UConn #EdTech

The University of Connecticut is dedicated to preparing educators who are capable of wisely-integrating technology, pedagogy, content knowledge, and learning theory across a diverse range of classroom, training, and other teaching and learning environments.

Housed within the university's broader Cognition, Instruction, and Learning Technology program⁠—ranked among the Top 15 Educational Psychology Graduate Programs in the United States by Successful Studentthe Two Summers Online Graduate Program serves as our pathway to a Master of Arts Degree (MA) or Sixth Year Certificate (SD) in Educational Technology.

 

Two Summers students stand outside the Gentry building

Two Summers

Master of Arts / Sixth Year in Educational Technology


 

Each spring, the Two Summers Program recruits a new cohort to begin in July.

Applications received after the May 15 deadline and/or after the 2022-2023 cohort is filled will be wait-listed, but there are often last minute openings as applicants’ plans change.

Register Here

 


 

The University of Connecticut's Two Summers MA/SD Educational Technology Program is designed for the working educator. We target learning outcomes based on national standards and incorporate a variety of emerging technological/pedagogical tools:

    • Online / Distance / Web-Based Learning
    • Problem- & Project-Based Teaching & Learning
    • Situated Teaching & Learning
    • eportfolios / Artifact-Based Assessment
    • Playful Teaching & Learning (e.g., Game-Based Learning, Simulations, "Serious" Games)
    • Assistive Technologies
    • Digital Literacies for Teaching & Learning

UConn offers state-of-the-art facilities complete with a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) wireless environment, Smartboard-enabled classrooms, Blackboard-based course management software, and several custom mobile, online, and other tools for learning. Costs are consistent with policy set by the Graduate School, and online application is encouraged (assistance with the online application system can be found here). Two Summers Program course offerings are part of a standard Plan of Study for all cohort students.

NOTE: Although Two Summers typically features one full week of on-campus classes and cohort-building during Summer Year 1 and capstone Summer Year 2, as of now, we are planning a hybrid format for Summer 2022.

  • The outgoing Two Summers cohort (2021 - 2022) will meet virtually from 9:00a - 4:00p on Monday (July 11) through Thursday (July 14), then face-to-face on the UConn Storrs campus from 9:00a - 4:00p on Friday, 15 July 2022.
  • The incoming Two Summers cohort (2022 - 2023) will meet face-to-face on the UConn Storrs campus from 9:00a - 4:00p on Monday, 18 July 2022 and Saturday, 23 July 2022; they will also meet virtually from 9:00a - 4:00p on Tuesday (July 19) through Friday (July 22).

While on campus, Two Summers students will be expected to adhere to all university, state, and CDC guidance, including wearing masks and maintaining a safe physical distance.

Learn to Play, Play to Learn

 

EOS-503: A Game for Teaching Visionary Leadership & Problem Solving (2022)

On Wednesday, 11 May 2022 at 9:30a EDT, University of Connecticut educational technology expert Dr. Stephen Slota shared a presentation about a soon-to-be-published game for teacher education and assessment, EOS-503, at the UConn Conference on Teaching and Learning with iPads, Chromebooks, and Cloud-Based Computing (2022). Among topics discussed:

  • UConn research centered on game-, play-, and story-based education;
  • Overarching instructional game design principles and processes;
  • The form and function of a free, publicly available, browser-based game for teaching visionary leadership and problem solving (EOS-503);
  • Relationships between ISTE Standards, best practices for technology integration, learning theory, and philosophies of education;
  • How EOS-503 players enact thought and action in line with in-service technology coaches/administrators;
  • The gameplay loop embedded throughout EOS-503;
  • How EOS-503 can be used to assess learning over time and support teacher professional development;
  • 1:1 alignment of learning and game/play objectives as grounded in a situated understanding of thinking and learning;
  • Affordances of EOS-503 for practicing rhetoric, persuasion, and mediation skills; and
  • Visionary leadership as taught through a simulated practicum experience.

To play EOS-503, visit: http://www.eos503.com

 

 

8 Quick Tips

 

Dr. Stephen T. Slota, Assistant Professor-in-Residence of Educational Technology and Digital Media & Design at the University of Connecticut, shares eight quick tips for K-12 and higher educators in the process of transforming face-to-face instruction into online instruction.

 

UConn Top 15 Ranked EdPsych Program

Contacts

For general questions about the Two Summers MA/SD Educational Technology Program, please contact:

twosummers@uconn.edu


Dr. Michael F. Young
Coordinator, Educational Technology
Associate Professor of Educational Psychology
michael.f.young@uconn.edu
(860) 486-0182

Dr. Stephen T. Slota
Asst. Coordinator, Educational Technology
Assistant Professor-in-Residence of Educational Technology / Digital Media & Design
stephen.slota@uconn.edu
(860) 486-8926

Lisa Rasicot
Administrative Assistant, Two Summers Program
l.rasicot@uconn.edu
(860) 486-4031

In The News