In fall, we (TEKRI, NRC, UPEI and possibly a few other organizations) are hosting an open online course. The course will run for about 35 weeks and credit options will be available for students in the Athabasca University MDE program and with Georgia Tech. I’ll post links to those registration pages as soon as they are available.
Over the last decade, I’ve extolled the value of social/technological networks as a means of extending learning opportunities. It’s fairly easy to take online courses or interact with your favorite academic these days. Social media in particular has collapsed the barriers between students and teachers.