The Digital Learning Transition Massive Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed), led by the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University, kicked off its second course on September 30 with more than 1,700 education leaders from sixty countries and all fifty states signed up to participate. Registration for the course is open through Friday, October 11 at https://courses.mooc-ed.org/dlt2/course. There is no cost to participate.
The course, which runs from September 30 through November 24, utilizes the Alliance’s Project 24 Framework with an emphasis on developing a systemic plan for how digital learning interacts with all areas of the education system, including curriculum and instruction, professional learning, data and assessment, academic supports, budget and resources, use of time, and technology and infrastructure.
The course provides self-directed, peer-supported learning opportunities in a flexible, yet structured approach. The goal of the course is to provide participants with carefully selected text and video resources, access to experts from around the country through panels and discussions, and structured discussions around topics critical to the digital learning transition. The main project of the course includes developing the goals, challenges, strategies, and action steps for digital learning in a district, school, classroom, or organization.