Texas A&M University-Commerce
Department of Secondary and Higher Education
An examination of the theories, practices, and competencies required for effective administration of educational technology programs. Examines (supervision of organizational) media and equipment holdings. Covers management techniques as they apply to learning resources in educational, business, and industrial settings.
Prerequisite: ETEC 524 (Theories and Strategies of Computer Utilization) or permission of the instructor.
Day: Monday Time:
Office: Education North – Room 114
Phone: 903-886-5598 FAX: 903-886-5603
Office hours: See website for current instructor schedule. Other times by appointment.
ON-LINE TEXT: (access via TAMU-C Library Website)
Schmidt, William D., Rieck,
Donald A., Vlcek, Charles W. Managing media services [computer file]:
theory and practice. (2nd ed.).
Certification students only:American Library Association (1988) Information power: Building partnerships for learning.
During this course the learner will…
1. distinguish between the different types of computer networks.
2. identify basic networking components, topologies, and protocols.
3. plan and design a networking environment and computer lab facility.
4. become familiar with program administration.
5. become familiar with information literacy standards for student learning.
6. become familiar with school library services, standards, and guidelines.
Technology Proposal: Each student must create a complete written proposal in response to a typical Request for Proposal (RFP) providing for the creation of a technology facility at a school district or business. The scenario and details of the simulated proposal project will be provided and discussed in class.
Proposal Presentation: Each student must present their technology proposal to the class as though it were being presented for funding consideration to a school board, board of trustees, or other relevant funding agency committee.
Critiques: Each student will write a one page critique on each presentation. The critiques will be provided to the presenter following inspection by the instructor. Required content of the critique will be discussed in class.
Assignments MUST be submitted by due date. Assignments will NOT be accepted after the due date. Full credit cannot be earned by incomplete assignments.
Chapter Presentation: 20% A 90-100%
Technology Proposal Project: 50% B 80-89%
Project Presentation: 20% C 70-79%
Critiques: 10% D 60-69%
F 59% or less
Regular class attendance is very important. Class participation requires that students be present. Class discussions and group activities that take place during class cannot be made up. If you do miss a class, it is your responsibility to notify the instructor in advance, to contact class members to find out what occurred in that class and to make up that work, and then to check with your instructor for any additional assignments. For computer work, it is your responsibility to check for compatibility if you wish to use computers other than those provided in the lab. If you have any questions, contact your instructor. No make-up exams will be given.
Students requesting accommodations for disabilities must go through the Academic Support Committee. For more information, please contact the Director of Disability Resources & Services, Halladay Student Services Bldg., Room 303D, 903-886-5835.
All students enrolled at the University shall follow the tenets of common decency and acceptable behavior conductive to a positive learning environment (see Student’s Guide Handbook, Policies and Procedures, Conduct).
Kemp, J.E. (1994) Planning, producing, and using
instructional technologies (7th ed.).
Picciano, A. G. (2002)
Educational Leadership and Planning for
Technology (3rd ed.).