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Information regarding final survey, certificates, and DLT 3

2013-12-04

Dear MOOC-Ed Participants,

We would like to thank you for learning with us through the Digital Learning Transition MOOC-Ed. The course will remain open through the end of December, so you can continue to post comments, submit your goals-challenges-strategies-actions statements, provide feedback about others’ statements, and request certificates of completion until the end of the month.  If you submitted a statement, please check back later in the month for additional feedback.   

A few final reminders:
  • Survey: Please take a few minutes to complete the final, quick survey, even if you have not completed the course.  You input is very important to us and will help us improve this course and future MOOC-Eds.
  • Certificates of Completion: If you have completed the requirements, you can request a certificate of completion by going to courses.mooc-ed.org/dlt2/unit?unit=10&lesson=70.  These certificates can be submitted to your local agency for continuing education units.
  • Digital Learning Transition MOOC-Ed #3 starts January 20.   Registration for the next Digital Learning Transition MOOC-Ed is now open at mooc-ed.org.  Those who did not have time to participate fully are welcome to join us again, and those who participated on their own are welcome to organize a local team to participate. We appreciate you letting your colleagues know about the opportunity.
As always, please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to seeing you in another MOOC-Ed at some time in the future!

Glenn Kleiman, Mary Ann Wolf, and the entire DLT MOOC-Ed Team

Some Final Reminders

2013-11-22

Hello MOOC-Ed Participants,

We are nearing the end of our time together in the MOOC-Ed, and we have appreciated the community that you all helped to build in the course.  This has been an incredible experience for us, and we look forward to the continued discussion, projects, and your feedback on the survey.

We hope that you will please take the time to complete the final survey, even if you are not seeking credit for the course.  The survey only takes a couple of minutes, but will help us to improve the next iteration of the course which will launch on January 20th.  

Many projects have been and are continuing to be submitted. Please share your strategies and action steps on one of the gears or leadership and provide feedback to at least three of your colleagues.  We will leave the course open through the end of the year so that you can access resources and continue to provide feedback on projects.  You can also request a certificate of completion by going to courses.mooc-ed.org/dlt2/unit?unit=10&lesson=70.  

We would also like to share a very poignant quote shared by one of our MOOC-Ed participants, Najma Javaid from Lahore, Pakistan:

“In my opinion this MOOC-Ed is different to other MOOCs. It allows you to be in the driving seat while most other moocs are more like driverless cars.” 

We have appreciated your interest and time and learned through your perspectives and ideas throughout the course, and we hope that this has been a positive, personalized experience for you.

Glenn Kleiman, Mary Ann Wolf, and the entire DLT MOOC-Ed Team

Unit 8 – Wrap Up and Next Steps – Opens Today

2013-11-18

Hello MOOC-Ed Participants,

Wow! We have made it to the final unit of the MOOC-Ed. Unit 8 officially opens today! We have truly enjoyed getting to know and learn with you in this MOOC-Ed. This week is focused on reflecting on the MOOC-Ed; submitting and providing comments on the goals, challenges, strategies, and action step statements; and completing the final course survey.  Specifically, we would like you to:
  • Complete and submit Part 2 of the Project –your goals, challenges, strategies, and action steps statements – in the discussion forum.  Your statement can focus on any or all of the planning elements along with leadership strategies, whichever you choose as priorities for your school, district or organization.
  • Review and provide comments on at least three projects that are submitted by other participants.
  • Complete the MOOC-Ed final survey.  We encourage you to complete the survey as your input will directly influence the re-running of the MOOC-Ed in the spring.
  • Participate in the Unit 8 discussion on reflections of and recommendations for the MOOC-Ed.
  • Check out several key resources from previous units (in 8.2), including archives of the Twitter chats, results from the crowdsourcing activities, and the participant recommended resources.
We have heard requests for more time from several of you and plan to keep the MOOC-Ed open for statement submissions and feedback, access to resources, and final discussions through the end of December.  We do, however, recommend that you submit your statements as soon as possible to provide more opportunities for feedback.  

Finally, we have opened registration for the spring semester run of the Digital Learning Transition MOOC-Ed, which will begin on January 20th.  You can find out information and a link to registration here.  You are welcome to take the course again (as an individual or with a team), and we encourage you to share this with your colleagues who may benefit from the experience.

Thank you for taking the time to learn with us. We hope that this experience has met your personal goals, and we look forward to your feedback on the MOOC-Ed experience.

Glenn Kleiman, Mary Ann Wolf, and the DLT MOOC-Ed Team

Unit 7 Continues – Leading a Successful Digital Learning Initiative

2013-11-15

Hello MOOC-Ed Participants,

We hope that you are enjoying the resources, expert panels, and the discussions in the forum on leadership.  You are encouraged to submit Part 2 of the class project to complete your local goals, challenges, strategies, and action steps statements by Monday, November 18th. Your statement can focus on any or all of the planning elements along with leadership strategies, whichever you choose as priorities for your school, district, or organization. You are welcome to complete your statement as a team or individually.  We have also included the MOOC-Ed final survey in this week’s unit.  We encourage you to complete the survey as your input will directly influence the re-running of the MOOC-Ed in the spring.  

Have a great Friday. We look forward to seeing you in the MOOC-Ed.
Glenn Kleiman, Mary Ann Wolf, and the DLT MOOC-Ed Team

Unit 7 – Leading a Successful Digital Learning Initiative – Opens Today

2013-11-11

Hello MOOC-Ed Participants,

Unit 7 officially opens today!  We are in the home stretch of the MOOC-Ed, and this week we will focus on leading a successful digital learning initiative. Once again, we have rich resources and a discussion forum on leadership.  This week, we have three expert panels, including two with principals from high-need schools from across the country. The discussion forum from units 5 and 6 will remain open and active. 

Part 2 Project – completing your goals, challenges, strategies, and action steps statements 
This week, we will also ask you to complete your local statements by adding the strategies and action steps to the goals and challenges you submitted earlier in the course.  Your statement can focus on any or all of the planning elements along with leadership strategies, whichever you choose as priorities for your school, district or organization. You are welcome to complete your statement as a team or individual.  We would like for the plans to be submitted by Monday, November 18th.  However, we have heard requests for more time and plan to keep the MOOC-Ed open for statement submissions and feedback, and final discussions, through the end of December.  We recommend that you submit your statements as soon as possible, to provide more opportunities for feedback.

We have also included the MOOC-Ed final survey in this week’s unit.  We encourage you to complete the survey as your input will directly influence the re-running of the MOOC-Ed in the spring.

Thank you for taking the time to learn with us. We look forward to seeing you in the MOOC-Ed.

Glenn Kleiman, Mary Ann Wolf, and the DLT MOOC-Ed Team

Great Resources, Panels, and Discussions about Your Element(s)

2013-11-08

Hello MOOC-Ed Participants,

If you have not already, we hope that you will take a few minutes to review and participate in the resources and rich discussions in Unit 6: Planning for Selected DLT Elements.  Participants and several experts are actively discussing topics from funding digital learning efforts, to after-school opportunities, to BYOD vs. district purchased devices in the following categories:
  • Beyond the schools walls and schedules (Academic Supports and Use of Time planning elements)
  • Providing the technology tools (Technology & Infrastructure and Budget & Resources planning elements) 
  • Making informed instructional decisions (Data and Assessment planning element)
We also hope you will share your thoughts about the resources by completing the quick crowdsourcing activity in 6.6. We look forward to seeing you in the MOOC-Ed!

Have a great weekend,
Glenn Kleiman, Mary Ann Wolf, and the DLT MOOC-Ed Team

Twitter Chat on PD Tonight from 8:00 – 9:00 pm ET

2013-11-05

Hello MOOC-Ed Participants!

Building upon last week’s focus on professional learning opportunities, please join us for a special MOOC-Ed & Project 24 Twitter chat on Professional Development tonight, November 5, 2013, 8:00 to 9:00 pm ET. To participate, simply visit Twitter and search for the hashtag #project24. For a more advanced look at participating in a Twitter chat, check out Tom Murray’s Quick Start Guide.  Several of our MOOC-Ed experts and others from around the world will be jumping into the discussion.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn and share about issues in professional development, including what works and what doesn’t work and ways to transform and model professional development to better prepare teachers and administrators. You can literally participate from anywhere or even just check in for 10 minutes (although you might get hooked)! 

We look forward to seeing you in the MOOC-Ed and on Twitter tonight from 8:00 – 9:00 pm ET.  

Glenn, Mary Ann, and the DLT MOOC-Ed Team

Select Your Element(s), Unit 6 Opens Today

2013-11-04

Hello MOOC-Ed Participants,


We hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Thank you for your thoughtful ideas and comments around professional learning opportunities. This week, we will host our second MOOC-Ed/Project 24 Twitter Chat - #project24 - on professional development on Tuesday night, November 5, from 8:00 – 9:00 pm ET.  We encourage you to jump into the discussion even if only for a few minutes.  As you know, this topic tends to lead to great conversation. 

Today, we also officially open Unit 6: Planning for Selected DLT Elements. We have focused specifically on Curriculum & Instruction and Professional Learning Opportunities in earlier units, and you will have a chance to delve more deeply into the remaining elements during this unit.  You can choose to review resources, listen to expert panels, and participate in discussions from the following:
  • Beyond the schools walls and schedules (Academic Supports and Use of Time planning elements)
  • Providing the technology tools (Technology & Infrastructure and Budget & Resources planning elements) 
  • Making informed instructional decisions (Data and Assessment planning element)
We encourage you to utilize the results from the self assessment and other data from your school or district to identify which strand or element to focus on during this unit.  If you are participating with other team members, you may want to each tackle a different strand or element for this unit. 

We also hope you will share your thoughts about the resources by completing the quick crowdsourcing activity in 6.6. We look forward to seeing you in the MOOC-Ed!

Have a great Monday,
Glenn Kleiman, Mary Ann Wolf, and the DLT MOOC-Ed Team

Professional Development, Unit 5 Discussions Continue

2013-10-31

Hello MOOC-Ed Participants,

We hope you had a Happy Halloween! Unit 5: Teaching and Professional Learning is off to a great start, and we and our experts are enjoying discussing Professional Development strategies and challenges with you. There are many resources available in Unit 5, and you can also plan to participate in our second MOOC-Ed twitter chat on Professional Learning on Tuesday, November 5th, at 8:00 pm ET.  We will send out more information on Monday.

This week, you can continue to review and provide comments on the goals and challenges statements (thanks for sharing nearly 400 comments on your colleagues’ ideas). You can also listen to or watch this phenomenal panel of experts, and feel free to jump into discussions with them in the forum: 
  • Lorie Kaplan, Executive Director, eMINTS National Center, University of Missouri – Columbia
  • Joellen Killion, Senior Advisor, Learning Forward
  • Thomas Murray, Director of Technology and Cyber Learning, Quakertown Community School District, PA
  • Barbara Treacy, Director, EdTech Leaders Online, EDC, Newton, MA

We look forward to seeing you in the MOOC-Ed!

Have a great weekend,
Glenn Kleiman, Mary Ann Wolf, and the DLT MOOC-Ed Team

Focus on Professional Development, Unit 5 Opens Today

2013-10-28

Hello MOOC-Ed Participants,

We hope had a great weekend and are ready for Part II of the MOOC-Ed! Unit 5: Teaching and Professional Learning officially opens today. As you have probably noticed, professional development has emerged in many of our discussions and resources.  This week, you will have a chance to dig into this critical element of the digital learning transition

You can listen or watch this phenomenal panel of experts and also jump into discussions with them in the Forum: 
  • Lorie Kaplan, Executive Director, eMINTS National Center, University of Missouri – Columbia
  • Joellen Killion, Senior Advisor, Learning Forward
  • Thomas Murray, Director of Technology and Cyber Learning, Quakertown Community School District, PA
  • Barbara Treacy, Director, EdTech Leaders Online, EDC, Newton, MA
The text and video resources and the discussion forum will focus on the following guiding questions:
  • How well prepared are teachers and administrators for the changes in their knowledge and practices required for a successful digital learning transition?
  • How can effective professional development be provided to prepare teachers and administrators for the changing expectations involved in digital learning?
We look forward to seeing you in the MOOC-Ed!

Have a great Monday,
Glenn Kleiman, Mary Ann Wolf, and the DLT MOOC-Ed Team

DLT MOOC-Ed: Submit & Comment on Goals & Challenges Statements

2013-10-25

Hello MOOC-Ed Participants,

We are excited to see many new Goals & Challenges Statements being submitted in the Discussion Forum and appreciate that many of you have already provided feedback and comments to help your colleagues improve their projects.  If you have not yet submitted a project, it is not too late!  Here are a couple of quick reminders for the rest of Unit 4:
  1. Share Your Goals & Challenges Statements: Please share your goals and challenges statements in step 4.2 in the unit, which is also accessible in the Discussion Forum under Goals & Challenges Statements. Sharing your statement is a requirement for receiving your certificate of completion for the course.
  2. Provide Feedback on Goals & Challenges Statements: We ask that you provide feedback on other participants’ goals and challenges statements during this unit. Please review at least three goals & challenges statements in step 4.2 in the unit, which is also accessible in the Discussion Forum under Goals & Challenges Statements.  This is also a requirement for the certificate of completion.
  3. Continue to participate in the discussions: You can access the course and discussion forum at https://courses.mooc-ed.org/dlt2.  The forum can be accessed in step 4.3 in the unit or directly by using the Forum tab on the gray bar at the top of the course.
We will launch Unit 5, which is focused entirely on Professional Learning Opportunities, on Monday, We look forward to seeing you in the MOOC-Ed!

Have a great weekend,
Glenn Kleiman, Mary Ann Wolf, and the DLT MOOC-Ed Team

Unit 4 Opens Today, Share & Comment on Goals & Challenges Statement

2013-10-21

Hello MOOC-Ed Participants,

We hope you had a great weekend! During the MOOC-Ed last spring, we learned that participants overall would like some extra time around week/Unit 4 to catch up on the previous three units, the discussions, and their goals and challenges statements.  With this in mind, Unit 4 officially opens today, as a Wrap-up of Part 1 of the MOOC-Ed, before we dig into topics including professional learning, technology & infrastructure, use of time, budgets & resources, and leadership.  In Unit 4, we encourage you to:
  • Share Your Goals & Challenges Statements (Part I of the Project): You have an opportunity to share a goals and challenges statement that focuses on setting your own goals for your school, district, classroom, or organization and identifying challenges specific to your work.  This can be as simple as including a list of goals and challenges, or you may choose to incorporate your ideas into a presentation or document that you may want to use with your school or district.  Please share your goals and challenges statements in step 4.2 in the Unit, which is also accessible in the Discussion Forum under Goals & Challenges Statements.
  • Provide Feedback on Goals & Challenges Statements (Part I of the Project): We ask that you provide feedback on others’ goals and challenges statements during this unit. You can share your recommendations and ideas in the discussion forum where participants are sharing their statements in either the school, district, classroom, or organization categories.  You may be able to utilize some of what you learned by reviewing others to further your own thinking.  Please review at least three goals & challenges statements in step 4.2 in the unit, which is also accessible in the Discussion Forum under Goals & Challenges Statements.
  • Continue to participate in the discussions: You can access the course and discussion forum at https://courses.mooc-ed.org/dlt2.  The forum can be accessed in step 4.3 in the unit or directly by using the Forum tab on the gray bar at the top of the course.
We have a few quick reminders:
  • Podcasts and audio files are available for the unit introduction and expert panel videos, so you can listen to them while commuting or any time audio would work better than video.  The links are right above or below the video frames in the units.
  • Survey results and recommended resources: The survey results and recommended resources from the Unit 1 crowdsourcing are now available.  

We look forward to seeing you in the MOOC-Ed!

Have a great Monday,
Glenn Kleiman, Mary Ann Wolf, and the DLT MOOC-Ed Team

DLT MOOC-Ed Unit 3 Focuses on Your Local Goals & Challenges

2013-10-14

Hello MOOC-Ed Participants,

Unit 3 - Digital Learning Transitions: Goals and Challenges officially opens today at https://courses.mooc-ed.org/dlt2. In this unit, we will ask you to focus on setting your own goals for your school, district, classroom, or organization and identifying challenges specific to your work. You have the opportunity to submit your goals and challenges statement, working either individually or as a team.  In the next unit, you will be asked to provide constructive feedback about others’ statements and you will receive feedback on your own. 

In this unit we also continue to explore real-life examples of digital learning in action with many more resources and videos from public (non-charter) schools, districts that are part of the PowerOn Texas video series, and charter schools.  We will continue the discussions we started in Unit 2 for sharing your ideas and questions. The discussions illustrate a tremendous amount of consensus around the potential of digital learning, the evolving role of the teacher, and student ownership of learning, while also noting frustration with the pace of change and the challenges, such as funding, standardized testing, infrastructure and inequity of access. In addition to reviewing resources and participating in the discussions, we encourage you to listen or watch the expert perspectives and to participate in the crowdsourcing activity.  The survey results and recommended resources from the Unit 1 crowdsourcing are now available.  

We would like to remind you that this course is designed to be personalized, self-directed, and peer supported.  If you are feeling behind or got started a little late, we encourage you to continue to work at your pace and toward your goals.  We will provide some catch-up time in Unit 4 so that you can spend more time in the first three units or working on your goals and challenges statement as needed. 

A few other quick reminders:
  • Podcasts and audio files are available for the unit introduction and expert panel videos, so you can listen to them while commuting or any time audio would work better than video.  The links are right above or below the video frames in the Units.
  • Enter Your Picture and Profile: If you would like to have a picture and your role available in the discussion forum, you can upload a picture and share other information in your profile. To do so, click on the Profile tab in the gray bar at the top of the discussion forum and enter your information. 
  • Tech Support: If you are having any technical difficulties, please send an email to techsupport@mooc-ed.org.  We will get back to you as soon as possible. 
  • #DLTMOOC is our hash tag for anyone tweeting about the course.
We look forward to seeing you in the MOOC-Ed!

Glenn Kleiman, Mary Ann Wolf, and the DLT MOOC-Ed Team


DLT MOOC-Ed Update for Oct. 11, 2013

2013-10-11

Hello MOOC-Ed Participants,

We hope that you are having a good week and enjoying the resources and discussions in Unit 2: Changing the Culture of Teaching and Learning. We have noticed that many people are continuing to comment in Unit 1, and we will move some of the most active discussion to Units 2-3. Discussions include topics like how, when, and where students should learn; professional development; blended learning; flipped learning; and systemic approaches. Others are describing challenges, such as funding, lack of devices, reluctant administrators or teachers, and filtering.  A few quotes from Unit 1 include:

 “[I would like to see] a major cultural shift from technology as an "add-on," a  diversion (let's go to the lab and play a game), or "one more expectation" for me to address to a learning environment where technology is viewed as an essential tool that optimizes productivity, collaboration, creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking.” - Jan Wee 

“In my opinion one of the biggest challenges and needs as we move towards 2020 is for education to embrace risk rather than reward. Students and staff must be willing to take on complex challenges without a guaranteed or sometimes easily defined outcome. The only guaranteed outcome is that in failure learning occurs if the process is the focus and not the end result. Risk taking in professional learning, classroom design, pedagogy, etc. will lead us to an educational system that inspires rather than impedes change.” - Jared Wastler

If you have not yet had a chance, we hope that you will check out case studies and videos for Klein ISD, TX; Mooresville, NC; the Maine Learning Technology Initiative; and Quakertown, PA, as well as several resources on the culture shift needed in schools and districts to make digital learning effective.  You can also view the archive of the Twitter chat from Monday night.  

We will open Unit 3 by Monday morning, October 14.  In this unit, you will be asked to submit your goals and challenges statements for you classroom, school, district or other organization, building upon our work in Units 1 & 2.  In Unit 4, you will be asked to provide constructive feedback about each others’ statements. 

Some quick updates and reminders:
We look forward to seeing you in the MOOC-Ed!

Glenn Kleiman, Mary Ann Wolf, and the DLT MOOC-Ed Team

Unit 2 Updates

2013-10-07

Hello DLT MOOC-Ed Participants,


Today is the official beginning of Unit 2: Changing the Culture of Teaching and Learning. We have been thrilled by the interest in the DLT MOOC-Ed already, and you are participating with about 1,700 education leaders from nearly 60 countries and every state in the U.S. Many of you have already jumped into the rich discussions and shared your ideas and questions.  If you’ve read some of the introductions in the Unit 1 discussions, you have likely found people in roles similar to your own, as well as others with skills and knowledge that will support your learning in the DLT MOOC-Ed. If you have not had a chance to login, you can still do so at https://courses.mooc-ed.org/dlt2

In Unit 2, the discussion focuses on expanding how, when, and where learning can occur with the digital learning transition.  We ask you to start discussing the goals for your school and district, as well as the major challenges that you face in meeting those goals.  You will have a chance to learn from digital learning initiatives that have enough history to share their successes and lessons learned.  You can watch videos, read case studies, and listen to experts from each of the example initiatives.

We also invite you to participate in a new component that we are introducing in Unit 2: MOOC-Ed Twitter Chat tonight, October 7, from 8:00 – 9:00 pm ET as part of #edtechchat.  Do not worry if this is your first twitter chat.  Tom Murray, who will be leading the chat, has developed a Quick Start Guide to Participating in a Twitter Chat to guide you.  The chat will focus on themes that are already emerging in the MOOC-Ed as critical to the Digital Learning Transition.      

We have a few other quick reminders:
  • Enter Your Picture and Profile: If you would like to have a picture and your role available in the discussion forum, you can upload a picture and share other information in your profile. To do so, click on the Profile tab in the gray bar at the top of the discussion forum and enter your information. 
  • Expert Panels Available as Podcasts or Videos: You can watch the expert videos, or you can subscribe to the podcasts in the MOOC-Ed to listen to them at your convenience.  Directions are in the Expert Panel step in each unit.
  • Certificate of Completion for CEUs: If you would like to receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course to submit for CEUs, please review the guidelines available at the bottom of the page at http://www.mooc-ed.org/dlt2/expectations.html.
  • Tech Support: If you are having any technical difficulties, please send an email to techsupport@mooc-ed.org.  We will get back to you as soon as possible. 
  • Registration will close on Oct 11.  If you have colleagues interested in joining the course, please let them know to register before then.
  • #DLTMOOC is our hash tag for anyone tweeting about the course.

We look forward to seeing you in the MOOC-Ed!

Glenn Kleiman, Mary Ann Wolf, and the DLT MOOC-Ed Team


DLT MOOC-Ed Unit 2 is Now Open

2013-10-04

Hello, MOOC-Ed Participants!

We’ve been enjoying meeting you all in the introductions and discussions in Unit 1. It has been fascinating to see the diversity among the participants (geographic location, size of district, role, years of experience, etc.), while quickly seeing many common ideas, along with some diverging views, emerge. 

Unit 2 is now open! While the Unit 1 introductions and discussions are still very active, Unit 2 is now open for participants who like to get started on it.  During Unit 2, we will focus on Changing the Culture of Teaching and Learning by looking at four digital learning transitions in Klein ISD (TX), Quakertown Community School District (PA), Mooresville Graded School District (NC), and the Maine Learning Technology Initiative.  You will also have the chance to hear discussions with our experts from each of these initiatives, review written resources and videos, and consider opposing ideas from Larry Cuban and Michael Horn.  

If you have not yet had a chance to login, you can still do so at https://courses.mooc-ed.org/dlt2, using the Google account password you used when you registered. This course is intended to be a self-directed, personalized learning experience, so don’t worry if you are starting a little bit late.  

We also invite you to join us for our first DLT MOOC-Ed Twitter Chat to discuss digital classrooms with educators from around the world on Monday, October 7, from 8:00 – 9:00 pm ET as part of the #edtechchat.  If you are a frequent twitter chatter or if you have been meaning to try out a chat, this is a great opportunity to participate in one directly tied to this course.  We are thrilled to have Tom Murray, twitter-extraordinaire from Quakertown Community School District in PA, leading us on Monday evening. More details about accessing the chat are provided in unit 2.  The chat will be archived for those who are not available at that time.

Some information you may find useful:
  • Discussion Forum: The Discussion Forum is organized by the first letter of each participant’s state or country and can be accessed at any time by clicking on step 2.2 in the menu at the left of the unit or the Forum tab at the top of the page.
  • Expert Panels Available as Podcasts or Videos: You can watch the expert videos, or you can subscribe to the podcasts in the MOOC-Ed to listen to them at your convenience.  Directions are in the Expert Panel step in each unit.
  • Enter Your Picture and Profile: You have the opportunity to upload a picture and share other information in your profile. To do so, click on the Profile tab in the gray bar at the top of the discussion forum and enter your information. 
  • Certificate of Completion for CEUs: If you would like to receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course to submit for CEUs, please review the guidelines available at the bottom of the page at http://www.mooc-ed.org/dlt2/expectations.html.
  • Tech Support: If you are having any technical difficulties, please send an email to techsupport@mooc-ed.org.  We will get back to you as soon as possible. 
  • Registration will close on Oct 11.  If you have colleagues interested in joining the course, please let them know to register before then.
  • #DLTMOOC is our hashtag for anyone tweeting about the course.

Thanks for contributing to the great start of the DLT MOOC-Ed!

Glenn Kleiman, Mary Ann Wolf, and the DLT MOOC-Ed Team


DLT MOOC-Ed Officially Begins Today!

2013-09-30

Hello, MOOC-Ed Participants!

Today is the official start of the Digital Learning Transition MOOC-Ed!  We encourage you to spend some time reviewing the resources and jumping into the discussions.  You also have a chance to make a quick introduction in the discussion. This is not required, but it does allow others to have a sense of your background and interest in the course; and you can learn about other participants.  A few reminders:

  • Unit 1 Now Open!  You can login at https://courses.mooc-ed.org/dlt2 using your Google email and password. Click Login on the upper right side of your screen. Once you are logged in, please select Unit 1.
  • Discussion Forum by First Letter of State or Country:  Discussions are taking place now with people from all over the world. We look forward to learning with and from you. You can also let people know that you agree or disagree with their comment or that you find it insightful by clicking on the icon below the comment.
  • Twitter Chat on Monday, October 7, from 8:00 – 9:00 pm ET as Part of the #edtechchat:  The Digital Learning Transition MOOC-Ed will be guests on the weekly #edtechchat, hosted by Tom Murray from Quakertown Community School District with several other MOOC-Ed experts participating with you.
  • Expert Panels Available as Podcasts or Videos: You can watch the expert panel videos or download and/or subscribe to them as a podcast if that is more convenient. Directions are available in Section 1.4.  Experts in Unit 1 include Superintendent Pam Moran (VA), Design 2015 Manager Ira Socol (VA), Superintendent Gail Pletnick (AZ), and Principal Erin Frew (OH) 
  • Tech Support: If you are having any technical difficulties, please send an email to techsupport@mooc-ed.org.  We will get back to you as soon as possible. 

If this is your first MOOC-Ed experience, please know that the best way to get started is to just jump right into Unit 1!  You will be amazed at the level of discussion and interaction.  We look forward to seeing you in the MOOC-Ed.

Glenn Kleiman, Mary Ann Wolf, and the DLT MOOC-Ed Team

DLT MOOC-Ed Course is Now Open

2013-09-27

Dear DLT MOOC-Ed participant,

Thank you for registering for the Digital Learning Transition MOOC for Educators (DLT MOOC-Ed) being offered by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University and the Alliance for Excellent Education's Project 24.  You are among more than 1,300 educators from the U.S. and 50 other countries who have registered for this course.  

The DLT MOOC-Ed officially begins on Monday, September 30.  However, we have made Unit 1 available a few days early, so you can get started at any time.
 
To start the course:
  1. Go to https://courses.mooc-ed.org/dlt2.
  2. Click Login at the top right of the page and then enter the email account at which you received this message and your email account password.
  3. From the MOOC-Ed home page, select Unit 1 from the schedule at the lower part of the page.  You may need to scroll to see the schedule.

If you have any difficulties accessing the MOOC-Ed please send an email to techsupport@mooc-ed.org. Let us know the type of computer or device (e.g., PC, Macbook, iPhone, Galaxy tablet, etc.) and web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, etc.) you are using, and describe the problem so we can help solve it.  Please note that if you are using Internet Explorer, you will need version 9.0 or higher.  Chrome, Safari and Firefox will also work fine.

We look forward to everyone’s participation as we all explore this new approach to online professional development.  

See you at the DLT MOOC-Ed,

Glenn Kleiman, Mary Ann Wolf, and the entire DLT MOOC-Ed team.

Welcome to the Digital Learning Transition MOOC-Ed

2013-09-23

Good afternoon and thank you for registering for the Fall 2013 Digital Learning Transition MOOC-Ed. We have about 1,200 participants registered for the course at this time, and look forward to another exciting MOOC-Ed. 

We just wanted to remind you that the course will begin next Monday, September 30. You will receive more information about the course closer to that date.