Learners are introduced to the use of social media tools and resources that support professional learning in the 21st century. Learners explore a variety of social media tools for individual and collaborative learning, including development of a personal learning network. In addition, learners examine leading responsible social media usage and the future of social media for professional learning.
This graduate course is 6 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.
This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Arkansas and Kentucky.
- Define social learning.
- Describe the evolution of professional learning strategies and practices.
- Justify the role of social media in professional learning.
- Describe considerations and implications for collaborating with social media.
- Explain how social media is a participatory tool.
- Evaluate social media tools for collaboration.
- Compare a variety of specific social media tools for professional learning.
- Examine resources that document and archive learning.
- Propose strategies to use social media appropriately and responsibility, including managing online reputations.
- Explain a Personal Learning Network (PLN).
- Examine how to initiate, sustain, and evolve a PLN.
- Identify tools and resources for a PLN.
- Suggest strategies for leading responsible social media use.
- Analyze polices that promote connected leadership.
- Determine an ongoing social learning strategy, including exit plans as appropriate.
- Propose how social media will affect classrooms of the future.
- Describe the changing roles of administrators, educators, and learners when using social media for learning.
This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.
During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-345-1800.
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