Saturday, January 5, 2013

Georgia Tech Coursera Offering Educates Participants on How to Plan, Launch, and Teach Online Courses

Newswise — Online education has become overwhelmingly popular and is evolving at a rapid pace due in large part to the expansion of massively open online courses (MOOCs). To meet the increased demands on those who teach via online modalities, Dr. Fatimah Wirth, an instructional designer with Georgia Tech Professional Education, will conduct the first Coursera course focused on creating, designing, and organizing online curriculum. Open to anyone, Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application is a free, six-week course that begins Jan. 28, 2013.

In Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application, participants will learn the basics of proper planning and applications for online education. Topics include online learning pedagogy, online course design, privacy and copyright issues, online assessments, web tools and Learning Management Systems. The course format includes lecture videos, quizzes, standalone assignments, and peer assessments. Participants will build an online course as part of their final project.


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