Free MOOC on Blended Learning

09/21/2012

Contributed by Wade Pickren

Curious about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course)? Please join the Center for Educational Technology, Center for Faculty Excellence, and the Office of Extended Studies in a MOOC on blended learning. Please see the information below on how to sign up--its free!---and then watch for announcements about on-campus meetings to share our experiences.

 

Dive into Blended Learning!
The University of Central Florida (UCF) announces the second offering of its popular MOOC (massive open online course) for blended learning faculty and designers: BlendKit2012. Based around the open-licensed BlendKit Course instructional materials contained within the http://BlendedLearningToolkit.org web site, BlendKit2012 will run as a five-week cohort (from Monday, September 24 to Monday, October 29, 2012) facilitated by UCF’s Dr. Kelvin Thompson and Dr. Linda Futch. The goal of BlendKit2012 is to provide assistance in designing and developing your blended learning course via a consideration of key issues related to blended learning and practical step-by-step guidance in helping you produce actual materials for your blended course (i.e., from design documents through creating content pages to peer review feedback at your own institution). Unlike many traditional courses, registrants are encouraged to select the course components they find relevant as they participate at one of several engagement levels (i.e., completer, participant, auditor). Course components include regular communications from facilitators, weekly readings, hands-on tasks, a variety of real time and asynchronous interaction opportunities, and weekly webinars with experienced blended learning instructors.

Registration is free of charge.

For more information or to register, please visit: http://bit.ly/blendkit2012.

 

 

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