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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
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ECE 152 - Learning with Digital Media

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open

Covers understanding of media impact on learning practices, the use of media to enhance learning in early childhood, joint adult-child interactions with digital media that enhance learning. Students explore and evaluate the effectiveness of digital media for enhancing literacy, math and science learning and plan lessons incorporating digital media. This course involves field assignments.
Prerequisite: None
1. Examine the features of digital media that support learning in early childhood.

1. Compare the values and risks of integrating technology into early childhood programs

2. Summarize evidence related to the use of digital media to enhance children’s learning

2. Assess components of joint adult-child interactions with digital media that enhance child’s learning

1. Observe a variety of joint adult-child interactions around digital media

2. Explain the effectiveness of observed interactions

3. Critique the potential of digital media for promoting learning goals in literacy, mathematics, or science

1. Identify features of digital media intended to promote children’s learning

2. Evaluate select digital media through engagement and reflection

3. Observe children’s use of digital media

4. Assess teaching strategies to augment children’s learning from media

1. Examine the integration of digital media into curriculum materials

2. Select strategies for supporting children’s science talk while using digital media

3. Practice strategies in a teaching situation

5. Create a lesson sequence that integrates face-to-face science literacy activities with videos

1. Develop a learning plan.

2. Implement the plan with children

3. Summarize the effectiveness of the plan

6. Demonstrate professionalism

1. Complete required background checks

2. Obtain required media releases

3. Maintain confidentiality

4. Provide objective feedback for peers

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