Health Education Technology
Addressing public health challenges in the 21st century requires that teachers, counselors, and students are familiar with current technology. There are many technical options available to engage students and open-up new possibilities for teaching, learning, and motivating. During this course, you will learn about developing informative presentations, engaging videos, and leveraging the latest health apps and websites. You will have the opportunity to explore and create the following: Prezi or PechaKucha presentations, digital media or animated videos, social media networks, classroom websites, podcasts, blogs, wikis, infographics, word clouds, QR codes, speaking avatars, and several other health education technology tools. Infusing technology into your health courses does more than foster discussion; it capitalizes on our students' familiarity with technology and encourages the transfer of technology to the public health sector. Using a project-based approach, you will become familiar with both current and emerging technologies that will complement your current health education teaching. Projects will be implemented to support the objectives outlined by SHAPE America.
This course is applicable towards the Health Education Teaching Certificate.