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May 1st 2017

This is the second part of a course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective use of blended learning.

Average: 6 (2 votes)
Mar 20th 2017

Technology is an essential component of today’s workplace and is a ubiquitous component of our society. Technology can be a useful tool to support students’ engagement in and learning of mathematics. This course allows you to learn, along with colleagues from other schools and around the world, instructional practices that utilize technology to support students’ mathematical learning.

Average: 3.6 (5 votes)
Spring 2017

To flip or not to flip? That is the question! Let’s walk together this path: how does flipped learning works? How to adopt this approach in teaching day life? What is flipped learning? According to the Flipped Learning Network, it is a “pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter.”

Average: 9.7 (3 votes)
Mar 20th 2017

Disciplinary Literacy for Deeper Learning explores what it means to read, write, speak, and listen for learning and creating knowledge across disciplines, including science, mathematics, history/social studies, and English/language arts. In this six unit course, participants will learn how to engage students in deeper learning through disciplinary literacy practices and explore the model for inquiry-based disciplinary literacy.

Average: 3.1 (9 votes)
Mar 20th 2017

The Fraction Foundations MOOC-Ed will help you teach fractions concepts and skills more effectively through understanding students' thinking and implementing research-based approaches in your classroom. It will help you address rigorous curriculum standards for fractions, whether from the Common Core State Standards or from other up-to-date standards.

Average: 4 (3 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

Are you an educator? Have you ever wanted to understand more about how to design your class to make better use of educational technology – whether fully online or in blended contexts? Would you like to learn from those who have extensive practical experience with online technologies? The Learning to Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC will help you develop a working understanding of successful online teaching strategies that you can apply in your own practice. The course is based upon the multi award winning open educational resource developed by Dr Simon McIntyre and Karin Watson.

Average: 4.4 (8 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

Thinking about teaching your university subject in English but it’s not the Language you normally use?
Then, English for teaching purposes is the course for you. A course on English and teaching methodology that aims to help university lecturers do their teaching in English, in line with university internationalisation policies.

Average: 6.7 (3 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

The goal of this course is to promote equal opportunity and the full participation of students with disabilities in higher education by helping participants advance their awareness of the meaning of accessibility in education. Participants will gain competence and confidence in working with students by focusing on legislation, universal design, and assistive technologies.

Average: 5.8 (4 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

Through a series of engaging metaphors and stories, prospective and current EFL/ESL teachers will identify, summarize, and evaluate 7 basic language learning paradigms. Learners will be presented information on such foundational principles as motivation, risk taking, two different modes of learning, and balancing the teacher profession. Learners are also given an understanding of basic techniques founded on those principles, such as teacher talk, looking “ridiculous” in order to lower the affective filter, and networking. With these foundational principles in mind, ESL/EFL teachers will scrutinize common assumptions about language learning by comparing how they stack up to research-based core principles.

Average: 6.2 (6 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

This is the first course in the Teach English: Intermediate Grammar specialization. In this course, you will learn about teaching important intermediate verb tenses, including present perfect, present perfect progressive, past perfect, and past perfect progressive. You will also learn about teaching common modal verbs used in English. Finally, you will have opportunities to practice the skills you learn by creating sample assignments and recording short videos of your teaching demonstrations.

Average: 4 (4 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

Blended learning (the strategic combination of face-to-face and online learning experiences) is growing in popularity within higher education and K-12 settings around the world. The goal of the BlendKit: Becoming a Blended Learning Designer MOOC is to provide facilitated assistance to faculty members and instructional designers in developing and designing blended courses through (1) a consideration of key issues related to blended learning and (2) practical step-by-step guidance in producing materials for a blended course (e.g., developing design documents, creating content pages, and receiving peer review feedback at one's own institution).

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Feb 27th 2017

Get to grips with Assessment for Learning with one of three courses for teachers from the National STEM Learning Centre. Assessment for Learning (AfL) is a term that’s widely used in education, but applied in ways that are variable in their effectiveness. This free online course - designed for STEM teachers in primary and secondary schools, and sixth form and further education colleges - will help you understand and use it more effectively.

Average: 6.6 (9 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

This short course will provide an introductory, hands-on introduction to statistics used in educational research and evaluation. Participants will learn statistical concepts, principles, and procedures by building Excel spreadsheets from scratch in a guided learning approach using very short video-based tutorials.

Average: 7.5 (4 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

Since early times, the observation of the sky has been a key cultural element and has played an important role in the way we live. In The Navigation through the Ages MOOC, we will explore the rich history of navigation, and journey together from ancient Greece, the fifteenth century European explorers and their missions of global discovery, to the importance of Europe's Galileo programme for the current needs of citizens (mobile devices, increased mobility, safety, security etc.).

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Feb 23rd 2017

This project-based course explores educational technologies and the theories underlying their development through interviews with experts in the field. To be effective, educational technologies must be designed based on what we know about how people learn. Through interviews with experts in the field, this course explores educational technologies, outlines the theories that influence their development, and examines their use.

Average: 2 (2 votes)
Feb 20th 2017

O curso Gestão para a Aprendizagem: Módulo Gestão Estratégica aborda uma nova concepção de gestão escolar focada na aprendizagem dos alunos e nas dimensões de trabalho do gestor visando o sucesso escolar. O cerne do curso é o planejamento estratégico e os instrumentos práticos, tais como a caracterização da comunidade escolar, a avaliação de eficácia, a análise SWOT e o plano de ação.

Average: 4.3 (4 votes)
Feb 20th 2017

Learn and practice strategies for coaching teachers to make meaningful, long-lasting improvements in their instruction.

Average: 3.4 (10 votes)
Feb 20th 2017

One focus of the course is to help you develop strong relationships with families to enable them to support children’s learning. Positive relationships with your students enable you not only to teach them but also to get to know them as individuals. Positive relationships with colleagues and school leaders are necessary to help the school improve.

Average: 6.3 (4 votes)
Feb 20th 2017

This course is designed for classroom teachers who juggle time-sensitive tasks and often-exhausting teaching schedules.

Average: 5.3 (13 votes)
Feb 20th 2017

This is the second course in the Teach English: Intermediate Grammar specialization. In this course, you will learn how to effectively teach adjectives, adjective phrases, and adjective clauses to your students. You will learn what makes this grammar difficult for students and how to make it easier for them. You will also learn a variety of activities and methods for teaching this content in a fun and interesting way.

Average: 8.3 (3 votes)

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