My K-12 Ed Tech Edition
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My K-12 Ed Tech Edition
Curating ed tech resources for K-12 students and teachers to improve communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.
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Summer Professional Development with MOOCs

Summer Professional Development with MOOCs | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

What is a MOOC, you ask? Well, essentially, it's an open, and often free, university course available online to virtually anyone. And some of the largest and most respected universities in the country have gotten on the "Massive Open Online Course" bandwagon.

 

For teachers, MOOCs can be a fun and engaging way to expand expertise and gain new skills. And the summer is a great time to enroll in one of these courses. We've collected some interesting upcoming classes for the summer, as well as some sources to find courses of your own.

Deb Gardner's insight:

And my fave MOOC provider: Canvas - https://www.canvas.net/

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MOOCs Won't Replace Traditional Education. But They Don't Have To

MOOCs Won't Replace Traditional Education. But They Don't Have To | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
One of the bigger technology stories of the past year has been the emergence of MOOCs, or massive open online courses.
Deb Gardner's insight:

To gain a greater understanding of MOOC's from both perspective of teacher and learner, dialog with others and actully advance my own knowledge in a variety of topics, I've enrolled in three MOOCs using two different platforms during 1st quarter/2013.


1) Coursera: Taught by Univ. of Illinois faculty, Sustainability (will study along with my daughter who is a soph student at IU)

2) Canvas: A MOOC on MOOCs

3) Canvas: Social Media

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