Showing posts with label continuing education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label continuing education. Show all posts

Monday, August 13, 2012

Five Reasons to Discover the Instructional Media Program

Sponsored post.

Are you looking to master the use of technology in education?  Well, here are five reasons why you should check out the Discovery Education Wilkes University Instructional Media Program.

It’s practical
“The Instructional Media program is dynamic, current, and engaging.  The courses met my educational goals by giving me the skills, information, and strategies that I apply directly in my classroom to create a 21st Century learning environment.  My students enjoy all the new ideas and projects I bring into the classroom.  The Instructional Media program energizes my teaching and my students are the beneficiaries.”
- Deb Thonus, Classroom Teacher, Massachusetts

It’s relevant
Our courses are designed by thought leaders in education like Kathy Schrock (Web 2.0: Impacting Learning Environments) and Steve Dembo (Internet Tools for Teaching).  

It’s flexible
Whether you are looking to start a master’s program or just take a course or two, the Instructional Media Program offers an exciting collection of courses for you to choose from.

It’s online
We know how busy educators are so the flexibility of an online degree sure does help. The Instructional Media Program is fully online and offered in seven-week sessions, with two sessions offered during the spring, summer, and fall semesters.

It’s about going beyond the textbook
The courses focus on good instructional practices and the many ways we can integrate digital media and technology to support our goals.  All students in the program receive free access to the Discovery Education suite of services to help them along the way.

Interested?  Have questions?  

Check out the program at

Registration for Fall Session 1 is open until August 29 and Fall Session 2 is open until October 17.

The companies who help feed me and my dog are those that you see the advertisements for in the sidebars. Occasionally, I allow them to write sponsored posts. This is one of those sponsored posts. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fat Minds - Find Online Higher Education Courses

Fat Minds is a service that aims to help people find the continuing education courses that best fit their needs. Fatminds can help you find certificate programs, Masters degree programs, and an assortment of continuing education courses. Fat Minds sorts courses and programs using a variety of criteria including online availability, location of in-person courses, costs, and program type. You can learn more about Fat Minds on Tech Crunch.

Applications for Education
If you're looking to start a new continuing education program, Fat Minds could help you select the one that best fits your needs. I did a quick search of Fat Minds for online-only education courses and found more than 300 listings.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Why Not Take a Course from Yale This Summer? It's Free

Whether it's for professional development or personal enrichment, the summer is when many of us take a course or two. Fortunately, for those of us looking to take a course just for personal growth, Yale (and many other universities) publishes the entire contents of many of their courses online.

Even though you can't get university credits for working through the Open Yale Courses, it's a great way to brush-up on topics that you might be teaching in the fall or learn more about a topic that you have a natural interest in. For example, I don't foresee myself teaching psychology anytime in the near future, nonetheless I'm loading-up my iPod with the lectures from The Psychology, Biology, and Politics of Food. I plan to take in those lectures over the next four weeks as I'm flying from place to place.

Check out the list of 35 courses available through Open Yale Courses and see if there's something new that you want learn about before school starts again in the fall.