MOOCs and Webinars: October Professional Development Round Up

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We know that having access to quality professional development opportunities is important to educators and this is why every month we highlight some of the best free courses available for anyone interested in open education, online learning and acquiring digital skills for teaching and learning.

Click here to browse our calendar for upcoming MOOCs.

We have also included a list of past and upcoming free webinars this month. In case you missed them you can always register to watch the video recordings on-demand:

1. 10 Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World

Author: Tony Bates

Link to article

2. EiE Competency Framework

Published by: Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

Link to article

3. COL-Coursera Workforce Recovery Program

The African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) is excited to announce, COL-Coursera Workforce Recovery Program, a fully sponsored online learning opportunity for the unemployed (citizens, library users etc.) and students to gain skills towards employment. It is a skills development programme being implemented by AfLIA in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada and Coursera.

The scholarship program entitles each person to have free and unlimited access to over 3800 courses and 400 specializations. These courses are aligned to employability. And, upon successful completion of courses, candidates are awarded with shareable certificates. Access to complimentary courses and certification will enhance chances of employment.

Register here

4. POWER UP: How Learning Design Systems Can Help Scale and Accelerate Learning Design

The International Partnership of Distance and Online Learning for COVID-19 (OpenDoor) has scheduled the third webinar in the Future of Learning and Thought Leadership Series. The information for the webinar is below.

Speaker: Joyce Seitzinger, Director of Student Experience Innovation at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Online

Date: 29 October 2020

Register here

 

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