Online courses directory (212)
This course will explore how digital cultures and learning cultures connect, and what this means for the ways in which we conduct education online. The course is not about how to ‘do’ e-learning; rather, it is an invitation to view online educational practices through a particular lens – that of popular and digital culture. Follow this course on Twitter at #edcmooc.
See how Khan Academy is used in real-life. Covers various models in public, charter, and independent schools as well as community programs with elementary, middle, and high school students. We're excited about the way these schools are using our resources and are eager to learn from more teachers and students. Khan Academy at Eastside College Prep. About Eastside Prep. Khan Academy in Los Altos School District. About LASD. 3rd graders build robots at Santa Rita Elementary School. NPR Story on KA Los Altos Pilots (June 2011). The Gates Notes: Teachers in Los Altos. The Gates Notes: Students in Los Altos. The Gates Notes: Administrators in Los Altos. 6th graders learn to build a Spider robot. Khan Academy at Oakland Unity High School. About Oakland Unity. Khan Academy chats with teachers - Oct 11, 2012. Khan Academy at KIPP. About KIPP. Khan Academy at Summit Prep. About Summit Public Schools. Khan Academy at Eastside College Prep. About Eastside Prep. Khan Academy in Los Altos School District. About LASD. 3rd graders build robots at Santa Rita Elementary School. NPR Story on KA Los Altos Pilots (June 2011). The Gates Notes: Teachers in Los Altos. The Gates Notes: Students in Los Altos. The Gates Notes: Administrators in Los Altos. 6th graders learn to build a Spider robot. Khan Academy at Oakland Unity High School. About Oakland Unity. Khan Academy chats with teachers - Oct 11, 2012. Khan Academy at KIPP. About KIPP. Khan Academy at Summit Prep. About Summit Public Schools.
Overview of how to set up accounts for students under 13 and 13+, how to add a coach on Khan Academy, and how to separate students into class lists. For more information on getting started and technology needs, check out http://www.khanacademy.org/toolkit/getting-started. Creating Khan Academy accounts for users ages 13+. Creating Khan Academy accounts for users under age 13. Adding a coach and creating class lists on Khan Academy. How to delete a student or class list. How to add a coach on Khan Academy.
Overview of the videos, exercises, reports, and Computer Science resources available on Khan Academy, with emphasis on how resources can be used in classrooms. For more information, check out http://www.khanacademy.org/toolkit/ka-resources. For a mapping of Khan Academy content to Common Core standards, check out khanacademy.org/commoncore. Khan Academy overview. Khan Academy reports overview. Khan Academy Exercise Overview. Khan Academy Computer Science in the classroom.
Eyejot is a Web application that can be used by teachers and trainers as an online learning tool where they get their students to record a video using a webcam. This video can then be posted on Eyejot for the teacher and other students to review. Eyejot has great potential for use in the classroom as an online learning tool. For example, a teacher can give their students a topic to practise talking about and the students can then record themselves practising alone or with another person and post the video on Eyejot. This online learning tool is particularly useful in language teaching, where students can record themselves speaking about different topics in a particular language. In this free online course about Eyejot you will learn how to create an account in Eyejot, record and send a video message, how to embed the video recording in a blog, how to save the video to your computer and how to import a list of contacts from your email address book. This course will be of great interest to teachers and trainers who want to integrate Web technologies into the teaching environment and who want to learn about using new Web applications that will greatly enhance the learning experience of their students.<br />
French is spoken by millions of people in many countries around the world and is a very popular second language to learn. ALISON's free online course is a series of engaging video lessons for beginners that introduces the learner to various aspects of the French language including basic French vocabulary and grammar. By studying this French course you will quickly pick up conversational French that will help you deal with everyday situations you may find yourself in when you visit a French speaking country. <br /><br />ALISON's online course will help you learn French online and will be of great interest to all learners who want to pick up basic French language skills.<br />
Children from birth to the age of 18 are now considered academically to represent a distinct sociological and cultural class. This means that children are studied as complete individuals in their own right, separate and distinct from adults.<br /><br />ALISON's free online course is multi-disciplinary in nature, covering developmental, psychological, familial and sociological aspects of children's studies. It begins by reviewing the psychological development of children and how they learn, then looks at the role of the family and the place of the child within modern family structures.<br /><br />The sociological aspects of children’s studies review how the modern state looks after the well-being of its children in a modern society.<br /><br />ALISON’S Diploma in Children’s Studies will be of great interest to all professionals who work with children or who are responsible for their well-being, and to learners who would like a career working with children in the health, social or caring professions.<br /><br />It will also be of interest to parents, or those who want to relate, support, encourage and understand their children better.<br />
The increasing use of the Web in schools is allowing teachers and students go beyond the boundaries of the physical classroom and engage in online collaborative learning. Collaborize Classroom is one such online collaborative platform that focuses on collaborative elements such as structured online discussions between students, online brainstorming, peer feedback and online surveys. It also assists the teacher in monitoring and encouraging students in terms of their participation. This free online course about Collaborize Classroom will take you through the features from setting up a discussion topic, using the feedback process through to the sharing of content and comments. You will also learn how to add various types of documents, including Microsoft Office documents, pictures, videos and PDFs. General Website management tasks are also explained, such as accessing the discussions to sharing properties and moderator roles. This course will be of great interest to teachers and trainers who want to augment and enhance classroom-based learning, and engage their students by using online collaborative learning methods and techniques.<br />
Voxopop is a Web application program that can be used by teachers and trainers as an online learning tool to create forums where questions are asked using voice recordings instead of text. It can be used to help students develop their oral speaking skills by having students reply to questions using voice recorded answers and by hearing the recorded answers from other students. This online language learning tool is particularly useful in language teaching, where a teacher can post a question in the language they are teaching and have students respond orally to the question in the same language. In this free online language learning course about Voxopop you will learn how to join and use Voxopop, create talk-groups and initiate discussion forums to get people discussing a topic, and how to be notified when someone responds. This free language learning course will be of great interest to teachers and trainers who would like to see how this Web application program can help them improve the oral skills of their students especially in relation to language teaching.<br />
French is spoken by 110 million native speakers, is an official language in 29 countries and has 190 million non-native speakers around the world. This free online course is ideal for learners who have had some exposure to the French language and want to continue improving their knowledge and understanding of both grammar and vocabulary of this wonderful language. You will start this free course by improving your pronunciation skills. This is followed by learning more useful vocabulary and further expanding your ability to count numbers in French. You will also improve your understanding and knowledge of grammar rules, in particular, the use of adjectives, adverbs and pronouns. This course will be of interest to business professionals doing business in French speaking countries and who would like to communicate more effectively with their French speaking colleagues, and to individual students learning French who would like to continue improving their understanding of this language.<br />
Instructional Systems Design is the process of designing and developing instructional courses or materials that bring greater efficiency and effectiveness to acquiring knowledge or skills for learners. This free online course in Instructional Systems Design reviews important aspects such as learning theories and learning objectives and how they influence the design process. It also reviews the role of memory, needs analysis, and design models such as ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation). Robert Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction are also discussed with examples of their application and use. Finally, learning technologies and how they are used to deliver training are reviewed, as well as techniques for measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of the instructional materials. This course will be of great interest to all human resources, teaching and training professionals who are involved in training, instructional design and e-learning, and who would like to learn more about important aspects of instructional systems design and their use and application in designing and developing highly effective instructional materials or courses.<br />
For teachers and trainers to fulfil their instructional role most effectively, their teaching methods must be grounded in educational learning theory. Understanding the learning process is a key element of educational learning theory and provides a framework for teachers and trainers to plan, create and deliver effective lessons, and assess each student's learning. In this free online education course, you will be introduced to the learning process. The course begins by differentiating between teaching and learning, and by describing teachers’ and trainers’ perspectives on learning. The course provides details about two major learning theories: behaviourism and constructivism. Within the section on Behaviourism, operant conditioning and its implications for teaching are examined in detail. The section on Constructivism compares and contrasts two subtypes of constructivism: psychological constructivism and social constructivism. Finally, the implications of constructivism for teaching are discussed using two practical strategies. This free online education course will be of great interest to professionals in the education sector who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of the learning process that will enhance their teaching and training, and to all students who are interested in the process of how we learn.<br />
The essential role of nurse as caregiver is well recognised but the modern nurse can also be a team leader and healthcare teacher. This free online nursing course provides an overview of the varied dimensions associated with the practical nurse as team leader within the healthcare setting. The course defines team nursing as well as reviewing the types of leadership styles employed and their impact on team performance and productivity levels. Additionally, the learner is introduced to the practical nurse as teacher within the healthcare setting. Key elements of the course encompass teaching and learning strategies, factors which affect learning and steps in the teaching-learning process. The importance of preparation, lesson planning and evaluations to ensure effective delivery of the learning programme are outlined. This free online nursing course will be of great interest to healthcare practitioners and those learners who wish to develop their understanding of the varied and multi-dimensional role of the modern nursing professional.<br />
Lyrics Training is a Web application that allows you to read and listen to the lyrics from music videos and can be used as a fun and interactive way for language teachers and trainers to introduce new vocabulary and grammar to their students in a classroom setting. This free online language learning course will introduce you to the features and functionality of Lyrics Training, you will learn how to choose a song in the language you are learning and listen to the lyrics of the song word by word. Lyrics Training allows students to fill in the lyrics as they go along, and the difficulty level they choose decides how many words in a sentence are missing and they must fill in. This online language learning tool is particularly useful for students of foreign languages who want a fun and entertaining way to learn the correct pronunciation of words and it will improve their listening skills as students must identify words from a song. This free language learning course will be of great interest to all language teachers and trainers who would like to learn more about Web 2.0 applications that can greatly improve the learning experience of their students, and to all learners who would like to learn about using Lyrics Training for a fun way of learning a new language.<br />