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Registration Now Open Until September 1, 2017

Course Information

Instructor                           
Kevin Feenan

Title of Course                 
Digital Education Preparedness

Course Description        
The purpose of this course is to provide the digital course instructor with an understanding of disruptive technologies and innovation and their effect and impact on education.

The three general goals of this course include the following:

  1. to review the pervasiveness of technologies, and what they do;
  2. to discover the alternatives to the technology, and what it may potentially be replacing; and,
  3. to review how technology is being currently supported in learning and instruction.

Course Objectives
The course will focus on the application of technology to learning activities within a curriculum. During the course the student will use the instructional templates provided to evaluate which technologies provide the best instructional benefit within a given learning context.

The course is separated into seven learning units. Each builds on the previous one culminating in a comprehensive framework for conducting future evaluations.

  • Unit 1 will focus on disruptive technology and technology use cases.
  • Unit 2 will focus on technology alternatives and technology competitiveness
  • Unit 3 will focus on technology and learning activity modalities
  • Unit 4 will focus on technology and learning activity intelligences
  • Unit 5 will focus on digital literacy boundaries and constraints
  • Unit 6 will focus on digital literacy risks and risk mitigation
  • Unit 7 will focus on technology evaluation and selection

The goal here is not to evaluate every technological alternative available. Nor is the goal to further refine lesson plans. Rather, it is to help establish the means for the instructor to conduct their own evaluation. This course will offer one of the building blocks that are essential to the digital course instructor, and which will provide a basis for understanding how digital literacy in virtual environments, digital citizenship, and digital assessment allow the instructor to make decisions about technology integration.

Targeted Learner
Higher Education faculty/developers; business trainers

Technical Skills Needed
As part of this class, you will be using, and are expected to have access to, the following

  1. Valid email account
  2. Be signed up to Pinterest
  3. Be signed up to Facebook
  4. Have access to Discord or be signed up to Discord
  5. Have access to either Google Docs or MS Office
  6. Be signed up to post Pins to the Rockcliffe eLearning Activities Pinterest Board
  7. Be signed up to post Pins to the Rockcliffe Digital Literacy and Citizenship Pinterest Board

Schedule Information

Date Course Starts:
September 11, 2017

Date Course Ends: 
October 11, 2017

Length: 
4+ weeks (31 days)

Meeting Dates and Times (if applicable): Yes
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesdays from 4-6 pm PST

Tool Used for Meetings:
Discord for Voice / Text
Learners can download the Discord Application from http://discordapp.com  or use the browser based version (no download required).

Cost: 
Free (pilot course only)

Getting Credit for the Course

Course Credit
Learners completing this course will be awarded 1 CEU (10 PD Clock Hours) and credit toward their Digital Course Instructor Professional Certification.

Successful Completion Requirements
Learners must complete all unit assignments with a minimum grade of 80%.

Materials and Course Technology

Materials and Tools Required
The learner is expected to have access to a computer with an internet connection. As part of this class, you will be using, and are expected to have access to, the following:

  1. Be signed up to Pinterest
  2. Be signed up to Facebook
  3. Have access to Discord or be signed up to Discord
  4. Have access to either Google Docs or MS Office

After registering to this course, students will be asked to sign up to post Pinterest Pins to the Rockcliffe eLearning Activities Pinterest Board and Rockcliffe Digital Literacy and Citizenship Pinterest Board

All other materials and tools will be provided as part of the course.

Technical Requirements
This course requires only a general purpose laptop or desktop. The course is accessible via a mobile device. Course assignments have not be optimized for mobile accessibility.

Accessibility
This course follows the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) for making web content accessible to people with disabilities.

 

 

Course Information

  • Course Code: DEP2000
  • Course Location: Conquester Moodle
  • Course Delivery: Online
  • Course Duration: 4+ Weeks
  • Course Credits: 1 CEU
  • Next Course Intake: September 11, 2017
 

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