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Fundamentals of Educational Technology Leadership 

*All Course Descriptions are directly from the NJCU Ed.D. Program Overview retrieved  August 11, 2018

 

EDTC 801 Summer Institute in Educational Technology Leadership I

Dr. Zieger: Summer 2017

This course is the initial intensive summer seminar for incoming doctoral cohort candidates. This is a foundation course which outlines the expectations and practices of the program. It also introduces candidates to the program's mission of preparing effective leaders for an interdependent world.

 

 

Projects

Cohort 5 Showcase

Cohort 5 created and presented the website. We worked on the song, logo, and content.

We worked together as a team and the project set the tone for our professional working relationship.

 

Professional Growth Plan (PGP)

The PGP contains a description of my leadership style and a timeline for my professional goals. The PGP addresses the oftentimes challenging personal questions of goal setting and attainment. 

 

Additional projects include creating the first version of this portfolio and a reflection on our first collaboration and my contribution to the Cohort 5 website. 


EDTC 802 Principles of Educational Technology Leadership

Dr. Carnahan: Summer 2017

This course focuses on concepts and strategies necessary for a leader in a technologically rich learning environment. Topics include strategic planning, leadership styles, institutional change processes, and policy issues in educational technology.

 

Projects

Leadership Group Project

Each group created a visual and provided a presentation about a leadership style. Team leadership was our assigned leadership style. 

Group Members: Daniel Ward, Susan Van Alstyne, Emily Vandalovsky

 

Technology Use Proposal: Interactive Visualization Wall

The proposal for the implementation of an interactive, touch-enabled visualization wall in a higher education setting includes research about how institutions are responding to the changing faculty and student expectations.

 

Research Paper: Redesigning Learning Spaces

One requirement of this assignment was to use the Media Consortium’s NMC Horizon Reports for Higher Education, K-12, and Libraries (2017) and research one technology from the report. The literature review provides research about active learning spaces, and case studies and libraries redesigning learning spaces.

 

EDTC 804 Global Issues in Educational Technology Leadership

Dr. Shamburg: Fall 2017

This course will investigate educational technology from a global perspective. The issues covered will include development strategies, diversity, cultural values, and the systemic role educational technology plays in global economic development. The course will focus on a cross-cultural examination of contemporary academic and workplace skills.

Projects

Environmental Scan: #academiclibraryspaces

We selected individual topics and researched different articles we could map on a Google Map. The end result provides a way to visualize educational technology issues on a global level.

 

Curriculum Group Project

Our group created a proposal for a college course titled Incorporating Global Issues: Digital Storytelling Across Cultures. 

Group Members: Karen Cotter, Jeannette Lim, Carol Munn, and Susan Van Alstyne

 

Research Paper (Literature Review): Digital Humanities and Libraries: A Global Perspective

This literature review using several different sources explores digital humanities (DH) on a global scale. 

 

EDTC 813 Advanced Using Integrated Software across the Curriculum 

Dr. Shamburg: Summer 2018

Students will examine the patterns of traditional use, current issues, and emergent trends of digital technology in learning, and develop an expertise to function as entrepreneurs in establishing new products or services. They will assess integration strategies that support and enhance educational experiences across a diverse array of learners and analyze the professional development and training initiatives in technology for relevant stakeholders.

Projects

 

Design a Themed Escape Room

I created an escape room using the theme of the office cubicle centered around the movie, Office Space.

 

Creating Meaningful Learning Environments with Technology (Group Project)

Douglas Koch, Linda Lampert, Carol Munn and I created a K-12 Technology Plan applying Bers' principles.

 

Blended Learning Field Guide (Group Project)

Along with the group members from the project above, we created a Blended Learning Implementation guide

 

Systems Thinking as a Theoretical Lens

I created this Pecha Kucha applying  Senge's The Fifth Discipline to Bers' Designing Digital Experiences for Positive Youth Development.

 

EDTC 815 Administration and Supervision of Technology in Educational Settings

Dr. Amerman:Fall 2018

This course prepares students to serve as professionals who promote the development and implementation of technology infrastructure, procedures, policies, plans, and budgets for schools and organizations at an advanced level. The course prepares students who desire to lead education and training organizations in improving teaching and learning through the scientifically sound application of educational technology.

Administration and Supervision of a Planned Growth Program (Group Project) 

Aminata Adewumi, Denise Tate, Daniel Ward, and I prepared a plan for the Bayonne School District based on a fictional scenario of increased need for educational technology support. 

Hiring Three Technology Coordinators (Group Project)

Working with the same group as above, and the same fictional scenario, we address the need to hire three technology coordinators for an elementary, middle, and high school.

Technology Implementation Plan (Group Project)

Douglas Koch and I created a technology implementation plan to support student success in English Learning Arts. 

Designing a Professional Development Experience (Group Project)

Douglas Koch and I created a training program to support the implementation of a new Learning Management System (LMS). 

 

Future Courses

EDTC 812 Teaching in the Adult Learning Environment

This course will emphasize teaching adult learners in post-secondary learning environments including the workplace and corporate settings. Topics will include learning theories applied to the adult learner; distinctions of post-secondary learning environments; delivering instruction in non-traditional settings and time frames; and assessing adult learning.