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Kent State University and Michigan Virtual offering free online course

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Michigan Virtual and Kent State University are offering a free open access course – K-12 Teaching in the 21st Century – to high school and college students who are interested in teaching and to teachers at all levels.

This free course will be taught by Dr. Rick Ferdig and Dr. Kristy Pytash of Kent State University. It is open for registration today at www.mivu.org/mooc.

This experience will provide participants with a deeper understanding of MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses), along with an introduction to emerging and free technologies such as presentation media (e.g., Flickr), online artifact creation (e.g., Vialogues) and collaboration innovations (e.g., ThingLink).

Participants will be expected to complete assignments within each week, including participation in online discussions and peer evaluations. In the last week of the course, a final project will be submitted. Finally, participants will complete a pre- and post-survey of their learning. Participants who successfully meet these requirements will receive a certificate of completion from Michigan Virtual.

About Michigan Virtual

Michigan Virtual is a private, nonprofit Michigan corporation established by the State of Michigan in 1998 to serve as a champion for online learning. It is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual for Students and Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.

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About Michigan Virtual

Michigan Virtual™ (formally known as Michigan Virtual University®) provides online courses for Michigan students, professional development for educators and is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute®. As a nonprofit organization with more than 20 years of experience, Michigan Virtual is Michigan’s leading voice in online education. Visit us at michiganvirtual.org.

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