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TechQuests: Teaching and Learning with Web and Mobile Technologies

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description
This course is designed to provide teachers the opportunity to understand and use web and mobile technologies to positively impact teaching and learning. As educational programs embrace emerging technologies, students can master academic content, apply 21st century skills, and learn how to find success in an increasingly digital world. Key tools such as cell phones, audio players, netbooks and tablets, virtual worlds, simulations, and video games will be critiqued, analyzed, and evaluated for classroom uses. Additionally, the WebQuest learning model will be explored and will include advanced search strategies, website evaluation criteria, and security. Information about the emerging technologies and tools will be discussed along with strategies and practical suggestions for classroom uses. Teachers will use these technologies to design and develop relevant learning experiences to reinforce skills across curricula. This course will also include 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 explain and employ 21st century skills across curriculums (NBPTS 1; ISTE 1; InTASC 1, 3, 5, 7)
2. To appraise key technological tools and strategies for their impact on teaching and learning (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 5;  ISTE 2, 3; InTASC 1, 2, 4-8)
3. To employ emerging technology tools and the WebQuest learning model to design, develop, and evaluate relevant learning experiences for students (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; ISTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; InTASC 1-8)
4. To explain the ethics, safety, and security involved with the use of various technologies (NBPTS 1, 3, 5; ISTE 4, 5; InTASC 1, 5, 7)
5. To employ other educational professionals to improve student learning (NBPTS 5; ISTE 5; InTASC 9, 10)

Self-Paced courses are delivered within our online classroom and available 24/7. You can begin your study program at any time.

Ongoing Enrollment
Online structured courses are delivered within our online classroom and available within a specific scheduled time window with your instructor.

Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.