Academic Catalog

CEIT530 COMPUTERS AS COGNITIVE TOOLS

Course Code: 4300530
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Computer Education And Instructional Technology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ZAHDE YILDIRIM
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course underlines alternative ways ofusing computers in education to engagestudents in critical thinking, problem solvingand higher order thinking. A rationale forusing computers as cognitive tools, andconceptual foundations are highlighted. The course examines the major cognitive tools including databases, spreadsheets, semantic networking tools, expert systems, computer-mediated communication, and multimedia and hypermedia, and the way they are used as cognitive tools. The course also provides the necessary background in challages to implementing cognitive tools in classrooms, new roles for educators and administrators, and different types of asessments.