Leading & Learning in a Digital Age

Leading and Learning in a Digital Age is a program option within the Master of Education (MEd), Interdisciplinary route. Visit the MEd, Interdisciplinary Route page for complete MEd details including fees

This topic offered through the Educational Studies in Learning Sciences provides students with opportunities to examine the complexities of leading and learning in inclusive and high quality digital learning environments. Through four interconnected courses, students will: (i) examine the implications for designing and leading interdisciplinary and technology-rich learning; (ii) strengthen competencies in technological literacies; (iii) explore ethics in technology-enhanced learning environments; and (iv) lead and empower citizenry in a participatory and digital age.

Target Audience

  • Teachers/instructors with an interest in designing and leading digital learning environments in primary, secondary or post-secondary environments or other work contexts

  • Educators and consultants who work with supporting technology use

  • School and district leaders

Program Goals:

  • Develop and critically assess authentic interdisciplinary and technology-rich learning designs and environments
  • Demonstrate technological fluency and competencies in technological literacies
  • Advocate for high quality digital learning environments informed by understanding of current trends and issues in the field
  • Develop empowering and proactive teaching and learning practices in schools or other work contexts that promote active citizenry in a participatory and digital age

Program Schedule

Term 1 - Summer

Summer 2020
EDER 678.67 L03 (50217)
Interdisciplinary Learning and Technology
OnlineĀ 

Term 2 - Fall

Fall 2020
EDER 678.68 L02 (73214)
Technological Literacies
Online

Term 3 - Winter

Winter 2021
EDER 678.69 L02 (13015)
Ethics and Technology
Online

Term 4 - Spring

Spring 2021
EDER 678.70 (registration information TBD)
Leading Citizenry in a Digital Age
Online

Course Descriptions

Outlines are normally available 1-2 weeks prior to the start of term in D2L.


Course Delivery

Courses in this program are offered fully online. Courses are held in both an asynchronous environment (D2L) and a synchronous (real-time) environment (Zoom) which allows instructors to virtually meet and talk with students and experience a live exchange of ideas, hear class presentations and do group work with access to a whiteboard. For additional information regarding online delivery, refer to the Online Delivery eLearning website.

 


3 units per course

EDER 678.67 Interdisciplinary Learning and Technology

In this course, students will examine the implications for designing and leading interdisciplinary and technology-rich learning and different ways of demonstrating learning. High quality teaching to support learning for all students includes flexible and innovative designs with access to appropriate technology and digital learning environments.

EDER 678.68 Technological Literacies

In this course, students will examine the role of technological literacy in today's learning landscape. Students will consider the shifts that have occurred in developing competencies in technological literacies and the implications of emerging trends and innovations in new literacies. In this course, students will examine the relationship between literacy and the environment and how to foster diversity of language and lead literacy practices and experiences in contemporary classrooms and in an interconnected world.

EDER 678.69 Ethics and Technology

In this course, students will examine safe and ethical use of technology in digital learning environments. Students will explore the ubiquitous influence and complexities of technology in a participatory culture and the evolving issues that confront communities. Students will explore how elements of a participatory culture and the ethical implications involved, can serve to support and change how curriculum outcomes are approached and how to navigate and lead in a complex culture where the line between consumers and producers is blurring.

EDER 679.70 Leading Citizenry in a Digital Age

In this course, students will examine the evolutionary nature of social networks, digital citizenship and the complexities of leadership and fostering citizenry in digital age. Students will formulate a responsive and empowering model of digital citizenship that enable high quality teaching and learning with safe and ethical use of technology and with careful consideration and critique of the issues and challenges facing today's schools.


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