My Experience with MOOCs–College Writing 2x: Principles of Written English

Source: edX
 

Introduction

Principles of Written English is an online introductory level university course designed for learners of English. The course has attracted 40,000 registrants around the world. It is offered by Berkley University of California for free through EdX. EdX is a non-profit created by founding partners Harvard and MIT whose mission is to bring the best of higher education to students of all ages anywhere in the world, wherever there is Internet access ( http://edx.org ). The course will continue five weeks and includes a required final essay.

Luckily, I am one of the registered students of the course and this article is all about my first-week experience with the course. This experience with BerkleyX ColWri2.1x led me become familiar with MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in general; get to know the specific features of the course; and acquire new friends around the world.

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Planning for Learning and Teaching: 3 Power Sources of Thinking

What Do We Know About Teaching and Learning?

This post is about the course Planning for Teaching and Learninga sub-course of the Foundations of Teaching for Learning series by the Common Wealth Education Trust. This is a must course for everyone involved in the academic field. This course is specially useful for new and experienced teachers, as well as potential teachers–those who wish to be teachers. In addition, it’s the course for all school leaders. Learn contemporary research knowledge about teaching and learning. Continue reading