Welcome to ETT 530 - Instructional Technology Tools

Course Description: Advanced use of common as well as new and emerging instructional technology software and hardware tools.

Wiki - It is a website that includes the collaboration of work from many different authors. A wiki site allows anyone to edit, delete, or modify the content on the web. (The first wiki creator named the site after a chain of buses in Hawaii; Wiki means "quick" in Hawaiian.)

Class Date Activities


#5 Oct 23 Virtual Environments

Second Life Readings
• Atkinson, T. (2008). Inside Linden Lab. TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning. 52(2), 18-21.
• Foster, A. L. (2008). Professor Avatar. Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review. 73(5), 12-17.
http://www.edutopia.org/school-second-life The School of Second Life: Education Online

#6 Nov 6 *Second Life online class meeting

#7 Nov 20 Discussion of emerging technology tools and their uses & Advanced uses of MS Excel
http://www.microsoft.com/education/classtipsarchive.mspx#ERF MS Office ideas for teachers

No Class –Nov 27 (Thanksgiving)

#8 Dec 11 Final Project Presentations, wrap-up