All Courses

  • Social Media

    Students explore emerging social media technologies and processes and study their application in a variety of contemporary settings. Students will learn how to use and author content for such online tools such as blogs, microblogs, collaboration mechanisms, podcasts, RSS-feeds, video, bookmarking, and other emerging web technologies. The course will also study how to use these technologies to monitor conversations on the Internet, engage online communities, identify influencers, and establish thought leadership.

  • Game Design Concepts

    This course provides students with a theoretical and conceptual understanding of the field of game design, along with practical exposure to the process of creating a game. Topics covered include iteration, rapid prototyping, mechanics, dynamics, flow theory, the nature of fun, game balance, and user interface design. Primary focus is on non-digital games;Instructor-led;computer-science

  • Art Appreciation

    This course is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. The course includes a brief study of art history and in depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative process and thought. This course will teach students to develop a five-step system for understanding visual art in all forms based on description, analysis, meaning, context, and judgement. The Open Course Library (OCL) is a project to create 81 openly-licensed high-enrollment general education college courses & lower textbook costs for students. The Art Appreciation course was developed by Christopher Gildow (Cascadia Community College), published originally with OCL, and is showcased here with his permission.; Instructor-led;humanities

  • MOOC MOOC Jan 2013

    MOOC MOOC is a massive open online course that seeks to investigate, disarm, dissect, reinvent, and get imaginative about massive open online courses. We'll be taking a look at what MOOCs are, where learning happens in (and not in) MOOCs, the idea that participants are pedagogues, how assessment happens in MOOCs, and why we're so interested in this latest educational strategy. MOOC MOOC takes place both inside and outside of Canvas, with Twitter chats, collaborative work in Google Docs, and more. Connectivist in nature, MOOC MOOC hopes to place learners alongside learners in an inspection of the nature of online learning.; instructor-led;education

  • Ethics and Values in a Multicultural World

    This course presents the academic foundations and historical development of multicultural moral decision-making and helps students develop their ability to interrelate reflectively, responsibly, and respectfully with a society of increasing intercultural connections. Students will first explore how people approach moral decision-making, and then how multicultural and intercultural moral decision-making ought to made. This approach is analogous to how grammar first describes how language is in fact used, and then how grammar can then be used for prescribing how language ought to be used. A blend of online instructional strategies will be utilized throughout this course. Students can expect to spend three to six hours per week to complete and submit all course deliverables. Preparation for exams will require additional time. Upon successful completion of this course, students should have the ability to engage in serious reflection on issues of ethics and values related to intercultural and multicultural decision-making.;self-paced;business

  • Introductory Psychology

    This course is ideal for students who would like to build their foundational knowledge of the field of psychology. It also provides an introduction for anyone who is interested in the enduring understanding of the field of psychology;social-sciences;instructor-led

  • Bioethics

    This course is designed to show that ethical theories can help provide frameworks for moral judgment and decision-making in the wake of recent scientific, technological, and social developments which have resulted in rapid changes in the biological sciences and in health care. Some of the topics to be covered are: Institutional Review Boards--IRBs, Moral Development, Kant, Mill, Rawls, Informed Consent, Competency, Information Disclosure, Research on Human subjects, Principlism, Food Systems. By the end of the course, all students will also be CITI certified for conducting research on human subjects for both the biological and social behavioral sciences.;life-science;self-paced

  • Digital Tools for the K-12 Educator

    Are you ready to explore web-based tools to ignite student engagement in your K-12 classroom? We will examine a series of web tools and learn the basics for integrating them into the classroom. Each week we will explore an instructional method utilizing an emerging technology tool (i.e., presentations, posters, binders, stories, and scavenger hunts), and investigate uses and good practices for both teacher-led and student driven activities.;instructor-led;education

  • Exploring Chemistry

    Chemistry is an integral part of our lives and the world we live in. Chemistry explains the world around us. Are you a college student intimidated by a chemistry course? Do you need a head start in exploring chemistry in order to be prepared for general chemistry courses? In this four-week non-credit pre-college online course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of Chemistry. Concepts, terminologies and basic mathematics skills required for conversions in Chemistry will be covered. In addition, students will explore career opportunities in the area of Chemistry.;instructor-led;professions

  • Forums for a Future

    This course is based on my iTunes podcasts “Forums for a Future”. Both the Pre-Modern Era (the first 5,000 years of human history) and the Modern Era (the next 500 years) spanned many generations. But….The Post-Modern Era [the 50 year period from 2000 to 2050] is the first time in human history a single lifetime will span an Era! AND it is the lifetime of the youth of today – the Age of the Millennials. What a truly exciting time to be alive! This course will examine the new: political (world order), economic (globalization), social/cultural (beliefs, values and lifestyle), and psychological (human capacity for change) forces that are re-defining the quality of life in the 21st Century.;self-paced;social-science

  • X-word Grammar: The Simple Sentence

    English is relatively easy to describe because of its clearly defined sentence order. Our grammar uses that fixed order to present the structure of the English sentence. Class content is divided into seven lessons with one or more video presentations and exercises included in each lesson. These seven lessons are organized into five modules. There is also a quiz included in each module to provide you feedback on your progress. Lessons are cumulative. Each lesson builds upon all the previous lessons, so it is important that you feel comfortable with each lesson before moving on to the next one. Review the videos and exercises and retake the quizzes as many times as you need to. Take your time completing all the activities in each module and use the optional Discussion Boards to ask questions and share your comments with others in our class. ;self-paced;education

  • Tech Explorations in the Common Core

    The purpose of this course is for you to explore new technology tools to connect your classroom and students to the Common Core. You will plug-in with other teachers in this six-week long course using technology to communicate and collaborate with students and colleagues. Each week, you'll experience new technology tools and explore ways they can support the Common Core standards to help you plan and create engaging student activities.;instructor-led;education