3 NEW Free Online PD Courses from IDEAL Consortium

Free Online PD Courses from IDEAL Consortium 

By Jen Vanek, Director

 

IDEAL Consortium (formerly Project IDEAL) has created three new special topics courses on using digital technologies for classroom and distance learning. The courses are self-paced, delivered online and take approximately three hours (each) to complete. All ABE teachers in MN can self-enroll and use the FREE courses. Each course offers three CEUs upon completion. Note that the courses are available through June 30, 2017.

Course 1 - Introduction to Blended Learning

This course presents foundational information about blended learning, including definitions, strategies, examples, and reflective activities presented in multimedia format. The goal of the course is for participants to have a basic understanding of the different forms of blended learning and how they might integrate them into coursework.

View an excerpt from Introduction to Blended Learning >>

 

Course 2 - Introduction to Open Educational Resources

This course introduces participants to essential information about Open Educational Resources (OERs), including key definitions, examples and reflective activities presented in multimedia format. The goal of the course is for teachers understand the benefits of using OERs, know where to find them, and how to evaluate them.  

Online Open Resource Course Preview

View an excerpt from Introduction to OERs >>

Course 3 - Introduction to Mobile Learning

Participants in this course learn about integrating mobile devices into their classroom, distance, or blended instruction. It includes definitions, suggested strategies, examples, and reflective activities. The goal of the course is for teachers to have an understanding of the different ways adult learners and their teachers can use flip-phones, smartphones and tablets for learning both in and out of the classroom.

View an excerpt from Introduction to Mobile Learning >>

Enrollment

Click here to get instructions for self-enrolling in the online PD courses. You will be directed to the World Education, Inc. Moodle site. 

Please email Leah Peterson at World Education if you have any questions.

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