Free Online Course on Introduction to Online and Blended Teaching

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The University of Pennsylvania is offering free online course on Introduction to Online and Blended Teaching. In this course, you will explore several key issues that educators need to understand about teaching and learning in the digital age.

In this six week course, applicants will learn about the latest in online teaching and learning to create engaging, student-centered, and successful learning environments. The course will start on September 12, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 3-4 hours pw
Subject: Education & Teacher Training
Institution: University of Pennsylvania and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on September 12, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Pennsylvania is an Ivy League institution with 12 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools in Philadelphia, serving a diverse community of more than 20,000 students from around the world. Ranked consistently among the top ten universities in the United States, Penn dates its founding to 1740 and is often considered the first university to offer both graduate and undergraduate studies.

About This Course

In this course, you will explore several key issues that educators need to understand about teaching and learning in the digital age. University will look at how online learning is different from traditional methods of learning, examine how the digital practices of young people are continually changing, and explore some key considerations that need to be addressed while designing learning environments that are engaging and student-centered.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

  • How teaching and learning are changing in the digital world
  • Best practices in online teaching and learning
  • Definitions for digital literacies
  • How to thoughtfully utilize technologies to support deeper learning

Instructors

Barbara (Bobbi) Kurshan

Executive Director of Academic Innovation and Senior Fellow in Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Donna Murdoch

Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania

Betty Chandy

Program Director, Online Learning, VOLT Program, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

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