The OPEN Program offers free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which are open to an unlimited number of participants. Some MOOCs are 5 weeks, and some are longer. Please carefully read the course description for each. Each MOOC is preceded by an optional orientation module. Click the blue enrollment links below for more information about each course, and to enroll.
English for Journalism
English for Journalism is an OPEN MOOC for Learners. It is designed for non-native English speakers interested in developing the skills needed for a career in modern journalism. Participants will explore print and digital media while expanding vocabulary and increasing the ability to research and develop local and global news stories. This is a self-paced course. Self-paced MOOCs offer participants the opportunity to complete the course on their own schedule
Enrollment closes: October 9, 2020
Course ends October 19, 2020
Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting
This teacher-training MOOC presents participants with a working definition of culture and tools for analyzing, understanding, and negotiating differences between cultures. With a view toward preparing teachers to implement culture and critical thinking lessons into their current teaching contexts, participants work through examples of related activities and lesson plan elements, as well as ways of evaluating students’ progress in these areas. This course was developed in collaboration with World Learning. This is a self-paced course. Self-paced MOOCs offer participants the opportunity to complete the course on their own schedule.
Enrollment closes: August 14, 2020
Course ends: August 24, 2020
Professional Development for Teacher Trainers
This teacher-training MOOC, designed for both new and experienced teachers, gives participants methods for creating, presenting, and evaluating effective teacher training workshops. This course was developed with Arizona State University. This is a facilitated MOOC, which will last 5 weeks.
Enrollment opens: Sep 8, 2020
Course Start Date: Oct 5, 2020.
Close Enrollment Date: October 23, 2020
Course End Date: Nov 16, 2020
This teacher-training MOOC provides learners with strategies for teaching speaking, listening, reading, and writing to English learners of different ages and contexts. They will discuss best practices for TESOL in the 21st century. This course was developed with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. This is a self-paced course. Self-paced MOOCs offer participants the opportunity to complete the course on their own schedule.
Enrollment opens: September 8, 2020
Course starts: September 8, 2020
Enrollment closes: November 20, 2020
Course ends: November 30, 2020
Have questions? Please e-mail OPENMOOCS@fhi360.org.