What Now MOOC

This new MOOC formed part of the commitment of edX, an online learning system and MOOC provider, to President Obama’s ConnectED initiative. Launched in 2014 and with more than $10 already committed to different projects, ConnectED aims to supply teachers with the best technology and training to aid students through individualized learning and engaging digital content.

Participants in the MOOC learned about the practical applications of new technologies such as mobile, personal technology like smartphones and tablets, social media, big data and learning analytics, telecommunications, wearable technology, and a variety of additional educational technology tools to their daily work as K-12 educators. The course even included virtual office hours held every week from actual K-12 classrooms.

Website: https://www.edx.org/course/what-now-emerging-technologies-practical-utarlingtonx-edtech101x#!

Researchers:
Dr. Andrew Berning