#edcmooc People are discussing about MOOCs and on line education and so I am getting into the topic with this course on line.
3rd November 2014
There's something new in the air, it is a new online course , or MOOC about E-learning and Digital Culture. The course is run by the University of Edinburgh and COURSERA and I am a bit curious to know more about e-learning because I am a teacher of Languages ( English and German) and I love learning more about MOOCs. I have already finished some courses on line, this one seems to be new and engaging. I would like to know more about the new technologies and I must confess that since I started teaching I have always had a certain love for learning. I have done some nice courses with COURSERA, EDX.ORG and FUTURE LEARN in the last 12 months , but this course seems to be a new path into the future of education.
I am Italian and my school is a secondary school, I would like to use the new tools offered by technology but we are still waiting for new computers, a fast connection for internet so I am bit disappointed but I am doing some webminars on line and I have learnt that we can improve the level of interests in our students if we can manage resources and also what students can use from home. I work from home to prepare most of the materials that I use with them, I have tried to learn on my own because in my country on-line learning is not so popular and also universities are not investing much on line education. Yet, I feel education on line is now very important. I have just finished an on-line course for teachers by ZANICHELLI in Italy................ and I am eager to learn
The next few weeks will be demanding because I am working with my students and doing a lot of courses on line too- mainly at night - but I am going to do the course and to learn more .
I have just finished the survey and I have posted my first post in the forum. How many students are on line ? 7,000 or more? This must be an interesting MOOC!!