If you’ve been spending much time hanging around the Internet, you’ve probably heard about MOOCs – massively open online courses. Here at CEAL, we’ve found some of the best MOOCs on the Canvas.net platform. At Canvas.net, you can create your own free account and find some great professional development courses also for free.
For example, starting next week you can take part in “Humanizing Online Instruction: The #HumanMOOC”. It’s a fully online course offered from Dec. 7, 2015 – Jan 11, 2016 with strategies and ideas for creating strong social, cognitive and instructor presence in your online course.
And starting February22, 2016 look for “Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners” – a MOOC presented by Buffalo State and SUNY Empire State College that will help you find resources and develop more skills in understanding how to creating inclusive and welcoming learning experiences for all your students.
To learn more or to set up a free account and take a course, visit this link:
(You do need to create a different account than your Pierce Canvas account – Canvas.net is a completely different Canvas instance).
Some of us at CEAL are signed up for both MOOCs – hope to see you in one or both in the coming weeks.