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Coursera, edX, and MOOCs Are Changing the Online Education Business | MIT Technology Review

Coursera, edX, and MOOCs Are Changing the Online Education Business | MIT Technology Review | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Students anywhere are being offered free instruction online. What will that do to the trillion-dollar education business?
"If you were asked to name the most important innovation in transportation over the last 200 years, you might say the combustion engine, air travel, Henry Ford’s Model-T production line, or even the bicycle. The list goes on.

Now answer this one: what’s been the single biggest innovation in education?

Don’t worry if you come up blank. You’re supposed to. The question is a gambit used by Anant Agarwal, the computer scientist named this year to head edX, a $60 million MIT-Harvard effort to stream a college education over the Web, free, to anyone who wants one. His point: it’s rare to see major technological advances in how people learn."

 

 


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E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate

E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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  • Expand the geography of your career.
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NEW: E-Learning and Online Teaching Career Center

 

About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online. 

 

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ADA Compliance for Online Course Design

ADA Compliance for Online Course Design | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Key Takeaways
Lessons learned from campuses nationwide have informed an approach to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act during the process of online course design.


Providing multiple ways for students to gain knowledge, demonstrate knowledge, and interact goes a long way toward making a course accessible to all students, including those with disabilities.


Accessibility efforts benefit not only students with disabilities but also students who are English language learners and those working in noisy or quiet environments.

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Excellent in depth information on a challenging topic. Is your online program ready for an Accessibility Audit?

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Part-Time Faculty - Music - HigherEdJobs

Jobs in higher education. Faculty and administrative positions at colleges and universities. Updated daily. Free to job seekers.
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e-Jobs: Online Adjunct Faculty - EMS Program, Manchester, NH - HigherEdJobs

e-Jobs: Online Adjunct Faculty - EMS Program, Manchester, NH - HigherEdJobs | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Emergency Medical Services Planning & Development
An active Paramedic license is required, with a Master's degree in a health related discipline. Previous management experience in health related services.

Public Health Emergencies
A Master's degree in a health related discipline. Firsthand experience in leading teams in public health emergencies.

Risk Management Practices.
A Master's degree in a health related discipline. Management experience especially in risks associated with the administration of health services.
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Teach what you know... online!  this program is staffing up for the fall.  (Want to learn how to teach online?)

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e-job: Online Adjunct Faculty - Criminal Justice - HigherEdJobs

e-job: Online Adjunct Faculty - Criminal Justice - HigherEdJobs | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
National American University is seeking qualified applicants for adjunct faculty positions for our Graduate School programs. The course is online with synchronous components. Applicants who are qualified to teach are encouraged to apply.
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PUt your law degree to work teaching online. (Looking to learn how to teach online?)

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Top 6 Digital Transformation Trends In Education

Top 6 Digital Transformation Trends In Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Wilkes University online adjunct professor and independent educational technologist Kathy Schrock concludes virtual reality has the potential to increase visual literacy,
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It's a brave new world of realities --  all hiding inside your phone. 

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Stunning market data predicts the future of online learning - eCampus News

Stunning market data predicts the future of online learning - eCampus News | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Today’s colleges and universities know that online learning is a must for satisfying the learning demands of a rapidly changing student body. Now, recent market data exposes just how big the business of online learning really is, as well as how much it’s expected to grow in the near future, and which components of online learning are expected to bring in the most revenue.
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It's important to keep an eye on the horizon.  We are riding a huge wave of innovation. Keep balanced!

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eJobs: Online Adjunct - School of Arts & Sciences - Georgian Court University

eJobs: Online Adjunct - School of Arts & Sciences - Georgian Court University | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
HERC Jobs: Academic/Faculty, , Lakewood, New Jersey , Adjunct - School of Arts & Sciences - Georgian Court University at Georgian Court University
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It is hiring season for the fall semester.  Act now to line up new opportunities. If you have the subject matter expertise and the online teaching experience this may be right for you! 

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Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources

Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when all of us, and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success.


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Tony Bates is always worth listening to.  Great mind, great educator! 

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, July 14, 12:25 AM

El último libro de Tony Bates sobre educación en la era digital. Lo puede descargar sin costo alguno.

Geemik Maria Açucena Da Silva's curator insight, July 17, 5:16 AM
"Although the book contains many practical examples, it is more than a cookbook on how to teach. It addresses the following questions: is the nature of knowledge changing, and how do different views on the nature of knowledge result in different approaches to teaching? what is the science and research that can best help me in my teaching? how do I decide whether my courses should be face-to-face, blended or fully online? what strategies work best when teaching in a technology-rich environment? what methods of teaching are most effective for blended and online classes? how do I make choices among all the available media, whether text, audio, video, computer, or social media, in order to benefit my students and my subject? how do I maintain high quality in my teaching in a rapidly changing learning environment while managing my workload? what are the real possibilities for teaching and learning using MOOCs, OERS, open textbooks?"
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, July 21, 10:09 AM
Pretty sure this is going to be worth a read for anyone involved in ELT publishing, whether focused on digital products, like me, or not. 
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Online Graduate Courses, Certificates and Degree for Teachers, Trainers and Community College Educators

Online Graduate Courses, Certificates and Degree for Teachers, Trainers and Community College Educators | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Online Certificate Programs

 

E-learning and Online Teaching Certificate

Reading Teacher Certification

Reading Specialist Certification

Instructional Design Certificate

Mathematics Specialist Certificate

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Earn a graduate certificate at UW-Stout.  Apply the credits earned to an online Masters Degree.  Stout Proud!

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eJobs: Esports Online Instructor

eJobs: Esports Online Instructor | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Online teaching positions are now available in the Esports Management Certificate Program. We are seeking qualified applicants possessing current knowledge and/or teaching experience in the topic of Esports marketing, event management, project management, and communication.
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If you have the online teaching chops and subject matter expertise, jump in the talent pool at UC Irvine and swim! 

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Online teaching professional dev course templates - TOPkit

Online teaching professional dev course templates - TOPkit | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Located below, you will find two downloadable sample course cartridges for an online faculty development course. These sample courses are based on UCF’s IDL6543 Professional Development course used to certify faculty to teach blended or completely online courses at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The content provided is of the same high quality that UCF has used to train its own faculty. These courses are a distillation of the key elements found in IDL6543 that other institutions may use—as is, or modified—to train their own faculty. Each organization has its own unique context and needs, so please consider completing the Decision Guide first to determine the best approach for you.
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These open source course templates could save you hundreds of design hours.  

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These open source course templates could save you hundreds of design hours.  

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Keys for K-12: ISTE - Standards For Educators

Keys for K-12: ISTE - Standards For Educators | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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Teachers and instructional designers will gain insight when they consider the ISTE standards when planning units and lessons. 

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E-Jobs Part-­Time Online Instructor ­- Visual Media/Film Studies - Nevada State College

E-Jobs Part-­Time Online Instructor ­- Visual Media/Film Studies - Nevada State College | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
NSC invites applications for an open pool of adjunct faculty in Visual Media/Film Studies to teach courses in an online-only format.


Applicants should apply to the online pool if only interested in online courses and both pools if interested in both opportunities. Applications will be considered on an as needed basis determined by course availability. Department chairs will contact applicants when a position in their area becomes available.

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Put your masters or doctorate to work teaching a fascinating topic online. Jump in the adjunct pool and you may come up with a job! 

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UW-Stout Online Professional Development: Our Instructors' Favorite Twitter Feeds

UW-Stout Online Professional Development: Our Instructors' Favorite Twitter Feeds | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Our Instructors' Favorite Twitter Feeds

Browsing a well-curated Twitter feed is like being plugged directly into a session of awesome professional development.

To make this list (which, by the way, appears in no particular order), we asked our online instructors to share their favorite Twitter feeds.
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The online teachers in the Professional Development group at UW-Stout shared these Twitter favorites.  Tweet about it! 

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Salary Surveys - HigherEdJobs - 2016 - 17

Salary Surveys - HigherEdJobs - 2016 - 17 | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Latest survey results on salary in higher education. 

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Interested in a teaching career in higher education? These surveys will help you see the salaries offered for various positions. 

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First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning

First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
There’s no discounting the importance of the first day of class. What happens that day sets the tone for the rest of the course. Outlined below are a few novel activities for using that first day of class to emphasize the importance of learning and the responsibility students share for shaping the classroom environment.
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Creating an online community of practice is essential for online courses. These traditional icebreakers can also be used online.  

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, July 21, 2:46 PM
Research seems to suggest that people aren't good judges of how they learn best. I wonder if asking students to say "I learn best when . . . " is a good idea? 
 
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Creating an online community of practice is essential for online courses. These traditional icebreakers can also be used online.  

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e-Jobs: Online Adjunct faculty - Architecture/Building Construction - HigherEdJobs

Applicants must have taught in an online modality at the College level for at least one year (2 semesters), hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree in Construction Management from a US accredited program, and demonstrated five years in a supervisory capacity in US Construction Management in a commercial setting. Proficiency in building courses in a LMS (Learning Management System) such as Blackboard, Moodle, WebCT is required.
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Build a new career teaching construction online. Note this job is open to someone with a bachelor's degree.  (Want to learn how to teach online?)

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eJobs: Adjunct Faculty for Extended Studies Online Distance Learning Program - HigherEdJobs

eJobs: Adjunct Faculty for Extended Studies Online Distance Learning Program - HigherEdJobs | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Division of Extended Studies is soliciting applications for adjunct faculty to teach the online, distance learning courses in the following disciplines: Anthropology, Art, Biology, Business (including, Accounting Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Computer Information Systems, Management & Marketing) Chemistry, English, Geography, Geology, History, Math, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Science and Women's Studies.
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Colorado State University - Pueblo is gearing up for the Fall Semester.  Get your application in now. 

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Special Issue: Social presence, identity, and online learning: research development and needs

Special Issue: Social presence, identity, and online learning: research development and needs | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Scholars across many disciplines have grappled with questions of what it means for a person to be and interact online. Who are we when we go online? How do others know we are there and how do they perceive us? 
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Excellent overview with solid references that will help speed your research on distance education issues. 

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Sylvia Riessner's curator insight, July 17, 12:39 PM
A new (2me) open journal and an important refocus on issues of social presence in online learning.
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Perspective | I finally found a way to get students talking in class: Teach it online

Perspective | I finally found a way to get students talking in class: Teach it online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Bill Bergman - A lecturer in marketing at the University of Richmond writes about his first experience teaching an online class, and the unexpected intensity of student participation.

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Teaching online can be so satisfying when you build a community of practice and truly connect with your students. See how this first time online teacher found his way. 

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Teaching online can be so satisfying when you build a community of practice and truly connect with your students. See how this first time online teacher found his way. 

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My Students Don’t Like Group Work

My Students Don’t Like Group Work | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Students don’t always like working in groups. Ann Taylor, an associate professor of chemistry at Wabash College, had a class that was particularly vocal in their opposition. She asked for their top 10 reasons why students don’t want to work in groups and they offered this list (which I’ve edited slightly)
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When group work is successful you feel great. When it crashes you feel bad. These tips will help you design online group experiences that succeed. 

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When group work is successful you feel great. When it crashes you feel bad. These tips will help you design online group experiences that succeed. 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 13, 1:36 PM
I found group activities had to be preceded by teaching and that feedback from the teacher was essential throughout. I applied my hockey coaching. If it was only one or two students, I would give one-on-one. If it was a large number of students, I would stop the class and revisit concepts. What did they understand? That was a central question. I asked what they understood. Quite often, students were unable to tell me what they did not know.
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eJobs: Part-Time Faculty - Information Policy (Online Fall 2017)

eJobs: Part-Time Faculty - Information Policy (Online Fall 2017) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
School of Information Studies seeks several Part-time Instructors to teach one section of IST618 – Information Policy, for the October quarter. September 29 – December 20, 2017 online.
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This is a core course job teaching a class common to multiple programs.  Looks like a great opportunity for someone with online teaching skills and subject matter expertise. 

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e-Jobs: Adjunct Faculty (Online) – Mathematics

e-Jobs: Adjunct Faculty (Online) – Mathematics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Aurora University Online is looking for adjunct faculty to teach online mathematics courses. These include College Algebra, Statistics and Probability, Precalculus, and Calculus. A Master’s degree is required, and a terminal degree is preferred. Priority will be given to applicants with online teaching experience.
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Teach math online in Illinois (from anywhere)! If you've got the subject matter expertise and the online teaching experience, go for it! 

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eJobs: Online Instructor - UCLA Extension Department of Education

eJobs: Online Instructor - UCLA Extension Department of Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The UCLA Extension Education Department seeks instructors for part time teaching positions in its teacher preparation and educator professional development programs. Most courses are delivered online; instructor training for using the online teaching platform is provided. Online instructors need not live in the Los Angeles area. Instructors must hold an advanced degree in an education-related field. Experience teaching adult learners is desired.
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UCLA is building the adjunct pool for the Fall semester. Dive in now to land a job in the near future. 

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Whither Moodle?

Whither Moodle? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
On e-Literate and even more so with our LMS market analysis service, we have called out many times the broad dominance of Moodle in terms of active installations worldwide. In every region outside of North America (US and Canada), Moodle has largest market share by far, and it is second place in North America.

But the trajectory of Moodle new implementations (higher education degree-granting institutions moving from another LMS to Moodle as the primary LMS) is striking, especially in the US and Canada as seen below, with Moodle highlighted (all data is from our partner LISTedTECH). (Update: Image link fixed - wasn't showing in some areas)



Remembering that 2017 is partial-year data, this view still shows that Moodle's selection as a new LMS has virtually ceased in the US and Canada after peaking in 2010. In that year 41% of new implementations were movements towards Moodle, yet by 2016 the number was down to just 2%. And for the first quarter of 2017, 0%.

If we look at a combination of Europe, Latin America, and Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, surrounding island countries), we get a somewhat different story, however.



In this view, the data is not so clear, and the peak years are later. In 2012 and 2014 an astounding 76% of new implementations were movements towards Moodle. But we might be seeing a change. In 2016 the number was down to a still-healthy 49%, but for the first quarter of 2017 it is only 3%.

While we should avoid over interpreting 2017 partial-year data, the data seem to indicate a collapse of Moodle selections in the US and Canada, and potentially a significant slow-down in other regions.

While not shown in the data above, a large number of the non-North American Moodle selections are coming from movements from standalone Moodle instances to Moodle Partner offerings, especially to Blackboard's Moodlerooms group outside the North America and to eThink in North America.
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The Moodle community needs to wrestle with the question of whether having a large installed base but few new implementations is healthy for an open source project. After the US Moodle Moot last August in Los Angeles, I noted:

There was an interesting response from Martin during the Q&A after his keynote, when someone (from a long-time Moodle-using university) asked for his view on the competitive nature of Canvas. Martin replied (and I paraphrase; someone correct me if I’m wrong) that Moodle is not profit-driven and it doesn’t matter that much when schools move to Canvas. What? The community, at least in the US, cares quite a bit. Moodle Partners care about their business, Moodle advocates care about the adoption and health of the open source community, and the level of Moodle development staff depends on how many schools choose Moodle over Canvas or any other solution. I get the point that Moodle HQ may not care for the same reasons as a VC-backed profit-driven company, but they should care.

Instructure has signaled very strongly to investors that it plans to target the installed Moodle base for growth of its LMS, Canvas. Just last week the University of Minnesota, a long-time Moodle customer, announced that its 80k students and 6 campuses would be moving to Canvas. Ask Blackboard what happens when you take this company too lightly.
We are seeing markets outside of North America (Europe, Latin America, and Oceania) becoming more like the local market in terms of LMS vendors under consideration for institutional adoption. Four providers - Canvas, D2L Brightspace, Blackboard Learn, and Moodle - get the lion's share of new selections across the four regions. If Moodle ceases to be a factor in higher education new implementations other than migrations to Moodlerooms and eThink, that is not healthy for the market. Four primary providers is already a small number - we need more, not fewer to keep all vendors honest and motivated to innovate.
Looking further at our data, over the past two years the vast majority of Moodle departing institutions in North America have moved to Canvas; outside North America most Moodle departing institutions have moved to Canvas and Blackboard Learn and secondarily to D2L Brightspace; outside North America most new Moodle adoptions have come from Blackboard Learn and Claroline.
When you combine the precipitous drop in new implementations with the observed movement from standalone or mom-and-pop Moodle installations to larger Moodle Partners like Moodlerooms, you see a broader movement towards cloud hosting and enterprise solutions. This is interesting in that Moodle is not feature-poor, but the support and hosting models of the big three proprietary vendors and the larger Moodle Partners seems to be a key driver for change.
Note that all of the above is focused on higher education markets and not for K-12 or corporate learning.

We don't want to cause too much alarm for open source advocates and for the Moodle community, as there is no risk in the near term for the installed base to reduce to unhealthy levels. But these data seem to show a big change to the world's largest LMS market position by a dramatic slowdown in new implementations. The question is where Moodle is going for higher education LMS usage.

This should be a trend to watch, and one that I believe the Moodle community should discuss more openly.
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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.