The graduates of Instructional Technology in the Ohio University College of Education will be agents and advocates of positive change for diverse individuals, groups, schools, organizations and societies. Graduates will be
Informed, responsible practitioners
Committed to diversity
- Demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding of concepts related to technology (as described in the NETS*T).
- Demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies.
- Apply current research on teaching and learning with technology when planning learning environments and experiences.
- Identify and locate technology resources and evaluate them for accuracy and suitability.
- Plan for the management of technology resources within the context of learning activities.
- Plan strategies to manage student learning in a technology-enhanced environment.
- Identify and apply instructional design principles associated with the development of technology resources.
- Facilitate technology-enhanced experiences that address content standards and student technology standards.
- Apply technology to demonstrate studentís higher order skills and creativity.
- Manage student learning activities in a technology-enhanced environment.
- Use current research and district/region/state/national content and technology standards to build lessons and units of instruction.
- Apply technology to increase productivity.
- Apply technology in assessing student learning of subject matter using a variety of assessment techniques.
- Use technology resources to collect and analyze data, interpret results, and communicate findings to improve instructional practice and maximize student learning.
- Apply multiple methods of evaluation to determine studentsí appropriate use of technology resources, learning, communication, and productivity.
Ethical, reflective decision-makers and problem-solvers
- Design developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that apply technology-enhanced instructional strategies to support the diverse needs of learners.
- Use technology to support learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students.
Principled, expert leaders
- Model and teach legal and ethical practice related to technology use.
- Identify and use technology resources to enable and empower learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities.
- Identify and use technology resources that affirm diversity.
- Promote safe and healthy use of technology resources.
- Facilitate equitable access to technology resources for all students.
Committed to their professional identity and growth
- Use the school technology facilities and resources to implement classroom instruction.
- Apply strategies for knowledge of issues related to managing the change process in schools.
- Apply effective group process skills.
- Lead in the development and evaluation of district technology planning and implementation.
- Engage in supervised field-based experiences with accomplished technology facilitators and/or directors.
- Use school technology facilities and resources to implement classroom instruction.
- Use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community in order to nurture student learning.
Proficient and ethical users of technology
- Participate in professional development opportunities related to management of school facilities, technology resources, and purchases.
- Use technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning.
- Continually evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning.
Competent and capable in research and assessment
- Skilled in the use of instructional technology artifacts.
- Knowledgeable of instructional technology processes and systems.
- Experienced in the integration of technology into the classroom.
- Committed to equitable and fair access to technology and information.
- Knowledgeable in action research.
- Knowledgeable in the implementation of technology to assist research and assessment.
- Knowledgeable and skilled in the use of both qualitative and quantitative measures.
- Use technology to access research and best methods.