Developing Digital Citizens

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1 Unit
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Foster Responsible and Safe Use of Technology with Your Students

Developing Digital Citizens is a course designed to equip educators with knowledge and skills to infer how digital technology has impacted the world we live in today and to assist them in developing appropriate structures for students to participate in the digital sphere, in and out of the classroom. Through readings and viewings and personally relevant assignments and projects, educators will create a plan for student use of technology in the classroom and determine how to educate their students about navigating today’s digital landscape and using technology outside of the school safely.

This course is part of the Learning and Teaching in a K-12 Digital Classroom Series, which focuses on the use of emerging technologies to promote student learning in our schools. 

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers and administrators (K-12) interested in learning why digital citizenship is ever important in today's technological world, and how to give students a framework for responsible technology use.

Course Materials: No text book requirement

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Course Date Units Price
EDU-X751L – 013 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $169

Developing Digital Citizens

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
Online Self-Paced
Jeannie Chufo

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

What You Will Learn

  • Identify the essential elements that comprise the study of digital citizenship and determine how they are affected by new developments in educational technology
  • Develop lessons to use in a classroom setting to teach digital citizenship
  • Communicate key concepts in digital citizenship to colleagues and students
  • Explore understandings about digital citizenship, safety, literacy, and ethics in a technology-filled world


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Online Self-Paced

Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.

How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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