CIED 2130 Introduction to Educational Technology and Assessment
This course focuses on two areas: the use of assessment and technology to inform instruction and enhance student learning.
In Part I, teacher candidates are introduced to foundational concepts and skills in assessment, emphasizing the principles of design, selection, and validation, and the appropriate use of formal and informal developmentally appropriate assessments that are integrated with and support learning and align with classroom instruction in P-12 settings. This course focuses on methods for selecting, designing, and differentiating assessments which are aligned with New Jersey Student Learning Standards including but not limited to rubrics, formative assessment, performance assessments, and assessments of higher-order thinking. Candidates will also be introduced to concepts and skills related to the grading and evaluation of students, and interpreting state-mandated and other standardized testing scores. The course also discusses fundamental principles of assessment such as reliability and validity.
In Part II, teacher candidates are introduced to the appropriate use of educational and assistive technology as well as the history, theoretical foundations, and current research on critical issues and trends in this field. Specifically, teacher candidates will learn how to incorporate a variety of content-neutral and content-specific technologies into the curriculum and assessment efforts to address New Jersey Student Learning Standards, technology literacy standards and the national educational technology standards. Additionally, this course will provide an opportunity for teacher candidates to explore the usage of assistive technologies in inclusive classrooms and environments. The exploration of the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in P-12 schools will also be studied. Consequently, teacher candidates will be able to identify, develop and apply a variety of technologies and discover the ways in which technology use shapes teachers, learners, pedagogical practices, and even the fundamental meanings of education, learning, and schooling. Prerequisite(s): CIED 2120 and 60 or more credits with a minimum GPA of 3.00; Passing CORE ot passing score on SAT or ACT and an interview.