Anytime, Anywhere: Today’s Learner
EDUC 792 or 600
Instructor: Dr. Olufunmilayo Amobi
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $385
Partner Class Offered Through Learner's Edge
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.
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.
Course is not available print-based.