Upcoming MOOCs for ELT educators | Aug – Oct 2015

Give MOOCs a chance …

If you haven’t tried Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) yet, it’s time to try them now. Enroll and explore a course and see what it has to offer. If you find it interesting and relevant, commit to completing all the assignments and task because you’ll have a far richer, more fulfilling learning experience. I highly recommend Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (the week on Walt Whitman is oh so moving) and Web 2.0 tools which although meant for K12 teachers was a course that I got a loads of tips from. And if you have enrolled in MOOCs before but haven’t really been able to get yourself immersed in one, give them a chance. Each MOOC is different. The trick is to do no more than one at a time and spend the first week ‘auditing’ the course. Then, create reminders on your calendar for course milestones (some MOOC platforms offer a downloadable calendar) and keep at it!


All of the following courses are free.





  • Academic Integrity: Values, Skills, Action | Univ. of Auckland | FutureLearn | Aug 3 – Sep 3
  • A beginner’s guide to writing in English for university study | Univ. of Reading | FutureLearn | Sep 28 – Nov 5




Image attribution: One of my Learning Spots by Kent Manning | Flickr | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


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