Ever wonder why people do what they do? This course offers some answers based on the latest research from social psychology.
Gamification is the integration of game elements into a non-game setting — such as building online communities, education and outreach, or building educational apps. When used meaningfully, game elements can enhance the learner’s experience in an online course. In this professional development MOOC, you will learn how to utilize common game elements like collecting points or resources, quests, avatars, levels, social graphs to engage online students. The course covers the following topics: Introduction to Gamifying Your Course, Game Thinking and Dynamics, Game Elements, and Applying Gamification to your Course.
The principles in this course did not originate in a computer lab but, rather, from the acute neurological and psychiatric care wards of large hospitals. Thus this course presents general principles of gamification that can be applied to the full range of the learning spectrum, ranging from people with severe disabilities through to post-graduate and professional development applications.
A report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows that employers want job candidates with strong communication skills. Similarly, educational success also requires the ability to articulate your thoughts clearly. In this class, we will study the principles of public speaking; critically examine our own and others’ speeches through interactive practice.
This course is designed for students who will be starting or restarting college within a year. Incoming college students are placed in math courses based on placement exams. Students with lower scores are required to take more math courses. Preparation for placement exams can mean higher scores and fewer required math courses in college. This course contains math study materials to help students prepare for placement exams. Students who have already taken a placement exam (e.g. ACT) can also use these materials to study and then retest, hopefully scoring higher. The provided study materials are individualized based on a student’s current knowledge. Each student will be provided a customized learning path that maximizes efficiency so that study time is spent where it’s needed most.
How do you transfer a face-to-face course to online without turning it into a correspondence course? Participants will explore online teaching in the very environment that their future students will be experiencing. Participants will understand online learning processes, how to promote interactive work and critical thinking, re-design learning activities, effectively manage the online classroom, and assess the online student’s work. Both synchronous and asynchronous modes will be addressed. This course is a non-technical introduction to teaching online; participants should already be familiar with a course management system. This course is geared towards first-time online instructors.
Are you an educator? Double your impact by taking advantage of both the classroom and online environments. Explore methods to effectively combine the two formats and build a class community that engages students and supports active learning in any subject area. For educators both new and experienced.
The SwimCoach MOOC suite comprises 16 Courses organised into six Modules, and arranged into three overall Themes: Swimming Skills; Coaching and Training and Techniques. All courses have a rich online pedagogy and consistent delivery style. In this MOOC format, all courses are by self-study, and are completed and auto-assessed through simple on-line assessment quizzes.
This course provides prospective college students with a primer in college level reading, writing, and mathematics. Whether a student is preparing to take a standardized placement test, or simply wishing to determine and improve his or her readiness to handle college-level work, this course can help to build mastery and confidence.
During this four week course, instructors will learn how to create and teach an exciting new type of developmental math course known as a pathways course. These courses (e.g., Math Literacy for College Students, Quantway™, and Statway™) are becoming a popular way to redesign college math programs.