Course requirements


  • Prepare. Prepare each week by reading/viewing/visting web materials required for that week.
  • Create a great ePortfolio. Maintain a thoughtful, articulate, navigable and visually sensible ePortfolio.
  • Participate. Add thoughtfully and articulately to the Google+ Community conversations as you meet the participation requirements (a minimum of one major post and three responses to colleagues’ postings each week).
  • Create a great final project. Create a thoughtful and articulate project that applies what you are learning to your professional practice. I have sent correspondence to you about this, and provided examples that I hope you found inspiring. If your final project is an essay, then that is all you need to produce. If you are creating a project, like curriculum or a PowerPoint presentation, then you need to also create a reflective piece that explains the value of your project to you and the world of education. Suggested length: 3 pages.

We will have an on-going conversation about the quality (and quantity of your work). My goal is provide comments that allow you to raise the quality of your work, rather than judge you for doing work that we both know could be improved.


Weekly flow of activities

Directions are included with every week’s information. But generally speaking, there is a flow to most weeks that looks like this:

Read/view/visitSaturday thru WednesdayRead required readings, view and visit online materials
DiscussAnytime during the week, but focusing on Wednesday through SaturdayDiscussion begins with the questions I have identified, and progresses from there
ePortfolio postingAnytime before Monday1 page using the thesis, development, conclusion format below

Minimum posting requirements each week:

  1. One substantive post that directly addresses the week’s primary question. Please reference the materials. Suggested length- 1-3 paragraphs. APA referencing not required.
  2. Three responses to your colleagues’ posts.

You are free to raise other issues, but please do your best to relate them to the question of the week.


Semester Course Schedule

This is the week by week schedule for the course for the semester:

Wk #
11/15 - 1/21Course Overview, Starting the conversation
21/22 - 1/28Part I: The Big Picture
History of Digital Citizenship
31/29 - 2/4Part I: The Big Picture:
School Boards, Policy Development, and Character Education for a Digital Lifestyle
42/5 - 2/11Part I: The Big Picture:
Digital Footprints, and Digital Citizenship Beyond School
52/12 - 2/18Catch up, reflection week
No assignments
62/19 - 2/25Part II: Tools, Skills, Resources
Elements of Digital Citizenship
72/26 - 3/4Part II: Tools, Skills, Resources
Digital Citizenship Program Tools
83/5 - 3/11Part II: Tools, Skills, Resources
CommonSense Media Resources
93/12 - 3/18Spring Break - No Class
103/19 - 3/25Part III: Focus Topic
Cyberbullying, Positive Cyber Behavior
113/26 - 4/1Part III: Topics in Digital Citizenship
Topic 2: Media Literacy
124/2 - 4/8Part III: Topics in Digital Citizenship
Topic 2: Model programs, student activities, other topics
134/9 - 4/15600 level students only:
Student project
Development begins
144/16 - 4/22600 level students only:
Student project
Development continues
154/22 - 4/29600 level students only:
Project presentations via Google Hangout

Citations, credits

World, in header [Photoshop created image]. (2011). Created by Larry Addington for Corwin Press. It is a modified version of the cover of my book Digital Community, Digital Citizen. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.