EDT5001 Educational Technology Field, Theory and ProfessionBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
EDT5001 Educational Technology Field, Theory and Profession Spring 3 0 3 8
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Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi YAVUZ SAMUR
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi YAVUZ SAMUR
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ENİSA MEDE
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The course provides you with the foundational and working knowledge necessary to initiate steps toward becoming a professional in the field of educational technology. You will explore different aspects of the field, including the assets, opportunities and career paths in educational technology.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
When successfully complete the course, students will be able to:
• describe the history and foundations of the field
• relate learning technologies to learning theories
• define educational technology and distinguish among its components and related fields (e.g., information technology, instructional design, knowledge representation, human performance technologies)
• initiate steps toward becoming a professional in the field of educational technology
• Discuss learner and learning environment characteristics and relate those with potential application of educational technologies
• Design a (for an information technology based lesson) storyboard for a given a set of learning problems, and discuss the components of the interface in relation to major learning theories.
• Construct arguments over technology use in solving a learning problem

Course Content

The evolution of technology; the concept of education; technology and education-society-economy relations; the relationship between education and informatics; educational technology as a discipline; theories, concepts and principles in educational technology; the historical development of educational technology and its future; learning theories applied to any learning issue and problem

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Schooling and technology
2) Education as system and place of educational technology as a component
3) Major learning theories and relations with educational technology
4) Technology applications in learning environments (i.e., conventional and emerging tools and mediums)
5) Technology applications in learning environments (i.e., tutorials, simulations, microworlds, ITSs)
6) Learning problems and learning environments
7) Learning environments and interaction design
8) Components of Instructional design
9) Instructional design models
10) Educational technology research examples_1
11) Educational technology research examples_2
12) Educational technology research examples_3
13) Creating technology based learning environments
14) Assesment and evaluation in technology based learning environments


Course Notes / Textbooks: -
References: -

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Project 2 % 50
Midterms 1 % 20
Final 1 % 30
Total % 100
Total % 100

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.