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Digital Citizenship [18FA-DIGCIZ-2]

Ended Dec 1, 2018
3 credits

Spots remaining: 7

Full course description


We've come a long way from card catalogs and dog-eared essays. In this course, you'll explore the many ways technology is reshaping the literacy tools our students use on a day-to-day basis, and critically examine how to use these tools more effectively while teaching digital literacy to our students.

We'll focus on developing a respectful learning community, locating, evaluating, and using Open Educational Resources and digital content, and developing a digital presence that moves beyond a single course or LMS, allowing your students (and you!) to develop a digital presence. 


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • craft interaction guidelines that support a learning community;
  • locate, evaluate, and adopt digital content available on their campus;
  • locate, evaluate, and adopt Open Educational Resources;
  • ethically integrate digital content within their course;
  • develop a professional digital footprint.


This course is part of the Certificate in Online Teaching. It can be taken as a stand alone course, or as part of the certificate. 

Duration: 4 weeks

Time Commitment: approximately 10 hours per week, for a total of 40 hours

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate. To get the most from this course, you should have be familiar with online teaching and have some familiarity with Canvas. For those who have never taught online, it is highly recommended you take Introduction to Course Design and Introduction to Canvas before beginning this course. 

Optional Continuing Education Credit

Participants in this course can seek optional professional development/continuing education credits by dual-enrolling in TEC 1849 at Fresno Pacific University. A separate fee due to FPU will apply.