Share Paper: Designing and Facilitating an Open Online Course for Educators: What Works?

  1. Torrey Trust, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Tuesday, March 27 11:30-11:45 AM Whitney

Abstract: In fall 2015, my EDUC 612 (Educational Web Design) course students and I collaboratively designed and facilitated a 4-week open online course to offer free professional development for in-service and pre-service educators Analysis of the post-course data revealed that the majority of the participants who completed the course (n=46; 88%) felt that they were able to achieve the course learning objectives as well as their professional goals for the course The participants felt that the design of the course “far surpassed” the design of other online courses and MOOCs they had taken They felt that the flexible learning experience, opportunities ...