Free Professional Development Programs
Moodle for Teachers was founded by Dr. Nellie Deutsch (see Linkedin) in 2009 in order to bring free e-learning to educators in developing and developed countries in blended and fully online programs. Check her Youtube channel for more. The programs include annual online conferences (CO09-23/MMVC11-23), workshops, courses, and MOOCs (Moodle and Virtual Worlds). Here's the full list of annual online events https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P4794nE32uAHCMIQE2lIs0mesdLD4UEXZ1VEP3OuhPM/edit?usp=sharing
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Join Connecting Online Conference
Connecting Online (CO) is a free online conference that has been taking place since 2009. CO23 is the 14th anniversary of the 3-day annual event. The theme of CO23 is connecting online to share information (multimedia); engage with colleagues, students, and others; collaborate with peers, students, and others: and for instruction and learning.
You're invited to attend CO23 and receive a certificate of Participation and a badge for each of the webinars.
The event will take place on February 17-19, 2023. The conference area will be open for registrations on February 1, 2023 and introductions on February 17.
3 Digital Badges will be available for introductions, feedback, and for reflecting on 5 of the live online sessions.
Learning is fun when it’s social. In this session, participants will learn how to engage students in collaborative team-based learning in and out of the classroom using their computers and/or smart phones. The focus is on curation and video recording tools that engage learners in peer and collaborative learning.
The goal of the session is to introduce Moodle learning management system for face-to-face, blended (hybrid), and fully online programs. Participants will learn how to teach online using the activities, resources, and blocks available on Moodle to develop their own individual and collaborative Moodle courses.
Hands-on session for teachers of English to Young Learners and Teens from around the world. The session focuses on activities that engage young learners. Teachers will use Flip and Poodll for speaking, limited resource classroom activities, board games, and storybook reading improvisational play activity.
Effective learning habits are essential for school and future careers. Participants of the session will learn about Personal Competency: A Framework for Building Students' Capacity to Learn by and develop effective learning habits that engage and motivate students to make good use of their time in and out of class.
Many English language teachers and their students are unable to speak English fluently and accurately. Technology can facilitate the process by providing practice. The session provides various tools to practice and improve spoken English with fluency and accuracy.
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.
The course content includes how to formulate a problem statement, the purpose of the evaluation, a literature review, research design, data collection, data analyses, an oral presentation, and a written report before and after the intervention.
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 completed MM22 or have 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 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.
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. WebQuests engage learners in experiential (hands on) inquiry-based learning activities.
These activities promote collaborative social skills, higher order critical thinking skills, inquiry problem-based learning, and technological skills. In addition, WebQuests motivate and empower teachers and learners to become lifelong learners. Find out everything you wanted to know about the WebQuest and create your very own WebQuest.
Registration starts on March 11. Course starts on April 1.
Contact Dr. Nellie Deutsch for further information.
Many teachers may be wondering how to connect with their students and teach online. This online course is for educators on what they can do with their students during Covid-19 and other hard times or in addition to regular face-to-face or fully online classes. A learning Management System is all you need for blended, fully online, or Hyfex learning.
Teach and Engage Learners Online (T.A.E.L.O) focuses on using synchronous and asynchronous learning environments to engage learners. Participants of the course will create team or individual courses using 6 asynchronous (Canvas, Moodle, Schoology, Google Classroom, EdModo) and practice tools that engage learners.
The duration of the course is 4 weeks. The course starts on July 1 and ends on July 31. Registration opens on June 24. Participants will create courses using 7 synchronous platforms.
We need to remember that learning and teaching online is not only about creating and sharing assignments online. It's also about human interactions.” Nellie Deutsch, Ed.D
Remote communication is very important in our lives. We can't always be physically available for our students, colleagues, business associates, and our loved ones.
Live Online Virtual Engagement (LOVE) is an annual 4-week free online course that takes place in August. The aim of the course is to provide you with practical know-how on how to connect and interact with your students, family, business associates, colleagues, and others in a live online class. You will learn how to use MeritHub, Big Blue Button, Jitsi, ZOOM, GoBrunch, Microsoft Team and other free web tools.
Dr. Nellie Deutsch will discuss free platforms and tools you can use to engage your audience.
The members of the course will focus on how to teach with technology and develop lessons that engage learners both online and in person. The course is an annual event with many hands-on peer and individual practice. TESOL Online follows blended (hybrid) learning and blended online learning formats.
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.
Enjoy TESOL Online.
The boundaries between the digital and the physical continue to blur and new kinds of immersive interactions become possible. Augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality can create experiences that flow freely across real and virtual spaces. This course takes a close look at the mechanics of immersive storytelling within dynamic media and equips students with tools and technologies to make their story an immersive experience. Students can explore experiential and immersive storytelling in Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality and 360 videos.
11 months of free annual online professional development MOOCs, webinars, conference, workshops, and courses on Moodle for Teachers starting on the first week of January.
This course is designed to improve students' conversation skills in a scientific- or engineering-oriented setting. Grammar, writing styles and speaking skills specific to students' scientific and engineering areas of interest will be the focus of this course and will be accomplished through discussions of various authentic technical-based texts.
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.
Participants will learn how to create a Webquest on a topic of their choice.
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