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Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDU-568 Digital Tools for Innovative Learning

4 semester credits

Instructors around the world are deep in the midst of implementing user-generated content and social Web applications. But what comes next? In a world where Google is the dominant reference paradigm and students are comfortable texting, engaging on Facebook and Twitter, how will emerging digital technologies impact teaching and learning? The semantic web, wearable, or embedded technologies could be the next killer app, but only if we can find ways to leverage them properly. The mobile revolution also promises to change the way learners select and organize information, and educators must learn to harness the capabilities of this evolving media. This course will give students the ability to understand and evaluate emerging digital technology trends and position themselves, their employers and their students for productive implementation of these innovations in, and beyond, the classroom. Possible assessments include evaluation of the work of expert speakers through TED Talks and other sources, case studies, hands-on demos, forum discussions and reflective writing exercises.
Learning Objective(s):  

1a. Integrate theoretical foundations of teaching, learning, online facilitation, design, and assessment into effective online course development and delivery.

1b. Develop and demonstrate skills in online course design and online curriculum development through applied projects and praxis.

1c. Demonstrate ability to select and utilize various instructional media.

1d. Demonstrate digital fluency through the use of emerging technologies and integration of technology into learning including the use of mobile technology.

1e. Select and utilize various Web2.0, social, and emerging applications for online learning.

1f. Demonstrate mastery of the use of asynchronous and synchronous learning management systems.

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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