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.
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.
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 >>
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.