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Technological Tools for Education

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

EdX is a not-for-profit online program created by Harvard and MIT. It offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from MIT, Harvard, Berkley, and University of Texas System and other universities. Courses can be audited for “free” or taken for a certificate for a fee.

Start by choosing a course to take and then follow the easy registration process that includes essentially just your name, email address and a username and password you create. Then log in and choose the course you want to take. Courses can be searched by topic and these include education, health & safety, medicine, statistics and much more!

Here are some upcoming courses that may be of interest:

Design and Development of Educational Technology

Course Code 11.132x

Classes start: October 8, 2014

The following course is a course that was live in July 2014. It is currently archived but can be viewed:

Leaders of Learning

Course code GSE2x

Check out the following MOOC on Medical Education in the New Millennium. It was developed by the Larry Chu, MD, MS and team at Stanford University.


Cousera (global, multi-university courses)

Udacity (Stanford University project)

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that provides "free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere." Their main focus is in education is divided into the K-8th Grade and High School and Beyond groups.

To learn more about MOOCs read this article from the NY Times published in 2012.