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New Course: Instructional Design for Adult Education Resourses

I am posting to share information about a new service-learning course offered by Designers for Learning, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. This project-based course is designed as an opportunity to "gain experience for good". Participants in the free online course will gain instructional design experience, and support high quality resource development for adult education. As the final project in the course, participants will create and share open educational resources (OER) for adult education that are aligned to the College and Career Readiness Standards. 

There are no prerequisites to join, and the course is free. This is great opportunity to not only learn new skills, but also to contribute to adult education. You can find more information about this course, its purpose, participant expectations, and the final product in the links below. Please share this announcement with your colleagues, and feel free to ask me questions as a reply to this post or via email. Thank you!

Jennifer Maddrell
Designers for Learning
jmaddrell@designersforlearning.org

Designers for Learning is organized as a nonprofit corporation in the State of Illinois, and operates exclusively for charitable purposes in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Designers for Learning promotes service-learning opportunities through collaboration with schools, students, and volunteers.

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Enrollment is now open for Designers for Learning's next free instructional design course. This 12-week course will take place September 12 – December 4, 2016 on Canvas Network, a massive open online course (MOOC) platform. As a professional development opportunity, this course is an excellent way to hone your instructional design skills while networking with other professionals in the adult education and instructional design fields. Once again, the focus of this service-learning experience (i.e. gain experience for good) will be the design and development of open educational resources (OER) for adult basic education. Further enticement ... Leecy Wise is a superstar facilitator in the MOOC, and will be joining us again this fall! Yay!

Here are the enrollment and course details. I hope you will join us!

Enroll now for free on Canvas Network:
https://www.canvas.net/browse/designersforlearning/courses/instructional-design-service-2

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page on our website for details about this latest course:
http://designersforlearning.org/openabemooc

We have again assembled a fantastic team of volunteer facilitators (including Leecy!) to support your progress through the course: http://studio.designersforlearning.org/fall2016openabemooc/team/

What is the course focus?
This free service-MOOC offers a guided experiential learning opportunity for those seeking instructional design professional development. Over 2,000 participants enrolled in the prior implementation of this free course that centers on the design and development of open educational resources (OER) for adult basic education (ABE) aligned to the College and Career Readiness Standards. In this project-based MOOC, you will network with others in the adult education and instructional design fields, and gain instructional design experience while developing educational materials that will be made available for free to adult educators and learners on OER Commons and Canvas Commons.

What are the costs & prerequisites?

  • Cost: This course is free.
  • Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the course.
  • Required resource purchases: None.

Help us spread the news! Please help us spread the news about this upcoming course by sharing this announcement. Do you have comments or questions about this course? Would you like to get involved with our organization? Please contact us at: http://designersforlearning.org/contact

Thank you!

Dr. Jennifer Maddrell Designers for Learning

Designers for Learning is organized as a nonprofit corporation in the State of Illinois, and operates exclusively for charitable purposes in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Designers for Learning coordinates service-learning opportunities for those who seek to gain experience creating instruction to support important social causes.

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