(like Netscape or Internet Explorer) with real player plug-in for those
do not plan to attend class lectures.
analysis and synthesis of current research in educational technology
for the purpose of integrating research methodology and application to
This course has five objectives:
The student will prepare a summary of experimental
research and present the summary in class.
The student will write a critique of an experimental
The student will analyze and summarize previously
prepared exploratory data in a small collaborative group.
The student will classify various experimental and
statistical variables, and types of experimental designs.
The student will produce
a research design document and present the design to the class.
Supplementary materials for this course
from Dr. Gerald Knezek and Dr. Jon Young.
will involve discussion of research on specific
instructional/technological principles specifically focused on the
weaknesses in design, as well as procedures and analysis. Class
members will be expected to suggest modifications to the designs or
suggest additional investigations substantiating or
refuting the authors' conclusions. Each class member will be expected
to come to class prepared to discuss the studies assigned.
Students will review statistical
and research concepts at the beginnning of the semester. Subsequently,
the instructor will distribute a study or students will locate studies
summarize or critique.
For each study summarized,
each student will prepare a one-page review for distribution to the
For the critique the student
is expected to hand out appropriate notes or use visual aides
Individual presentation of
analysis of data and research designs will come during the latter
portion of the class. These should apply concepts and principles
conveyed during the earlier portions of the class.
Access to an Internet browser,
an Internet service provider and e-mail will be necessary for those
enrolling in this course. A Real Player plug-in is needed and can be
downloaded at www.real.com.
E-mail access is required as
All are expected to participate
in discussions in person or via E-mail.
Late assignments, projects, or
papers will lose 1 point each day they are past due. Any assignments
not turned in by the last class meeting will be assigned a grade of
Instructor: Dr. Gerald Knezek
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Office Hours: TBA
Students are expected to create and edit their own assignments and take
tests without outside assistance. This is a programming class and it is
acceptable to ask for help from others after you have put forth
significant effort to debug written code that is not working correctly
and when testing your software. However, asking for help in debugging
does not mean you
have someone rewrite your code. All work is expected to be your own.
Cheating and disciplinary action for cheating is defined by the UNT
Policy Manual Code for Student Conduct and Discipline. Cheating is an
act of academic dishonesty. It is defined and is to be handled as
"Plagiarism and cheating refer to the use of unauthorized
books, notes, or otherwise securing help in a test; copying tests,
assignments, reports, or term papers; representing the work of another
as one's own; collaborating without authority, with another student
during an examination or in preparing academic work; or otherwise
practicing scholastic dishonesty."
Although there are other possibilities, you should expect that
the penalty that will be assigned for such infractions will include a
failing grade in the course and a recommendation that you be denied a
You are expected to conform to all policies of the University
of North Texas and work
within the honor code.
As defined by the United States Copyright Act, it is your
responsibility to clearly identify all elements in your work that are
expected to strictly obey
the provisions of all laws of the United States and the State of Texas
in the completion of all course activities, taking particular notice of
of the United States Copyright Act (Title 17 United States Code). This
law provides that you may legally use, within certain limitations,
certain copyrighted materials in the context of research and
scholarship. Do not confuse your ability to legally copy materials
provisions of the
Copyright Act with the ability
to claim that such a
copy is an original work of authorship.
For more information on academic dishonesty, please refer to
your current student catalog.
with Disabilities Act Compliance:
The Department of Technology and Cognition complies with the Americans
with Disabilities Act in making reasonable accommodations for qualified
students with disabilities. This university will adhere to all
applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations and guidelines
with respect to providing reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal educational opportunity. It is
the student's responsibility to contact the faculty member outside of
class to make any arrangements involving special accommodations and/or
Department ADA Representatives: Dr. Bertina Hildreth and Dr. Cathie
Their offices are in Matt 316. You may schedule an appointment by call
The University of North
Texas does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or
disabled veteran status in its educational programs, activities,
admissions, or employment policies. In addition to complying with
federal and state equal opportunity laws and regulations, the
university through its diversity
policy declares harassment based on individual differences (including
orientation) inconsistent with its mission and educational goals.
questions or concerns to the equal opportunity office, (940) 565-2456,
or the dean of students, (940) 565-2648. TDD access is available
Relay Texas: (800)
For more information on EEO/ADA, please refer to your current student