A brief post to let you know about a unique on-line course starting next week. The website bills it as:
The first 100% online course of the Catholic Church on the dialogue between Science and Faith. Provided by specialists it is easy to follow and uses the latest e-learning methodology.
Under the Patronage of the Pontifical Council for Culture
It’s not free (like most MOOC’s), but there is a discount based upon country of residence. And I imagine most schools, churches, dioceses, etc have reimbursement plans for Continuing Education Units and similar.
It’s been a busy week with the “paperwork” which comes with the end of the first semester. So, it’s been a while since any of us have been able to post here. A teacher’s life is so busy!
And yet, we need to gain those essential Continuing Education Units for our professional development and renewal of our teaching licences. Fortunately on-line learning options continue to expand as more and more learning institutions make excellent course content available through MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses.
I recently found this listing of courses geared specifically for those who want to develop their knowledge and skills related to educational technology. I’ve registered for this interesting sounding course on Digital Literacies which begins next week. If you like to see a listing of all of the upcoming MOOCs published by Open Culture click HERE. A well organized list of MOOCs offered through the Coursera portal is available as well.
Finally, if you’re interested in learning about the impact that MOOCs are having on Higher Education visit this article which asks: “Are Massive Open Online Courses Enabling a New Pedagogy?” It offers a thoughtful, well researched look at this evolving vehicle for adult and increasingly adolescent focused learning.