Lansing – The Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute has released “What Massive Open Online Courses Have to Offer K-12 Teachers and Students.” Written by Dr. Rick Ferdig of Kent State University, the report examines the relatively new education delivery model of massive open online courses (MOOCs) and begins the conversation about the potential impacts of this model on K-12 education. Download the MOOC report
The release of this report coincides with the launch of a MOOC running from October 7 to November 8. This free course, “K-12 Teaching in the 21st Century,” is aimed at high school students, pre-service teachers and in-service teachers who are interested in a conversation about using 21st-century tools for teaching. The experience is designed to provide participants with a deeper understanding of MOOCs, along with an introduction to emerging and free technologies such as presentation media, online artifact creation, and collaboration innovations.
The MOOC is offered in collaboration with the Michigan Virtual and Kent State University. Individuals interested in registering to participate in the MOOC can still do so by following the link below.
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 the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute™.
About Kent State University
Kent State University is Northeast Ohio’s leading public research university. Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development – locally and internationally – as one of the premier Ohio universities. The university is ranked among the nation’s 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information about Kent State, visit www.kent.edu.