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EDST 640: Using Web 2.0 Tools for Collaborative Video and Audio Projects in the K-12 Classroom (3 units) online

The Web has many free resources that can be used collaboratively to produce projects in the K-12 classroom. Learn about Web 2.0 and explore how these tools can be used to inspire creativity in young students as they learn content and demonstrate their understanding.

EDST 641: Designing Online Experiences for Teaching and Learning (3 units) online

Prepares instructors to design online experiences using appropriate instructional media and assessment for effective web-based learning.

EDST 643: Using Mobile Technologies for Teaching and Learning (1 unit)

This one unit course engages learners in the critical analysis of how mobile technologies can contribute to learning and teaching. Topics include educational reform, instructional design, effective pedagogy within a distributed learning environment; use of digital technology to support user-generated content; and tapping into students’ social and learning needs through the use of mobile tools such as iPADS, tablets, smart phones and other handheld devices. Special emphasis is placed on how technology influences various communities of learners.

EDST 644: Social Media and Personal Learning Networks in Education (1 unit)

Examines the use of social media in creating a personal learning network (PLN). Students will use various social media tools to create and participate in an on-line learning community to enhance instructional and personal development.

EDST 646: Digital Citizenship in the Classroom (1 unit)

Advocates, models and teaches safe, legal and ethical use of digital information and technology including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of resources.

EDST 647: Adventures in Geocaching (1 unit)

In this hands-on course, students will learn about and use Global Positioning System (GPS) Receivers. Use of geocaching activities will be explored and classroom activities will be designed for K-12 students.

EDST 648: Cloud Computing for Education (1 unit)

This course engages learners in the critical analysis of how Cloud Computing technologies contributes to learning, teaching and applies educational reform. Topics include instructional design and effective pedagogy empowered through the use of distributed learning; using collaborative technologies for user-generated content; tapping into students’ social and learning needs through the use of mobile technology tools such as GoogleDocs, DropBox, etc; ePortfolio assessment and community based/project-based learning. Special emphasis is placed on how technology influences various communities of learners. EDST 648 will utilize an online format using Moodle (LMS), collaborative teamwork, critical reflection, and analysis of practice.

This one unit course will prepare students through Research, exploration and theory to identifying emerging cloud-based tools and their implementation in the K-12 classroom in support of 21st century learning.

EDST 649: Implementing Adaptive Technology in the Classroom (1 unit)

Designed to provide insight into the world of assistive technology in education. The course will review various types of disabilities and the technologies and accommodations available to students with disabilities.