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The Technology in Education Master's Degree program is designed for teachers who are interested in integrating technology into the curriculum and the school's teaching and learning community. The on-line program provides students an anytime, anywhere master's degree, taught by exceptional faculty members, and an opportunity to interact with a community of like-minded learners. The program is designed to be completed in less than two years, although students can take classes at their own pace.
 
Mary E. Hopper served as an Assistant Professor of Technology in Education (2003-1006). The program was offered in an intensive face-to-face weekend format to 45 cohorts of teachers in 15 states at the time. Her primary duties included supervision of over 40 adjunct faculty, curriculum development, student advising, and teaching 5 or more intensive weekend courses per year. Below is a detailed description of her activities.

Online Communities for Faculty Support at Lesley University
Completed research supported by the Center for Academic Technology Faculty Fellowship 2004-2005. This was primarily an ethnographic study designed to explore the role that online communities might play in faculty support activities across the range of programs at Lesley University. The most important result of this research was a framework for describing how a range of communication strategies in general, and Blackboard online communities specifically, might be used for the full spectrum of faculty support activities.

ECOMP 5016: Teaching and Learning with Multimedia
ECOMP 6010: Educational Uses of Video
Managed the combination of the required course ECOMP 5016: Teaching and Learning with Multimedia and the popular elective course ECOMP 6010: Educational Uses of Video into a new single intensive required course.

ECOMP 6016: Teaching and Learning with Digital Media
Served as course mentor for the new required course. Supervised 35 adjunct faculty who taught the course to over 400 students each year. Led all course specific sessions for adjunct faculty who came from across the country to attend a Faculty Development Seminar on the Lesley University campus in July, 2005.

ECOMP 5018: Introduction to Educational Robotics
Served as course mentor for the very popular elective course in Robotics. Supervised 15 adjunct faculty who taught the course to over 300 students across the country each year. Primary responsibilities included revising course curriculum content and materials, communicating changes to adjunct faculty around the country, managing a large distributed collection of robotics equipment held by adjunct faculty, making decisions about purchasing and distributing expanded course equipment collections and guiding the creation of an online version of the course.

ECOMP 6011: Database Management Systems in Education
Designed and served as course mentor for a new elective course about Database Management Systems and Data Driven Decision Making in Education.

ECOMP 7100: Fundamentals of Computer Structure
Taught the required course that introduced the fundamentals of computers to teachers.

ECOMP 6009: Weaving the World Wide Web
Taught numerous sections of a course that introduced web design to teachers.

 
Publications
Hopper, M. E. (2004). Methods for studying educational computing projects: Challenges and opportunities. In J. Impagliazzo and J. Lee (Ed.). History of Computers in Education. Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
 
Presentations
Hopper, M.E. (2005, May). Supporting Course Mentoring Needs Through Online Environments [Workshop]. Center for Academic Technology Faculty Development Day, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.
Hopper, M. E. (2005, January). Supporting course mentoring needs across Lesley University through 0nline Environments [Workshop]. 9th Annual Academic Technology Institute, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.
Hopper, M. E. (2005, July). Getting Started with Robotics: Clubs, Competitions and Communities [Birds of a Feather Session]. National Educational Computing Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Hopper, M.E. & LaFountain, D. (2004, June). Robotics in the Classroom [Birds of a Feather Session]. National Educational Computing Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Hopper, M. E. (2004, August). Methods for studying educational computing projects: Challenges and opportunities. Presentation at History of Computers in Education SIG, IFIP World Computer Congress Conference, Toulouse, France.

Teaching
These are the specific courses that she taught in the intensive weekend format.
(2 weekends, 1 month apart, Fri. 5 PM - 10 PM, Sat. 8 AM - 5 PM, Sun. 8 AM - 5 PM)

ECOMP 6016: Teaching and Learning with Digital Media
Savannah, GA, Jan/Feb, 2006
Durango, CO, Jan/Feb, 2006
ECOMP 6010 Video as an Educational Tool
Augusta, GA, Nov/Dec, 2005
Sumter, SC, Nov/Dec, 2005

ECOMP 5018: Introduction to Educational Robotics
Grand Junction, CO Aug/Sept 2003 [Teaching Assistant]
Charleston, SC Dec 2003/Jan 2004
Green Bay, WI Feb/Mar 2004
Las Vegas, NV Apr/May 2004
Conway, SC June/July 2004
Sumter, SC July/Aug 2004
Kent, WA Sept/Oct 2004
Savannah, GA Nov/Dec 2004
Spartanburg, SC Mar/Apr 2005
College Park, GA July/Aug 2005
Cumming, GA May/June 2005 (Ed.S. Cohort)
Savannah, GA Nov/Dec 2005

ECOMP 7100: Fundamentals of Computer Structure
Sumter, SC, Jan 16-18 / Feb 13-15, 2004 [Teaching Assistant]
Sumter, SC, Sep 17-19/ Oct 15-17, 2004
Orangeburg, SC, Nov 12-14 Dec 10-12, 2004

ECOMP 6009: Weaving the World Wide Web
Milwaukee WI, Feb 20-22 / Mar 19-21, 2004

on the web

The Educational Technology Program Today
http://www.lesley.edu/soe/tech_in_ed/

Mary E. Hopper [MEHopper] | MEHopper@TheWorld.com [posted 01/01/01 | revised 12/09/06]