NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Dive into Digital: Understanding the Digital Learner

EDUC 792 or 600




Instructor: Dr. Larry Napoleon

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $390

Partner Class Offered Through Learner's Edge

Course Description:

Prepare to challenge your thinking, examine your current instruction and stretch your knowledge of what it means to teach and learn in our new online world.  This course is a blend of theory, research and ideas for working with students who are part of the digital generation.  Improve your craft and participate more fully in 21st century teaching and learning.


As a result of this participation in this course, students should:

1.  Understand the learning styles of the digital generation

2.  Gain insight into the thinking/habits of mind of the digital generation

3.  Reflect on how changes in instruction can increase student achievement

4.  Increase personal knowledge of the internet and other digital tools

5.  Analyze current teaching practices and compare with those that best serve the digital generation

6.  Apply project-based learning activities into existing curriculum


The required reading is found in the following text:
Text: Jukes, I., McCain, T.  and Crockett, L. (2010). Understanding the Digital Generation: teaching and learning in the new digital landscape,

Curtis, D. (2010). Edutopia: Real-World Issues Motivate Students.

Zhao, E. (2010). The Wall Street Journal: American consumers are choosing tech gadgets over household appliances and furniture.

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