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Educational Psychology

College of Education

Macintosh Humanities Building

Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling - ETEC Courses

Educational Technology Courses (ETEC)


100. Technology as a Tool for Self-Directed Learning (3)
Introduces: (a) psychological foundations of self-directed learning; (b) technology as a tool to obtain, organize, evaluate, manipulate, and present information; and (c) evaluation of technologies for use in education, including online/hybrid courses and collaborative learning.
(Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).


110. Introduction to Computers as Tools (1)
Introduction to operations, terminology, and components of computing systems. Introduction to computer applications including word processing, databases, and spreadsheets. Introduction to University e-mail systems and electronic searching.
Letter grade only (A-F).


171. Critical Thinking Using Computer Technology (3)
Prerequisite/Corequisite: Completion/concurrent enrollment in GE Foundation requirement Category A1 Written English.
Cultivates critical thinking abilities in conjunction with the use of computer technology. Introduces basic hands-on computer skills to facilitate critical thinking and learning. Critically examines the use of computer technology in academic and personal lives.
(Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours).
Letter grade only (A-F).



411. Assessment of Computer Technology Competency, Level I (1)
Appropriate only for students who are already proficient with the material in ETEC 444. Provides students with an opportunity to meet the California Level I computer technology requirement by a performance assessment. Two class meetings and online activities.
Credit/No Credit grading only.


435/535. Accessible Electronic and Information Technologies (3)
Prerequisite: Either ETEC 110, ETEC 411, ETEC 444 or consent of instructor.
Critical use, analysis and evaluation of computer applications of computer technologies for accessibility and usability for populations with diverse needs. Terminology, design principles, and applications of accessible technologies. Legal and ethical issues in developing or adopting accessible electronic and information technologies.
Letter grade only (A-F).


*444. Computer Technology in Education, Level I (3)
Prerequisites: Course design assumes familiarity with topics introduced in ETEC 110.
Introduction to educational computer technology: resources and tools for professional use; strategies for integrating computers into teaching; applications to diverse learners; legal, ethical, and societal issues. Meets the Level I teaching credential computer technology standard.
(Seminar 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours.)


*449. Technology Applications for Educators (1-3)
Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor.
Contemporary applications of technology for teaching, learning, and the management of instruction. Demonstration and hands-on experience with computer and media applications in educational settings.
Topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units with different topics.
A. Internet Resources for Educators
Introduces the growing number of Internet-based educational resources for educators. Discussion, demonstrations, and hands-on experience in the use of computer communication tools, including e-mail, file transfer protocol (FTP), newsgroups, listservs, and the world wide web.
B. Evaluation and Selection of Instructional Technology Resources
Introduces a variety of evaluation instruments and techniques for evaluating and selecting instructional technology resources to support the California curriculum frameworks.



510. Foundations of Educational Technology (3)
Prerequisite: Either ETEC 411, 444, equivalent experience satisfying the California Level I computer technology standard, or consent of instructor.
Introduction to the field of educational technology. Overview of theoretical approaches, research trends, major developments, and prominent issues in the field. Incorporation of social, historical, psychological, and philosophical perspectives in the study of educational technology.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar three hours.)


523. Computer Technology in Education, Level II (3)
Prerequisites: ETEC 444 or equivalent experience satisfying California Level I computer technology standard.
Principles for integrating computer technology into learning environments to improve: planning, designing and implementing learning experiences; educational communication and collaboration; assessment and evaluation.
Meets California Level II computer technology standard.(Seminar 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours.) Letter grade only (A-F).


525. Social and Cultural Implications of Educational Technology (3)
Examination of social and cultural implications of educational technologies, considering issues of cultural bias, equity, and questions of who benefits from particular technologies. International applications of computer technologies to promote learning about different cultures.


530. Educational Technology Leadership (3)
Prerequisites: ETEC 523, or consent of the instructor.
Examines leadership related to implementation of educational technology in education. Theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to use, evaluate, plan, and implement technologies in education system. Examines broader issues including security and cyber ethics.


551. Education and the Internet (3)
Prerequisites: Either ETEC 411, 444, equivalent experience satisfying the California Level I computer technology standard, or consent of instructor.
Survey of educational applications across the Internet; characteristics of teaching and learning mediated through the Internet; analysis and design of Internet-based learning activities; design and development of online courses; implementation, management, and administration of online learning.
(Seminar 2 hours, Laboratory 2 hours).


553. Instructional Design (3)
Prerequisites: ETEC 523 or equivalent experience satisfying the California Level II computer technology standard.
Principles of instructional design emphasis on designing effective teaching strategies with educational technology. Theories and models to plan, create, evaluate and refine learner-centered educational activities.
Letter grade only (A-F).


570. E-Learning Design and Development (3)
Prerequisite: ETEC 523 or consent of instructor.
Introduction to e-learning design and development, including project management, instructional analyses and strategies, software selection, and evaluation. Interactive multimedia development applications, processes, and principles. Design and production of technology-enhanced instruction.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar two hours, Laboratory two hours.)


580. Field Experience in Educational Technology (3)
Prerequisites: ETEC 523 and either ETEC 530, EDP 520 or 595.
Students investigate and experience occupation or environment utilizing a form of educational technology. Under instructor guidance, students perform 90 field experience hours in educational technology environment. Instructor approval required for site selection.
Letter grading only (A-F).


623. Developing Technology – Based Learning (3)
Prerequisites: ETEC 523, 553.
Discussion, demonstration, and hands-on experience toward development of technology-based interactive learning programs. Concepts of technology-based instructional design. Authoring tools for creating simulations, educational games, and interactive assessment tools.
Seminar 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours.


695. Seminar in Educational Technology (3)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of all required course work for the Master of Arts in Education, Option in Educational Technology.
Studies in educational technology including reviews of literature, critique of educational technology research, and systematic development and evaluation of areas of students’ prior work.
For qualified candidates preparing for the comprehensive examination. Application for enrollment must be made by March 1 for summer session or fall semester or by October 1 for spring semester. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to mximum of 6 units.