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Credit Options Available for New MOOC Taught by Dean Tom Mackey

By Tom Mackey, dean, Center for Distance Learning

September 24, 2013

The new Metaliteracy MOOC (http://metaliteracy.cdlprojects.com) offered by Empire State College includes credit options at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students interested in earning 2 advanced level credits can do so by registering for this guided independent study via the collegewide Learning Object Inventory (LOI). 

The Metaliteracy MOOC meets the general education requirement for basic communication and is being taught by Dean Tom Mackey. A graduate-level option also is being taught by Nicola Allain, core faculty, Master of Arts in Learning and Emerging Technologies (MALET). Graduate students can pursue a 3-credit option, "MOOC Metacognitive Analysis." Credit versions of the MOOC will be of interest to students pursuing studies in social media, social networking, emerging technologies, information literacy, information technology, media and communications, and many more.

Live webinars presented by scholars from around the world will be featured in Metaliteracy “MOOC Talks” that promote interaction and dialogue about related topics such as metacognition, open learning, visual literacy, media and news literacy, scientific literacy, transliteracy, global information literacies, digital storytelling, and STEMx. Some of the other presenters include: Char Booth, instruction services manager and e-learning librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library; Alton Grizzle, program officer in communication and information at UNESCO; Paul Prinsloo, education consultant and editor of Progressio: South African Journal for Open and Distance Learning Practice at University of South Africa; Bryan Alexander, researcher and publisher of Future Trends in Technology and Education at BryanAlexander.org; and Senior Fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), Sue Thomas, author of "Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace;" and HP Catalyst fellows Anthony Maddox, Holly Ludgate and Samantha Adams Becker.

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