EDCI 625 Instructional Media

Philosophical, technical, ethical, and practical issues in using technology in the classroom. The course emphasizes both developing technical skills in technological areas appropriate to education, as well as exploring the educational advantages and disadvantages of using technology. Topics include the selection, production, utilization, and evaluation of audio, graphic, and electronic educational materials. Students will develop educational materials using technology, and present them publicly.

Units: 3



Graduate students:

  • MAED (core course)

This course may also be taken by

  • Teachers for continuing education
  • Teachers and missionaries as non-degree course for professional development
  • Graduate students of other schools as transfer credit


At least 4-5 per week day for approximately 2 months



Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in integrating technology into education in a professional, creative, and effective way.
  • React critically toward some ideas, concepts, opinions, issues and techniques in educational technology. Demonstrate the ability of collaboration in a social environment on educational tasks from the technology point of view.
  • Demonstrate how to successfully implement technology in a classroom or school setting to solve an education problem.
  • Relate technology to learning theory and styles as well as develop the ability to learn independently in the digital age context.
  • Experience integration of faith and learning atmosphere in the class setting in both face-to-face and online activities.



Week 1 Course Overview Learning Management Systems in Digital Age Tools: Moodle
Week 2 Art, Technology, and Education Tools: Piktochart and Gimp
Week 3 Animation and Games in Digital Learning Tools: Video Scribe
Week 4 Audio Editing and Broadcasting Tools: Audacity and Podomatic
Week 5 Video in Contemporary Education Tools: Movie Maker and Camstudio
Week 6 Memory, Digital Media, and Notetaking Tools: Evernote and Lino
Week 7 Mind Mapping in Digital Education Tools: Mind42
Week 8 Web Development and Digital Portfolio Tools: WordPress



Yaroslav Ovdienko, PhD in process

Yaroslav Ovdienko is currently taking PhD in Education at AIIAS.  His interests are in the fields of educational technology, media production, and curriculum and instruction.