Lately at work I’ve been trying to brainstorm ideas for potential future online courses. Our audience is mostly practicing K-12 teachers. Our courses are fully online, offered through several colleges in the U.S. They are mostly asynchronous, although some synchronous group work might be possible through a tool like YackPack or Skype.
A few weeks ago, finished a new course on read/write web tools for teachers (blogs, wikis, podcasts, plus some connectivism and other media). I’m now getting started on a course about online primary sources (you’ll see a whole slew of resources I’ve tagged for myself in my bookmarks posting today).
We’re focused mostly on technology-based courses right now, but certainly other topics are possible too. I’m curious to hear if anyone out there has any ideas, especially if you are currently a teacher. What are you interested in? What would be helpful to you? I have some of my own ideas, but I don’t want to bias anyone towards my thoughts. Feel free to suggest something even if you have no clue how it would work in an online environment. I can be creative. 🙂
Thanks in advance for your help and ideas!
Update: Whoops! I suppose it might help if I told you we’re looking at masters of education courses. Too many things were going on in my brain at the same time…