EDS 203
Technology, Teaching, and Learning
Fall 2010

Instructor:      Chris Halter (email: chalter@ucsd.edu)

Meeting Times: Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30- 4:00 pm from Aug 31st to Sept 16th.

Meeting Place: KECK Computer Lab (Pepper Canyon Hall, 4th Floor)

My Office: Pepper Canyon Hall, Rm 368            My Office Phone: 858/534-8186


In this course, you will learn to use a variety of computer applications useful for teaching and learning, and you will build your own web site. We will explore three main topic areas: Technology and Online Content, Technology and Digital Media, and Technology for Classroom Teaching.

As the class schedule indicates, we will be exploring several applications that can be used in the classroom with students or for teacher productivity. We will be using this software to create, explore, and manipulate digital media


Course Scope

In this course, you will learn to use a variety of computer applications and advanced technology tools to examine and explore the use of technology supported curriculum in the K-12 classroom.

You will also research the connection between technology and learning, exploring its current effects and application in the classroom and its potential to transform the way we teach and learn.

Class Format

The first half class will be devoted to lectures, demonstrations and discussions. The remaining class time will be devoted to hands-on laboratory activities.

Computer Availability

The TEP Keck Laboratory Classroom contains 40 networked Macintosh computers and two laser printers for student use.  This facility is available to you from 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday. The Graduate Commons has approximately 5 networked computers available 24/7.  Both labs have comparable software applications loaded. You will need your PID number to log into the computers and the room code from ACD to enter the lab.