MindEdge Adds National Institute of Online Learning Courses

April 15, 2013

MindEdge Online has added two courses from the National Institute for Online Learning (NIOL): Introduction to Online Learning and the Technology of Online Learning.

The National Institute of Online Learning (NIOL), founded by MindEdge Learning in 2012, seeks to improve the quality and effectiveness of online learning, especially for adult learners, by promoting best practices and innovation in the field.

Introduction to Online Learning introduces the major models, tools, and techniques in creating and delivering online learning. It reviews the fundamentals of general learning theory and how it can be applied, in practice, to online design and instruction.

The Technology of Online Learning offers a brief survey of the technology employed in online learning. It reviews the key software and hardware options available, as well as covers best practices in using technology.

The NIOL courses are available on MindEdge Online and through the NIOL website.

Successful completion of these courses earns learners a National Institute for Online Learning badge. This symbol of achievement, aligned with Mozilla Open Badges, can be stored in a learner's Mozilla Backpack for sharing across career sites, social networks, and personal portfolios. More information on Open Badges can be found at http://openbadges.org.

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