MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) seem to be the buzz this summer and I just found a very interesting Ted Talk about the MOOCs that are available at Coursera.org You can go to to the Ted Talk at http://www.ted.com/talks/daphne_koller_what_we_re_learning_from_online_education.html Daphne Koller is the speaker.
But then go over to https://www.coursera.org/ and check out the free, university level online classes that you can take. I found three intriguing ones, two about designing online courses and an intro to Logic that I signed up for just because it starts next month and I want to see what these are all about, and how they manage to design them so that they work.
The two education courses that look very appealing are eLearning and Digital Cultures and
Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application
If you would like a crash course in MOOCs go to moocmooc.com and sign up for a MOOC about MOOC's that starts next week (Aug 12) or just read the article at http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/Journal/files/MOOC_MOOC.html that explains what MOOC are. I signed up for that on, too. So I may see you online.
If you know of any good MOOCs, please share.