NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

Anytime, Anywhere: Today’s 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:

In this course you will have the opportunity to explore 21st Century Skills and what it means to be a digital citizen.  Through hands-on activities you will explore various mobile technologies such as cell phones, MP3 players and netbooks and their applicability in the classroom.  Social media can have a positive impact in the classroom. This course will guide you through social media as it applies to education with a look at Web 2.0 tools such as social networks, virtual worlds, online writing and image sharing as well as gaming in the classroom.


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

1.   Learn what it means to be a digital citizen;

2.   Understand mobile technologies and how they can be used in the classroom;

3.   Learn to relate to your students through the use of social media;

4.   Employ mobile technologies in the classroom to foster engagement and productivity.

Required Text/Reading:

Text(s):  Brooks-Young, Susan. (2010). Teaching with the Tools Kids Really Use. Corwin Press

Articles:  (referenced in the study guide and linked in your online course)

Baum, Janna J. (2005). TechTrends: CyberEthics: The New Frontier.

Meeder, Rebecca. (2005). TechTrends: Access Denied: Internet Filtering Software in K-12 Classrooms.

National School Boards Association. (July 2007). CREATING & CONNECTING: Research and Guidelines on Online Social — and Educational — Networking.

Prensky, Marc. (2004). What Can You Learn From A Cell Phone? – Almost Anything!

Villano, Matt. (September 2008).  T.H.E. Journal: Text Unto Others…As You Would Have Them Text Unto You.

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