Canvas has four new courses starting in July! Check out the details below – and be sure to let us know which courses you have selected!
Technology and the Future This course focuses on the application of theoretical approaches to the strategic management of technology and innovation. Concepts, tools, and process will be explored through lectures, readings, team activities, and case study applications. Major topics include: The importance of technological innovation Dynamics of technological change Factors affecting technological innovation and adoption Organizational strategy and strategic management in the face of rapid technological change. Required Materials: The purchase of an e-book priced at $5.99 is required. Technology & the Future: Managing Change and Innovation in the 21st Century Author: Peter von Stackelberg Publisher: Jericho Hill Interactive Alfred NY, 14802 Available for purchase here.
Discover your value This self-paced course provides participants with the opportunity to explore, assess, and document learning mastered through a variety of life experiences. You will be challenged to think holistically and critically about your skills, knowledge, and performance capabilities as they relate to college-level and professional-based learning. Participants will use social media to build personal learning networks that support collaborative learning and cooperative engagement. For $150, you may submit your experiential learning portfolio for review at Bellevue University. If the portfolio is awarded at least one credit, you will receive two credits for completion of this course at no extra charge.
Statistics in Education for Mere Mortals This short course will provide a hands-on introduction to statistics used in educational research and evaluation. Participants will learn statistical concepts, principles, and procedures by building Excel spreadsheets from scratch in a guided learning approach using short video-based tutorials. The course is designed primarily for two audiences: 1) educational professionals who would like to be more informed about how to compute basic statistics and how to use them intelligently in their work; and 2) first-year doctoral students who want a short and friendly introduction (or brush up) to basic statistics before taking full graduate-level statistics courses. However, this course would be useful to anyone who wants a good, short, hands-on, friendly introduction to the most fundamental ideas of statistics in education.
Philosophy and Film (Starting July 21st) This class will engage some of the central questions surrounding the human experience through the medium of film. Film is not merely entertainment, but rather culture condensed into artistic works created to reflect both who we are and what we want to be. Expect to enjoy thinkers such as Aristotle, Marx, and Kant; issues such as “Who am I?” “What is the good life?” and “What is the role of government?” and films such as The Hunger Games, Inception, and District 9. You will become more philosophically, cinematically, and culturally literate after taking this course.
Technology, Statistics, Self Discovery or Philosophy and Film, which of these courses will you add to your To Learn list? Be sure to upload your incredible work as the course progresses to showcase your learning and to perhaps make a new friend or study buddy via the Course Activity & Community! Happy Learning!