Tuesday, August 27, 2013

2nd Round of DLT MOOC-Ed 4 Educators


Digital Learning Transition in K-12 Schools massive online open course for educators (DLT MOOC-Ed) is designed for school and district leaders, such as superintendents, principals, curriculum directors, technology directors, financial officers, instructional coaches, library media specialists, and lead teachers, as well as university faculty, consultants, parents and any others involved in planning and implementing K-12 digital learning initiatives. 


The Fall 2013 DLT MOOC-Ed units begin on Sept. 30 and ends on Nov 24, with the course remaining open through Dec. 15 for those who would like more time to complete their work.

Goals of the Course:

This course will help participants:
  • Understand the potential of digital learning in K-12 schools;
  • Assess progress and set future goals for their school or district; and
  • Plan to achieve those goals. 

Goals for the Participants:
  1. Understand the impact of technology and the global information age on both what students need to learn and how learning can take place.
  2. Learn about best practices and lessons learned from schools and districts that have digital learning transitions well underway.
  3. Develop a set of goals for digital learning for their own school or district.
  4. Learn the elements of a successful digital learning transition and effective strategies for addressing each element.
  5. Learn about processes and tools that help support planning, implementing and evaluating a digital learning transition.
  6. Develop an action plan to meet their school or district digital learning transition goals.
  7. Contribute to the learning of others who participate in the course.


  • Pre-Course Assessment (Recommended)
  • Unit 1 - Envisioning Schools in the Year 2020 (September 30 – October 6)
  • Unit 2 - Changing the Culture of Teaching and Learning (October 7 - 13)
  • Unit 3 - School and District Digital Learning Transitions (October 14 – 20)
  • Unit 4 - Wrap Up of Part I (October 21 – 27)
  • Unit 5 - Preparing and Supporting Teachers and Administrators in the Digital Learning Transition (Oct 28 – November 3)
  • Unit 6 - Planning for the DLT Elements (November 4 – 10)
  • Unit 7 - Leading a Successful Digital Learning Initiative (November 11 - 17)
  • Unit 8 - Wrap Up and Next Steps (November 18 - 24)

If you are interested in this course,


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