Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fall Online Graduate Courses

Are you interested in taking a Fall online educational technology graduate course? If you are- this is the opportunity for you! Marian University has added three brand new- cutting edge online graduate courses for Fall 2009. Naomi Harm, National Intel Senior Trainer and Marian University adjunct instructor, is the designer of these new courses and will be the online facilitator for each two credit graduate course. Tuition is set for $470 for two graduate credits. (Scroll to bottom of this post for online registration and tuition payment information.)

Twitter is becoming an integral part of many digital lives and personal and professional learning networks. This introductory course of "How to Become a Transformed Twitter Teacher (T3) in a Flash" explains how to use Twitter; an online microblogging service that offers a way to share short bites of information instantly with others. This course will explain what Twitter is and how its service is used by individuals, by businesses, and within k-16 education and the classroom environment. Demonstration of how to sign up, send and read Twitter updates (also called "tweets"), and build your own PLN (Personal/Professional Learning Network) of friends. The training will also explore and describe how to get the most out of Twitter by customizing an individual profile, setting options, and tapping into third-party resources that make it easier to follow and send updates. Upon completion of this online course- each participant will receive a cool new "flash" drive.
What does a flat classroom mean? How do you recognize one and how can you create your own embedded with 21st Century Skills? We invite educators who want to transform their learning spaces to include global collaboration in their curriculum to join us for this unique graduate course. We emphasize a hands-on approach with examples highlighting inquiry-based and research oriented technology applications. Featured projects include the Flat Classroom Project, Global School House Network, ePals, Eduscapes, CIESE, TechnoSpud, and Global Education Collaborative. This two credit graduate course showcases innovative ideas for building community and collaboration with wikis, blogs, online social networks, back channel chats, online video collaborations, and other web 2.0 tools.

EDT604 T9 November 15 – December 13
Building & Growing Your Professional Learning Network
Collaborative social networks allow educators to create online communities that support their personal and professional learning. Whether your personal learning network is overflowing or just starting to grow, this graduate course will help you to refine your PLN to best suit your learning needs. We'll lead you to interesting people who advocate for the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning. We will discuss tips and tricks to leverage the potential of these networks and provide resources to help participants set up their own networks. Participants will gain hands-on experience using social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Ning, and Delicious to build professional learning networks.

* Please contact Sherry Caves, Marian University Support Specialist at to register for an online course. For more Marian University contact information please tap into the following information:
Marian University - School of Education


Naomi Harm

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