DGTL 8300 Syllabus

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DGTL 8300 Syllabus

  1. 1. DGTL 8300Digital CitizenshipSpring 2009Section 2Prerequisites: Must have passed the GACE Computer Skills Competency AssessmentThis semester long class is an overview of the ways to be a successful digital citizen. Emphasis isplaced on the nine elements of Digital Citizenship (Ribble and Bailey, 2007), which will becovered throughout the course. The learner will implement at least three of the elements ofDigital Citizenship (Ribble and Bailey, 2007) and learn about the other six elements throughclass discussion and presentations.Instructor name: Lindsey La BargeOffice hours: 4:00PM-6:00PM Monday – Friday, also by appointmentTelephone number: (706)367-5003 ext. 238E-mail: ll00620@email.georgiasouthern.eduTechnology RequirementsAccess to a high speed Internet browser, Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.Headset with microphoneCourse ObjectivesThe learner will be able to:1. implement each of the nine elements of Digital Citizenship (Ribble and Bailey, 2007).2. communicate their knowledge of digital citizenship.3. model correct digital citizenship to others.4. teach students to become better digital citizens.General InformationThis class is completely online. The class will have live chat sessions every Thursday from7:00-8:00 PM. This class goes through GeorgiaOnMyLine. Each student will be given a username that will allow them to sign on and access the class.CommunicationsLearners are provided with an e-mail address through the university. This is the official way thatcommunication will happen within the course. It is the learner’s responsibility to check thate-mail account each day. There is no excuse to not use this account and for not responding toe-mails within a timely manner.The instructor will reply to all communications within 24 hours. The instructor will also notifylearners of their grade within three days of the assignment or discussion due date.Required ResourceRibble, M., & Bailey, G. (2007). Digital Citizenship in Schools. Eugene, Oregon.
  2. 2. International Society for Technology in Education.EvaluationClass participation: Weekly live chats- You will be required to attend at least 8 of the 12 chats that will be held every Thursday from 6:00PM – 8:00PM. If you attend all of the chats, the instructor will add 5% to your final grade as extra credit. (This could help you earn a 90% in the class instead of an 80%.) Worth 20% of final grade.Assignments: Biography- In this biography you will introduce yourself to the rest of the class. Include where you are from, where you are living, your educational background and your experience with technology, specifically the internet. Worth 5% of final grade. Weekly discussions- You will be required to discuss the weekly readings and respond to at least two of your classmates posts each week. Worth 20% of final grade. Digital Citizenship Project Rough Draft- This project can either be a PowerPoint presentation or a paper. Pictures should be included showing the learner implementing at least three of the elements of Digital Citizenship (Ribble and Bailey, 2007). The rubric with the specific requirements can be found in the course assignments link on the class site. Example: Element: Digital Communication The learner can take pictures of the use of digital communication such as e-mail and blogs. Some of these pictures should include screen shots. Worth 20% of final grade. Final Digital Citizenship Project- Post your final draft of you Digital Citizenship Project to the discussion called Digital Citizenship Project. After posting your final project, evaluate at least two of your fellow classmates’ projects using the rubric that is available in the first post of the Digital Citizenship Project Discussion board. Worth 35% of final grade.Final Grade:The learner must receive at least 80% as a final grade in order to get credit for the course.
  3. 3. Final grade of 90-100% = This learner will be able to prove a thorough understanding of the nine elements of Digital Citizenship (Ribble and Bailey, 2007) and have an excellent final project with proof of implementation of at least three of the elements. This learner has also been heavily involved in the weekly discussions.Final grade of 80-89% = This learner has an adequate knowledge of the nine elements of Digital Citizenship (Ribble and Bailey, 2007) and has a good final project that has proof of at least two of the elements. This learner has been involved in the weekly discussions.Final grade of 70-79% = This learner has a basic knowledge of the nine elements of Digital Citizenship (Ribble and Bailey, 2007) and has produced a final project with proof of implementation of only one of the elements. This learner has been involved in the weekly discussion by only doing the minimum required.Final grade of 60-69% = This learner has the minimum knowledge of the nine elements of Digital Citizenship (Ribble and Bailey, 2007). This learner has not done the required amount of weekly discussions.Final grade of 50-59% = This learner has not proven any knowledge of the nine elements of Digital Citizenship (Ribble and Bailey, 2007). This learner has not been involved in the weekly discussions.Academic Integrity ExpectationsPlagiarism is not acceptable. If plagiarism is found, there are penalties.Penalty #1: The learner will automatically receive a zero on that assignment and still be required to resubmit it with the necessary corrections in order to gain necessary understanding.Penalty #2: The learner will automatically be removed from the course with no credit.AccommodationsDisability Accommodation:Learners with disabilities are required to notify both the class instructor and the DisabilityResource Office.Phone number – (770)123-4567E-mail address – disabilityresourceoffice@gavu.eduSexual Harassment Notification:If you have been a victim of sexual harassment, you need to contact the Harassment Hotlinewithin 24 hours of the incident.Phone number – (770)765-4321E-mail address – harassmenthotline@gavu.edu
  4. 4. Class ScheduleWeek 1: (1/15-1/21) Biography posting Overview of the elements of Digital Citizenship (Ribble and Bailey, 2007) Weekly reading: Ribble chapters 1 and 6Week 2: (1/22-1/28) Digital Access chat and discussion Weekly reading: Ribble chapter 2Week 3: (1/29-2/04) Digital Commerce chat and discussion Weekly reading: Ribble chapters 2 and 3Week 4: (2/05-2/11) Digital Communication chat and discussion Weekly reading: Ribble chapters 2 and 4Week 5: (2/12-2/18) Digital Literacy chat and discussion Weekly reading: Ribble chapters 2 and 5Week 6: (2/19-2/25) Digital Etiquette chat and discussion Digital Citizenship Project Rough Draft due 2/25 by 11:00PM Weekly reading: Ribble chapters 2 and 7Week 7: (2/26-3/04) Digital Law chat and discussion Weekly reading: Ribble chapters 2 and 7Week 8: (3/05-3/11) Digital Rights and Responsibilities chat and discussion Weekly reading: Ribble chapter 2 and conclusionWeek 9: (3/12-3/18) Digital Health and Wellness chat and discussion Weekly reading: chapter 2Week 10: (3/19-3/25) Spring BreakWeek 11: (3/26-4/01) Digital Security chat and discussion Weekly reading: Ribble chapter 2Week 12: (4/02-4/08) Final Digital Citizenship Project due 4/08 by 11:00PMWeek 13: (4/09-4/15) Final Digital Citizenship Project discussion due 4/15 by 11:00PM Congratulations, you have completed the course!!!

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