Educational Technology

Beginning with the Fall 2013 semester, NPC is implementing a program to improve student learning in Internet-based classes. Prior to enrollment in Internet sections (POS 221 & 222 are exempt) students must either demonstrate or develop basic computer skills necessary for online learning.
Students who feel proficient and confident about their abilities can demonstrate this by completing an opt-out test. Those who have trouble successfully completing the test, or want to brush up their skills, must enroll in Skills for Online Learning – ICT 095, a half-credit, tuition-free course consisting of four hours of face-to-face contact and four hours of online work.
The online competency testing requirement is explained on this webpage.

Educational Technology for the Digital Age
CIS 286 • Educational Technology • 3 credits
Cost: Tuition + $15 Course Fee + $35 Media Fee

This full semester course is designed to anchor the development of technology literacy for educators. The course modules include topics on e-learning, instructional design, distance education, NETS standards, and educational technology foundations. Students will develop an understanding of and gain working skills in educational technology and document their knowledge and skills using a digital portfolio.

  • No textbook required!

  • Convenient – Access 24/7

  • Learn by doing, using online
    learning environment

  • Learn how to use FREE
    Google tools

  • Create your lesson plans online

  • Build your professional
    digital portfolio

  • Learn how to find, manage and
    evaluate technology resources

  • Communicate effectively with
    the digital natives

  • Apply National Educational
    Technology Standards (NETS)

  • May be tax-deductible as continuing education credit (Consult your tax adviser for exemption requirements).
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About Your Instructor: Dr. Wei Ma
Dr. Wei Ma
Faculty in Educational Technology
  • Master's Degree in Telecommunications
  • Ph.D. in Educational Studies with an emphasis in Educational Technology from Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
  • Dr. Ma has been providing technical and pedagogical support and training for K-16 educators for five years.
  • His expertise is in general educational computing, classroom technology integration and distance learning.

      Email(800) 266-7845, ext. 6164

Download a PDF flier for this course for Spring 2013.

Email this flier to your teachers or print them out and distribute them!