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Courses

Core 1 – Interactive Technology and Pedagogy I: History and Theory
3 credits, 30 hours plus conferences and lab hours
Mondays, 4:15 – 6:15PM
Lab sessions run 6:30 – 8:30 PM on Mondays

Students will examine the economic, social, and intellectual history of the design and use of technology. The course focuses on the mutual shaping of technology and academic teaching, learning and research—how people and ideas have shaped classroom and research interactions in the past, and how they are transforming knowledge production in the present. By examining the use and design of technologies inside and outside of the university, students reflect on what it means to be human in a world increasingly mediated by technology.

The course also highlights the theoretical and practical possibilities of digital media for teaching, research, reading, writing, activism, collaborative knowledge production, and play. Assignments for the course ask students to leverage new, multimodal approaches for creating scholarship, including a publishable final paper or project that contributes to the discourse around the use of technology in their discipline as well as considers the growth of fields of academic inquiry such as Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the Digital Humanities. This course includes a two-hour non-credit bearing lab that takes place on the same day as class, directly afterwards.

Sample Projects

Core 2 – Interactive Technology and Pedagogy II: Methods and Practice
3 credits, 30 hours plus conferences and lab hours
Mondays, 4:15 – 6:15PM
Lab sessions run 6:30 – 8:30 PM on Mondays

Students build on the historical and theoretical insights gleaned in the first interactive technology and pedagogy course, as they begin to employ digital tools in their own work. In this praxis oriented course students explore digital methodologies in the contemporary academy, enabling them to better contextualize their own work and negotiate the practicalities involved in creating a technology dependent project. By the end of the semester students will produce a polished proposal for a technology‐based project in their discipline related to research, teaching, or both.

Through class discussions, online work and workshops, students will hone their understanding of and ability to use digital tools and new media approaches in teaching and research. This course includes a two-hour non-credit bearing lab that takes place on the same day as class, directly afterwards.

Sample Projects

ITCP 89010: Independent Study
3 credits
Permission of instructor required. See the Independent Study Details section for more info on project options, procedure for approval, and implementation.