14010 Technology and Learning

Credits: 4 graduate credits in Education: Technologies and Learning Systems or in Educational Administration, Policy and Leadership

Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program in Education: Technologies and Learning Systems or in Educational Administration, Policy and Leadership

The course is based on a reader edited by Yoram Eshet and Eran Chajut; on electronic resources on the Internet and on CD ROMs.

The course deals with the value of instructional technologies in teaching and learning, focusing on the major issues that pertain to learning in technology-based environments, and their integration into educational systems. It investigates the evolving interrelationships between instructional technologies and leading educational paradigms, the structure of the school, and teacher-student relationships. Students are exposed to major theories and models, and to interesting cases of technology integration in various educational systems.

Topics: Technology and education from the printing press to the Internet; Computers and cognition theories and their application in technology-based learning environments; Approaches to integrating instructional technologies into the school system; Technology and the teacher-student relationship in the school; Distance learning and learning communities.