Courses may be taken as stand-alone courses for professional development and continuing education purposes. Prerequisite: Must have completed an accredited baccalaureate degree.
EDU 6430 ~ Web Tools for Learning, 3 Credits Provides an introduction to and an in-depth exploration of web-based resources and application for learning. The course examines effective web-based resources, including Web 2.0, strategies for evaluating digital resources, video, discussion threads, and learning objects. Participants will participate and integrate web tools as well as develop learning activities and a collection of resources for educational environments.
EDU 6440 - Using Digital Media in Your Classroom, 3 Credits Provides an overview of digital media application for teaching and learning. Participants will learn to design and produce digital products to support the curriculum in their classroom. The course will also focus on designing instruction that integrates student use of digital media as learning tools for students.
EDU 6445 - Online Teaching Methods: From Design to Practice, 3 Credits This online course covers both practical and pedagogical aspects of teaching online. As part of this experience, you will use the Blackboard course management system to develop a sample course of your own design, including a syllabus, discussions, course content, and other components that are optimized for the online teaching and learning environment. Prerequisite: EDU 6430 or prior teaching experience.
EDU 6460 ~ Technologies for the Online Environment, 3 Credits Master the essential basics of technologies that are available for the online environment. This online course covers both practical and pedagogical aspects of online technologies. Participants will explore a wide range of online technologies and how they can be used to enhance the online learning environment. Participants will evaluate, select, and integrate technologies into their online course structures.
EDU 6520 - 21st Century Technology for Teaching, 3 Credits An overview of current research and application of 21st century technology to inclrease student learning and enhance teaching. Students will assess current technology skills and knowledge to increase competence and application of technology. In addition, students will gain useful skills and tools to integrate technology in their practice, as well as develop a technology integration initiative that can be implemented in their school.