Free Professional Development Programs
Integrating Technology - Moodle for Teachers is a self-funded project that Dr. Nellie Deutsch (see Linkedin) founded in 2009 in order to bring free e-learning to educators in developing and developed countries for blended and fully online programs worldwide. Check her Youtube channel for more. The programs include two 3-day online conferences called CO09-24 in February and MMVC11-24 in August, workshops, 6 online courses, and two month long MOOCs, Moodle MOOC in May and Virtual Worlds MOOC in September. Here's the full list of the annual online events on Google docs.
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7 months of free annual online professional development MOOCs, webinars, conference, workshops, and courses on Moodle for Teachers starting on the first week of January.
Connecting Online (CO) is a free 3-day online conference that has been taking place in the month of February since 2009. CO24 is the 15th annual CO event. This year, the event will take place from February 23 - 25, 2024.
This is an open forum for teachers of ELT who use or wish to use Moodle learning management system. Participants of the forum will be able to ask about activities and resources available in Moodle, get advice on anything related to ELT and Moodle, and share what worked and what didn't.
WebQuests are problem-based learning activities that engage learners in the learning process. WebQuests are valuable instructional tools for learners of all ages in both the school and work settings. These activities promote collaborative social skills, higher order critical thinking skills, inquiry problem-based learning, and technological skills. Teachers will learn how to generate WebQuests using AI.
The first Moodle MOOC started in 2013. Moodle MOOCs take place once a year in May. The goal of Moodle MOOCs is to introduce the participants to a learning management system called Moodle. Participants of the MOOC will create their very own courses and learn to teach online with the resources, activities, blocks, and other plugins available on the Moodle course..
Manage a Moodle Site (MMS) course is a free 5-week training course for advanced Moodlers. The course includes user, course, and other manager activities. Advanced learners, who receive a certificate of completion from previous Moodle for Teachers courses on how to teach with Moodle can go on to learn how to manage a Moodle site. The course takes place in May of each year.
Advanced Moodle Course Development (AMCD) is a 5-week online course. The content of AMCD focuses on tips and tricks for Moodle teachers. The course is for participants, who chave taught and developed at least one Moodle course. They will learn how to edit the course, add enrollment methods, enroll students, learn about course completion and competencies, how to create certificates and tips and tricks on how to engage learners in collaborative peer-based learning activities.
The ninth annual Second Life MOOC (renamed the Virtual World MOOC in 2018) started in 2014. The next VWMOOC24 will take place from September 1-30, 2024.
Action Research to Improve Learning is an annual 4-week course. Participants of the course will develop an action research project to evaluate and measure an online course in blended or fully online programs, face-to-face courses, or any program related to instruction and learning at school or workplace.
TESOL Online 5-week free online course starts on August 1 and ends on August 31 of each year. Download syllabus! The course is completely free (including the certificate), but requires your active engagement with the content and your peers. In order to qualify, please fill in this form and record and upload a 2-5 minute video introducing yourself and explaining your interest in taking TESOL Online. You can do the video live on Youtube, on your phone, on ZOOM or ZOOM alternatives, Vimeo, or any other screen recorders. Make sure the video is public and viewable.
MMVC23 12th anniversary August 4-6, 2023. Free badges and certificates will be available to presenters and attendees.
This is the introductory course for Python for Beginners. Please start here if you have no experience coding in Python. This course is self-paced; you can proceed through the course, but need to complete each unit before moving on to the next unit.
This is a hands-on course. Teachers will be given their own Moodle H5P sandbox course upon successfully completing the tasks in Week 1. Teachers will learn how to create interactive content using H5P tools that engage and align with their teaching goals. They will learn how to credit their H5Ps with Creative Commons licenses.
Participants will gain hands-on experience creating AI-generated activities for ELT. They will utilize AI-generated language apps to develop text-to-image, video-based, vocabulary, grammar, listening, writing, and speaking tasks. The syllabus of the course is available in a digital book format. Log into the site (top right) and enrol in the course, so you can view, download, and print the book.
This is the 12th annual Moodle for Teachers hands-on course. Participants will learn how to teach online using the activities, resources, and blocks available as they develop their very own Moodle course. The course syllabus is available in a digital book format. Log into the site (top right) and enrol in the course, so you can view, download, and print the book.
This is the third annual hands-on 5-week online course. Participants will learn to engage students in creating videos for storytelling, tutorials, and slide presentations on their smartphones and computers. The syllabus of the course is available in a digital book format. Log into the site (top right) and enrol in the course, so you can view, download, and print the book.
This is the 3rd annual 5-week online course. Mindfulness helps promote effective communication with students, and improves classroom climate. The syllabus of the course is available in a digital book format. Log into the site (top right) and enrol in the course, so you can read, download, and print the book.
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