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Course Description

This course is designed to enable the educator to examine the impact of the digital age upon student learning. It will interpret the implication of 21st century skills to enhance the teaching and learning experience. This course prepares educators seeking ways to expand their teaching expertise with particular emphasis on methods and strategies for uses of the major components of the Microsoft Office Suite®: Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Access to evaluate, plan, and design digital-age learning experiences to engage students as well as increase teacher productivity. Course participants will learn how to effectively utilize the ISTE’s six categories of National Education Technology Standards for Students (NETS*S) for planning technology-based activities and assessments. Evaluation of the ISTE’s National Education Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS*T) will provide a basis for engaging in professional growth.

Learner Outcomes

By the conclusion of the course, each participant should be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the digital age and its impact upon student learning and engagement
  • Utilize the basic tools of the Microsoft Office Suite® to enhance delivery and improve student learning
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic skills of Microsoft Office Word® to enhance delivery and improve student learning
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic skills of Microsoft Office Excel® to enhance delivery and improve student learning
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic skills of Microsoft Office PowerPoint® to enhance delivery and improve student learning
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic skills of Microsoft Office Access® to enhance delivery and improve student learning
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic skills of Microsoft Office Publisher® to enhance delivery and improve student learning
  • Synthesize ISTE’s six categories of National Education Technology Standards for Students (NETS*S) for planning and designing technology-based learning experiences

 

Notes

System Requirements
  • Computer with Microsoft Office Suite 2013®
  • Internet access connection
  • Online video viewing capabilities/Adobe flash player
  • Software capable of reading PDF files
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Section Title
Microsoft Office: Digital Age Applications
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $500.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Connecting Link.


Course is self-Paced. Completion time: up to 12 weeks from initial log in to course. Participants are required to log in within 60 days of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


Patrick Raleigh is the course facilitator
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