Fundamentals of Educational Technology Leadership

EDTC 801 Summer Institute I

July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018

This course is the initial intensive summer seminar or incoming doctoral cohort candidates. This is a foundation course which outlines the expectations and practices of the program. It also introduces candidates to the program's mission of preparing effective leaders for an interdependent world. 


Professor: Dr. Laura Zieger

EDTC 802 Principles of Educational Technology Leadership

This course focuses on concepts and strategies necessary for a leader working in a technologically rich learning environment. Topics include strategic planning, leadership styles, institutional change processes, and policy issues in educational technology. 


Professor: Dr. Christopher Carnahan

EDTC 804 Global Issues in Educational Technology Leadership

This course investigates educational technology from a global perspective.  The issues covered will include development strategies, diversity, cultural values, and the systemic role educational technology plays in global economic development.  The course will focus on a cross-cultural examination of contemporary academic and workplace skills.


Professor: Dr. Christopher Shamburg

EDTC 812 Teaching in the Adult Learning Environment

The main focus of this course emphasizes teaching in post-secondary learning environments including the workplace and corporate settings. A few if the relevant topics include learning theories applied to the adult learner; distinctions of post-secondary learning environments; delivering instruction in non-traditional settings and time frames; and assessing adult learning.

EDTC 813 Advanced Using Integrated Software Across the Curriculum

This course examines the patterns of traditional use, current issues, and emergent trends of digital technology in learning, and develop an expertise to function as entrepreneurs in establishing new products or services. Also to assess integration strategies that support and enhance educational experiences across a diverse array of learners and analyze the professional development and training initiatives in technology for relevant stakeholders.

Professor: Dr. Christopher Shamburg

EDTC 815 Administration and Supervision of Technology in Educational Settings

In this course, areas to be covered include the development and implementation of technology infrastructure, procedures, policies, plans, and budgets for schools and organizations at an advanced level. In addition, the course drive will prepare students who would like to lead education and training organizations in improving teaching and learning through the scientifically sound application of educational technology.

Professor. Dr. Tracy Amerman

EDTC 801 Summer Institute I

1. Project 1: Cohort Showcase-Whole Group Project

A collaborative effort by the whole group of Cohort 6 in Ed.D Educational Technology Leadership  at NJCU. The above-linked project showcases the ED Tech Champions!


2. Project 2: Cohort Showcase-Individual Contribution

The assignment documents my perception of my individual contribution to the above project.


3. Project 3: Digital Portfolio 

This professional website showcases my work as a doctoral student in the program. Link above. 


4. Professional Growth Plan

My initial installation of the PGP. I discussed my vision for my future as I first understood it at entry into the program. Over the course of my studies, the PGP will be updated.

EDTC 802 Principles of Educational Technology Leadership

  1. Assessment 1: Leadership Presentation (Northouse)

In this shared partner project, I worked with Erika Woods on the Style Approach to leadership in Northouse.


2. Assessment 2: Technology Use Proposal

A proposal focusing on Learning Management Systems (LMSs) by Simonson (2007) in Virtual Learning Environments (VRLs). 


3. Assessment 3: Research Paper

This research paper explores and develops the theoretical framework of Papert (1960) regarding A.I. and robotics in the classroom. 

EDTC 804 Global Issues in ET Leadership

  1. Paper 1: Comparative Education, Finland

This paper applied Arnove's (2013) Scientific, Pragmatic, and Global Understandings theoretical model of education in a comparative analysis of Finland's educational system. 


2. Paper 2: Pearson Initiative & Comparative Education Paradigms

This paper examines Pearson's educational model in the Philippines through the lenses of the Liberal Capitalist, Marxist, and Post-Colonial paradigms (McCowan, 2015). 


3. PISA Project Report: Portugal

This paper examines the OECD averages of Portugal in scores, standings, policies, reactions, and politics from the 2012 and 2015 PISA. 


4. Curriculum Project: Brookings Institute Catalogue Group Presentation

This mapping project was a collaborative effort by members of my cohort team  to discuss an area of interest and create a ThingLink . The above-linked artifact contains information relating to NGO's focusing on women in STEM education in the Middle East. 


5. Paper 3: Comparative Education: Six Cases

This paper focuses on a comparitive case study of six nations: Singapore, China, Chile, Mexico, India, and the United States of America on common themes and distinctions of national curricular frameworks in 21st-century education (Reimers & Chung, 2016).

EDTC 813 Advanced Using Integrated Software

  1. Norman Door in Education

This paper, based on the design principles of Don Norman and his text "The Design of Everyday Things" examines standardized assessment as a  Norman Door in education.


2. Systems Approach to Blended Learning Environments

Using Senge's (2006) work on systems thinking, this paper blends the premise with a proposal on how to build effective blended learning environments (Horn & Staker, 2016). 


3. Emergent Technologies

This paper was based on Greenfield's (2017)  book on radical technologies which described the history, definition, and function of the emergent technologies mentioned. 

EDTC 815 Administration & Supervision of Tech in Ed.Settings

  1. Administration and Supervision of a Planned Growth Program (self-selected group assignment with Damiano Mastrandea & Steven Wong)

This paper was a comprehensive technology implementation plan integrating a district's mission and technology vision to support the expansion of two new elementary schools and one middle school in a given setting. Based on the work of Frazier & Hearrington (2017). 

2. Hiring Three Technology Coordinators

In this comprehensive assignment based on the Technology Coordinator's Handbook by Frazier & Hearrington (2017), the paper explored the process for hiring three Technology Coordinators at various levels within a district, outlined job descriptions, qualifications, skills and experiences, evaluation and observation framework, and even a policies and procedures manual. Appropriate and relevant forms were included. 

3. Technology Implementation Plan

In this comprehensive proposal to increase English Language Literacy scores at a fictional school district in New Jersey, I incorporated educational technologies with evidence-based practices to address needs reflected from a school technology needs assessment (STNA) for successful program implementation. The assignment addressed aspects of professional development, budgeting constraints, technology implementation frameworks of the Hexagon Tool, and needs of special populations.