Eastern Michigan University EDMT Program offers new Online Teaching Certificate

June 26th, 2014 by Toni Jones

With online learning platforms making online teaching even more of a reality for educators in Michigan – EMU is pleased to announce the development of a series of new online teaching courses.

The educational media and technology program, within the College of Education has designed these courses to provide teachers with the basic skills of how to teach online and help them develop a comfort level with communicating with their students through these emerging online technologies. The courses start next week in the Summer II 2014.

The series of online teaching courses include:

Online Teaching: Introduction (3 credits)
Online Teaching: Advanced (3 credits)
Online Teaching: Practicum (3 credits)
Online Teaching: Blended Instruction (3 credits)

Upon receiving their online teaching certificate, teachers should be able to handle any course management system within their school district and be ready to start teaching in those environments. For questions or more information, please contact Michael McVey at mmcvey@emich.edu or watch a short video about the program.

Apps that Rise to the Top for Teachers

June 17th, 2014 by Toni Jones

Michelle Luhtala, a librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut, has created an extensive list of apps (about 74 apps) that have been approved by educators around the country.  The list includes

  • 30 Hands
  • Adobe Voice – Show your story
  • Ask3
  • EverNote
  • Explain Everything
  • Knowmia & Knowmia Teach
  • Lightbot
  • Poems by Heart from Penquin Classics
  • Synphonizer
  • ThinkLink
  • World Lens

Curious? Want to know more? Go check out the entire list at The edWebET47 – The A List!

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2014 Conference

June 9th, 2014 by Toni Jones

Register now for the 2014 ISTE Conference in Atlanta, GA being held June 28 through July 1, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center. You can register online, by phone or fax (scroll down the page to download the form) and onsite.

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world (https://www.iste.org/about-iste).

The ISTE Conference is for educators at all levels – teachers, tech coordinators and staff developers, administrators and policy makers, teacher educators, teacher librarians and media specialists and government and industry representatives.

For more information about the ISTE Conference, go to https://www.isteconference.org/.


2014 Summer II & Fall Course Offerings

May 23rd, 2014 by Toni Jones

Looking for something to do during July & August? Consider registering for Summer II classes.

Or, if your summer is full but you want something to do from September to December, consider registering for Fall classes.

EDMT Courses being offered for Summer II and Fall 2014 Semesters:

Summer II

EDMT 592 CRN 54052 Online Teaching: Introduction – McVey

EDMT 628 CRN 54024 Design & Use Online Resources for Education – Copeland
(prereqs: EDMT 623)

EDMT 653 CRN 54025 Issues & Emerging Educational Technology – McVey
(prereqs: EDMT 627 and EDMT 628)


EDMT 592 CRN 17168 Online Teaching: Advanced – Copeland

EDMT 602 CRN 16861 Tech & Student-Centered Learning – Jones

EDMT 632 CRN 16863 Adv Productivity Tools & Teach & Learning – Copeland

EDMT 695 CRN 16864 Seminar – McVey
(prereqs: EDMT 653)

Be sure to check the online schedule of classes for information about foundation and restrictive elective course offerings.

Employment Opportunity: Multimedia Pedagogy Specialist in the Language Center at the University of Chicago

May 16th, 2014 by Toni Jones

The University of Chicago recently notified us of a job position they are seeking to fill. It is multimedia pedagogy specialist in their Language Center. Although the posting indicates that a PhD would be desired, their recent experience has shown that some of the strongest potential candidates are coming out of educational technology masters programs.

To learn more about the position, go to Posting Details.