Jul 01-Aug 02, 2013
Credit: 2 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $626.70
Instructor(s): Paul Andersen

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Course Description

This course provides instructional technology professional development for practicing 7-12 science educators, promoting the use of appropriate instructional technology in the classroom. Teachers will study instructional technology practices through classroom exercises that demonstrate the use of technology to enhance instruction. "Hands-on" experience with technologies in a classroom setting will include both instruction and practice/application time for teachers. Integrating strategies to use instructional technology in current teaching practices will be explored. Technologies include, but are not limited to, the following: Moodle, screencasting software, iPads, Livescribe pens, graphics tablets, Google docs, Smartboards, data probes, and video.

Meeting Place and Times

Teachers login to the course at a time of day that best fits their schedule. It is necessary to connect at least 4 - 6 times per week and spend 10 - 15 hours each week while the course is in session, either online or offline working on course related assignments, to stay current and successfully complete this 2 credit graduate course.


Paul Andersen, MS. Intercollege Programs for Science Education, Montana State University


Graduate standing.

Target Audience

Restricted Entry for Science Educators

Time Commitment:

12-18 hours per week. If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method of delivery, you may require more time.

Tuition and Fees

 Program Fee $87.00
 Computer Fee$6.70
 Distributed Learning Fee$0.00

A $30 registration fee is also charged once per semester.

The costs above assume that you are taking only MSU Extended University courses during the semester that the course is offered. If you also registered for courses through the MSU Registrar, the regular MSU fee structure may apply.

A $40 late fee will be assessed if payment is not posted to your account by 3 pm (Mountain Time) of the course start date (or the business day before if the course starts on a weekend or a holiday).

To learn more about tuition and fees, please see the University Business Services' Student Accounts Web page.

Required Books/Materials

  • Course materials will be provided by the instructor.

Computer Requirements:

  • Internet access
  • A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.

This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.

For More Information

contact Diana Paterson at or 406-994-5679.

How to Register

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