Fundamentals of Online Education Course: Jan. 28th

Are you a faculty member interested in teaching online, or an experienced online instructor who wants to brush up on your online teaching skills? Beginning January 28th, 2013, Georgia Tech, through their partnership with Coursera, will be offering a free, six-week class called the Fundamentals of Online Education. Here’s the course description from the class’s webpage on Coursera:

In this course you will learn about the fundamentals of online education. The emphasis will be on planning and application. In the planning phase, you will explore online learning pedagogy, online course design,privacy and copyright issues, online assessments, managing an online class, web tools and Learning Management Systems. In the application phase, you will create online learning materials. The final project for the course will consist of you building an online course based on everything that you learned and created in the course.

The course content includes short, weekly videos, quizzes, individual assignments, and peer assessments.

Coursera, of course, is one of several recently developed Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platforms that have  gotten quite a bit of attention over the past year. Other MOOC platforms include EdX, a partnership begun by Harvard and MIT,  and Udacity, formed by ex-Stanford professor Sebastian Thrun.

To register, just go to and click on Sign Up to enroll.

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