Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
ED 206
Course Title:
Seminar: Advanced Education Techniques
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Course Description

Provides time and direction for investigating current issues in education. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to research emerging educational technologies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of network architecture in a school setting.
  • Design and develop online resume/vitae.
  • Demonstrate video conferencing techniques/technologies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of new computer operating systems.


Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students€™ progress will be evaluated and criteria for assigning a course grade by the following tools: assignments, resume/vitae, small group problem solving, discussion/debate of current emerging technologies, creating a web presence, and attendance/active participation through classroom and field experiences..

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Students will:

  • Discuss in groups and in class issues surrounding emerging educational technologies.
  • Write: cover letter, resume, to be placed live on the Internet.
  • Participate in a live web conference.
  • Explore online job databases and search techniques.



In addition the students will demonstrate

COMMUNICATION: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to communicate effectively by determining the purpose of communication; analyzing audience and context to sue appropriate language and modality; and by responding to feedback to achieve clarity, coherence, and effectiveness.

COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to apply scientific, cultural, and political perspectives in understanding the natural and social world and in addressing the consequences of human activity both globally and locally, demonstrating an understanding of social change and social action.

CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to think critically and creatively to solve problems, understanding and using various methods of reasoning and evaluating information and it sources.

CULTURE AWARENESS: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the varieties of human cultures, perspectives, and forms of expressions as well as their own cultures complexities.

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE: Graduates of Portland Community College should demonstrate mastery in a discipline of profession at a level appropriate to program and transfer requirements through the application of concepts, skills, processes, and technology in the performance of authentic tasks that enhance community involvement and employability.

SELF-REFLECTION: Graduates of Portland Community College should be self-appraising in applying the knowledge and skills they have learned, examining and evaluating personal beliefs and comparing them with the beliefs of others.