Designing Multimedia Computer Environments for Learners

University of Maryland, College of Education, EDHD-499D & 779D Spring 2002

Dr. Allison Druin
Assistant Professor
College of Education and Institute for Advanced ComputerStudies

Class Meetings- Wednesdays, 4:15pm-7pm
HCIL-2 (A.V. Williams Building, room 3180)

Office Hours- Wednesdays, 2-4pm

This course focuses on how new computer technologies for learners can be created and used in an educational setting. The following topics will be explored: understanding the learner as a technology user, defining learning outcomes to be supported by technology, differing approaches to the technology design process and methods of technology integration in the classroom. During class sessions, the readings will be discussed in relation to small group design projects. In the last third of the semester, Students will use their understanding of the technology development process to create a new learning tool of their choice. Students with all levels of technology experience are welcome to take this course. In addition, students from all disciplines (e.g., computer science, education, library studies, art, psychology and more) are welcome to take this multidisciplinary course.


Full Course Description --- Readings for the Course ---- Course Activities---- Projects---- Student Evaluation


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