Bringing Digital Media into the Classroom
I have had a number of colleagues suggest that I share my Ed tech 556 syllabus for an MA graduate program (which mainly enrolls in-service teachers) that focuses on how technology and learning are situated: how socio-cultural issues relate to and influence technological access and use, and power and privilege. These are issues often overlooked within the field of education: our attention gravitates to the technology itself not on how it is being used, who is using it, or why there are similarities and differences within a population of users. The course I am sharing here concentrates on salient organizing themes such as age, gender, race/ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, language, and social capital and its intersections. And since the course is a hybrid course with face-to-face and online meetings, I have included online modules in the course as well. If you are interested in viewing the modules, email me directly and I can share.
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