ES 590: AdvTop:Communication in Digital Age

2011-12-15 -

Faculty Added.

Synonym:

81225 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

John Hensler
Libby McCann

Credits:

3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Spring 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 1/12 - 5/3 (8:00AM-10:59AM)

Description:

Communication in the Digital Age.

Competency Areas for students who entered Fall 2010 or later: Methods or elective. Restricted to ES students.

How can digital and social media be used to educate, advocate, bridge social divides, and change environmental policies and behaviors? Are such technologies even suitable to these purposes? How can we be inclusive in our use of online communication when the majority of the world's population has limited or no access to computers? What are appropriate technologies for various instructional needs in an era of globalization? This course covers current issues in educational technology and practical applications of 21st century technological skills essential for environmental leaders and educators in the digital age. Participants will explore theories, research, and innovative approaches to the use of technology in Environmental Education and Environmental Communications. Students will become familiar with strategies to use technology effectively in various environmental studies contexts.