Annotated Transcript

Welcome to my annotated transcript. Below you will find a list of the coursework I took as part of my Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) at Michigan State University. If you’d like to see specific work from these courses please visit my showcase.

CEP 810: Teaching Understanding with Technology – summer, 2014

  • Instructor: Craig McMichael
  • Instructor: Spencer Greenhalgh

The major focus of this class was the was understanding how our content, technology and pedagogy fit together. We learned early on that teachers are always balancing these three things and we explored the Technology Pedagogy and Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework. We also looked at the importance of professional learning networks as well as explored different types of educational technology.


CEP 811: Adapting Innovative Technology to Education – summer, 2014

  • Instructor: Craig McMichael
  • Instructor: Spencer Greenhalgh

One major focus in this class is, maybe obviously, exploring and integrating emerging technology. I imagine that the focus changes slightly from year to year but when I took it we looked extensively at the Maker’s Movement. A significant project that stemmed from this was hosting a Maker’s Faire at the MSU library. Through this project, and others, we looked extensively at the overlap between “making” and the constructivist teaching approach.


CEP 812: Applying Educational Technology to Practice – summer, 2014

  • Instructor: Craig McMichael
  • Instructor: Spencer Greenhalgh

In this course we focused on how technology can help us solve problems in education such as helping students with special learning needs or igniting curiosity in our students. We also looked at how technology can create unforeseen problems and how to avoid those pitfalls. A major project from this course is the “Wicked Problem of Practice” project. In this project my group looked at the problem of online learning and tried to develop methods of online learning that are most effective. All of the projects in this course, as the course title might suggest, were applicable to my practice.


CEP 818: Creativity in Teaching and Learning – fall, 2014

  • Professor: Dr. Punya Mishra
  • Instructor: Rohit Mehta

In this course we looked at the intersection of creativity and teaching. We explored various creative methods and established that creativity is not a gift that some people have, but is something that can be improved through practice and experience. We were able to apply the creative techniques we learned directly to our classrooms frequently. I continue to benefit from the mindsets and techniques I learned from this course.


CEP 817: Learning Technology through Design – spring, 2015

  • Professor: Dr. Danah Henrikson
  • Instructor: Jon Good

This course required us to explore the design process and apply it to our profession in innovative ways. As I started to think more like a designer I began to view problems through the design thinking lens. This meant that I had an effective problem solving lens through which to view (and hopefully solve) problems. It also emphasized the importance of empathy and creativity in our profession, two things that are intimately connected to teaching, and gave us techniques for developing each one.


CEP 800: Learning in Schools and Other Settings – summer, 2015

  • Professor: Dr. Danah Henrikson
  • Instructor: Jon Good

In this course we examined different learning theories and how they manifest themselves in the typical classroom setting. The major project in this class was a grant writing project in which we wrote a grant (that would hopefully be used and funded at some point in the future) for something that would fundamentally change the learning in our classroom for the better. Although this was the biggest project, we also discussed many aspects of the learning process including motivation, types of learners, how the brain changes with learning, and ways to address the needs of diverse learners.


CEP 815: Technology and Leadership – summer, 2015

  • Professor: Dr. Danah Henrikson
  • Instructor: Jon Good

In this course we looked at different strategies for implementing professional development. We also explored the tensions that arise from implementing (or not implementing) technology among staff members. One of the major projects in this course was hosting and developing a webinar on a topic in educational technology. This not only gave us an opportunity to create an opportunity for any educator to learn from various experts in educational technology, but also gave us an opportunity to put our what we learned about professional learning into action.


CEP 822: Approaches to Educational Research – summer, 2015

  • Professor: Dr. Danah Henrikson
  • Instructor: Jon Good

In this course we looked at how to find, understand, and implement educational research. We also looked at how we can be researchers. One of the major projects from this course was to research a commonly held misconception about something (from any field of study) and create a website and video explaining our findings. Through this we learned how misconceptions can manifest themselves and persist in our society. It required us to think deeply about how we research (or come to understand) our students’ understanding.


CEP 807: Capstone in Educational Technology – Fall, 2015

  • Professor: Dr. Matt Koehler
  • Instructor: Joshua Rosenburg

This course, as the final course in the MAET program, required us to do a great deal of reflecting, looking ahead, and developing a professional web portfolio. We developed a showcase of our best work from the program, created a digital resume, and wrote a couple of essays requiring us to reflect on how this experience will drive our future learning.