Oct 14, 2013

Starting now: Free courses (MOOC's) about Online Teaching/Learning and Tech Tools for Educators

I just found a few free online courses coming up that you may be interested in trying out. These are Massive Online Open Class's (MOOC's) that typically last four to six weeks. You can come and go as you like. Click on the course titles below to register, which involves providing an email address and making up a password. Not sure what a MOOC is? Check out the video below or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3gMGqcZQc

  1. New to online teaching? or New to open education resources? A free course starts today, October 14, 2013, titled " Online Instruction for Open Educators" offered by World Wide Ed. It will introduce online teaching tools and effective online activities.
  2. Curious about what blended learning is? A free course starts October 15, 2013 titled "Blended Learning: Personalizing Education for Students" offered by Coursera. Learn about methods three schools implemented and how to build your own.
  3. Already teaching a hybrid or online class, or considering teaching online, but worried about how to create a connection between you and your online students? Discover new tools and ways to humanize your course. A free course starts October 21, 2013 titled "Human Element: An Essential Online Component" offered by Canvas.
  4. Want to know what a hybrid class is and how to set it up? Find out how to engage your students, regardless of your subject or teaching experience. The free course starts October 21, 2013 titled "Hybrid Courses: Best of Both Worlds" offered by Canvas
NOTE: These classes are new. They could be great, ok, or awful. Let me know!

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