Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Free Course: Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online success

I am not sure if this counts as a MOOC, we'll see :-)

In any case, I got this notice through the other day (I use coursesites to teach my research methods course this semester), and it seems interesting - at least I am curious about it.

Here's the link to register for the course in case you are interested.

Free, Open Course With Dr. Curt Bonk: Enroll Now

Please join us in CourseSites  for a unique opportunity to learn with Dr. Bonk -- and from each other -- in our first open course focused on increasing student engagement and motivation online. We know your time is valuable and limited, so in this course you choose your level of participation. Whether you simply drop in or fully engage, we hope to see you online!

Course TitleInstructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success
Description: Motivating students and creating community within blended and online learning environments are crucial to academic achievement and success. This open course will provide both theoretical concepts and practical tools for instructors to improve motivation, retention, and engagement within blended and online courses.

Course Objectives
  • Identify and apply relevant motivational strategies and instructional techniques
  • Construct thinking skill options for different types of learners and subjects
  • Design and share innovative thinking skill activities as well as unique cooperative learning
  • Map and apply instructional models and ideas to online learning tools
Course Duration:  April 30th- June 4th ( A total of 5 weeks)

About Dr. Curtis Bonk

Curt Bonk is Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University and President of CourseShare. Drawing on his background as a corporate controller, CPA, educational psychologist, and instructional technologist, Bonk offers unique insights into the intersection of business, education, psychology, and technology. A well-known authority on emerging technologies for learning, Bonk reflects on his speaking experiences around the world in his popular blog, TravelinEdMan. He has coauthored several widely used technology books, including The World is Open, Empowering Online Learning, The Handbook of Blended Learning, and Electronic Collaborators. Dr. Bonk also will be a featured speaker at BbWorld 2012 in New Orleans!

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