By the year 2020, learning at all levels will change:
Teaching will happen beyond just the physical schoolroom.
Professional skills will change with jobs in education requiring knowledge in networking technologies.
Teachers will need to be educational designers, facilitators of connected learning experiences, and networked practitioners.
Knowledge as we know it will change, because information is everywhere. Therefore, makers and curators of information and networks will be the knowledge leaders.
About the Program
The Connected Learning Certificate is an interdisciplinary certificate program in the School of Education that provides learners with a theoretical framework for understanding connected learning along with practical methods for innovating, problem-solving, and engaging in connected, participatory learning experiences and environments using digital technologies and face-to-face networking strategies.
Who is this program for?
Current education masters and certification students
Post-secondary educators (pre-and in-service educators) at area institutions
Instructional coaches and specialized educational services (i.e., tutoring services)
Educators in educational non-profit organizations
Administrators and trainers for software development and technology businesses and organizations
What are the benefits?
Develop skills to coach, design, consult, and lead in areas such as instructional design, curriculum development, corporate training, and professional development for teaching and learning in the 21st century.
Speak and teach the language of social networking and digital tools.
Develop blended and online learning experiences, such as flipping the classroom.
Develop connected and participatory practices for learning, such as DIY and action research.
Design innovative learning environments, such as un-conferences and the gamification of learning.
Make learners’ work public and connected, using online publishing tools.
Build your professional network and online profile using tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Edmodo.
All students participating in the program will become part of the Arcadia Connected Learning Network, which offers access to a broad network of expertise and information about Connected Learning practices.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of our students who completed the program, and other important information, view Gainful Employment information.
This 12-credit program includes the following course requirements:
1. Connected Learning Courses (6 credits):
2. One Content Area Course (3 credits), choose from:
ED678 Reading and Writing as Making
An elective course in an area of practice
3. One Educational Technology Course (3 credits), chosen with the adviser:
[COURSE:ED676C] (1 credit each, take up to 3): One-week retreat-type courses focusing a specific topic in Connected Learning (ex. Gaming or e-Publishing).