INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
EDU 327 Instructional Technology and Material Design Undergraduate 3 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
5 66 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Senad Bećirović, Assist. Prof. Dr. Senad Bećirović, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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COURSE OBJECTIVE
With a great deal of investment being put into outfitting schools with
technology, the question of whether or not it is worth the investment is a valid
one. Ongoing developments in technology necessitate to build a bridge between education and technology use actively in classroom. This course aims to provide an understanding that necessity and solutions. Latest developments for that integration goal will be introduced and students will be guided to prepare practical use of technological skills through in-class activities and assignments. Materials prepared during the semester with the guideline of the main course book and external web-based materials will be filed on the web-page of that course for further use.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction of course syllabus, aims and tasks
  2. Educational Technology in Context: The Big Picture
  3. Theory and Practice: Foundations of Effective Technology Integration
  4. Instructional Software for 21st Century Teaching
  5. Technology Tools for 21st Century Teaching: The Basic Suite
  6. Technology Tools for 21st Century Teaching: Beyond the Basics
  7. Hypermedia Tools for 21st Century Teaching
  8. MID-TERM EXAMS
  9. Distance Teaching and Learning and the Role of the Internet
  10. Developing and Using Web-based Learning Activities
  11. Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum
  12. Teaching and Learning with Technology in English and Language Arts Instruction
  13. Teaching and Learning with Technology in Social Studies Instruction
  14. Overall Evaluation of the Course
  15. Systematization

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Overview of course; review of the history of educational technology; and current issues shaping the future
  2. Learning theory foundations, the TIP Model, essential conditions for technology integration
  3. Instructional software functions and roles

  1. Word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software
  2. Review of software and media tools and their functions
  3. Hypermedia design and development; virtual environments
  4. Evolving and effective use of Internet in distance teaching and learning
  5. Evaluating and implementing web-based activities into the classroom
  6. Choose a subject area for in-depth study
  7. Choose a subject area for in-depth study
  8. What Instructors Can Do to Help Their Students Succeed in Online or Blended Instructional Environments?
  9. Learner Interfaces
  10. Systematization

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Lectures
  • Excersises
  • Project
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)120
Presentation10
Final Exam150
+Class participation120
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Raising an awareness towards the latest educational technologies in classroom
  • Classes in combination with theory and practice
  • Understanding and use of teaching of web-based lesson plans and internet based tests and test preparation
  • Process-based measurement methods rather than exam-oriented approaches
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • M.D. Robyler and Aaron H. Doering, Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching, Sixth Edition, Pearson Education, 2013

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)15345
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)5315
Midterm Examination (1 week)212
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination122
Preparation for Final Examination3 0
Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
Seminar / Presentation 0
Total Workload: 66
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 3