Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

In 2014, Oregon State University launched its inaugural massive open online course (MOOC), Supporting English Language Learners under New Standards. On March 14, 2016, Oregon State launched registration for its second MOOC, Intro to Permaculture. Read more about these courses below.


Intro to Permaculture - Free Permaculture Course

Intro to Permaculture - Free Course

Oregon State University is providing free access to the knowledge and tools needed to help combat climate change and other world issues in a massive open online course, or MOOC, on sustainable landscape design.

The four-week course, Intro to Permaculture, is a public education project that will enable students worldwide to learn about and design sustainable landscapes and ecosystems in a highly interactive way. The practical use of permaculture design techniques makes the course information easily applicable to a person's life.

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Supporting English Language Learners under New Standards

Supporting English Language Learners under New Standards

Oregon State University’s inaugural massive open online course (MOOC) has been a collaborative effort with Ecampus and partners. This free, open online course for K-12 educators ran from Oct. 1 to Nov. 24, 2014. Supporting English Language Learners under New Standards is an eight-week, online course designed to help teachers support English language learners in meeting new, rigorous standards. Specifically, the course will focus on a key practice within both the Common Core State Standards and new English Language Proficiency Standards: constructing claims supported by evidence.

Endorsed by the Oregon Department of Education for Oregon K-12 teachers, the content is also open to teachers outside of Oregon and is especially relevant to those educators in the 11-state ELPA21 consortium.

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