Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    Apr 21, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019
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EDU-583 Digital Citizenship

4 semester credits

Due to advances in digital technologies and digital communication, it has become increasingly important to explore the concept of what it means to be a responsible citizen in a digital environment. In this course, the development of digital citizenship will be explored through the examination of issues of safety and security in relation to digital communication, the use of social media and its implications on responsible interaction, including engagement in important social issues. This course also examines ways in which technology can be used for the development and empowerment of self and others. Topics include: safety and security, social media, digital identity, ethics, privacy. Students will discover how to become proactive in sharing and co-constructing knowledge that is meaningful for the development of digital, local, and global citizenship in a digital era.
Learning Outcome(s):  

2a. Work with diverse learners.

2b. Critically evaluate how the changing and diverse demographics of our world impact educational policy and practice.

2c. Apply strategies for transforming inequality in education and/or other social systems toward the creation of a socially just world.

2d. Demonstrate ability to teach students from backgrounds of poverty.

2e. Incorporate strategies for the development of culturally responsive online learning systems.

2f. Identify structural and technological barriers.

3a. Develop and demonstrate communication competencies necessary for teaching in a digital environment, including professional etiquette and interpersonal communication skills.

3b. Demonstrate fluency with social networking.

3c. Demonstrate differentiation in contact methods and frequency based on student needs.

3d. Demonstrate the ability to produce original digital content for use in a presentation, instruction or social media distribution.

6a. Identify the cultures of research inquiry used in education.

6b. Interpret and apply current research in the field of education.

6c. Demonstrate scholarly writing.

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