Current Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

 

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.

This page shows information about MOOCs that are currently running or open for enrollment. For information about upcoming scheduled MOOCs, see our Upcoming MOOCs page.

Graphic with titles of MOOCs open from January 3 to March 28

 

Assessment of English Language Learners (Self-Paced)

This self-paced course is designed to help English-language educators improve their teaching practices by creating courses that have engaging, practical assessments tied to learning outcomes. Participants will learn about the principles of backward design and explore the main types of assessment for use in language teaching and learning. They will gain an understanding of how to select appropriate assessment types for different groups of students, and they will also have a chance to practice these new assessment techniques and reflect on the results during the course.

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL IN ASSESSMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Enrollment Opens: January 10, 2022

Course Starts: January 10, 2022

Enrollment Closes: March 28, 2022

Course End Date: April 4, 2022

 

English for Career Development (Self-Paced)

English for Career Development a five-module, self-paced MOOC. This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in advancing their careers in the global marketplace. In this course, you will learn about the job search, application, and interview process in the United States, while comparing and contrasting the same process in your home country. This course will also give you the opportunity to explore your global career path while building your vocabulary and improving your language skills to achieve your professional goals. In this course, you will review the job application process, learn strategies for identifying jobs that match your skills and interests, develop skills to produce a professional-looking resume and cover letter, and improve your networking and interview skills.

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL IN ENGLISH FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Enrollment Opens: January 3, 2022

Course Starts: January 3, 2022

Enrollment Closes: March 21, 2022

Course End Date: March 28, 2022

 

English for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) (Self-Paced)

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in improving their English skills in the sciences. In this course, you will explore some of the most innovative areas of scientific study while expanding your vocabulary and the language skills needed to share scientific information within your community. In Module 1, you will learn how to preview texts and practice some of the language used to make comparisons when talking about global warming and climate change. In Module 2, you will examine the chemistry of climate change and the language of cause and effect. In Module 3, you will learn about some of the impacts of Climate Change and the language used to describe these effects. In Module 4, you will learn reading strategies that can help you explore the science behind some new energy systems. In Module 5, you will investigate practical advances in nanotechnology that help slow down climate change, while developing your own research skills in English. This is a self-paced course, which will be open for 12 weeks. Participants can complete coursework at any time during these 12 weeks. The course has 5 modules; each module will require approximately 3-5 hours of work.

CLICK HERE TO ENOLL IN ENGLISH FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM)

Enrollment Opens: January 3, 2022

Course Starts: January 3, 2022

Enrollment Closes: March 21, 2022

Course End Date: March 28, 2022

 

English for Journalism (Self-Paced)

This course is designed for non-native English speakers interested in developing the skills needed for a career in modern journalism. In this course, you will explore print and digital media while expanding your vocabulary and increasing your ability to research and develop local and global news stories. Module One will provide an introduction to the history and principles of journalism. In Module Two, you will learn how to research, pitch, and interview. Module Three will focus on the language for writing newspaper and magazine articles. Module Four will cover the basics of broadcasting the news. Module Five will focus on the growth, impact, and challenges of the digital media age. This is a self-paced course, which will be open for 12 weeks. Participants can complete coursework at any time during these 12 weeks. The course has 5 modules; each module will require approximately 3-5 hours of work.

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL IN ENGLISH FOR JOURNALISM

Enrollment Opens: January 3, 2022

Course Starts: January 3, 2022

Enrollment Closes: March 21, 2022

Course End Date: March 28, 2022

 

English for Business and Entrepreneurship (Self-Paced)

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in improving their language skills and knowledge of business and entrepreneurship at the same time. From identifying an opportunity to planning a persuasive pitch, this course will guide you step-by-step through the basic elements of starting up a new business. Through selected readings and video lectures, you will learn how to use market research to identify risks and opportunities. You will learn how to read and develop a business plan and how to find investors and financial support. Finally, you will learn strategies for making a pitch to present your business concept.

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL IN ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Enrollment Opens: January 3, 2022

Course Starts: January 3, 2022

Enrollment Closes: March 21, 2022

Course End Date: March 28, 2022

 

English for Media Literacy (Self-Paced)

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in improving their language skills and knowledge of the media at the same time. In this course, participants will investigate how media has changed over time. They will explore the world of advertising and identify targeted marketing strategies, analyze sources, detect bias, and examine how diversity representation in media influences individual identity and society. This course provides the opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the role media plays in our lives while building the vocabulary and language skills needed to analyze what we read and watch.

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL IN ENGLISH FOR MEDIA LITERACY

Enrollment Opens: January 3, 2022

Course Starts: January 3, 2022

Enrollment Closes: March 21, 2022

Course End Date: March 28, 2022

 

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