Empowering Learning Through Community
Welcome to the CourseSites open course series! In addition to providing CourseSites as a free resource to the education community, we are utilizing CourseSites to provide open education experience focused on the effective use of technology in teaching and learning.
Course: OER-101: Locating, Creating, Licensing and Utilizing OERs
Instructors: Beth Burns, Mark McBride, Kathleen Stone, Sarah Morehouse, Patrice Torcivia, Greg Ketcham, and Dave Wolf
Description: OER-101: Locating, Creating, Licensing and Utilizing OERs is a self-paced online community course that has been built to demonstrate how to find, adapt, and develop OERs step-by-step. These OERs may then be licensed via Creative Commons, printed and bound, and integrated into any type of learning environment.The course is organized into five “pursuits,” each of which represents one facet of the world of OERs. Participants are encouraged to complete all of the pursuits by following the suggested course progression, but each pursuit can also be completed individually.
Get started here or use the "OER-101: Locating, Creating, Licensing and Utilizing OERs" link to your right (under My Courses) to self-enroll.
The below live courses have ended, but they will remain open for individual exploration and are available as Open Educational Resources. Stay tuned for the next course offering in our series.
Course: Designing an Exemplary Course
Instructors: Directors and Winners of the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program
Description: Using the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (ECP) Rubric as a guide, this open course will provide both theoretical concepts and practical tools for instructors to recognize, organize, and build online courses for both blended learners and online learners.
Get started here or use the "Designing an Exemplary Course" link to your right (under My Courses) to self-enroll.
Course: Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success
Instructors: Dr. Curtis Bonk, Indiana University Bloomington
Description: Motivating students and creating community within blended and online learning environments are crucial to academic achievement and success. This open course will provide both theoretical concepts and practical tools for instructors to improve motivation, retention, and engagement within blended and online courses.
Get started here or use the "Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success" link to your right (under My Courses) to self-enroll.