Instructional Technology OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Instructional Technology Course by USU

Published Feb 09, 2009

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In this century, teaching involves technology. 'Instructional Technology' is a basic course from Utah State University, available as free OpenCourseWare. The course is aimed at pre-service teachers or students enrolled in bachelor's or master's degree in education. Currently active teachers may find the course useful, as well.

Instructional Technology: Course Specifics

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Instructional Technology: Course Description

Professor Kurt Johnson's course in instructional technology looks at Web 2.0. These are websites that are post 2005, fit easily into a browser, are free, extremely user friendly and generally represent a collaborative environment. Web 2.0 tools, i.e. blogs or wiki, are examined as well.

The course also looks at cell phones as teaching tools, WebQuests (lessons that direct students to find needed information from the Internet), podcasting, copyright issues and resources like the Adele and Dale Young Education Technology Center (YETC). A host of good ideas and interesting links are included.

The course includes lecture outlines, assignments, thoughtful questions and many links to information, ideas, application sites (i.e. photosharing) and readings. To begin incorporating technology meaningfully into your instructional plans, visit the

Instructional Technology course page.

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