American College of Education Offering Concentration in Digital Learning and Teaching

Online college for educators enhances technology education options for its students

Jun 25, 2012, 09:00 ET from American College of Education

SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American College of Education, one of the world's leading providers of online advanced degree programs for educators, today announced it is offering a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a Concentration in Digital Learning & Teaching.

The research-based Concentration helps American College of Education students gain new ways of thinking about technology, student learning, classroom structure, and educator and student roles. At the completion of the sequence, educators will be better able to use technology to captivate students' interest and build on their curiosity, regardless of the subject.

American College of Education made the announcement at 2012 ISTE in San Diego, where it is showcasing its online courses and programs in booth #2310 through June 27. Visit

"Digital technology is making a tremendous impact on learning, and American College of Education is committed to providing educators with the information, tools and techniques to maximize those resources in the classroom," said Sandra J. Doran, President, American College of Education. "The Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a Concentration in Digital Learning & Teaching is a fast, affordable and convenient way to improve educators' skills and their students' learning capabilities."

The four courses that comprise the Concentration in Digital Learning and Teaching are:

  • The Digital Learner examines the impact of technology on learning as well as how today's student navigates a media-rich world.
  • The Digital Teacher uses a project-based approach in studying technology in education, best practices for classroom teachers, and strategies for professional development in light of emerging technologies.
  • Instructional Models for Digital Learning draws from multiple disciplines to explore design and strategies for computer- and web-based learning.
  • Digital Content for Learning addresses development of instructional and learning materials utilizing computer- and web-based technology.

The Concentration is one of several ways American College of Education is striving to narrow the digital learning knowledge gap in the classroom. The online institution provides a number of other technology-oriented courses and programs for its graduate-level students, who are teachers and other educators in the United States and several foreign countries.

American College of Education at ISTE
Technology is a primary theme of American College of Education's involvement at ISTE. On June 26, at 10:30 a.m. Gayle Owens, Ed.D., Assistant Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, for American College of Education, will deliver a presentation titled "It's Not Your Old Lesson Plan: Creating Effective Digital Lessons", as part of the Virtual Schooling/E-learning program track.

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About American College of Education
The mission of American College of Education is to provide quality instruction for all educators to elevate the standard of education in our communities and our country.  At ACE, students don't just earn a degree – they receive immediate and tangible instruction on how to improve their classrooms and their schools.  American College of Education is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA).  For more information, visit

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