The Digital Learning Transition in K-12 Schools massive online open course for educators (DLT MOOC-Ed) will help you:
Understand the potential of digital learning in K-12 schools;
Assess progress and set future goals for your school or district; and
Plan to achieve those goals.
The DLT MOOC-Ed is designed for school and district leaders, such as superintendents, principals, curriculum directors, technology directors, financial officers, instructional coaches, library media specialists, and lead teachers, as well as university faculty, consultants, parents and any others involved in planning and implementing K-12 digital learning initiatives.
We invite participation from public, charter and private schools. While the course materials are U.S. focused, we invite educators from around the world and found that international perspectives enriched the experience for everyone in prior courses. There is no cost for participating in the DLT MOOC-Ed.
We recommend, when possible, participation by teams from schools, districts or other organizations, since having local colleagues work together to relate the lessons from the DLT MOOC-Ed to their own context makes the course even more valuable. If a team is not available, individuals are welcome to participate on their own.
Unit 1 - Envisioning Schools in the Year 2020
Unit 2 - Changing the Culture of Teaching and Learning
Unit 3 - Digital Learning Transitions: Goals and Challenges
Unit 4 - Wrap Up of Part I
Unit 5 - Teaching and Professional Learning
Unit 6 - Planning for Selected DLT Elements
Unit 7 - Leading a Successful Digital Learning Initiative
Schools are still behind in adopting computers to prepare our kids for their futures. But it’s not just about putting computers in the classroom, a lot more needs to happen to build a digital learning environment.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.