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EDTC 6332 Educational Technology Practicum

Practicum Project

Project Description
I work for South Texas College (STC), the field I instruct in is Computer and Advance
Technologies. The project I selected for this course was to convert a traditional first
semester class to an online. The class is our CPMT-1404 which is Microcomputer
Systems Software. In this class we cover aspects of a computers Operating System. Our
college uses Blackboard so I used CourseSites/Blackboard for my project.
Standards Met
This project demonstrates proficiencies in the following AECT standards: Standard 1
Content Knowledge, Standard 2 Content Pedagogy, Standard 3 Learning
Environments, Standard 4 Professional Knowledge and Skills, and Standard 5
Research. The chart below illustrates the performances that fulfill the AECT standards.

AECT 2012 Standards


Standard 1 Content Knowledge: Candidates demonstrate the knowledge necessary
to create, use, assess, and manage theoretical and practical applications of educational
technologies and processes.
Performance indicators:

Justification

1.1 Creating. Candidates demonstrate the


ability to create instructional materials and
learning environments using a variety of
systems approaches.

1.1 The creation of this course is packaged


in Coursesites. The ability to house all
aspects to each learning modules in one
central LMS has its advantages. I rather
enjoy the ability of having lessons,
assessments, and collaboration in one
central location.

1.2 Using. Candidates demonstrate the


ability to select and use technological
resources and processes to support
student learning and to enhance their
pedagogy.
1.3 Assessing/Evaluating. Candidates
demonstrate the ability to assess and
evaluate the effective integration of
appropriate technologies and instructional
materials.
1.4 Managing. Candidates demonstrate
the ability to effectively manage people,
processes, physical infrastructures, and
financial resources to achieve
predetermined goals.

1.2 The course developed uses techniques


to enhance critical thinking and build a
foundation of cognitive creativity. Power
points are made into interactive learning by
reflecting on learned theories. Discussions
are used to have peer learning and
assessments are used for evaluation and
self reflection.
1.3 Two type of assessments are used in
the course. Quiz questions are divided
between multiple choice, fill-in the blank,
and essay type. The intent is to have the
learner focus on areas and to have them
write answers down. The exams are used

1.5 Ethics. Candidates demonstrate the


contemporary professional ethics of the
field as defined and developed by the
Association for Educational
Communications and Technology.

to assess the retention of content and to


test the critical thinking of the learner.
1.4 With the aid of my subject matter
expert (SME) and feedback from faculty
and students I created my course shell for
this online class. I have altered content
and delivery of content which makes
navigating and completing this course
easy and effective. I have created
educational tutorials to help along the way.
1.5 The course developed is a course that
will be hosted online. Due to the nature of
this course students are required to
complete their exercises independently.
Collaboration will be used for discussions
on each module. Students are assessed
after each module for content retention
and evaluation.

Standard 2 Content Pedagogy: Candidates develop as reflective practitioners able to


demonstrate effective implementation of educational technologies and processes based
on contemporary content and pedagogy.
Performance indicators:

Justification

2.1 Creating. Candidates apply content


pedagogy to create appropriate
applications of processes and technologies
to improve learning and performance
outcomes.

2.1 The online course developed was


created to serve students a wealth of
information to develop a cognitive
thought of what and how an operating
system is used in a computer. The
course has hands-on project which will
require students to use a screen
capture tool for the submission of the
exercises.

2.2 Using. Candidates implement


appropriate educational technologies and
processes based on appropriate content
pedagogy.
2.3 Assessing/Evaluating. Candidates
demonstrate an inquiry process that
assesses the adequacy of learning and
evaluates the instruction and
implementation of educational
technologies and processes grounded in
reflective practice.

2.2 The objective of this course is to


provide the students with material and
exercises that will aid them through
their major. The content and hands-on
project was developed to give the
student the cognitive development
required for their endeavor.

2.4 Managing. Candidates manage


appropriate technological processes and
resources to provide supportive learning
communities, create flexible and diverse

2.3 The evaluation procedure used for


this course is a standard used in our
department. There are many aspects

learning environments, and develop and


demonstrate appropriate content
pedagogy.
2.5 Ethics. Candidates design and select
media, technology, and processes that
emphasize the diversity of our society as a
multicultural community.

of evaluation taken. Students are


assessed by their performance (labs)
as well as quizzes and exams on each
module. The hands-on labs have a
significant value of the students final
grade.
2.4 Each module of this course
provides five items. These are a
lecture, multiple hands-on labs, review
questions, a discussions a quiz and an
exam as assessments. The lecture
consist of a multimedia presentation
with question and answers throughout.
The hands-on labs are used for
practice and the development of
experience. Feedback and peer
learning process comes from the
collaboration in the discussion and a
graded review questioner from the
instructor. The assessment is produced
from the quiz and exams given at the
end of the modules.
2.5 As indicated, the course was
developed in Coursesites. This allows
a variety of techniques to be used that
is used as a central point to content
and other tools which could be
embedded such as Softchalk,
SpiceNodes and such. Content and
submissions uploaded have techniques
and processes that should be
mastered by technicians that are
completing these type of majors.

Standard 3 Learning Environments: Candidates facilitate learning by creating,


using, evaluating, and managing effective learning environments.
Performance indicators:

Justification

3.1 Creating. Candidates create


instructional design products based on
learning principles and research-based
best practices.
3.2 Using. Candidates make
professionally sound decisions in selecting
appropriate processes and resources to
provide optimal conditions for learning
based on principles, theories, and effective
practices.
3.3 Assessing/Evaluating. Candidates
use multiple assessment strategies to
collect data for informing decisions to
improve instructional practice, learner
outcomes, and the learning environment.
3.4 Managing. Candidates establish
mechanisms for maintaining the
technology infrastructure to improve
learning and performance.
3.5 Ethics. Candidates foster a learning
environment in which ethics guide practice
that promotes health, safety, best practice
and respect for copyright, Fair Use, and
appropriate open access to resources.

3.1 Coursesites is equivalent to


Blackboard which is used in our
college. The course development and
methods of delivery to this type of
online courses lends themselves to
Coursesites. The accessibility and self
contained database is ideal for an
online student. This LMS lends its self
for the use of common applications
such as Microsoft and Adobe products.
Items such as adobe reader, flash,
word and excel would be common
tools used by most.
3.2 My course was created for the sole
purpose of educating a learner with the
essentials of the objectives. The end
product is to produce a person that will
excel in a technology field. Students
that become productive are those that
have a good understanding of a
subject. The goal of this course is to
give the learner hands-on experience
with real world situations, such as
installing an Operating System.
3.3 The course developed uses
exercises, discussions and exams for
evaluation and assessments. This
course, once transferred to STCs
Blackboard would also have an
evaluation at the end of the semester.
The intent is to use a private evaluation
process for personal feedback from
students towards the course and
instruction. The idea is to use Survey
Monkey or Poll Everywhere as an
online tool for the evaluation of the
course.
3.4 The project was developed using
an LMS that have the capabilities of
expanding and is easily modified to
accept new material as technology
changes. Content uploaded is current
and relevant to concepts and goals of

this course at this time. Presentations


and exercises created are used to
educate and provide clear
understanding of the subject in hand.
3.5 All fair use and copyright
observation have be followed and will
also be required from students
completing this course.
Standard 4 Professional Knowledge and Skills: Candidates design, develop,
implement, and evaluate technology-rich learning environments within a supportive
community of practice.
Performance indicators:
4.1 Collaborative Practice. Candidates
collaborate with their peers and subject
matter experts to analyze learners,
develop and design instruction, and
evaluate its impact on learners.
4.2 Leadership. Candidates lead their
peers in designing and implementing
technology-supported learning.
4.3 Reflection on Practice. Candidates
analyze and interpret data and artifacts
and reflect on the effectiveness of the
design, development and implementation
of technology-supported instruction and
learning to enhance their professional
growth.
4.4 Assessing/Evaluating. Candidates
design and implement assessment and
evaluation plans that align with learning
goals and instructional activities.
4.5 Ethics. Candidates demonstrate
ethical behavior within the applicable
cultural context during all aspects of their
work and with respect for the diversity of
learners in each setting.

Justification

4.1 Although I am the SME on the


content used in my project, I did seek
feedback from my program chair,
faculty member, small group of
students and my peers in this class.
The design came together from
individual experience and the feedback
received from the above groups
mentioned.
4.2 In the collaboration with my peers
each one of us alternated the position
of leaders. I volunteered information
that had been relayed to me in my
research and studies when developing
the project for this course. For
example, In one of my studies, I found
that students did not particularly liked
the Lesson Module useful in
Coursesites, which I then relayed that
information in our collaboration chats.
4.3 This course demonstrated the
importance for reflection. The weekly
outline and milestone table that was
created at the beginning of the
semester gave me a tool to measure
and guide my development while giving
me a plan of action for any issues

along the way.


4.4 The project for this class uses
material that is relevant to the learners
study. The evaluation and training used
for this course allows reflection and
experience of content required in the
technical field. Each module in this
project targets areas that are beneficial
to the development of the learners
critical and cognitive thinking.
4.5 Collaboration and discussions are
used to provide students the means to
communicate and share ideas with
each other. Coursesites allows the
instructor to create content that can be
useful and practical for the wide range
of learning practices. This project was
created to give a student the ability to
stay connected and to create a better
learning experience no matter what
their level of expertise they bring to the
course.
Standard 5 Research: Candidates explore, evaluate, synthesize, and apply methods
of inquiry to enhance learning and improve performance.
Performance indicators:

Justification

5.3 Assessing/Evaluating. Candidates


apply formal inquiry strategies in assessing
and evaluating processes and resources
for learning and performance.

5.3 This course has been developed


with the aid of faculty members and
students. The LMS used allows content
and outlines to be represented in a
clear and precise way. Coursesites
modular style allows for easier
modification of content and the ability
to increase learning strategies as the
instructor might see fit. The layout and
orientation of this project is an
evolution of processes that took place
during the semester. Feedback from
faculty and students have shaped the
course as it is presented today.

5.4 Ethics. Candidates conduct research


and practice using accepted professional
and institutional guidelines and
procedures. Candidates demonstrate
foundational knowledge of the contribution
of research to the past and current theory
of educational communications and
technology.

5.4 The creation of this course uses

blended learning. As part of being an


online student, the students will be
required to research content online
while demonstrate activities in
Coursesites. Theories and practice will
be experienced by the learner as they
complete this course. Content is
presented in a clear and precise
method for easy navigation and
understanding. Multimedia, exercises,
evaluation and discussions are used to
produce a rich and inviting learning
environment for the student.
Modifications Made
My project has been modified several times over. This course was developed
with the formative evaluation received from my program chair, faculty members
and small group of students that aided me. Content such as the introduction
page to the course, the removal of learning module format and the calendar
option for due dates on deadlines. Work format for each modules is standard and
identified in the activity tab. A weekly outline was created from the example used
in class. Activities are placed into folders rather than learning modules from the
request of the students evaluating this course. Videos were added to instruct
students on work needed to be performed. Content was cleaned up after hearing
complaints of the modules being too busy and confusing.
The objective for this course is to modify content and links to keep material up-todate with new technology. I am working with SpicyNodes in develop interactive
presentation, I will upload the link to this course at the start here tab. I have
convinced my program chair to purchase Captivate which I intend to use to
develop better interactive presentations.
*This course has a user name and password I created for UTRGV visitors
User:
utbguest
Password: guest

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