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Collaborative Web Technologies: Transforming Teaching and Learning

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description
This course will provide K–16 educators the opportunity to understand and use global collaborative web technologies to impact learning and teaching. Teachers will use these technologies to design and develop relevant learning experiences across curriculums. Online collaboration; creating and publishing text, images, audio and video to the Web; management of multiple streams of information; social networking; and the practical use of other Web 2.0/3.0 tools will be critiqued, analyzed, and evaluated for classroom uses. This course will allow for examination of the ethics, safety, and security involved with the use of these technologies. 

Global Goals of the Course
To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of this course:

1. To demonstrate a fundamental understanding of collaborative web technologies and the impact on teaching and learning (NBPTS 1, 2; InTASC 1, 4, 5, 7, 8).
2. To identify, analyze and incorporate 21st Century Literacies across curriculums (NBPTS 1, 2; ISTE 2; InTASC 1, 5, 7, 8).
3. To design, develop and evaluate learning experiences for students using collaborative web technologies (NBPTS 1, 2, 4; ISTE 1, 2; InTASC 1-8).
4. To advocate ethical responsibilities of online and digital mediums (NBPTS 1; ISTE 4; InTASC 1, 2, 3, 5).
5. To collaborate with others to improve student learning (NBPTS 4, 5; ISTE 5; InTASC 9, 10).
6. To apply effective online safety strategies for students (NBPTS 1, 3; ISTE 3, 4; InTASC 1, 2, 3, 5).



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