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Columbia Uni

"Teachers College
Columbia University"
Start Date & Duration:
July 1st, 2015 (8 weeks long)

"Big Data in Education
Learn how and when to use key methods for educational data mining and learning analytics on large-scale educational data."


Description"Education is increasingly occurring online or in educational software, resulting in an explosion of data that can be used to improve educational effectiveness and support basic research on learning. In this course, you will learn how and when to use key methods for educational data mining and learning analytics on this data.
You will learn about the methods being developed by researchers in the educational data mining, learning analytics, learning at scale, student modeling, and artificial intelligence in education communities, as well as standard data mining methods frequently applied to educational data. You will learn how to apply these methods, and when to apply them, as well as their strengths and weaknesses for different applications.
The course will discuss how to use each method to answer education research questions and to drive intervention and improvement in educational software and systems. Methods will be covered both at a theoretical level, and in terms of how to apply and execute them using software tools like RapidMiner.
Moreover, discussion on validity and generalizability; towards establishing how trustworthy and applicable the results of an analysis are will also be included in this course.
Some knowledge of either statistics, data mining, mathematical modeling, or algorithms is recommended. Experience with programming is not required.

What you will learn:

- Key methods for educational data mining
- How to apply methods using standard tools such as RapidMiner
- How to use methods to answer practical educational questions"

Who is it for:
MS ITE Students, IT and CS students, Teachers, faculty working in Higher Education, reserachers, educators interested in big data and learning analytics
Link:
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University of Toronto
Start Date & Duration:
July 1st, 2015 (8 weeks long)


Teaching With Technology and Inquiry: An Open Course For Teachers


DescriptionThe course is designed considering primary and secondary school teachers in mind. The aim is to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) learning and discussing how inquiry based learning and technology can be incorporated in teaching practices. During the journey through this course, ideas will be exchanged about what works for which age group, and resources will be created, collected and shared to support collaborative efforts in designing new lessons. Following topics will be covered in this six weeks course: Inquiry and student-centred pedagogy; designing lessons and assessments; collaborative learning, Handheld and mobile devices; knowledge co-construction; and inquiry enhancement.

Who is it for:
MSITE students, pre-service and in-service teachers, educators
Link:
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Uni Of Calli

University of California, Irvine
Start Date & Duration:
May 18th, 2015 - Jun 21st 2015,(5 weeks)

Performance assessment in a virtual classroom


DescriptionEffective measures of performance and assessment are a crucial component of any virtual program. Teachers and administrators must understand both the myths and challenges of assessing performance virtually, administering standardized testing with geographical challenges, and complying with state and local requirements to make sure students are meeting requirements. This course will discuss student performance in a virtual classroom, formats of virtual assessments, assessing special populations, including at-risk, gifted, and special needs students, data analysis of virtual course gradebooks, and learning management systems as related to performance and assessment.
This course will enable teachers to see the importance of communication and organization in managing virtual caseloads, and monitoring student learning remotely through the effective use of learning management system features. Students will also create virtual instructional feedback tools for students assessment and learn the important competencies needed to be an excellent virtual teacher.

Who is it for:
MS ITE Students, Teachers, faculty working in Higher Education, Further Education, Vocational Training; in-service teachers, educators interested in online technology/Online instruction

Link:
https://www.coursera.org/course/virtualassessment

UniOfLondon

University of London in collaboration with UNESCO
Start Date & Duration:
May 26th, 2015 - July 7th 2015


ICT in primary Education: Transforming children's learning across the curriculum


DescriptionTeachers and policymakers working in all sectors of education now recognise the importance and value of technology for learning and teaching. The UCL Institute of Education, University of London (IOE http://www.ioe.ac.uk/) and the UNESCO Institute for IT in Education (IITE http://iite.unesco.org/ ) are collaborating to run this professional development course for teachers, headteachers and policymakers working in the Primary Education sector. The course is part of IITE’s role to support and promote an active community of practitioners and policymakers in the use of digital technologies for learning and teaching.
It is also linked to the IOE’s mission to promote excellence in education and professional practice through advancing knowledge and understanding.
The resources for the course are derived from teachers’ Primary practice in different countries. The UNESCO IITE funded an international project to collect practices, experiences, policies, cases and data from several countries in different parts of the world. The outcome is two volumes summarising the findings. The basis of the course is therefore not a particular theoretical approach, but a collection of good and interesting experiences and exemplars of ICT in primary education from across the world. What unites all the authors and teachers involved in the project is our conviction that ICT, used well, by good teachers, alongside other methods, can enable every child to achieve their learning potential.

Who is it for:
The course is intended as a professional development course for primary education leaders, teachers and policymakers in all countries.
Our aim is to engage teachers, school leaders, and policymakers, across the world, in continually improving the quality and reach of primary education by optimising the use of the digital technologies available to teachers, learners, and their families.

Link:
https://www.coursera.org/course/ictinprimary

UniOfLeicesterCrest

University of Leicester
Start Date & Duration:
June 1st, 2015, 6 weeks long.


Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum


Description
How can we understand museums today? Who makes the decisions about what to put in them and whose stories they tell? Who are museums for and why are they working to engage new audiences? How do we respond emotionally to museum objects and spaces? And how can museums play a role in the pursuit of social justice, human rights, or health and wellbeing?
In this this free online course, you will explore all of these topics through a range of inspirational case studies and thought-provoking ideas. These show how modern museums seek to impact our contemporary world.
Throughout, you will be encouraged to share your thoughts and contribute to these key questions from your own perspective.

Who is it for:
This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in museums. You might be a current or prospective student, who wants to find out more about training in museum studies; a museum volunteer; or a museum practitioner. No prior knowledge or equipment is required.

Link:
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/museum

Uni Of Calli

University of California, Irvine
Start Date & Duration:
Aug 17th, 2015, 5 weeks long.

Emerging Trends & Technologies in the virtual K-12 Classroom


Description
Emerging technologies are quickly gaining momentum in the field of virtual K-12 instruction. In this course we will explore how the latest trends in the use of technology affect student learning and engagement.
What innovative learning spaces and tools are available to instructors? How can instructors best utilize free and open resources to more deeply engage students in their learning? What impact can the use of emerging technologies have on student retention and performance? As a class we will discuss the possibilities and challenges of using technology in fully online environments, although many of the ideas can be applied to blended and traditional environments as well. Learners will compare and contrast tools for use in K-12 virtual instruction, as well as examine best practices for implementing and managing these tools.

Who is it for:
MSITE students,Teachers working with children ages 5-12,In-Service, Pre-Service teachers,Educators,Instructors working with further education, community college or vocational students.

Link:
https://www.coursera.org/course/k12virtualtrends

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