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Educational Technology

Wikis, Widgets, and Web 2.0

This is an Open University Certificate program.

Open University certificate programs enable individuals to earn a University certificate by completing a prescribed course of study via the regular Open University program.  These certificates carry resident credit and classes taken may be transferred to other universities and colleges.

Program Overview

CSUSM Extended Learning and the School of Education have partnered to offer this new fully online program! This program is designed specifically for teachers looking to integrate new technologies into their classrooms. This certificate program provides K-12 educators with experiences, knowledge of resources, and models for effective implementation of emerging technologies that support teaching and learning in online or face-to-face settings. The two 3-unit courses for the certificate are online and the one unit courses are offered in hybrid or online format. The program provides a variety of experiences in using Web-based tools, applications and strategies for managing digital learning that supports 21st century education. The experiences prepare teachers to be teacher-leaders in the area of innovative educational design.

The 12-unit program requires completion of two 3-unit courses and six 1-unit courses.

Three unit courses include:

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

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

One unit courses include

EDST 643: Using Mobile Technologies for Teaching and Learning
EDST 644: Social Media and Personal Learning Networks in Education
EDST 646: Digital Citizenship in the Classroom
EDST 647: Adventures in Geocaching
EDST 648: Cloud Computing for Education
EDST 649: Implementing Adaptive Technology in the Classroom

(Note:  the six one-unit courses listed above are all new courses being approved together with this Certificate.)

Academic units earned in this program can be applied to CSUSM's Master of Arts in Education: General Option.

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