Educational Technology Resources
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Technology
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Technology program prepares educators at all levels to integrate technology into classroom settings. Program content includes the educational application of technology, including computers and the Internet, for a variety of professional and instructional purposes. Courses concentrate on:
- pedagogical issues
- curriculum integration
- software and website evaluation
- acquisition and use of instructional materials and media
- social and ethical issues for technology use in K-12 settings
- school and classroom adoption of technology
- and Web-based and online instructional development.
Online Resources and Materials
- American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
- American Library Association (ALA)
- Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
- Computer Using Educators Inc.
- Google for Education
- International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)
- Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL)
- Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute (MVLRI
- Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
Frequently Asked Questions
Educational Technology FAQ
Julia Vandermolen is an alumna of the Educational Technology M.Ed. program and was recognized with GVSU's 2019 Pew Teaching with Technology Award. Vandermolen currently works as an Associate Professor for Grand Valley State University's Public Health program. In her classes, she incorporates technology and website design into students assignments, equipping her scholars with the same types of technology resources and skills that she gained through the Educational Technology program.
In an interview with GVSU's Digital Studio on how she uses technology in the classroom, Vandermolen said, “In today's age we have to kind of think more multimodal. And multimodal is looking at different modes of expression and means of representation, as well as different ways to assess a student in learning. Oftentimes we're looking at, ‘We need to have the exam!’ But not every student learns by taking a test and can show that what they DO know is done by taking a test. They can produce a wonderful video, they can produce a wonderful website, they can produce a presentation… maybe they have better oral skills than they do writing skills. So how do we tap into that? And I think that the use of technology can help us to do that.”
After receiving her M.Ed. in Educational Technology from GVSU, Vandermolen went on to pursue her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University.
Julia VanderMolen, Ph.D., is an alumna of the Educational Technology M.Ed. program and received GVSU's 2019 Pew Teaching with Technology Award.