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Edgenuity Launches Digital Citizenship, Online Learning Course

Edgenuity, a company that provides online and blended courses, has launched a new curriculum designed to help students become better digital citizens and online learners.

Dubbed Online Learning and Digital Citizenship, the course include 42 lessons on topics such as interacting with digital curriculum, digital leadership and safety, proper online etiquette, effectively dealing with online harassment and cyberbullying and more.

Designed for middle school and high school students, the course focuses on "study skills with an emphasis on digital learning best practices and online self-awareness," according to a news release. "The course includes on-screen teachers, full-screen videos, student scenarios and a variety of tasks and assignments."

Lessons are broken into six units, which include:

  • Owning your Academic Success, covering motivation, goal setting and time management;
  • Learning Online, which focuses on being a digital leader, cyberbullying and troubleshooting technology;
  • Reading and Note Taking, a unit that focuses on reading comprehension, online reading tools and how to apply note-taking skills to online learning environments;
  • Researching Online covers how to work with online texts, developing research plans, how to use search and evaluation and citation of sources;
  • Writing and Presenting is designed to teach students how to effectively manage projects, write in an academic voice, use aids for organization and create effective multimedia presentations; and
  • Studying and Test Taking covers independent and group study, how to get the best test score and test result review.

More information is available at edgenuity.com.

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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