College Offers State’s First MOOC in Reading, Writing and Math
Broward College is offering “College Foundations: Reading, Writing, Math” — Florida’s first free, open online course in basic reading, writing and math — starting June 3 and running with several sessions throughout the summer. This is the first of three massive open online courses — known as MOOCs — the college will be offering this summer on the Canvas Network through a partnership with Instructure.
The course runs for four weeks, with additional sections starting in mid-July and another in late August. The self-paced, college-level course is open to anyone, anywhere and provide learners with the fundamental skills needed to begin college, or prepare for college placement tests such as the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) — Florida’s placement test for colleges and universities. The course also offers lifelong learners an opportunity to improve their basic reading, writing and mathematics skills.
The Broward College MOOCs are competency-based, allowing students time to focus on areas in which they need the most instruction. To promote engagement and learning, courses include rich multimedia elements, including videos, demonstrations and interactive self-help quizzes. Additionally, Broward College faculty members are available to advise or tutor any student requesting assistance. Although no college credit is granted, a certificate will be awarded upon completion. Register here.