Checkout the following MOOCs that provide free professional development opportunities:
Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application, Fatimah Wirth
An introductory course on the fundamentals of online education. You will learn how to convert your face-to-face class into a robust online course based on theory and practice. The emphasis will be on planning and application. In the planning phase, you will explore online learning pedagogy, online course design,privacy and copyright issues, online assessments, managing an online class, web tools and Learning Management Systems. In the application phase, you will create online learning This course will explore how digital cultures and learning cultures connect, and what this means for e-learning theory and practice materials. The final project for the course will consist of you building an online course based on everything that you learned and created in the course..
E-learning and Digital Cultures
Jeremy Knox, Sian Bayne, Hamish Macleod, Jen Ross, Christine Sinclair
This course will explore how digital cultures and learning cultures connect, and what this means for e-learning theory and practice. E-learning and Digital Cultures is aimed at teachers, learning technologists, and people with a general interest in education who want to deepen their understanding of what it means to teach and learn in the digital age. The course is about how digital cultures intersect with learning cultures online, and how our ideas about online education are shaped through “narratives”, or big stories, about the relationship between people and technology. We’ll explore some of the most engaging perspectives on digital culture in its popular and academic forms, and we’ll consider how our practices as teachers and learners are informed by the difference of the digital. We’ll look at how learning and literacy is represented in popular digital-, (or cyber-) culture. For example, how is ‘learning’ represented in the film The Matrix, and how does this representation influence our understanding of the nature of e-learning?
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