Academic Catalog

LINC 50B: TECHNOLOGY IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM III

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 0.5
Hours: 6 lecture per quarter (6 total per quarter)
This course meets 1 time per quarter.
Advisory: Basic computer skills and knowledge of Macintosh or Windows operating systems; familiarity using Web browsers, email, bookmarking, searching and downloading; fundamental understanding of content topics in LINC 50A; not open to students with credit in LINC 255T; students may enroll in LINC 50 or 50B, but not both, for credit.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze a variety of computer-based and online software technologies for teaching and learning that match standards based objectives.
  • Create student-centered classroom activities using integrated software technology.

Description

Deepens the student's knowledge of topics covered in LINC 50A focusing on computer and online-based software technology in the classroom. Intended for educators, this course examines the effective integration of software technologies such as word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, online resources, online collaboration tools, etc., used for teaching and learning. Emphasis is given to creating student-centered activities using appropriate educational software technologies.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Analyze a variety of computer-based and online software technologies for teaching and learning that match standards based objectives.
B. Create student-centered classroom activities using integrated software technology.
C. Manage software use in the classroom including skills needed and access.
D. Evaluate the impact of software use on student learning.

Course Content

A. Analyze a variety of computer-based and online software technologies for teaching and learning that match standards based objectives.
1. Identify the goals and objectives of the curriculum area to be taught.
2. Explore various software technologies that facilitate the goals and objectives.
a. Standard office applications (computer- and online-based).
b. Online resources, tools, and applications.
3. Select the software software tool that aligns with the goals and objectives.
B. Create student-centered classroom activities using integrated software technology.
1. Select student-centered learning activities that match the intended learning outcome.
2. Design a lesson or activity utilizing the chosen software technology and learning outcome.
C. Manage software use in the classroom including skills needed and access.
D. Evaluate the impact of software use on student learning.
1. Develop an evaluation plan (e.g., case study, pre and post tests, etc.)

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. When offered on/off campus: Lecture room equipped with LCD projector, whiteboard, and a demonstration computer connected online. Computer laboratories equipped with online PCs and/or Macintosh computers, network server access, and printers.
B. When taught via the Internet: Students must have current email accounts and/or ongoing access to computers with email software, web browsing capability, and access to the World Wide Web.

Method(s) of Evaluation

The student will demonstrate proficiency by:
A. Developing an integrated student-centered, technology enhanced lesson plan or activity.
B. Presentation of the project to peers.
C. Making constructive contributions to class discussions.

Method(s) of Instruction

During periods of instruction the student will be:
A. Listening actively to lecture presentations delivered in student-centered learning style by taking notes, following demonstrations, or completing an activity
B. Participating in facilitated discussions of live presentations, readings or video presentations
C. Presenting in small group and whole class situations

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

A. Instructor-assigned notes and materials.

1. Example textbook: Wokcicki, Esther, and Lance Izumi. Moonshots in Education: Launching Blended Learning in the Classroom. Pacific Research Institute, 2015.

B. When course is taught online: Additional information, notes, handouts, syllabus, assignments, tests, and other relevant course material will be delivered by email and on the World Wide Web, and discussion may be handled with internet communication tools.

 

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Writing assignments include an instructional design plan, peer evaluations, and critical analysis of educational projects, technology tools, systems, or processes.

B. Outside assignments include conducting project development, writing the instructional plan, reading, and participating in online peer collaboration activities.

C. When taught online these methods may take the form of video, audio, animation and web page presentations. Assignments will be submitted online as well.

 

Discipline(s)

Instructional Design/Technology