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Welcome to MOOC.CA ~ MOOC

10 Universities Offering Free Writing Courses Online See our list of universities that offer free online writing courses. Learn about what courses are available and what topics they cover to find the course that's right for you. Online Writing Courses for Credit Many schools offer free online courses and materials through OpenCourseWare (OCW) projects. While formal admission isn't necessary to access lectures and other materials, these courses don't usually award college credit. For far less than the cost of enrolling in a traditional class, Education Portal offers hundreds of online courses that allow students to start working their way towards real college credit. Conventions in Writing: Usage - Instructors discuss tips for developing clear sentence structures, good diction and a strong writing style.Parts of an Essay - This chapter covers prewriting strategies and methods for organizing an essay. Free Online Non-Credited Writing Courses Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) New Jersey Institute of Technology Technical Writing Learning Materials Learn your learning style, find materials in the language you choose to learn and even find a language partner.To view a... see more Learn your learning style, find materials in the language you choose to learn and even find a language partner.To view a video of the award winning author, go to View Lingu@net Europa - World Languages Award Winner 2007 video Lingu@net World Wide is based on the idea that if you are learning or teaching a language you could be interested in relevant resources in any language you understand - not only the resources you can find by searching in your mother tongue.Lingu@net World Wide gives multilingual access to over 3,500catalogued online resources, many of them specifically for learners. It also offers support for adult learners on how to learn a language, how to assess your level and how to communicate with other learners online. Peer Review for material titled "Linguanet Europa (now Linguanet Worldwide)" About this material:

A Close Up Look at an Upcoming May MOOC Wow. Seems this week is filled with news of online education start-ups and the beginnings of universities that offer massive open online classes (MOOCs). Here are three such articles from the past two days alone. 1. Online-Education Start-Up Teams With Top-Ranked Universities to Offer Free Courses, by Nick DeSantis, Chronicle of Higher Education, April 18, 2012. 2. 3. With all the announcements lately about open education and free online courses, I thought I should do one too. Well anyway, here is the news. This course will be free and open to anyone with Web access. Blackboard Note related to the event: According to Blackboard, "As a free resource for individual educators, CourseSites has removed a common barrier of access to teaching and learning technology. Per Blackboard: Announcing a Free, Open Course With Dr. Course Title: Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success Link to the landing page: Interest Form Blog Announcement: Empowering You Through Openness and Choice

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) What Is a MOOC? A massive open online course (MOOC) is a model for delivering learning content online to any person who wants to take a course, with no limit on attendance. This updated ELI 7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs II (June 2013) provides additional key facts about MOOCs. A short video about MOOCs and the connected age. MOOC Resources How Students Engage with a Remedial English Writing MOOC: A Case Study in Learning Analytics with Big Data, ELI Brief, March 2015. Previous Events EDUCAUSE Sprint 2013, July 30–August 1. Looking for more sessions on MOOCs? MOOCs of Interest Current/Future State of Higher Education 2012. MOOC Providers

First Steps into Learning & Teaching in Higher Education: 21 May – 22 June '12 | #fslt12 The Open Line mooc – HEA/JISC/Oxford Brookes University Read the final report here (pdf). Also available on the HEA project website. Dissemination outputs for the project can be found here. First Steps will run again as an Open Online Course from 8 May – 14 June 2013. Welcome to the First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education massive open online course (mooc). (Opening Statement Transcript) First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, is targeted at new lecturers, people entering higher education teaching from other sectors and postgraduate students who teach. Building on OCSLD’s experience of running courses for a national and international audience, First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education will be an open online course, free to the global academic community, with peer and general tutor support. The course also offers assessment, leading to an OCSLD Certificate, for up to 25 participants.

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Pedagogy First! Here I go thinking that I can quickly finish this task as I’m on catch up mode big time. I should have known better!! Having watched the video and read the articles, I am left thinking about Issac Asimov’s Foundation series. First the video I usually turn up my nose at theory as I see myself as a more application person, but the content of this video totally hooked me. As time went on and as my study needs changed, I moved to extramural study (management and maths) in the late 1980s to the early 2000s. Coming back to face to face teaching (IT) in the mid 200s was an interesting time because the Internet was here and making a big impact. Now of course, we are hit by the Web 2.0 tools and I have been introduced to the connectivism mode which this course is all about – designing my own learning environment, finding out what works for me and trying new things. If I look at my teaching style, I am definitely of the constructivism mode. An example of this from my current teaching.