As an educator interested in using technology to enhance teaching and learning in K-12 education – what’s often called the digital learning transition – you and your colleagues are encouraged to participate in The Digital Learning Transition in K-12 Schools: A Planning MOOC for Educators. This free, Massive Online Open Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed) developed by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, is designed to help educators like you successfully lead the digital learning transition of K-12 education. The focus is on understanding the potential of digital learning; setting goals for your school or district; and planning how you and your colleagues will proceed to achieve those goals. The six week course is designed to provide a new type of learning experience for education leaders, one which will help you see the potential of technology-enabled learning opportunities both for yourself and for your students. The course allows you to set personal or district team goals and to collaborate with education leaders across the country who are also working towards a digital transition for their students.
"I am amazed that there is so much discourse, and I'm excited to check to see what people are talking about here. Personally, online courses are a drag for me - I love discussion and learn a lot from peripherally participating. This MOOC was a "toe in the water" event for me, and I'm glad I've started wading in the waters a little more deeply. The beauty of this is that there is amnesty - and we feel safe to say what we need to"
- MOOC-Ed Course Participant