Digital Tools for Blended Learning

Spring 2021 Sections of this Online Educational Technology Workshop

This course provides educators with the opportunity to study tools and best practices for supporting effective digital learning. Participants will investigate strategies and resources for engaging 21st century learners and building digitally responsible students in a blended setting. Learners will design various activities/lessons integrating technology and implement one of them, reflecting on the overall instructional and learning experience.

Three optional, one-hour synchronous sessions will be offered. Dates and times for these sessions will be communicated to students.

After this course participants will be able to...

  • Identify the 4Cs for 21st century skills
  • Explore digital tools for effective instructions and learning in online and blended settings
  • Examine best practices for governing effective digital learning
  • Investigate resources and strategies for promoting digital citizenship
  • Design and deliver a lesson that incorporates digital learning and engages learners

Grading will be Pass/Fail: A minimum score of 80% will be required to pass.

Sample Syllabus

Spring Course Sections

TIP 508-961 General Audience

Course dates: January 13 - February 24

Register by 1/20; Drop by 1/27; Withdraw by 2/3

TIP 508-962 General Audience

Course dates: March 17 - April 28

Register by 3/24; Drop by 3/31; Withdraw by 4/7

  • Eligibility

    Please note: if a course section is labeled with a school, district, or state name, then that section is intended only for staff from that organization or area. If you are not with one of those groups, please choose a general audience section of the course.

    Graduate Students

    UNC Degree-Seeking Students

    Current UNC graduate students can register for this course.

    Non-Degree-Seeking Students

    Non-degree-seeking graduate status refers to a student who has earned at least a bachelor's degree and who either:

    • Has applied to UNC Graduate School and not yet been admitted or;
    • Wishes to take this graduate class but not pursue a degree.

    Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for federal financial aid.

    Undergraduate Students

    Juniors and seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher are permitted to take 500-level courses.

    Please note that if you are not a UNC student you will need to  submit your official transcripts for evaluation. This could take up to 4 weeks for evaluation.

    Eligibility by State

    At this time, UNC can serve online education to students from every state, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. However, we are not currently accepting students to our online offerings who reside in the CNMIs.

  • Register

    CRNs for each course:

    • TIP 508-961: use CRN 25066
    • TIP 508-962: use CRN 25067

    Follow the instructions in the PDF below to register.

    • You will use the CRN (Course Registration Number) listed above when you register in Ursa.
    • Step 1 of this process can take up to 1-3 days turnaround time, so we recommend you start the process in advance of the "add/register by" deadline posted on this page.

    Directions for course registration and activation

  • Contact Us

    Instructor:
    Brandy Erholtz
    berholtz@ilearncollaborative.org

    UNC Extended Campus
    Jon Shaw
    Phone: 970-351-2897
    E-mail: jonathan.shaw@unco.edu

  • Once You Register

    Dropping and Withdrawing

    If you wish to drop or withdraw from the course, you must do so on or before the deadline dates listed in the Course Basics box.

    • If you are registered for any other courses in the same academic term, you can drop or withdraw within your Ursa account.
    • If this is your only course this term, please contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@unco.edu or 970-351-4862.

    It is your responsibility to know the drop and withdrawal deadlines and procedures.

    Billing and Payment for Your Course

    Tuition for this course is listed in the Course Basics box on this page. Any course materials costs (textbooks, digital access, etc.) would be a separate or additional expense.

    Billing notification will be sent to your Bearmail (student email) account when your bill is ready. If you have not activated your Bearmail, directions are in the directions for course registration and activation.

    • Please pay your bill by the due date listed on your eBill to avoid service charges.
    • To view or pay your bill, log into Ursa and go to the Financial tab. You will not receive a bill in the mail; UNC has an eBill system.
    • Further instructions for finding and paying your bill are available on the UNC Bursar's website.