational theory as well as review some of the alternative ways to learn.
During this course, we focused on concepts and strategies necessary to step into a leadership role in the integration and application of technology and learning. We explored the topics of strategic planning, leadership styles, institutional change process, designing world-class eLearning, and policy issues. We had a lot of winter fun climbing Mount Everest in the middle of July in the simulation Case study as well as evaluating other case studies and eLearning strategies.
In this course, we discovered the roles as online community researchers, designers, managers, and users. We were introduced to important concepts, terms, and theories about online communities and practices that encourage community building. This course is the champion in raising my bar and putting me out of my comfort zone. I learned a lot and gained confidence in understanding and appreciating online communities.
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In this course, I focused on the content and the mechanics of effective data analysis and report writing. By analyzing textual and graphical data from multiple sources, I learned how to process data in ways that readers can understand and generate comprehensive reports. This course introduced the process of coding qualitative data and other kinds of data analysis and reporting. Creating my own Museum Exhibit on the concepts of Quantum Computing was awesome!
With the program’s emphasis on the scholarship of teaching and innovative learning experiences, this course is an in-depth treatment of the research process and techniques for planning and designing research projects. This course appeared extensive and valuable at the time but has proven to be even more so over time. It continues to serve as the groundwork for other courses as well as dissertation design and implementation.
In this course, I practiced applying systematic inquiry using assessment methods to understand, evaluate and solve user and organizational needs. I was able to integrate the knowledge of research methods with the real-world challenges of conducting and analyzing research in various settings. I particularly enjoyed completing the observation experience project, where I sat in the corner of my favorite cafe in town and viewed a familiar scenery through the researcher's lens.
I developed competence in applying, synthesizing, and evaluating statistics from sources including dissertation, journals, technical reports, and Web sites. I was able to move from basic to context-driven statistics, applying the fundamental concepts and procedures of descriptive and inferential statistics to real-world applications. With some of the higher level statistical concepts included, this course offered a wealth of skill-building activities, form analyzing published materials, to using SPSS, to creating Statistics Resource site (our team called it StatQuest - follow the link below).
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