with Sarah Sherman, Nancy Weitz and Eileen Kennedy
This course is designed to help you create dynamic, interactive online courses through the use of multimedia tools, student collaboration opportunities, and formative assessment and feedback.
Each week we will focus on a particular topic:
1. Using multimedia for teaching and learning
2. Encouraging student collaboration
3. Formative assessment and feedback
You will have a range of materials to read, videos to watch, topics to research, activities to perform, discussions to participate in, and an assessment to complete. In addition, you will have a random assignment of fellow participants' assessments to mark in order to receive your own mark. While most of the videos and activities are mandatory, we have included a number of "Take it Further" activities and longer versions of videos that are voluntary.
At first glance, It may seem like a lot, but you will quickly find that many activities will take just minutes to perform. The emphasis in this MOOC is on gaining a wide range of experience in order to decide for yourself which tools and techniques to explore in more depth.
Although we introduce a few concepts along the way, this is a very practical course. You will be assessed according to what you create and share. We hope you will enjoy the active, hands-on nature of this course and find many ideas to incorporate in your teaching.
Week 1: Enriching course content with multimedia Participants will be guided through concepts, and will be encouraged to partake in practical and collaborative activity. The aim of this week is to introduce a range of multimedia tools and techniques that can be incorporated into an online course to increase student interaction and engagement with learning.
Week 2: Student production of content & encouraging students to collaborate Participants will be guided through key tools and techniques, and will be encouraged to partake in practical and collaborative activity. The aim of this week is to introduce ways in which participants can encourage their own students to interact and collaborate with each other, using simple tools accessible online.
Week 3: Formative Assessment & Feedback Participants will be guided through key tools and techniques, and will be encouraged to partake in practical and collaborative activity. This week is focused on assessment and feedback
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.