The First Massive Open Online Digital Learning Platform for Technician Education
In early February, Clemson University Center for Workforce Development (CUCWD) launched EducateWorkforce.com, a new and innovative online learning portal to help meet the needs of both industry and educational institutions. This learning portal brings new perspectives and opportunities for an authentic workplace experience compared to traditional technician education. It is offered by partnering technical colleges to help successfully blend powerful online and digital solutions into their existing courses.
EducateWorkforce.com replicates the structure of many notable Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platforms but will be the first specifically built for and tailored to the unique needs of 2-year colleges, consisting of both basic and advanced courses focusing on the needs of technician students. Also unique to this portal, a selection of courses will be offered free of charge or at low cost.
Ginny Hall, the Director of Digital Learning for CUCWD said, “we envision that this site will become an ideal way to develop and refine novel online learning experiences. Students will have access to self-paced learning tools or faculty may choose to integrate modules, eTexts, brief video lectures, virtual reality simulations and instant feedback assessments into their existing courses.”
CUCWD invites you to become a part of building this innovative online digital portal for technical education through exploration of this new resource, partnering to provide a dissemination tool for your technical education resources and integration of these resources into your educational and training programs.
– Student access to self-paced learning tools– Faculty choice to integrate:
- Specific modules
- Brief video lectures
- Virtual reality simulations
- Instant feedback assessments