Dear Commons Community,
Tom Cavanagh, a colleague of mine from the University of Central Florida, sent me an email (below) announcing a MOOC that UCF will be offering on blended learning. Given the initiatives here at CUNY on blended learning, some of you might be interested in enrolling. In addition, you would get the chance to experience a MOOC.
Last year, UCF conducted a successful MOOC (massive open online course) on the subject of Blended Learning as part of a Next Generation Learning Challenge grant. We plan to offer anew and improved section this fall. Would you mind helping us to spread the word? I have included an announcement below for convenient copying and pasting.
Thanks in advance!
Thomas Cavanagh, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Distributed Learning
University of Central Florida
3100 Technology Parkway, Ste 234
Orlando, FL 32826-3281
Dive into Blended Learning!
The University of Central Florida (UCF) announces the second offering of its popular MOOC (massive open online course) for blended learning faculty and designers: BlendKit2012. Based around the open-licensed BlendKit Course instructional materials contained within the http://BlendedLearningToolkit.org web site, BlendKit2012 will run as a five-week cohort (from Monday, September 24 to Monday, October 29, 2012) facilitated by UCF’s Dr. Kelvin Thompson and Dr. Linda Futch. The goal of BlendKit2012 is to provide assistance in designing and developing your blended learning course via a consideration of key issues related to blended learning and practical step-by-step guidance in helping you produce actual materials for your blended course (i.e., from design documents through creating content pages to peer review feedback at your own institution). Unlike many traditional courses, registrants are encouraged to select the course components they find relevant as they participate at one of several engagement levels (i.e., completer, participant, auditor). Course components include regular communications from facilitators, weekly readings, hands-on tasks, a variety of real time and asynchronous interaction opportunities, and weekly webinars with experienced blended learning instructors.
Registration is free of charge.
For more information or to register, please visit: http://bit.ly/blendkit2012.