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SPU Offers New Digital Learning Degree for Educators

September 5, 2014 Leave a comment

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Blended learning. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Flipped Classrooms.
How are teachers keeping up with new trends in learning?

To help educators and those who support them become leaders in the ever-changing world of educational technology, Seattle Pacific University is now offering a graduate program in digital education leadership.

Students in the Digital Education Leadership MEd will learn about digital education research and best practices on topics such as blended learning, BYOD (bring your own device), and digital citizenship. Each term, students will partner with schools, universities, and other educational organizations to complete real-world projects. All courses are team-taught by university professors and expert practitioners who work full-time as K-12 and higher education professionals. The program will utilize open educational resources, so there are no textbook or software costs and students can apply what they learn at their own institutions.

“Teachers are expected to know how to use technology to teach,” says David Wicks, chair of the new program. “The Digital Education Leadership Program comes at a perfect time to help educators use technology to enhance teaching, learning, and professional productivity.”

The graduate level program is open to educators and support staff with an undergraduate degree who want to become digital education leaders at their institutions. Designed for working professionals, all courses in this program are online, with weekly real-time web conferences.

For more information about the program, visit the website or contact Ted Hiemstra, associate director of graduate admissions, at hiemstra@spu.edu or 206-378-5478.

CFP: Educational Innovations in Countries Around the World

January 5, 2013 Leave a comment

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The Center for Global Curriculum Studies of Seattle Pacific University announces its Fifth Biennial Symposium: Educational Innovations in Countries around the World.  The Symposium will be held on the campus of Seattle Pacific University and on Whidbey Island, located near Seattle on the Puget Sound. The dates of the Symposium are 1-3 July, 2013. Interested individuals are invited to submit proposals in the form of an abstract of 100-200 words in any of the following categories:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • K-12 Education
  • Higher Education
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Administration
  • Comparative Education
  • Global Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Distance Learning

Abstracts should be submitted electronically and are due no later than March 15, 2013.  Submissions should be sent to:

Arthur K. Ellis, Director
Center for Global Curriculum Studies
Seattle Pacific University
aellis@spu.edu

Seattle Pacific University is located on Queen Anne Hill in the City of Seattle, Washington.  Access to downtown with it world-famous Pike Place Market and other waterfront attractions is readily available through convenient bus service.  Participants are invited to stay either at dormitory accommodations on campus or at any of a number of nearby hotels. Conference registration is $350, which includes dormitory accommodation and most meals. A cultural program is planned which includes a day trip by ferry to Whidbey Island with its pioneer settlements and beautiful ocean beaches.

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Answers to Four Questions about iTunes U

November 15, 2011 Leave a comment

In this screencast, David Wicks addresses four common questions faculty have about iTunes U. The questions are:

  1. What is iTunes U?
  2. How do you access iTunes U?
  3. What resources can be found on iTunes U?
  4. How can iTunes U be used in your instruction?

Link to this video on iTune U

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