Introduction to Educational Technology

Course taught by Mike Fuller, M.A.


Course Description and Objectives

This course is an overview of the field of educational technology emphasizing current issues, leadership in technology use planning, and evaluation/synthesis of research.

In this course, I designed my EdTech Learning Log to present and organize reflections, artifacts, and other content created for EDTECH courses; analyzed an element from the current definition of educational technology; identified current trends in educational technology applicable to my own classroom; compared issues of digital divide and digital inequality; identified and prioritized solutions for digital inequalities; applied RSS technologies; identified issues of plagiarism in a digital world; applied correct APA style to article reference list; analyzed and synthesized research in educational technology; evaluated my school's current technology environment; identified and summarized elements of a technology use plan; and outlined a plan for your own Professional Learning Network (PLN) to assume a leadership role in the field of educational technology (Course Syllabus, 2011).


AECT Standards

For standards mapping to completed course artifacts for this course, please select from the list below.


Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to use processes and resources for learning by applying principles and theories of media utilization, diffusion, implementation, and policy-making.


Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise instructional technology by applying principles of project, resource, delivery system, and information management.


Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to evaluate the adequacy of instruction and learning by applying principles of problem analysis, criterion-referenced measurement, formative and summative evaluation, and long-range planning.

Zotero Library Results

Adkins, S. S. (2008). Ambient Insight. The US market for mobile learning products and services: 2008-2013 Forecast and Analysis (May 2009) 5. Retrieved October 22, 2011 from http://www.ambientinsight.com/Resources/Documents/AmbientInsight_20082013_

IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning. Barcelona, Spain. Retrieved October 24, 2011, from http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/17441/

Masters, K. (2005). Lowkey mlearning: a realistic introduction of mlearning to developing countries. Proceedings of Seeing, Understanding, Learning in the Mobile Age. Budapest, Hungary, April 2005. Retrieved October 24, 2011, from http://www.fil.hu/mobil/2005/Masters_final.pdf

Moore, J. (2009). A portable document search engine to support offline mobile learning. Proceedings of US_MobileLearning_Forecast_ExecutiveOverview.pdf

Train and Go. (2010). Mobile learning community. Retrieved October 24, 2011, from http://trainandgo.blogspot.com/2010/01/mobilelearningincortina. html

Wagner, E. D. (2005, May/June). Enabling mobile learning. EDUCAUSE. Retrieved October 24, 2011, from http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume40/EnablingMobileLearn ing/157976


American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6tg ed.). American Psychological Association.

Anderson, L., Graduate Students at Mississippi State University. (1996). Guidebook for Developing an Effective Instructional Technology Plan. TKT 8763 Seminar in Planning for Instructional Technology. Mississippi State University.

DeBell, M., and Chapman, C. (2006). Computer and Internet Use by Students in 2003 (NCES 2006065). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved September 14 2011 http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2006/2006065.pdf


What You Need to be Successful

Computer - PC or Mac with multimedia capabilitieis

Software - Adobe Web and Graphics Suite, Presentation, Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Open Source

Time Management - Deadlines approach quickly - don't wait until the last minute to get the job done!


About Stefanie

Mrs. Brimacomb

Stefanie Brimacomb is a multi-endorsed math, business, and computer teacher in a remote Idaho town where online learning is essential to provide students a competitive education.

Contact Information


EdTech Learning Log

Copyright ©2011 Brimacomb