10 new, free campus leadership MOOCs for April

These April MOOCs cater to faculty, IT admin, and campus leaders

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With all the MOOCs available today, including the number of platforms and higher-ed institutions offering courses, it’s sometimes difficult to navigate the most credible—and most interesting—MOOCs that can cater to your institution.

In the interest of saving you time, the editors of eCampus News have aggregated 10 new, free (and often generating a lot of buzz) MOOCs that apply to not only students interested in topics such as programming, but to IT staff looking to better manage hacking risks, faculty looking to develop their blended learning teaching skills, and campus leaders interested in how to categorize decision-making.

For example, this list includes MOOCs, all either available in April or have been newly listed in April, that range from “Tech and the Future” which helps manage change and innovation on campus in a strategic way, to “Performance Assessment in a Virtual Classroom,” which explores the myths and challenges of assessing performance virtually.  Look for other courses on blender course design, understanding the brain’s basic behavior, and much more.…Read More

4 new April tools for your campus arsenal

Tools include open access journals, job tool for graduating students

tools-April-campusAn influx of new technologies and resources for higher education have just landed, making this spring/summer 2014 one of the busiest seasons for innovation—and eCampus News (eCN) is highlighting four tools for April with the most potential.

From the an open source website that provides free online training for beginner level web developers to a free tool that helps IT departments measure their performance, these four noteworthy technologies could help your institution improve in efficiency and be on the forefront of higher-ed innovation.

This resource tool roundup is part of eCN’s ongoing mission to provide readers with the most current news and information available in higher-ed. Know of any tools or resources coming to market or recently available for postsecondary learning? Are these tools you’d recommend to other institutions, faculty or admin? Please leave your suggestions in the comment section on this page, or email me at mstansbury@ecampusnews.com.…Read More