Virtual School Meanderings

March 22, 2017

Recommended Courses For You

Also from Monday’s inbox…  Note the first MOOC that is K-12 distance, online, and blended learning focused.

Ready to learn something new? My CoursesCourse Catalog

Recommendations for you.

We combed our catalog and found courses and Specializations that we think match your interests. Browse our recommendations below, and start learning something new today!

Performance Assessment in the Virtual Classroom

University of California, Irvine

ELL Success in the Content Classroom: Teacher Toolbox Series

Arizona State University | 4 Course Specialization

Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools

University of Houston System

Academic English: Writing

University of California, Irvine | 5 Course Specialization

Virtual Teacher

University of California, Irvine | 5 Course Specialization

TESOL Certificate, Part 2: Teach English Now!

Arizona State University | 4 Course Specialization

Surviving Your Rookie Year of Teaching: 3 Key Ideas & High Leverage Techniques

Match Teacher Residency

e-Learning Ecologies: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning for the Digital Age

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

First Year Teaching (Secondary Grades) – Success from the Start

New Teacher Center

Copyright for Educators & Librarians

Duke University, Emory University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills

The University of Melbourne

Gamification

University of Pennsylvania

Lesson Planning with the ELL in Mind

Arizona State University

American Education Reform: History, Policy, Practice

University of Pennsylvania

Teaching EFL/ESL Reading: A Task Based Approach

University of London, UCL Institute of Education

Literacy Teaching and Learning: Aims, Approaches and Pedagogies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Engaging ELLs and Their Families in the School and Community

Arizona State University

iMOOC102: Mastering American e-Learning

The State University of New York

Metaliteracy: Empowering Yourself in a Connected World

The State University of New York

Instructional Methods in Health Professions Education

University of Michigan

Foundations of Teaching for Learning 1: Introduction

Commonwealth Education Trust

Become a Journalist: Report the News!

Michigan State University | 5 Course Specialization

Critical Issues in Urban Education

The University of Chicago

The Emergence of the Modern Middle East – Part II

Tel Aviv University

Improving Leadership & Governance in Nonprofit Organizations

The State University of New York | 4 Course Specialization

Art & Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies For Your Classroom

The Museum of Modern Art

The Emergence of the Modern Middle East – Part I

Tel Aviv University

Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR

Michigan State University | 5 Course Specialization

Greedy Algorithms, Minimum Spanning Trees, and Dynamic Programming

Stanford University

Giving 2.0: The MOOC

Stanford University

Securing Digital Democracy

University of Michigan

Career Success

University of California, Irvine | 10 Course Specialization
Browse Catalog
Download our App:  iOS  |  Android
Learner Help Center | Please do not reply directly to this email
Copyright © 2017, Coursera Inc. | 381 E. Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041 USA

March 14, 2017

Recommended Courses For You

Note the first item that may have relevance to K-12 distance, online and/or blended learning.

Ready to learn something new? My CoursesCourse Catalog

Recommendations for you.

We combed our catalog and found courses and Specializations that we think match your interests. Browse our recommendations below, and start learning something new today!

Learning to Teach Online

UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales)

ELL Success in the Content Classroom: Teacher Toolbox Series

Arizona State University | 4 Course Specialization

Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools

University of Houston System

What future for education?

University of London, UCL Institute of Education

Coaching Teachers: Promoting Changes that Stick

Match Teacher Residency

Virtual Teacher

University of California, Irvine | 5 Course Specialization

Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms

Relay Graduate School of Education

TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now!

Arizona State University | 4 Course Specialization

How To Teach Us

High Tech High Graduate School of Education

Surviving Your Rookie Year of Teaching: 3 Key Ideas & High Leverage Techniques

Match Teacher Residency

e-Learning Ecologies: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning for the Digital Age

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Gamification

University of Pennsylvania

English for Teaching Purposes

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Lesson Planning with the ELL in Mind

Arizona State University

The Dynamic Earth: A Course for Educators

American Museum of Natural History

Teaching EFL/ESL Reading: A Task Based Approach

University of London, UCL Institute of Education

Learning Mindsets & Skills

High Tech High Graduate School of Education

Evolution: A Course for Educators

American Museum of Natural History

The History of Modern Israel – Part I: From an Idea to a State

Tel Aviv University

The History of Modern Israel – Part II: Challenges of Israel as a sovereign state

Tel Aviv University

Social Entrepreneurship

Copenhagen Business School | 3 Course Specialization

Critical Issues in Urban Education

The University of Chicago

Become a Journalist: Report the News!

Michigan State University | 5 Course Specialization

Methods and Statistics in Social Sciences

University of Amsterdam | 5 Course Specialization

Improving Leadership & Governance in Nonprofit Organizations

The State University of New York | 4 Course Specialization

ADHD: Everyday Strategies for Elementary Students

The State University of New York, The University at Buffalo

Serious Gaming

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning

Exploratorium

Israel State and Society

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Holocaust – An Introduction (II): The Final Solution

Tel Aviv University, Yad Vashem

Giving 2.0: The MOOC

Stanford University

Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR

Michigan State University | 5 Course Specialization
Browse Catalog
Download our App:  iOS  |  Android
Learner Help Center | Please do not reply directly to this email
Copyright © 2017, Coursera Inc. | 381 E. Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041 USA

March 10, 2017

Recommended Courses For You

Note that the first MOOC is a K-12 distance, online and blended learning focused one.

Ready to learn something new? My CoursesCourse Catalog

Recommendations for you.

We combed our catalog and found courses and Specializations that we think match your interests. Browse our recommendations below, and start learning something new today!

Performance Assessment in the Virtual Classroom

University of California, Irvine

Academic English: Writing

University of California, Irvine | 5 Course Specialization

English for Research Publication Purposes

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | 5 Course Specialization

TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now!

Arizona State University | 4 Course Specialization

Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools

University of Houston System

Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling

University of Houston System

What future for education?

University of London, UCL Institute of Education

Coaching Teachers: Promoting Changes that Stick

Match Teacher Residency

Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms

Relay Graduate School of Education

Get Organized: How to be a Together Teacher

Relay Graduate School of Education

First Year Teaching (Secondary Grades) – Success from the Start

New Teacher Center

Copyright for Educators & Librarians

Duke University, Emory University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills

The University of Melbourne

Gamification

University of Pennsylvania

American Education Reform: History, Policy, Practice

University of Pennsylvania

Teaching EFL/ESL Reading: A Task Based Approach

University of London, UCL Institute of Education

The Dynamic Earth: A Course for Educators

American Museum of Natural History

Methods and Statistics in Social Sciences

University of Amsterdam | 5 Course Specialization

Become a Journalist: Report the News!

Michigan State University | 5 Course Specialization

iMOOC102: Mastering American e-Learning

The State University of New York

The History of Modern Israel – Part II: Challenges of Israel as a sovereign state

Tel Aviv University

Engaging ELLs and Their Families in the School and Community

Arizona State University

Foundations of Teaching for Learning 1: Introduction

Commonwealth Education Trust

Genetics and Society: A Course for Educators

American Museum of Natural History

Instructional Methods in Health Professions Education

University of Michigan

Internet History, Technology, and Security

University of Michigan

Graph Search, Shortest Paths, and Data Structures

Stanford University

Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR

Michigan State University | 5 Course Specialization

Serious Gaming

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Securing Digital Democracy

University of Michigan

Achieving Personal and Professional Success

University of Pennsylvania | 3 Course Specialization

Coaching Skills for Managers

University of California, Davis | 5 Course Specialization
Browse Catalog
Download our App:  iOS  |  Android
Learner Help Center | Please do not reply directly to this email
Copyright © 2017, Coursera Inc. | 381 E. Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041 USA

March 2, 2017

Recommended Courses For You

Note the K-12 distance, online and blended learning MOOC at the beginning of this list.

Ready to learn something new? My CoursesCourse Catalog

Recommendations for you.

We combed our catalog and found courses and Specializations that we think match your interests. Browse our recommendations below, and start learning something new today!

Performance Assessment in the Virtual Classroom

University of California, Irvine

Academic Skills for University Success

The University of Sydney | 5 Course Specialization

ELL Success in the Content Classroom: Teacher Toolbox Series

Arizona State University | 4 Course Specialization

Learning to Teach Online

UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales)

Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling

University of Houston System

What future for education?

University of London, UCL Institute of Education

Coaching Teachers: Promoting Changes that Stick

Match Teacher Residency

English for Research Publication Purposes

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | 5 Course Specialization

Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms

Relay Graduate School of Education

Get Organized: How to be a Together Teacher

Relay Graduate School of Education

How To Teach Us

High Tech High Graduate School of Education

Surviving Your Rookie Year of Teaching: 3 Key Ideas & High Leverage Techniques

Match Teacher Residency

Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing

University of London, UCL Institute of Education, Dyslexia International

First Year Teaching (Elementary Grades) – Success from the Start

New Teacher Center

English for Teaching Purposes

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Gamification

University of Pennsylvania

The History of Modern Israel – Part II: Challenges of Israel as a sovereign state

Tel Aviv University

Methods and Statistics in Social Sciences

University of Amsterdam | 5 Course Specialization

Foundations of Teaching for Learning 1: Introduction

Commonwealth Education Trust

Metaliteracy: Empowering Yourself in a Connected World

The State University of New York

Instructional Methods in Health Professions Education

University of Michigan

Internet History, Technology, and Security

University of Michigan

Critical Issues in Urban Education

The University of Chicago

Greedy Algorithms, Minimum Spanning Trees, and Dynamic Programming

Stanford University

Questionnaire Design for Social Surveys

University of Michigan

Art & Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies For Your Classroom

The Museum of Modern Art

ADHD: Everyday Strategies for Elementary Students

The State University of New York, The University at Buffalo

Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR

Michigan State University | 5 Course Specialization

Trading Strategies in Emerging Markets

Indian School of Business | 5 Course Specialization

Career Success

University of California, Irvine | 10 Course Specialization

Giving 2.0: The MOOC

Stanford University

Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation

University of Colorado Boulder | 4 Course Specialization
Browse Catalog
Download our App:  iOS  |  Android
Learner Help Center | Please do not reply directly to this email
Copyright © 2017, Coursera Inc. | 381 E. Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041 USA

February 25, 2017

Statistics In Education For Mere Mortals – MOOC Offered Again By Lloyd Rieber – February 27-April 3, 2017

Note this MOOC – which has been run (and advertized here) several times in the past – is beginning again on Monday.  For those interested in understanding, collecting, and manipulating statistics (including K-12 distance, online and/or blended learning practitioners), I would highly recommend this MOOC.

Hi everyone,
I am again offering my MOOC on introductory uses of statistics in education. This section will run from February 27-April 3, 2017 on Canvas.net. Here is the link to the course sign-up page:
The course is free.
I made a short 3-minute ‘mash-up’ of a selection of the course’s videos to give people a taste of the course:
Also, all of the course videos are available on YouTube – here is a link to the playlist:
I designed the course for “mere mortals,” meaning that I designed it for people who want to know about and use statistics as but one important tool in their work, but who are not — and don’t want to be — mathematicians or statisticians. A special note that I also designed it with doctoral students in mind, especially those who are about to take their first statistics course. It could also be good for those students who just finished a statistics course, but are still fuzzy on the details.
However, this course would be useful to anyone who wants a good, short, hands-on, friendly introduction to the most fundamental ideas of statistics in education.
Here’s my approach … I provide a short presentation or two on each statistics topic, followed by a video tutorial where you build an Excel spreadsheet from scratch to compute the statistic. Then, I ask you to take a short quiz — consisting of sometimes just one question — where I ask you to plug in some new data into your spreadsheet and then copy and paste one of your new calculations as your answer. (And yes, there is also a short final exam at the end on the conceptual stuff.)
Examples of specific skills to be learned include the scales of measurement, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, and the computation of the following: mean, mode, and median, standard deviation, z (standard) scores, Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient (r), correlated-samples t test (i.e. dependent t test), independent-samples t test, and a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA).
This will be the ninth time I will have taught this free online course. Almost 6000 people worldwide have enrolled in it to date.
The course is scheduled to be offered next in July, 2017. The plan is to offer it twice a year.
Lloyd
**********************************************
* Lloyd P. Rieber
* Professor of Learning, Design, & Technology
* 203 River’s Crossing
* The University of Georgia
* Athens, Georgia  30602-4809  USA
* Phone: 706-542-3986
…………………………………….
Lloyd’s LiveCode Blog: http://learninglivecode.blogspot.com/
Check out Lloyd’s Video Analysis Tool in the Mac App Store:
Next Page »

Blog at WordPress.com.