uSask launches “TOOC,” a truly open online course

January 17, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan will next week launch a new “truly open online course” (TOOC) that will teach faculty, instructors and teachers about effective uses of learning technologies. “The course was initially designed to be a blended course with a small group of participants coming in for face-to-face class meetings five times throughout the term, but with the bulk of the materials being open to anyone who wished to access them,” explains uSask official Heather M Ross. “We decided to stick with that small cohort who will receive hands-on help throughout the course, but to simultaneously run it as an [open, online course].” The course, Introduction to Learning Technologies, is offered through uSask’s Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness (GMCTE). uSask Blog | Course Website