A MOOC ABOUT K-12 ONLINE TEACHING

Avery County, North Carolina, public school children with their mobile devices.  Photo credit: U.S. Department of Commerce

Avery County, North Carolina, public school students with mobile devices assigned by the school system.
Photo credit: U.S. Department of Commerce

By Lillian Williams

As we know, questions about online teaching and learning abound.

How can teachers encourage greater interaction among students in online courses?

What constitutes effective feedback in online courses?

In what ways can teachers support a multitude of learning styles?

These topics—and others—will be covered in a seven week MOOC (massive open online course) starting Oct. 21.  The course, designed for k-12 teachers, is offered by the not-for-profit Blended Schools Network.

According to the group’s website, course content will include:

  • Online lessons to be completed during an assigned week
  • Online collaboration activities  during assigned weeks
  • Online presentation and discussion sessions in both live and recorded formats

See additional information about this course here.  For background information about MOOCs,  see an earlier post at this blog.

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