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DCS 861J Integrating Emerging Technologies into the Curriculum

Note: This course may be taken for either 2 or 3 credits.

Course Description: This course deals with the introduction and use of computers and mobile digital devices in a modern classroom environment and the integration of these technologies into the K-12 curriculum. Topics considered include appropriate use of the Internet by students, the researching of Internet databases such as the Wikipedia by students, the restrictions imposed on students when accessing the Internet, and the use of the information obtained online. The acceptable use of such mobile devices such as MP3 players, cellular, telephones, and Personal Digital Assistants are discussed. Ethical issues such as online plagiarism and inappropriate classroom behavior are also considered.

Credits

2 - 3 credits