Online technologies, social media and open education have made learning ubiquitous, with tools that provide new ways for engagement, communication and collaboration. These tools are revolutionising education, with support for learning available anywhere, at any time.
This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will introduce you to 21st century learning tools and practices. You will examine how they can facilitate learning and teaching, and evaluate your own digital literacies, create your own personal learning environment, find open educational resources, explore virtual worlds and more!
If you want to complete all the activities, you will need 2-3 hours per week. This MOOC has 6 lessons. Every lesson is divided into units, which have a recommended study time of approximately 30 minutes each. You can do additional readings and activities to expand upon some of the topics.
Lesson 1 - Introduction and Digital Literacy Lesson 2 - Overview of Learning Technologies Lesson 3 - Open Education Lesson 4 - Social Media Lesson 5 - Virtual Worlds and Augmented Reality Lesson 6 - Future Scenarios
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.