Free Digital Learning Transition MOOC Available

The DLT MOOC-Ed is designed for school and district leaders, such as superintendents, principals, curriculum directors, technology directors, financial officers, instructional coaches, library media specialists, and lead teachers, as well as university faculty, consultants, parents and any others involved in planning and implementing K-12 digital learning initiatives.

We invite participation from public, charter and private schools.  While the course materials are U.S. focused, we invite educators from around the world and found that international perspectives enriched the experience for everyone in prior courses.  There is no cost for participating in the DLT MOOC-Ed.

We recommend, when possible, participation by teams from schools, districts or other organizations, since having local colleagues work together to relate the lessons from the DLT MOOC-Ed to their own context makes the course even more valuable. If a team is not available, individuals are welcome to participate on their own.

The DLT MOOC-Ed is divided into two parts, each consisting of four one-week sessions, for a total of eight weeks:

  • Part I: Where Are We Heading? Goals for the Digital Learning Transition: Part I focuses on the big picture of envisioning the future of schools, changing the culture of teaching and learning, and digital learning transitions in some exemplary schools and districts.
  • Part II: How Do We Get There? Planning for a Digital Learning Transition: Part II focuses on planning to address professional development, technology infrastructure, community engagement, use of data, and other elements of successful DLT plans.

More information is provided in the Course Outline section.

The Spring 2014 DLT MOOC-Ed units begin on January 20 and ends on March 15, with the course remaining open through April 30 for those who would like more time to complete their work.  We recommend completing the optional School or District Self Assessment Survey before the start of the course if possible, since the information in the survey report will help you connect the course to your own school or district.

The DLT MOOC-Ed is brought to you by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University’s College of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education.  Dr. Glenn Kleiman and Dr. Mary Ann Wolf are the program directors, with many others from school districts and other organizations throughout the country contributing to planning and facilitating the course.  See DLT MOOC-Ed Team for more information.

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