Graduate Core Courses:

EDUC 6301 - Research in Education: Instruction in the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to understand and design research as applied to teacher education, with an emphasis on methodology, including statistical analysis and computer applications. (3 credit hours; Online)

EDUC 6305: - Advanced Educational Technology and Media: Advanced study of the design, development and integration of educational technology and media for teaching, learning and personal productivity including principles of multi-media design and production and web-based formats. (3 credit hours; Online)

EDUC 6395 - Action Research in Education: (Formerly titled "Demonstration Project in Education") Action Research in Education focuses on the development and implementation of a research design using action research guidelines. Through this course, the student will develop artifacts that support competence in teaching and research. The course prepares graduate students in the M.Ed. programs to design, implement and disseminate the results of an Action Research project in a professional setting. (3 credit hours; Online)

Courses in Digital Media, New Literacies and Learning:

EDUC 6809 - Teaching in the New Media Age: In an effort to provide meaningful and engaging learning experiences in the classroom and beyond, teachers need a broader perspective of what it means to be literate in the digital age.  Throughout this course participants will examine the social changes resulting from rapid advancements in information and communication technologies, consider the role of multi-modality in literacy learning across content areas, and strategies for bridging the digital literacies of adolescents with the print practices valued in academic settings. Participants will develop a perspective of literacy that in grounded in social culture theories of literacy known as the New Literacy Studies and consider how this perspective may lead to more effective technology integration in schools. (3 credit hours; Online)

EDUC 6810 - Critical Media Literacy and Digital Storytelling: Rapid advancements in digital technologies have increased the media saturation of our everyday lives. Citizens in the digital age require knowledge's and strategies for engaging with and analyzing the multimodal texts they encounter on a daily basis. In this course participants will learn how to interpret and make informed judgments about media, as well as to become skillful creators of media messages as they develop instructional activities for teaching media literacy in higher education, K-12 classrooms, and workplace contexts. (3 credit hours; Online)

EDUC 6812 - Technology, Leadership, and Change: Students study how to effectively mentor and collaborate with others. Students understand their role as "change agents" by encouraging collaboration and shared inquiry and help novices build networks with other novices and their more experienced colleagues.  In this course students take on a mentor, collaborator, or leadership role to help them integrate technology meaningfully into their school, workplace, or organization. Participants will examine the affordances and constraints of technology hardware and software to determine cost benefits in order to meet instructional goals or workplace needs.  (3 credit hours; Online)

EDUC 6814 - Game Design and Learning: In this course participants will learn about the potential of gamming and game design for learning both in and out of the classroom. Throughout the course participants will examine research related to the effects of gamming and game design on cognition and learning and will design games to address an instructional or training dilemma in either a school or workplace setting. (3 credit hours; Online)

EDUC 6816 - Information Architecture:  In this course participants will critically reflect on the nature of information in the  digital  age, and its social, cultural, and philosophical impact on society. Participants will come  to understand how information on Internet is organized in order to identify the best  sources of information and effective strategies in locating, evaluating, synthesizing,  using, creating, and communicating information for a given need. Participants will also  identify differences between traditional school-based research projects and the  information seeking behaviors used in workplace settings in order to create instructional  materials that support information literacy that aligns more closely with the skills needed  for 21at century workplace settings. (3 credit hours; Online)

EDUC 6818 – Practicum: In this course, participants will serve as a technology mentor for either a K-12 teacher, university faculty member, or community member seeking to integrate technology into their teaching practices. Participants will document the technology integration process and products developed as a result of the collaboration. Special attention will be paid to overcoming barriers (i.e. access, policy, teacher attitudes, time constraints…) to using new technologies in educational settings and improving the design of professional development experiences for educators.

ONLR 6808 - Tech Tools in Learning:  This course addresses various technology tools to be used for online courses.  The course is designed to provide students opportunities to apply online technology tools to their particular areas of interest in online course development.  (3 credit hours; Online)

ONLR 6804 - Copyright Issues for Online Digital Media Enhanced Instruction:  This course introduces instructional design principles and relates the principles to the development of online and digital media enhanced courses.  It includes many Web resources, is interactive, and encourages much discussion among participants of concepts, ideas and strategies for effective online and digital teaching and learning.  (3 credit hours; Online)

ONLR 6802 - Instructional Design:  This course introduces instructional design principles and relates the principles to the development of online and digital media enhanced courses.  It includes many Web resources, is interactive, and encourages much discussion among participants of concepts, ideas and strategies for effective online and digital teaching and learning.  (3 credit hours; Online)

Contact Info

Dr. Carolyn Crislip-Tacy
Interim Dean, M.Ed. and M.A.T. Director
School of Education
Room 352 Education Building
Phone: 304.367.4241
Fax: 304.367.4599
Carolyn.Crislip-Tacy@FairmontState.edu