Theory of Technology Implementation
CECS 6220


Instructor:  Dr. Gerald Knezek



Objectives:
Students will develop an understanding as to


Texts:

Required Readings:


Optional Readings:



Prerequisites:

Requirements:

Presentations:  30% Each student will select two topics and present/explain to class.  Additionally, you will provide an annotated bibliography (6), handouts and/or exercises as appropriate. 

Research Paper:   25% Each student will write a paper covering one aspect of the course topics.  The paper should be 10 pages long, double-spaced and should include at least 15 references with appropriate citations within the text. APA format is required.  Topic must be approved by professor.

Class Participation 15% Each student is expected to be an active class participant through attendance, preparation, critical thinking and discussions.  This is my subjective opinion of your contribution to the class.

Grading:


Resources

Three foci of technology implementaion models/theories

Elimination of barriers:
Amplification of human capacity:
Catalyst for change:
U. S. National Educational Technology Plan (ppt)

Schedule/Topics
(Presentations)

  Topic 1: What’s the Need? Why Bother?

What’s the value-added of technology? Opportunity for process change; knowledge amplification, serving individual needs, etc.

Topic 2: What does it take for a successful implementation?

Topic 3: Access, Models of Use (1:1, Lab, etc.)

Topic 4: Pedagogical Issues: Curriculum, Instruction, and Integration

Kalinowski, K. (2005).  Pedagogy and instructional Design. (ppt) (annotated bibliography)

Topic 5: Professional Development

 Nelson, T. (2005).  PT3: Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Integrate Technology (ppt) (annotated bibliography)
Nelson, T. (2005).  Professional Development. (ppt) (annotated bibliography)

Topic 6: Assessment

Topic 7: Supportive Community

Gratch, J. (2005).  Supportive Communities. (ppt) (annotated bibliography)

Topic 8: Supportive Administration

 Hossain, A. (2005).  Supportive administration (ppt) (annotated bibliography)

Topic 9: Scaling: One Classroom to One School to One District to….

Topic 10: Total Cost of Ownership of Technology

Topic 11: One Size Fits All: Grade Level, Subject Area, Etc. Differences?

Topic 12: Learners with Special Needs, Assistive & Adaptive Technologies

 Lunce, L. (2005). Adaptive technology for the visually and hearing impaired (ppt) (annotated bibliography) (pdf)

Topic 13: Administrative Issues & Uses, Decision Making

Topic 14: Software, Software, Software

Topic 15: Implementing Virtual Schools, Why & How?

  Lunce, L. (2005). Virtual schools
 
Rice, J. (2005). Researching virtual playlands (ppt) (annotated bibliography)
  Kaye Shelton (2005). The Florida virtual school: Any time, any place, any path, any pace.


Topic 16: Reflection  & Wrap Up 



Assistant:
Dr. Dana Arrowood
Office: Matthews Hall, 322F
940-565-4632
arrowood@coe.unt.edu