KSU Online: MOOCs


K-12 Blended & Online Learning

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About the Course

Kennesaw State's K-12 Blended & Online Learning MOOC will leverage KSU's existing technological strengths and infrastructure to provide innovative teaching and learning opportunities to a "massive" number of students at no cost. The MOOC will expand educational opportunities while showcasing the considerable talents of the Bagwell College of Education (BCOE) faculty. In addition, the MOOC will support KSU's strategic goals of increasing the number of degrees offered online, improving recruitment and becoming more engaged and prominent in the local community, Georgia, and the nation.

The course is designed to introduce K-12 teachers and the community to blended and online learning through the instructional media of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). In Level One - Participants will engage in community discourse and online interaction to gain knowledge and understanding of K-12 blended and online learning. They will watch videos and read key documents that address foundational knowledge about trends in K-12 online learning, iNACOL standards, engaged learning strategies, assessment and differentiation in the online learning environment. Learning will be assessed using strategies aligned to knowledge and understanding.

In Level Two - Participants will challenge themselves to become competent in basic K-12 blended and online instruction by evaluating and creating K-12 blended and online learning experiences. During this portion of the MOOC, participants will interact with performance tutorials and access sample K-12 blended and online learning objects. Learning will be assessed using strategies aligned to evaluating and creating. Participant who complete all levels and assessments have an opportunity to earn Professional Learning Units (PLUs) and/or College Credit at Kennesaw State University.

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