Social Media for Teaching and Learning - EDU 778I 2012 90
2.0 Semester Units
A Fully Online Course
Social Media for Teaching and Learning is the second course in a four-course Mobile Technology Learning Certificate Program, which focuses on the use of emerging technologies to promote student learning in our schools.
Facilitate student learning and collaboration in and out of the classroom using social media, in this course that provides you the knowledge of social media tools and platforms. Create or augment your own online professional learning community. Identify and understand techniques for building community among learners. Develop and implement discussion prompts that support academic content. Select and implement appropriate discussion tools. Understand the pros and cons o various tools for connecting and communicating with groups and individuals. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of synchronous and asynchronous discussion tools and appropriately select the tools accordingly. Be aware of the policies and procedures necessary to maintain student privacy while using social media. Understand the responsibilities and best practices for using social media with students.
You will learn how to:
- Support effective student-to-student online collaboration
- Use digital tools for individual and group assessments--assessing if and how students are using social media to increase their individual and collective knowledge and understanding of content areas
- Understand the infrastructure and technical expertise needed to support social networking
- Engage and educate parents in social media rules and expectations
- Set expectations for digital citizenship in your classroom and how to manage privacy and sharing
A final capstone project will be to create a social media tool, resource, or forum for the classroom; implement it and assess its impact on students' learning.
PREREQUISITE: EDU 777I Digital Literacy for Teachers and Leaders
The University of San Diego's Division of Professional and Continuing Education will award a Mobile Technology Learning certificate to participants who successfully complete all four courses in this program. Additional non-refundable certificate program application fee applies (see Certificate Information and Requirements).
Developing Mobile Technology Skills in Teaching and Learning
Build your ability to stay "ahead of the learning curve" in your classroom, school or district.
The certificate program includes the professional development you need to:
- Integrate mobile technology tools into the student learning experience
- Locate, organize, understand, evaluate and analyze information using digital technology
- Use social media to foster communications
- Create and support meaningful student-directed learning experiences
- Employ a variety of tools for data analysis, collaboration, communication and co-creation of content
- Develop capacity to deploy and manage all aspects of mobile technology
This course is a scheduled online course led by a facilitator. Taking an online course is convenient, fun, and allows you to structure your learning to your own learning style. Take the time you need to read, ponder, and compose responses. Dress as you like. Work any time, 24/7, at your convenience. No driving. No parking. Eating is optional. Online learning is a great way to add time to your life!
- Assignments are posted weekly and are normally due one week later
- You can go online when convenient during each week
- Regular interactions with the facilitator and other students is an integral part of the class
- Course Assignments - TBA
- You can be away from home as long as you can log onto the Internet!
Courses in this certificate program requires EDU 777I as the first course, and after completing that course, the remaining three courses can be taken in any order and concurrently:
EDU 777I: Digital Literacy for Teachers and Leaders (2 units) starting Sept. 5 and Oct. 31
EDU 778I: Social Media for Teaching and Learning (2 units) starting Oct. 31
EDU 779I: Student-Centered Learning with Mobile Technology (2 units) starting Jan. 9, 2013
EDU 780I: Leadership of Digital Environments (2 units) starting Mar. 6, 2013
The University of San Diego's Division of Professional and Continuing Education will award a certificate in "Mobile Technology Learning" to participants who successfully complete all four courses in this program. Additional non-refundable certificate program application fee applies (see Certificate Information and Requirements).
These courses are designed in collaboration with USD's School of Leadership and Education Sciences - Mobile Technology Learning Center (MTLC).
INSTRUCTOR: Michael Hoy, M.Ed., has taught at the high school, middle school and elementary school levels. He served as District Coordinator of Staff Development & Technology and as Elementary School Principal. Michael has taught graduate level education technology courses at Pepperdine and National Universities, as well as California State University Long Beach and San Bernardino. In 1996, he joined the education division of a besieged technology company which pundits declared would be out of business within the year. Thus began his personal involvement with Apple, and one of the most incredible business comebacks in history.
COURSE MATERIALS: Text, Educational Technology for School Leaders - edited by Lynne Schrum, available at your local bookstore or online at Amazon.com. This is the same text used in EDU 777I and for all four courses in the Mobile Technology Learning Certificate program.
HOW DO I RECEIVE MY COURSE INSTRUCTIONS?
After registering for courses, allow 48 business hours and then your instructions will be emailed to you. Please contact Cyndi Thomas-Evans at email@example.com, if you do not receive this email after the 48 business hours.
REFUND POLICY - Refund/withdrawal requests for course tuition fees should be done by emailing Cynthia Thomas-Evans directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and will be accepted up to midnight Saturday, November 3. Tuition refunds will be less $25 processing fee if received by November 3, 2012 deadline. No refunds and/or transfers will be issued after midnight Saturday, November 3, 2012 deadline for any reason. (This refund policy supersedes the policy stated at the bottom of this page)
Social Media for Teaching and Learning - EDU 778I 2012 90
October 31, 2012 - December 18, 2012
EDU 778I 2012 90
For Scheduled (live) classes,
withdrawal and transfer requests should be done online.
A full refund will be credited to you if the class has not started.
After a class has begun, each request will be handled on an individual basis.
Refunds and/or transfer requests will not be processed for any reason after 30 days from the start of class.