Digital Literacy and Introduction to Learning Technologies Courses

A couple of free MOOC (Massive open online course) are about to start that look really interesting. You need to register ahead of the course staring, just following the links below.

They are hosted by a couple of American universities.

Introduction to Learning Technologies Jan 12 – Mar 24, 2015

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This short course will provide an introduction to how learning technologies may support student collaboration, reflection, creation, sharing, and other key elements of learning. It will provide an opportunity for you to consider how learning technologies support your courses as well as your own professional development and research. The course will provide opportunities for practical experience in using several tools and provide ample time for discussion and debate about the challenges, opportunities, and potential impact technology may have on your teaching practice and your students’ learning.

Topics covered will include, but not be limited to blogs and blogging, Twitter, social bookmarking, wikis, Skype and Google Hangouts, personal learning networks, digital literacy, and digital citizenship.

Digital Literacies II Jan 26 – Mar 17, 2015

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The goal of Digital Literacies II is to provide practicing and pre-service educators as well as others with the tools and knowledge necessary to enhance and enrich the educational experiences of students’ through digital technologies.

Topics covered include:

  • Digital citizenship and Internet safety
  • Copyright law and ‘Fair Use’ clause
  • The use of Creative Commons license
  • The use of Web 2.0 tools
  • Ways to apply Google Applications for
  • Using mobile technologies for teaching and learning
  • Techniques for developing non-linear presentations
  • Methods for using Quick Response (QR) codes in teaching and learning
  • The use of digital cameras
  • Developing blogs and websites
  • Producing podcasts