Sign up for free online, open mini-courses – now on Facebook!
Holy Apostles College & Seminary has been offering free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) since fall 2012 through Edvance360. Beginning in Spring 2016, the college is converting all of its MOOCs to Facebook groups.
The reason for the move is to build on social media most of our registrants already use and design classes that log on to you. Every time you engage the course, you’ll be instantly engaging everyone else within it through their mobile devices and/or desktop computers. This kind of power will enable our MOOCs to become more dynamic and attract hundreds more participants in each course as friends share with friends the classes they’re taking. With this new platform, moreover, we can run more MOOCs at the same time. In addition to that, Holy Apostles plans to offer 50 unique MOOCs in 2016, with a new one starting each week.
To sign up, just click the “Like us on Facebook” link above, and you’ll instantly receive notifications of when each course is about to come open. You’ll simply be prompted to join the course group.
The notices will appear in your Facebook the day before each MOOC begins, and all materials to complete the MOOC will be made instantly available to you once you’re inside a course group.
For those MOOCs that require a book purchase, the link to the .epub version of the book will be on the main group page, and you’ll only be a click away from having access to everything you need for success in your course.
Registrants may participate in as many of the above courses as they like for free. Those who complete all the modules in each course will receive a certificate of completion from the MOOC Moderator for the purpose of receiving continuing education units from their education offices.