Self Paced MOOCs

Self-Paced Teacher Training MOOCs

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Self–paced MOOCs offer participants the opportunity to take MOOCs at their own pace. However, there are suggested enrollment schedules to help participants structure their learning.


Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom

Open from February 10 – May 4, 2020



About this course:

The Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom MOOC is provided by Iowa State University, as part of the American English (AE) E-Teacher Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. government, and administered by FHI 360. It is a self-paced MOOC, meaning that students will study independently, without facilitation from an instructor.

This MOOC is designed to prepare TESOL professionals to integrate language learning tools into their English language teaching. Participants will become aware of free technological tools, learn how to use these tools for language learning and teaching, and evaluate the appropriateness of a technology tool for their specific contexts.

Participants who earn 70% or higher will receive a digital badge and certificate as a mark of completion.

Accessing the course:

This course will be offered between February 10 and May 4, 2020. Participants may log in and complete coursework at any time during these 12 weeks. However, all coursework must be completed by May 4 to pass. Watch this space for more information about how to enroll starting February 10, 2020. Enrollment will be open from February 10 to April 27, 2020.

Pre-course orientation module:

An optional orientation module will precede the course modules. This short guide will help you get the most out of the online learning environment by providing an introduction to the AE E-Teacher program, MOOCs, using the Canvas Network learning management system, online learning success strategies, and how to find support during the course. We strongly encourage participants to complete this module before beginning the course.

Course materials:

All created content you will see in this course is licensed CC-BY 4.0. This means that anything you see that is marked CC BY 4.0 can be reused, revised, remixed, and redistributed by you in your school or community.

Suggested Enrollment Schedule:

Suggested enrollment schedules are meant to help organize MOOC camps or other cohorts. The first column presents options for seven 6-week enrollment periods (1 week of orientation and 5 weeks of MOOC content). The second column presents two 11-week enrollment periods (1 week of orientation and 2 weeks per MOOC content module).

Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom Suggested Enrollment Schedule



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