COL, Athabasca University to offer new MOOC

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Taking forward the success of the popular massive open online course (MOOC) on Introduction to Technology-Enabled Learning (TEL), COL and Athabasca University (AU) have developed a new MOOC on Blended Learning Practice. The four-week course, which will start on March 1, 2020, has been designed to assist teachers in adopting blended learning strategies. The discussions and associated activities will review pedagogy, materials and the use of technology. Teachers in diverse contexts – primary and secondary education, post-secondary education, vocational education, and workplace training – who plan to use online teaching alongside in-person teaching, will benefit from this course.

The course requires a time commitment of approximately five hours each week. Participants will gain knowledge from readings, videos and discussions with other participants, as well as instructors. Learners will also complete exercises, quizzes and a short assignment to earn either a ‘Certificate of Completion’ or ‘Certificate of Participation’ at the end of the course. The course will be led by AU’s Prof. M. Cleveland-Innes and Dan Wilton.

COL’s Education Specialist: eLearning, Dr Sanjaya Mishra said: “The Blended Learning Practice MOOC is an extension of our very successful MOOC on Introduction to Technology-Enabled Learning” and has been developed to fulfil the needs expressed by the stakeholders. This course will help educational institutions across the Commonwealth use blended learning.”

For direct enrollment in the course, click here.

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