New Media Consortium launches free Facebook-based teacher training

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The New Media Consortium opened enrollment for its free, online mini-course “Applications of Social Media for STEMx Teaching,” which will take place on Facebook. The NMC is the first known education organization to offer a course that takes place exclusively on a Facebook community page, which features albums containing slideshows of relevant learning resources and videos to help participants with a series of four activities.

The mini-course requires 9-12 hours of participants’ time over a four week period and is targeted to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and other 21st-century discipline educators at the K12 and undergraduate level. Learners will receive recognition for their enrollment and progress in the mini-course through a badging exchange developed by Credly.

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