Subject: Information technology in education
Course: Information technology in education
ECTS credits: 3
Language: Croatian
Duration: 1 semester
Status: compulsory
Teaching methods: 1 hour lectures and 1 hour practical class
Requirements: none
Examination: practical

Course description:
Advantages and drawbacks of applying computers in education. Traditional model of learning versus contemporary model of the future – information technologies (IT) in education. E-learning and distance education – e-learning tools. The role of presenations in preparation of teaching units.
Practical classes:
Application of the course management system (CMS). PowerPoint: methods of presentation design and giving of PowerPoint presentations (on the topic of information technology in education).

Coure objectives:
Students acquire knowledge about designing Power Point teaching unit presentations and  about the possibilities of e-learning systems and their application in education.

Quality check and success of the course: Quality check and success of the course will be done by combining internal and external evaluation. Internal evaluation will be done by teachers and students using survey method at the end of semester. The external evaluation will be done by colleagues attending the course, by monitoring and assessment of the course.

Basic reading:
1. Marinković, R. Inteligentni sustavi za poučavanje. Hrvatska zajednica tehničke kulture, Zagreb, 2004.
2. Dryden, G., Vos, J. Revolucija u učenju - kako promijeniti način na koji svijet uči. Educa, Zagreb, 2001.

Recommended reading:
1. Gardner, H. Multiple Intelligences: the Theory in Practice. Basic Books, New York, 1993.
2. Porter, L. Creating the Virtual Classroom: distance learning with the Internet. Wiley Computer Publishing, New York, 1997.
3. PowerPoint in the Classroom is produced by ACT360 Media Ltd. in conjunction with Microsoft Corporation. Copyright ACT360 Media Ltd, 1998. http://www.actden.com/pp/ (15 January 2005.)
4. Lee, I. A Research Guide for Students. http://www.aresearchguide.com (15 January 2005.)
5. Bitter, G. G., Pierson, M. E. Using Technology in the Classroom. Allyn&Bacon, 2004.