Digital Learning (EDDL)

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[1] Graduate Courses in Digital Learning (EDDL)

6353 RESPONSIBLE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN EDUCATION Digital age learners access information and communicate and learn through a myriad of media tools. This course will explore issues related to teaching and learning with and through social media, including educators’ ethical use of and responsibilities in relation to social media, capitalizing on new forms of communication for learning, social media fluency, and social media communication strategies.

6369 DESIGNING AUTHENTIC LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH PBL This course will prepare educators to design and subsequently execute authentic learning activities that are enhanced through the effective use of mobile technology and critical evaluation of digital media. The driving force of this class is the process of developing student-centered learning experiences through project/problem-based learning pedagogies that support digital age learners’ continued growth.

6388 SPARKING AND SUSTAINING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION Students in this course will learn how to manage learning opportunities that allow for innovation and creativity within the spectrum of mobile technology available today. Today’s learners have easy access to a wealth of digital content, but the current consumption-driven interaction with online media can hamper students’ ability to realize their potential for creativity and innovation. Students will be required to design a systematic approach to giving digital age learners an opportunity to articulate their innovative or creative vision.

7300 EMPOWERING DIGITAL AGE LEARNERS THROUGH MOBILE TECHNOLOGY This course serves as a prerequisite for subsequent courses in teaching and learning with mobile technology. The emphasis of this course is how mobile technology can help educators create learning environments that are empowering, engaging, and accessible to all students.

7312 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING IN THE DIGITAL AGE This course provides an in-depth approach to creating and executing dynamic professional learning activities that are enhanced through mobile technology and personalized delivery. The overarching goal of this course is to prepare educators to empower their students and their colleagues to learn in ways more suited to the digital age.

7328 DIGITAL AGE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS This course empowers students to evaluate, design, and facilitate a variety of digital learning environments to support teaching and learning. Examines theories of social interaction, multimodal learning, and digital literacy as they support the development of digital learning environments to address specific instructional goals. Digital learning environments, such as MOOCs, learning management systems, makerspaces, flipped learning, and social networks, will be evaluated and designed to meet teaching and learning goals that are socially and culturally appropriate to all learners.

7335 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NETWORKS AND SOCIAL MEDIA IN TEACHING AND LEARNING This course will explore connectivist and constructivist approaches as well as the practical application of developing and evolving professional learning networks among professionals through social media as well as using social media as a collaborative tool for teaching and community-building.

7342 DIGITAL EQUITY AND CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE This course provides a foundation for understanding the inherent need of access to digital services and media by learners and stakeholders. Students will examine social, economic, and political issues involved in digital equity and universal access, especially as they pertain to the empowerment of all learners, regardless of disability, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomics.

7362 IMPACT OF DIGITAL LITERACY AND CITIZENSHIP ON TEACHING AND LEARNING This course provides a framework for understanding what it means to be an educator who is an empowered digital citizen and what steps one can take to cultivate and model principles of digital learning that empower learners as responsible digital citizens and consumers of digital media.

7375 DIGITAL AUTHORSHIP AND CULTIVATING OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES This course provides a foundation for analyzing, evaluating, and cultivating a variety of digital media, specifically for the purpose of promoting open-access resources to support and enhance learning opportunities. The overarching goal of this course is to prepare educators to empower their students as authors, curators, and critical analysts of multimodal digital media.

7380 INTERMEDIATE RESEARCH METHODS IN THE DIGITAL AGE The emphasis of this course is research design and methodologies used in educational research studies, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. Students will develop a research proposal and mini-study to help inform their program capstone project, which will center on how educators can shape learning experiences that are personalized, engaging, and critically tied to state standards and core competencies in the digital age.

7388 REDEFINING EDUCATOR ROLES IN THE DIGITAL AGE This course provides a framework for articulating and evaluating the changing roles of the educator in the digital age. Specific focus will be on how society has created a need for educators to redefine their responsibilities, and how teachers can use this redefinition as an opportunity to better empower themselves and their students through resource management and structured change.

7390 APPROACHES TO DIGITAL AGE THINKING AND LEARNING This course will prepare educators to critically evaluate and subsequently execute learning activities centered around the principles of digital age thinking and learning. Specific focuses will be on brain-based learning, neuromyths, growth mindset, computational thinking, motivation theories, and design thinking.

7399 TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH EMERGING AND DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY This course delves into the capacity and potential of teaching and learning relative to emerging and disruptive technology. The emphasis of this course is on meeting the needs of all learners through a critical evaluation of mobile technology apps and hardware to better differentiate fads from cutting edge pedagogical approaches and tools.

7699 CAPSTONE As a capstone course, students will demonstrate the collected knowledge and skills they have learned while in the Digital Age Teaching and Learning program in a single, original action research project of the student’s choice and with departmental approval. Prerequisite: All required EDDL coursework.