EDU4412E: Using Technology to Support Research and Presentation 

Course Syllabus

Catalog Description

Computers and the Internet provide powerful new tools for students and educators to use in research projects. In this course, participants will explore technology tools and resources that can support research and presentations at the middle and high school levels and across all subject areas.  Participants will learn about electronic tools to support brainstorming and concept mapping, locating relevant information resources, organizing and analyzing information, and preparing presentations and reports. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a research plan that has strategies for integrating technology into each phase of the research process, as well as a rubric for evaluating student presentations. 

Goals

This course will enable participants to:

  1. Learn about a research process that helps engage students in inquiry and analysis
  2. Learn about a variety of tools that support students in each step of the research process
  3. Develop strategies for evaluating Internet sources
  4. Learn the correct ways to cite digital sources and prevent copyright violations
  5. Assess student research presentations created with multimedia tools
  6. Develop preliminary plans for a research project, using a topic that participants select for their own classrooms, that integrates technology into each aspect of the research process