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Swipe Generation: Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity and Learning for Students

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

Course Description

Participants in this course will learn how to build academic success for today’s learners, known as the “Swipe Generation.” and how Swipe technology shapes emerging learning styles. This generation needs to rely heavily on technology skills to enhance their learning by developing problem-solving strategies and also reflect on their thinking and learning process. Participants will explore ways to enhance student performance by implementing a series of strategies to meet the unique needs of every learner in the classroom. These learning strategies can be applied, but first, students must become interested in and find the content worthy of their attention, which requires sustained mental effort, commitment, and engagement that can support the success of every learner.

Foundational work in this course will include research on understanding effective practices, student learning strategies, and classroom outcomes that utilize technology and higher-level thinking skills.  Participants will synthesize these paradigms and develop a new understanding of educators’ role in the classroom, along with new tools, strategies, and techniques for cultivating students’ learning and a state-of-the-art teaching approach to meet their educational goals.

Throughout the course, students will participate in interactive dialogue through a variety of mediums to receive valuable feedback to reflect on from their instructor.  All formative and summative projects are reviewed, and graded, and feedback from the instructor will be provided allowing the student to enhance their portfolio of educational tools/resources to impact their classroom or school community.

Global Outcomes/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 the course:

  1. To examine current research in best practices in helping swipe generation students focus on becoming interested in learning.
  2. To develop an understanding of the need for effective teaching strategies to help students develop a commitment towards learning and to promote higher-level thinking skills in collaboration with technology.
  3. To analyze current practices to create engaging practices to support better student learning, focus development, and critical and creative thinking.
  4. To explore possible applications to respond to helping students make sense of their learning along with practice and reflection.
  5. To enhance knowledge of effective instructional strategies, including productive group work, participation, and digital learning.
  6. To synthesize best practices of and with others regarding communication, work ethic, personal responsibility, and listening.

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Ongoing Enrollment

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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.

Interactive courses are delivered via Zoom at specific times with a live instructor.

02/26/24 - 03/24/24
Feb 26 - Mar 24, 2024
Zoom Meetings will be on Mondays (February 26, March 04, 11, 18, 2024) from 5:00pm – 6:30pm Central Time.

04/08/24 - 05/05/24
Apr 08 - May 05, 2024
Zoom Meetings will be on Tuesdays (April 09, 16, 23, 30, 2024) from 4:00pm – 5:30pm Central Time.