New MOOC-Ed on Teaching Mathematics with Technology

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University has introduced a new course into its Massive Open Online Courses for Educators (MOOC-Ed) catalog for Fall 2016: Teaching Mathematics with Technology.

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 A visualization of the framework around which the course is designed.

Technology is an essential component of today’s workplace and is a ubiquitous component of our society. When integrated effectively, technology can be an invaluable tool to support students’ engagement in and learning of mathematics. Teaching Mathematics with Technology will equip participants with instructional practices that leverage technology to support students’ mathematical learning. Watch this short video or visit the course homepage to learn more about this new course.

“Technology has been around for a while, that’s not new,” said Dr. Karen Hollebrands, professor and course instructor. “Now with laptops and tablets and other devices that are easily accessible to students, there’s just so much more that you can do with them by pushing their thinking, asking different types of questions, and really helping them think mathematically in ways that are different from 20, 30, 40 years ago. So we’re really excited to help students engage in new and more relevant types of problems because they now have access to technology to help support their reasoning about mathematics.”

Two returning courses are also being offered this fall – Learning Differences and Teaching Statistics through Data Investigations. Participants in those courses will have the opportunity to earn micro-credentials, or badges, which showcase competency on a variety of related topics and are provided in partnership with Digital Promise. All participants may request a certificate of completion at the end of their course, and North Carolina educators can receive a certificate of renewal credit from NC State University that applies toward renewing their teaching license.

All three courses will start on Monday, Sept. 26. For more information or to register for a course, please visit friday.institute/courses

MOOC-Eds are self-directed, peer-supported, and job-embedded. Unlike other MOOCs which are often taught through a series of lectures from one instructor, MOOC-Ed participants learn from a variety of different perspectives.