Educational Technology Applications

College-Approved Certificate (4 courses) Part-time Online
Program Code: 1924X07PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Our Program

In this College Certificate program, learners explore innovative educational technologies and practise integrating appropriate technology and new media into the teaching and learning process to generate engaging and interactive learning. Learners are exposed to best pedagogical practices for creating collaborative, technology-based learning experiences through the exploration of emerging technologies, various learning management systems, collaborative tools, open education resources (OER), social media and its implications for techno-cultural issues, end-user capabilities and universal accessibility.

This program is targeted towards practicing educators, educational administrators, curriculum developers, corporate trainers and professionals interested in increasing their technology skills and learning how to use technology as an educational tool.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within two years.

Success Factors

This program is well suited to students who:

  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Adapt well to new and emerging communication technologies.
  • Are familiar with teaching and learning pedagogy and multiple delivery modes.
  • Enjoy interacting with others in virtual group settings.
  • Are self-directed in an online learning environment.

Your Career

Graduates may pursue employment in a variety of postsecondary educational/training settings, such as community colleges, corporate training and consulting.

Graduates may also work as self-employed entrepreneurs in the educational technology industry.

Fees & Expenses

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).

Notes

Program Progression

As per policy AA39: Program Progression and Graduation Requirements when students are admitted to a program, they are assigned to the Program of Study that aligns with their start date. If a student takes a break for two or more consecutive terms the Program of Study is reset to align with the current version (when studies are resumed). For more information please contact your Program Coordinator.

CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Additional Information

Available flexible scheduling options allow students the opportunity to complete the program within as little as two terms or as long as two years.

For more information, please contact Melissa Langlais, Program Coordinator, at 613-727-4723 ext.7310 or langlam1@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

Online:Online Learning   
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
EDU200530.0Introduction to Emerging Educational TechnologiesOnline Learning
EDU200630.0Sourcing and Selecting Educational TechnologyOnline Learning
EDU200730.0Educational Technology ImplementationOnline Learning Online Learning
EDU200830.0Managing Educational Technology ChangeOnline Learning Online Learning

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

EDU2005 Introduction to Emerging Educational Technologies

Web-based educational technology is rapidly changing student learning experiences and educational pedagogy. Learners explore the vast range of web-based educational technologies including learning management systems and open education resources, as well as end-users' use of social media, search engines and games, in order to discover educational applications for these technologies. Learners sample the many technologies available to educators and students for both formal and informal learning. Through online communities and 3D virtual environments, learners experience new ways to collaborate and discover new educational technologies. The importance of establishing an ongoing community of practice and support, along with sharing pragmatic experiences with other users is emphasized.

EDU2006 Sourcing and Selecting Educational Technology

The vast array of online educational applications, resources, systems and tools can make the sourcing and selecting of online educational technologies a challenge. Through collaborative case studies and assignments, learners analyze the end-user's educational situation, available hardware and preferred pedagogy. Educational technology innovations are sourced and reviewed via online educator communities and matched to end-user needs. The course culminates in an independent project, which is informed by current case studies, pragmatic analysis and interviews with educational technology suppliers and users, thus enabling learners to consolidate their learning.

EDU2007 Educational Technology Implementation

Implementing new educational technology which involves its introduction to a group of end-users and its integration with existing teaching and learning processes, can be exciting and challenging at the same time. Learners create an implementation plan which includes timelines and action items informed by case studies of successful and unsuccessful educational technology implementations. Implementation includes the addition of educational content from open educational resources, as well as the creation of open, accessible online storage and categorization systems for resources. Learners become managers of change through team-based situations in which they anticipate problems and employ online support and learning.

EDU2008 Managing Educational Technology Change

Educational technologies have extensive capabilities which are constantly being upgraded. New technologies quickly replace existing ones. Ascertaining the best ways to use technologies initially, and then as they undergo improvements and changes, requires staying in touch with their creators or suppliers and with experienced users. Learners monitor changes in end-user technology application and learn to anticipate common pitfalls. Learners also evaluate best practices for educational technologies including crowd-sourcing and social curation of learning objects. Through communities of practice, learners evaluate existing educational technology usage and change to effectively manage educational technology resources.