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|Ends: 8/20/2012||TITLE: Professional Learning Network e-Course|
Instructor(s): Torrey Trust
Audience: K-12 Teachers
Description: Imagine that you have to re-design a lesson plan that did not pan out as expected. You post a request for ideas on your Professional Learning Network and within a few hours, you receive 15 responses that include links to resources, successful lesson plans, and engaging activities. That is the power of being a connected educator and using a Professional Learning Network (PLN). This course will teach you about using five tools (Google Reader, Diigo, Twitter, Edmodo, and Ning) to build a global support network of information and contacts you can reach out to for help, feedback, advice, and collaboration opportunities. You will also learn digital citizenship skills for interacting in the online activity spaces provided by each tool.
|Ends: 7/3/2013||TITLE: Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed)|
Instructor(s): Wayne Mackintosh, Rory McGreal, Cable Green, Kent Mewhort, Alison Snieckus, Paul Stacey, Jane Hornibrook, Vasi Doncheva
Audience: Educators and students
Description: Open content licensing for educators is a free online workshop designed for educators and students who want to learn more about open education resources, copyright, and creative commons licenses. The course materials were developed as a collaborative project by volunteers from the OER Foundation, WikiEducator, the OpenCourseWare Consortium and Creative Commons with funding support from UNESCO. The course will provide prerequisite knowledge required by educators to legally remix open education materials and help institutions to take informed decisions about open content licenses. This free workshop is sponsored by the OER Foundation, the COL Chair in OER at Otago Polytechnic, the UNESCO-COL Chair in OER at Athabasca University and Creative Commons Canada. Participants will need approximately 1 hour for each session of the workshop at a time which suits your own schedule. The workshop is divided into 5 sessions each spanning two working days.
|Ends: 8/9/2012||TITLE: #DigiFoot12|
Instructor(s): Verena Roberts
Platform: Blackboard Collaborate
Description: #DigiFoot12 is a FREE Open Online Course being offered from July 5 – August 16, 2012 The course will offer a K-12 audience an opportunity to examine “My Digital Footprint”. This will include social media and networking and basic digital literacy skills. Each week a “guest presenter” will offer a lecture in Blackboard Collaborate including student presenters! The guest will present a topic related to “My Digital Footprint” as well as offer an online activity for the participants to complete during the week. If the participants choose to do so, the activites can be treacked using RSS and Twitter feeds in daily update. All schedules and information will be on this blog and during the course on Classroom 2.0 as well. On August 16, 2012 – All participants will be offered the opportunity to “present” their work online. Please check out this link to register on Student 2.0 http://www.student20.com/group/digifoot12. You DO NOT need to register and can complete the work and participate without registering if you choose. See you soon !
3 days/week for 2 weeks
|Ends: 7/19/2012||TITLE: Power Searching with Google|
Instructor(s): Daniel M Russell
Audience: All people who use Google for searching
Platform: Google technology
Description: Power Searching with Google is a free online, community-based course showcasing search techniques and how to use them to solve real, everyday problems. It features: Six 50-minute classes. Interactive activities to practice new skills. Opportunities to connect with others using Google Groups, Google+, and Hangouts on Air. Upon passing the post-course assessment, a printable Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.