MSc in Curriculum Development and Instruction

Course Information Package

Course Unit TitleNEW TECHNOLOGIES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
Course Unit CodeESPLE711
Course Unit DetailsMEd Curriculum Development and Instruction (Specialization Electives) - MA Educational Sciences: Dynamic Learning Environments (Specialization Electives) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated10
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Understand the relationship between technology integration and interdisciplinarity in the educational practice in different disciplines within the framework of the official curriculum.
  2. Using open and closed software and Web 2.0 tools to develop educational material in difference disciplines (subject matters).
  3. Develop knowledge in the learning theories related to the design and development of learning environments enhanced with new technologies, educational software and web-based applications.
  4. Develop knowledge and skills in designing educational software and web-based applications based on modern principles of pedagogical design.
  5. Develop knowledge and skills in teaching methodologies on how to integrate new technologies and applying new technologies integration models to various disciplines.
  6. Produce multimodal learning material using multimedia applications in order to achieve multiliteracies.
  7. Evaluate and choose the most appropriate educational software and/or web-based application in each given case in order to maximize its value within the teaching and learning process.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
PrerequisitesNONECo-requisitesNONE
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

·    Modern learning pedagogical theories. 

·    New technologies integration models.

·    Open and closed educational software.

·     Web 2.0 Tools.

·    Learning environments enhanced with new technologies.

·    Various disciplines (subject matters).

·    Multimodal educational material and multiliteracies.

·    Evaluation of educational software and web-based applications.

Recommended and/or required reading:
Textbooks
  • Αθανασιάδης, Κ., Σαλονικίδης, Γ., & Σιμωτάς, Κ. (2009).Τα εκπαιδευτικά σενάρια στο δημοτικό σχολείο. Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση
  • Ψυχάρης, Σ. (2011). Η μοντελοποίηση και οι θεωρίες μάθησης στις τεχνολογίες πληροφορίας και επικοινωνίας (ΤΠΕ) στην εκπαίδευση. Παπαζήση, Αθήνα
  • Komis, I.V. (2004). Introduction to Educational Applications of Information Communication and Technology. New Technologies Publications: Athens.
  • Ministry of Education and Culture (2010). Curriculum for Public Schools in Cyprus. Cyprus Pedagogical Institute. Curriculum Development Sector.
  • Raptis, A. & Raptis, A. (2004). Learning and Teaching in the Information Society: Educational Activities (Volume A&B). Athens.
References
  • Jonassen, D. H. (1999a). Computer as Mindtools in Schools: Engaging Critical Thinking, (2nd ed.). Colombus, OH: Prentice Hall.
  • Jonassen, D. H. (1999b). Designing Constructivist Learning Environments. (Chapter 10). In C. Reigeluth (Eds.), Instructional Design Theories and Models: A new paradigm of Instructional Theory (pp. 215-239). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Newby, J.T., Stepich, A.D., Lehman, D.J., & Russel, D.J. (2009). Εκπαιδευτική Τεχνολογία για διδασκαλία και μάθηση. Επίκεντρο, Αθήνα.
  • New London Group. 1996. A pedagogy of multiliteracies: designing social future. Harvard Educational Review, 66 (1), 60-92.
  • New London Group. (2000). A pedagogy of multiliteracies designing social futures. In Multiliteracies: Literacy learning and the design of social futures, ed. Cope Bill and Mary Kalantzis, 9–37. London: Taylor and Francis Group.
  • Richardson, W. (2006). Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and other powerful Web-tools for classrooms. (3rd Ed.). California, Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press
  • Roblyer. M.D.(2009). Εκπαιδευτική Τεχνολογία και Διδασκαλία. Ελλην, Αθήνα.
  • Μικρόπουλος, Α.Τ., & Μπέλλου, Ι. (2010). Σενάρια διδασκαλίας με υπολογιστή. Εκδότης: Κλειδάριθμος
  • Σπαντιδάκης, Ι.Ι. (2011). Κοινωνιο-γνωσιακά πολυμεσικά περιβάλλοντα μάθησης παραγωγής γραπτού λόγου. Εκδότης: Gutenberg - Γιώργος & Κώστας Δαρδανός
  • Συλλογικό έργο. (2009). Συνεργατική τεχνολογία - Συστήματα και μοντέλα συνεργασίας για εργασία, μάθηση, κοινότητες πρακτικής και δημιουργία γνώσης. Κλειδάριθμός, Αθήνα.
Planned learning activities and teaching methodsThe theoretical part of the course (content of the taught concepts) is delivered by means of lectures as well as workshops following pedagogical principles, instructional design and lesson planning. Students will design and develop learning environments where new technologies are integrated as learning tools.
Assessment methods and criteria
3 Individual Assignments 45%
Group Work – Project 35%
Presentation10%
Class participation10%
Language of instructionGreek
Work placement(s)NO