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Using Technology to Enhance Content-Area Learning

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Learn how to integrate technology in more meaningful and appropriate ways in the classroom in order to increase your students’ engagement and deepen their understanding of your content area concepts and skills. This graduate-level course begins by evaluating your own proficiency with technology based on the National Education Technology Standards for Teachers. Then you’ll discover how to design technology-infused projects that motivate your students and foster their creativity and independence as learners. Examine developmentally appropriate ways of using multimedia and Internet technologies to bring concepts to life and create interdisciplinary connections that enhance learning across the curriculum.

Teaching Tangibles
Reconstruct a lesson plan integrating technology to enrich the learning experience.
Determine the relationships among self-directed learning, creative thinking, technology integration, and content standards.
Develop learning activities for using computers as tutor, mind tool, and conversation support.
Understand the benefits and challenges of using social networking and online collaboration tools.
Learn how to use digital storytelling to support student content learning.
Learn how to select and implement various assessment formats using technology.


Oct 16, 2020


Education (K-12)





Credits / Hours

3 semester hours

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Kathy Cennamo, Ph.D.

Dr. Cennamo has more than 20 years of experience in the design and development of instructional materials in the corporate, educational, and nonprofit sectors. For the past 12 years, she has been teaching educational technology courses in higher education settings, first as a professor at Purdue University and subsequently at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In addition to publishing more than 20 articles, Dr. Cennamo is the lead author of Real World Instructional Design. She has a Ph.D. in instructional technology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Peggy Ertmer, Ph.D.

Dr. Ertmer is professor of educational technology at Purdue University. Her work focuses on the impact that student-centered instructional approaches and strategies have on learning. Activities that support this focus include research on the impact of case-based instruction on higher-order thinking skills; the effectiveness of a student-centered, problem-based learning approach to technology integration; and strategies for facilitating higher-order thinking and self-regulated learning in online learning environments. She earned a Ph.D. in curriculum & instruction from Purdue University, an M.A. in special education-learning disabilities from Cardinal Stritch University, and a B.A. in elementary education from the University of Denver.

John Ross, Ph.D.

Dr. Ross is a senior R&D specialist at Edvantia, an education research and development not-for-profit corporation. As an instructional designer and multimedia developer, he designs products and services to help educators better understand how technology integration enhances school improvement planning and data-based decision making. Dr. Ross has worked with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to design and develop the free Web-based Data-Based Decision Making Tool: A Resource for Teachers and he is a frequent presenter in the field of educational technology. Dr. Ross was a classroom teacher for 10 years prior to joining Edvantia. He holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction and instructional technology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

John Ross has also authored books available through Canter’s partner, Corwin press.

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