Many teachers feel alone. They wish they could share information and ideas with other teachers around the globe. This course provides teachers with opportunities to collaborate with other teachers on how to blend and flip their classes with technology.
This is a free hands-on professional development course for educators and/or anyone who wants to share information in a socially meaningful way. The course includes live online classes (with recordings), content (via the courseware), discussions (via the course feed), and hands-on activities.
Participants will learn how to create videos using Webcams via WizIQ classes, screencast-o-matic, PowerPoint presentations, and Google drive. They will upload the video files to Youtube and Vimeo for blended learning, the flipped class, and to market their online courses. Participants will learn how to teach with web technologies such as blogs, wikis, google drive, badges, the WizIQ live class, Moodle, social networks, and videos.
Participants who complete the tasks will receive a certificate of completion.
The Fall Blog Festival (FBF) is 1-day blog festival event showcasing bloggers, their work, and valuable tips for blogging for reflective practice, work with students, business and other reasons. This event takes place online on WizIQ, on September 21, 2014. Highlights include: Why blog, background to blogging, influencial bloggers, getting started, and best practices and challenges involved in blogging.
Moodle for Teachers (M4T) is a public network that provides free e-learning courses on how to teach online with Moodle course and learning management system. The network serves different purposes such as hosting Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Massive Open Online Learning (MOOL), workshops (face-to-face and fully online), and conferences (face-to-face and fully online). On June 24 and 25, 2013, EdMedia conference workshops were held on the network and on June 23, a 3.5 hour workshop will be held at EdMedia in Tampere, Finland.
From January 13 - February 16, 2014, two Electronic Village Online (EVO2014) free courses will be held on this website, M4TEVO14 (Click on the image below for the syllabus) and CLIL EVO14.
Moodle MOOCs on WizIQ
On June 1 and October 2013, the network hosted the first Moodle Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in the world. Participants were able to take a Moodle Experience course (beginners and non-beginners (experienced teachers and managers), Moodle MOOC on WizIQ, WizIQ on Moodle practice area, and participate in various forums on the front page. So far we have had Moodle MOOCs 1-3. You may join Moodle MOOCs 1 & 2 (see the Syllabus for Moodle MOOC 1 and the syllabus for Moodle MOOC 2) and Moodle MOOC 3 (see the Syllabus for Moodle MOOC 3) to view the content and recordings of the live online classes. Moodle MOOC 4 (see the Syllabus for Moodle MOOC 4) is scheduled for June 2014.
The workload for the MOOC includes participating or viewing the recordings of the live session and developing a reflective artifact in the form of a blog, wiki, google drive doc, website, web page on a website and so on to sustain the information relevant to your needs and your learning experiences. In addition, participants will be able to learn to manage a Moodle website as a teacher or manager.
Participants, who are active on the coursefeed (discussions), attend all and/or view the recordings of all the sessions, reflect by text and audio or video on at least 10 of the live sessions will be eligible for a certificate of completion.
Moodle for Teachers (M4T) provides K-12, higher education, educators, teachers, home schooling, businesses, technology support people, education and technology consultants, and the general public with free Moodle courses. The courses are for beginners and non-beginners. The network hosts conferences, blended and fully online workshops, and Moodle MOOCse network hosted the Moodle MOOC on WizIQ. Participants have the role of students, teachers, and managers of a course.