Emerging Technology for Teachers

24 Hours / 180 Days / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

As more and more technology becomes available in our modern classrooms, educators need to be prepared to make the best use of emerging technology-based teaching and learning components.  Today’s students depend on developing their creativity skills, their ability to generate innovative ideas and design solutions for tomorrow’s problems.  This course will help teachers learn how to better integrate technology into the classroom.  The modern classroom requires a variety of strategies and tools to enhance traditional methods with today’s technology tools across all content areas of concern.   The teachers roles in the modern classroom are constantly changing, thus modern teaching and learning even happens beyond the school walls and outside the school day.  Understanding the impact of technology on education will advance that learning process.

Students will:
  • Examine and understand the changing nature of information technologies.
  • Understand how to integrate technology across content areas.
  • Identify current emerging technologies for teaching and learning.
  • Identify resources for finding emerging technologies.
  • Identify emerging technologies for applicability to the classroom.
  • Determine the impact emerging technologies will have on education.
  • Understand and plan for new technologies.
  • Gain an understanding of the 21st century technology skills and use a variety of tools and applications to support them.
  • Use technology to facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Understanding the Impact of Technology on Education and Society

In this lesson, teachers will examine and understand the impact and changing nature of information technologies.

Lesson 2: Engaging Students through Technology

This lesson will help teachers learn a variety of tools and applications that will enhance traditional methods and engage students through technology.

Lesson 3: Integrating Technology in the Classroom

In this lesson teachers will learn how to integrate technology across content areas to guide and coach their students to be creative thinkers and innovative problem solvers.

Lesson 4: New Emerging Technologies

This lesson will help teachers understand and utilize new and emerging technologies that create an effective and motivational learning environment.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.
Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


** Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **