Coaching Digital Learning | Cultivating a Culture of Change

Thank you for your interest in Coaching Digital Learning | Cultivating a Culture of Change, a Massive Online Open Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed). Coaching educators through the transition to digital learning environments is a challenging, important, and highly collaborative role. Individuals who play this role are instrumental in cultivating a digital learning culture within their school, district and/or state. This course allows you to learn along with your colleagues from other schools and districts to enhance your digital learning content knowledge and further develop coaching strategies. During this self-directed, peer-supported, MOOC-Ed you will: 

  • Deepen your understanding of what it takes to coach educators to integrate technology effectively;
  • Explore relevant frameworks (e.g. TPACK, SAMR, Four C’s), strategies, tools, and resources to advance your digital learning coaching efforts;
  • Experience multiple opportunities for personalized application of your new learning and job-embedded practice; and
  • Develop and share a Instructional Technology Coaching Action Plan to support your school/district's digital learning culture.

This MOOC-Ed is designed specifically for instructional technology coaches, instructional technology facilitators, technology integration specialists, media specialist, mentor teachers, and others who guide the integration of digital learning to directly enhance and support student learning.

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We encourage participation from public, charter, and private schools. While the course materials are U.S. focused, we invite educators from around the world to join the course and have found that international perspectives enrich the experience for everyone. There is no cost for participating in this MOOC-Ed.

While this MOOC-Ed is open to individuals, we welcome, when possible, participation by teams from schools, districts, or other organizations. Having local colleagues work together to apply the lessons and digital tools shared in the MOOC-Ed makes this course even more valuable. If a team is not available, individuals are welcome to participate on their own.

The Spring 2014 Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-Ed is divided into six, one-week units beginning on March 10, 2014, and ending on April 20, 2014. The course will remain open through May 2 for those who would like more time to complete their work. More information about each unit is provided in the Course Outline.

The Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-Ed is brought to you by the Digital Learning Collaborative a program of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University's College of Education. The content was developed by a team of passionate digital learning innovators, coaches, and geeks: Brittany Burns, Abbey Futrell, Lisa Hervey, Verna Lalbeharie, and Jaclyn B. Stevens, with many others from school districts and other organizations throughout the country contributing to planning and facilitating the course. See CDL Team for more information.

Course Outline Major Goals for Participants The CDL Team
The MOOC-Ed Learning Experience Expectations of Participants Frequently Asked Questions


  • Unit 1 - Stewarding the Future of Digital Learning & Teaching (March 10-16)

  • Unit 2 - Becoming a Connected Educator (March 17-23)

  • Unit 3 - Guiding Educators to Enhance & Transform Digital Learning/Teaching (March 24-30)

  • Unit 4 - The Four C’s: Unpacking Digital Age Skills (March 31-April 6)

  • Unit 5 - Cultivating a Safe and Responsible Digital Culture (April 7-13)

  • Unit 6 - Vetting Digital Tools and Resources (April 14-20)