AIL 690 Introduction
Carolyn Jo Starkey
Assistant Professor, Library Education Media
Alabama State University
Copyright 2008-2009 Carolyn Jo Starkey
AIL 690
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Course Description:

Provides a critical analysis of technology, focusing on
the ways (positive and negative) it affects society and
schooling. Provides analysis of technology’s role in
informing/reforming educational practices, policy, and
theory. Provides practical application of technology for
educators (administrators, teachers, and other leaders
in the education field). Provides an examination of
extant literature of technology in education, including
its uses, effects, and drawbacks.

Course Objectives and Student Outcomes:

  • Identify major writers and works, related to
    technology, change, and organizational
    structures.
  • Describe technology’s role in informing/reforming
    educational practices, policy, and theory.
  • Develop a common description of
    “technologically literate” organizations, including
    schools, agencies, and companies.
  • Identify problems that might be anticipated as
    organizations confront the Information-
    Communication Age.
  • Develop a foundation upon which to begin to
    build possible solutions for the problems
    identified.
  • Review major research on technology and
    organizational change.
  • Engage in nontraditional, technologically-based
    learning.
AIL 690
Introduction