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Late updated: 2008.04.10 at 3:12 PCT MALT - MATLT - 30 credits, classes are 3 credits each) -[EDU 610 - Intro to Teaching & Learning with Technology]- In this course the student evaluates the impact technology has had on academia and corporate training. Pedagogical preparations for the use of the new learning technologies, an understanding of technology in the context of educational psychology, historical implications, philosophical foundations, and learning theories are investigated. -[EDU 613 Technology Issues in Instruction]- The focus of this course is on issues related to the use of technology in learning including access, computer literacy, content restrictions, plagiarism, and the effective use of games and simulations. Examples of technology-based instruction for quality and relevance to classroom and training environment are explored. Course emphasis includes participation in discussions, evaluation of course-ware, online journal articles and other web sites, and individual reviews of relevant literature. -[EDU 616 Methods & Materials for Teaching & Learning with Technology The focus of this course is the application of technology to enhance instruction. Evaluation of courseware, software applications, and technologies are used to investigate instructional technology. Course assignments require the use of productivity tools, presentation tools, digital imaging, Internet websites, and online learning platform technologies. Teaching style with technology based instruction is explored. -[EDU 618 Assessment of Learning Outcomes with Technology]- Learner-centered principles are used in this course to present a multidimensional approach to assessing learner outcomes. Technology is utilized to integrate fundamental statistics, learning system designs, and learner characteristics into the assessment of outcomes. -[EDU 620 Meeting Individual Student Needs with Technology]- This course fosters awareness of individual learner characteristics which impede successful achievement. Milder forms of learning disabilities, emotional disorders, and dysfunctional social conditions that are prevalent in typical instructional situations are evaluated. Alternative pedagogies utilizing computer technology applications to alleviate such barriers are explored. -[EDU 622 Development of Interactive Learning Modules]- The focus in this course is the development of resources to be used for instruction. Using the information gathered from previous courses, the student creates a project that engages learners in interactive activities. The activities in this course will utilize technology as a tool to enhance pedagogical practices. The performance outcomes of these activities must promote both creative and complex thinking skills. -[EDU 625 Managing the Instructional Environment]- In this course the student identifies and explores the internal and external factors that serve to challenge teachers and trainers in instructional environments. Logistical and behavioral components of creating an engaging learning environment are explored. Individual and group dynamics and the infusion of technology are evaluated. -[EDU 626 Research Design & Methodology]- In this course the student accesses sources of educational information, evaluates research evidence, studies various types of educational resources, and applies research to the instructional setting. The focus of this course is research on issues in educational technology and the use of technology tools for making data-driven decisions using both quantitative and qualitative methods. -[EDU 690 Electronic Summative Portfolio]- Using LiveText software, the student begins the process of creating an electronic, professional, portfolio that documents personal and professional growth. Artifacts that parallel INTASC standards are required for classroom teachers. Corporate trainers are focused on skill-based instruction and outcomes. -[EDU 697 MATLT Capstone: A Project Approach]- This capstone course requires students to synthesize their skills and knowledge acquired throughout the MATLT program. The Capstone project must present a practical application that is appropriate for a professional environment in the student's chosen field of work, be appropriate for inclusion in a professional portfolio, and incorporate a relevant problem or issue that can be supported through formal research. Furthermore, the project should demonstrate significant content across the spectrum of MATLT courses and promote the accomplishment of professional and personal goals. Students will complete the professional portfolio.