University at Buffalo
Graduate School of Education
Educational Technologies and New Literacies ONLINE
This certificate program infuses the latest tools and teaching practices guided by research to assist both teachers and other professionals to meet challenge of 21st century learning environments.
New Literacies: Technology, over the last decade, has revolutionized the face of education. Dependency on emerging technologies, multimodal composition, social networking, and mobile devices all have commanded a pervasive digital era. Learning environments must be created to include these emerging technologies in order to better serve the 21st century student. The use of these technologies has created a new framework through which to view learning. This framework, referred to as New Literacies, establishes a set of technologies and social practices enabling meaning that is represented, disseminated and consumed in new forms. It is essential that educators have the ability to create such learning environments for their students.
Adapt technology use to fit latest educational research and reform
Integrate emerging technology to meet state/national/international standards
Utilize digital resources for curricular/professional needs
Design and evaluate multimodal virtual learning environments
Assess student learning in a technology rich environment
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