•  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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Course image Connecting Online Conference - February 17 - 19, 2023
Online Conferences

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.

Course image Tools for Student Collaboration
Electronic Village Online - EVO23

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. 

Course image Video Based Mobile Learning
Electronic Village Online - EVO23
Learn how students can create video tutorials on their smartphone to engage in storytelling, video tutorials, and presentations. With free screen recording tools with online and offline download capabilities for desktop sharing, participants will be able to communicate, learn from peers and have fun.

Course image Moodle for Teachers - Learn to Teach Online
Electronic Village Online - EVO23

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. 

Course image Teaching EFL to Young Learners
Electronic Village Online - EVO23

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. 

Course image Mindfulness Awareness Practice
Electronic Village Online - EVO23
Participants will learn about and develop a mindfulness awareness practice. They will work individually and in teams. The session activities include formal and informal mindfulness practice. The participants will keep a personal journal (diary activity) for reflections on the individual practice and mindful activities and on the weekly session activities. 

Course image Developing Learning Habits
Electronic Village Online - EVO23

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. 

Course image Technology for Spoken English
Electronic Village Online - EVO23

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.

Course image Action Research to Improve Learning

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. 

Course image Advanced Moodle Course Development
Moodle Training

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.

Course image Moodle MOOC 23 (MM23)
Moodle Training

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. 

Course image Manager of a Moodle Site
Moodle Training

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.

Course image WebQuests for Inquiry-based Learning
Teach Online

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. 

Course image Teach and Engage Learners Online
Teach Online

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.  

Course image Live Online Virtual Engagement
Teach Online

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. 

Course image TESOL Online
Teach English

Dear Colleagues,

TESOL Online For Free (TO4F) 4-week online course starts on August 1 and ends on August 31 of each year. The course is completely free (including the certificate), but requires your active engagement with the content and your peers. I will be moderating the course. It is not self-paced, but you can work ahead. It's not a good idea to lag behind, so if there are issues, please keep me posted. 

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.

If you need a new account on the site, click on one of the social icons (Google, Facebook, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Yahoo) to get an account. Here's the login page https://integrating-technology.org/login/index.phpYou will be using the same method of logging or "signing in" each time.

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.

Warm wishes,

Course image Immersive Experiences and Technologies
Virtual Worlds

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.           

Course image Virtual Worlds MOOC 2022
Virtual Worlds

The eighth annual Second Life MOOC (renamed the Virtual World MOOC in 2018) started in 2014. VWMOOC22 will take place from September 1-30, 2022. 

Syllabus | Presenters | ZOOM Meetings | VWMOOC22 in Second LifeFacebook 

Course image Professional Development Events

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. 

Course image Applied English for Science and Technology
Self-Paced Courses

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.

Course image Digital Literacy
Self-Paced Courses

This course was designed as an example of a course optimised for the Moodle mobile site or app.

Course image Python for Beginners - Python Language Basics
Self-Paced Courses

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.

Course image WebQuests for Inquiry-based Learning
Self-Paced Courses

Participants will learn how to create a Webquest on a topic of their choice. 

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