Higher Education & Learning Technologies

David Tan (Department Head)
Location: Young Education North Building,, 903-886-5609
Higher Education & Learning Technologies Web Site: http://www.tamuc.edu/academics/colleges/educationHumanServices/departments/educationalLeadership/default.aspx

The Department of Higher Education and Learning Technologies offers programs that develop professionalism and educational leadership in practicing and prospective higher education professionals and technologists.  The department has one undergraduate program in Learning and Technology as well as graduate programs in Higher Education; Educational Technology; and Organization, Learning, and Technology.  For a description of the graduate programs and courses, please refer to the Graduate Catalog.

EDUC 401 - Metacognition
Hours: 6
Metacognition - Six semester hours This course covers the first competency in the BS in Global eLearning. Emphasis is on cognition about cognition and provides a framework about when and how to use particular strategies for learning and problem solving.

EDUC 402 - GLB/Global Communication
Hours: 6
EDUC 402 is the second competency in the BS in Global eLearning. Communication is examined in a global context to include group and intercultural communication.

EDUC 403 - Digital Fluency
Hours: 6
Digital Fluency - Six semester hours EDUC 403 Digital Fluency is the third competency in the BS in Global eLearning. Emphasis in the course is on multimedia implementation and design and emerging technologies. The course focuses on the adoption, utilization, and integration of appropriate technologies into the instructional environment.

EDUC 404 - Cultural Fluency
Hours: 6
Cultural Fluency EDUC 404 examines the educational impact of the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality from an intercultural perspective.

EDUC 405 - GLB/Global Fluency
Hours: 6
EDUC 405 Global Fluency examines the impact of the interconnected world on educational delivery systems in light of the dynamics of global sociology.

EDUC 406 - Servant Leadership
Hours: 6
Servant Leadership - Six semester hours EDUC 406 examines the history, dynamics, and expectations of servant leadership. Emphasis will be placed on ethics and leadership in a dynamic and changing world.

EDUC 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 0-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisites: Consent of department head.

ETEC 224 - Computer Literacy
Hours: 3
Computer Literacy. Three semester hours. Designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in using microcomputers; applying higher level means of communicating instructions to the computer; developing and evaluating software; and examining legal, ethical, and value issues regarding uses of microcomputers.

ETEC 424 - Integrating Tech into Curricul
Hours: 3
Integrating Technology into the Middle/Secondary Curriculum. Three semester hours. This course will examine specific methods for integrating technology (hardware and software) into subject area curricula. Individualization will allow each student to select and develop materials in his or her disciplines.

ETEC 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

ETEC 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 1-4

Mary J. Dondlinger
Assistant Professor
B.A., M.A., Arizona State University-Tempe; Ph.D., The University of North Texas-Denton

Alan S. Francis
Instructor
B.B.A., M.S., M.B.A., Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce

Madeline C. Justice
Professor
B.A., M.A., Texas Woman’s University; Ed.D., East Texas State University

JoHyun Kim
Assistant Professor
B.A., SookMyung Women’s University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Charlotte Larkin
Associate Professor
B.B.A., Texas Tech University; M.S., Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce

Robert G. Munday
Professor Emeritus
B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., University of North Texas

William (Bill) R. Ogden
Professor Emeritus
B.S., M.S., The State University of New York-Buffalo, M.S., Syracuse University, Ph.D., The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jon E. Travis
Professor
B.A., University of Iowa; M.A., West Virginia University; Ed.D., Arizona State University

James W. Tunnell
Professor Emeritus
B.A., Texas A&M University; M.Ed., Sul Ross State University; Ed.D., Texas Tech University

Robert L. Windham Jr.
Professor Emeritus
B.A., Southern Methodist University; M.Ed., University of North Texas; Ph.D. East Texas State University

Seung Won Yoon
Associate Professor
B.A., Sung Kyun Kwan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign