American College of Education delivers affordable online degree programs for working teachers, educators and professionals who desire to expand their knowledge.
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American College of Education offers a variety of high-quality, online graduate programs with affordable tuition and flexible payment options.
Technology takes student learning far beyond the four walls of the classroom, and today’s digital learners think and process information differently than previous generations. Because technology has changed how students learn, it also has changed how teachers should teach and communicate with students. Many of yesterday’s instruction strategies will cause students to "power down" in the classroom.
To help educators engage today's digital learners, American College of Education offers an online Certificate in Digital Learning and Teaching. Students are admitted to the certificate program as students at large, and upon completion of the three courses listed below, they will receive an official transcript and a certificate of completion. Each course in this certificate program carries 3 semester credits.
The three-course sequence helps educators:
Expand your digital technology skills for the classroom with this online certificate program. Start your application, or check admission requirements.
Sara Lowe, M.Ed. Educational Technology, 2011
American College of Education helps educators use technology to captivate students' interest and build on their curiosity, regardless of the subject. Through the research-based graduate certificate in Digital Learning and Teaching, educators will gain new ways of thinking about technology, student learning, classroom structure, and teacher and student roles.
This course examines the impact of technology on learning as well as how today’s student navigates a media-rich world. Topics include the human-computer interface, technology and the brain, diffusion of innovations, and connectivity through social media. The course considers trends and issues in educational technologies as well as research into the effects of technology on society.
This course uses a project-based approach in studying technology in education, best practices for classroom teachers, and strategies for professional development in light of emerging technologies. The course addresses 21st century standards for education, educators’ digital presence, cloud computing, and digital ethics
This course draws from multiple disciplines to explore design and strategies for computer- and web-based learning. Special attention is paid to collaborative learning, interactivity, assessment, and best use of technology tools.
Judy Donovan has taught PK-12 courses (math, English, social studies) in both face-to-face and online settings. She has been a school librarian and holds a doctorate in Instructional Technology from Nova Southeastern University. She has published textbook chapters, journal articles and other works on online learning and educational technology; she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the Ukraine. Dr. Donovan teaches educational technology and school library media classes. Her interests include reading and poker. She lives on the river bordering Canada near Detroit and loves watching the freighters go by.
Jason Caudill holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology as well as an MBA and a B.S in Business Administration. His research interests include online education and technology integration. He has received multiple research awards and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, an honor society promoting academic excellence in all disciplines of higher education. Jason enjoys outdoor activities, working with his hands, and serving in the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Rebekah McPherson holds a Ph.D. from The University of North Texas in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Educational Computing and an M.S. in Computer Education and Cognitive Systems with an emphasis in Instructional Systems Technology. She earned a BFA in graphic design from Baylor University. She is a Texas certified Master Technology Teacher and also holds standard Texas teaching certificates in technology applications and technology education along with an endorsement for English as a Second Language. Dr. McPherson has six years of teaching experience at the middle school and high school levels and two years of university experience.
2013 total program cost: $2,148. For more information, visit the tuition section.
Each course is 3 semester credits.
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