NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Using Digital Media to Enhance Learning

EDUC 600




Instructor: Sophia Thwaites

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Course Fee: $295

Class Offered Through Knowledge Delivery Systems

Course Description:

Presenter Rushton Hurley's course is an engaging guide to learning why and how to use a range of tools and strategies to empower students to express themselves through digital media and to develop learning curriculum through projects such as creating slideshows, screen casts,audio, and video projects.  The course features step-by-step instruction  through the essential stages of projects, models of good practice, and interviews with teachers who have incorporated these projects along with discussions  of the benefits for students and the teachers themselves. Research on digital media in instruction confirms that incorporating multimedia in to curriculum  expands students' critical and creative thinking skills, increases their motivation and self­-esteem, and helps them develop the skills essential to the 21st century, including  technological expertise and productive collaboration.


After completing this course, educators will know:

  • How to create audio, video, slideshows, and screen casts.
  • How to assess their students’ work.
  • How to properly cite sources.
  • Sample projects as models for their own.
  • How to create rubrics.

Student Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, educators will apply the following skills:

  • Create audio, video, slideshows, and screen casts.
  • Assist their students in creating these digital media projects.
  • Align projects to the NET Standards for Students.
  • Integrate projects to advance their curricula.
  • Develop appropriate rubrics for digital media projects.

About The Instructor

Sophia Thwaites
Sophia Thwaites

Sophia Thwaites earned her M.A. in Education with a Social Studies concentration from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. She earned her B.A. in History from University of Florida.




**Registration Instructions:

Register for this class through KDSi. Effective January 1, 2015 the cost of this course will be $499.00.

NOTE: Upon registration, you have 2 months for course completion. Although many of our courses are approved for both 1 and 3 graduate professional development credits, participants can only receive credit for one version of each course. 

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.

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