Stephen T Kerr
Factors contributing to effective management of programs incorporating educational technology and microcomputers. Manager's role as agent of instructional change and processes leading to successful adoption and long-term implementation of a new instructional system. Prerequisite: EDC&I 510.
How to conceive of and put into practice new approaches to education and new ways of organizing educational institutions that technology makes possible. Doing these things involves being able to plan effectively, to manage an organization, to use resources wisely, to deal with co-workers, to prepare and manage a budget, to evaluate the success of the projects one manages, and to communicate one's purposes effectively to the outside world.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Seminar-discussion; project based; student interpretation and presentation of readings; observation/interview experience.
Some experience in working in educational technology will be helpful, but is not required. A curiosity about how educational programs come to be, how they exist and develop within organizational contexts, and what outside factors impinge on their succcess or failure, will be useful.
Class assignments and grading
Readings and discussion; observations/interviews; project.
Oral presentations of readings 20% Write-up of observation/interview 20% Course project/paper 50% Class participation 10%