Blended Learning Courses (External)

Across the internet there are many online courses and workshops covering Blended and Technology Enhanced Learning as well as other related topics. Here you can find a curated selection of free courses and MOOCs which you can take at your own pace and often with little or no sign-up required.

 

Creating Effective Online and Blended Courses (Stanford Online)

Stanford Online coursesA self-paces course designed for a general audience of instructors at 2-and 4-year higher education institutions, will help such instructors develop online courses or incorporate online learning approaches in their on-campus classes.

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Blended Learning Essentials: Getting Started (FutureLearn & University of Leeds)

FutureLearn & University of Leeds coursesA free course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective practice and pedagogy in blended learning.

If you are working in further education, skills training, vocational education, workplace learning, lifelong learning or adult education, this free online course is designed to help you understand the benefits of blended learning and how to make more effective use of technology to support your learners.

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Blended Learning Essentials: Embedding Practice (FutureLearn & University of Leeds)

FutureLearn & University of Leeds coursesThis is the second part of a course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective use of blended learning. It will build upon the content of the first part, covering issues such as learning from experience and tackling difficult challenges with the help of blended learning.

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Introduction to blended learning (Khan Academy)

Khan Academy coursesGet an overview of blended learning along with the definition of blended learning and an introduction to several different models of blended learning.

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The Canvas Network (MOOC’s and VLE)

canvas coursesCanvas.net is another online MOOC provider with a range of online courses that cover aspects of blended learning. The link bellow will take you to their site and show the current courses that meet the search term ‘Blended Learning’.

At the time of posting. Listed blended learning courses are.

  • Learning to learn online
  • E-learning environments and e-learning design
  • Teaching online: reflections on practice

Canvas.net Blended learning courses.

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e-Learning Ecologies (Coursera & University of Illinois)

Coursera & Illinois coursesThis course introduces innovative approaches to learning and teaching, with a focus on the use of e-learning and social web technologies. This course explores 7 affordances of e-learning ecologies, which open up genuine possibilities for what we call New Learning—transformative, 21st century learning.

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Designing E-Learning for Health (FutureLearn & University of Nottingham)

FutureLearn & University of Nottingham coursesDesign effective e-learning that tells powerful, real-life stories, in health and other sectors, with this free online course.

Translate real-life experiences into effective e-learning. As educators, we know that bringing these voices to life in e-learning will make it more effective, but this also poses challenges.

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Teaching with Technology (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Teaching With Technology coursesAn online, self-directed resource developed by the L&S Learning Support Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to accompany their workshops. This is a great resource for anyone who wishes to know more about Teaching with Technology.

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Elearning in clinical teaching (London Deanery)

NHS London Deanery coursesAlthough aimed at teaching in the medical profession much of the content is salient to most other disciplines. This module explores the role and potential for introducing a range of technologies in health professions education, set within the context of a framework of principles for good teaching practice.

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Virtual Teacher Specialization (Coursera & UCI)

Coursera & UCI coursesThis series of courses provides best practices for online instruction, student engagement and virtual community building; effective uses of asynchronous and synchronous technologies, social media and other emerging technologies; and data analysis techniques and student performance measurements to individualize instruction in an online or blended environment. The courses in this Specialization may be taken in any order. Each course can be taken independently. The Specialization concludes with a final project that will give you the opportunity to integrate and apply the skills you have gained throughout the courses.

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Learning to Teach Online (Coursera & UNSW)

Coursera & UNSW coursesBased upon the award winning* educational resources of same name developed by Simon McIntyre and Karin Watson, the Learning to Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC is designed to help existing educators establish or improve their own online or blended teaching practices. The target audience is primarily teachers in higher education, K-12, community college, and vocational or private education.

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E-learning and Digital Cultures (Coursera & University of Edinburgh)

Coursera & University of Edinburgh coursesThis course will explore how digital cultures and learning cultures connect, and what this means for the ways in which we conduct education online. The course is not about how to ‘do’ e-learning; rather, it is an invitation to view online educational practices through a particular lens – that of popular and digital culture.

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Blended Learning: Personalizing Education for Students (Coursera)

Coursera coursesIf you are interested in learning more about how to best leverage technology in education and rethink the way we run schools, join this MOOC and encourage your colleagues to do the same.  Become a part of this growing movement and learn first-hand how blended learning can help provide students a more personalized learning experience.

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