The affordances of digital technology alter the socio-technical systems within which people interact — and thus alter perception and cognition.


Theories and practical techniques concerning technology in educational contexts. Includes exploration of emerging technologies and selection, production, and integration of educational materials. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: formal acceptance into the teacher education program. Co-requisite: ED325, ED330 or ED337. Lab fee required.

ED386/ED586 | Tuesday/Thursday 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

This course is meeting in person

Classroom | OC211

To the Students of ED386/ED586, Educational Technology,

Welcome to a new semester at John Carroll University. I hope you are healthy and happy and excited for this next adventure. For the Fall 2021 semester, ED386/ED586 will be in-person.  Our classroom is OC211

Personally, I have not been in a classroom with students for a long time (a year and a half) and I am really excited to meet with each of you face to face. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get to learning. I am cautiously optimistic that this is the right choice. Based on recent information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), if you are vaccinated and properly wearing a mask while in class it is improbable (though not impossible) that you will contract the COVID-19 virus.

ED386/ED586 Course website | https://dshutkinedtech.education/ 

Professor David Shutkin, Ph.D.


Please consult the course readings for a current list.  pw = edtech386
A more thorough course bibliography is available here.

Digital Technology & the Crisis of Presence

We are not on digital gadgets unless they are for the purpose of this class, and if we are on gadgets we are using them for class.


  1. Produce an educational weblog site;
  2. Analyze the pedagogical potential of video games;
  3. Demonstrate understanding of multimodal literacy;
  4. Produce a multimodal digital story and demonstrate pedagogical significance;
  5. Apply ideas of distributed cognition to analyses of classroom practice;
  6. Demonstrate the development of your TPACK through the design of a technologically enhanced learning environment.

Alignment ED386 Course Goals with DESP Learning Outcomes & JCU Academic Learning Goals

Alignment ED586 Course Goals with DESP Learning Outcomes & JCU Academic Learning Goals

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