Open Learning through The Ohio State University

Open Learning includes learning opportunities through MOOCs and iTunes.Through Ohio State’s massive open online courses (MOOCs) and iTunes content, you have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge that could benefit your career, or inspire you to continue with formal education through Ohio State’s online or in-person degree programs.

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Current Ohio State MOOCs

The benefits of participating in an Ohio State MOOC go beyond the convenience of learning online. You join a growing online community where you can foster relationships and create interactions that are vital to the learning process.

On the Canvas Network

NEW! Introduction to Environmental Science Series

Earth's Environment: Soil, Water, and Air provides an introduction to environmental science, environmental literacy and the scientific process. Click here for more

Energy and Earth: Fossil Fuels, Alternative, and Renewable Energy explores the production and use of energy by humans and its impact on the environment, human health and Earth’s ecosystems. Click here for more

Life on Earth: Biomes, Climates, Ecology, and Evolution examines the evolution of life from simple single-celled microbes to the complex ecosystems that we find on Earth today. Click here for more

Foundations in Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare

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Open: January 8 - April 23, 2018

This course will provide a foundational overview of evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing and health sciences, including the seven steps of the EBP process as well as research supported strategies for implementing EBP in real-world settings. The course will be taught by internationally renowned experts in EBP who will share their knowledge and skills gained through decades of work with hundreds of healthcare organizations across the nation and the globe. The course will include lectures, readings, and skill-building activities.

Ohio Standards for Educator Preparation (Self-Paced)

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The State of Ohio requires licensure candidates to have general knowledge of specific Ohio Department of Education standards. The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University created this online course to help teacher candidates learn about these standards. What started out as a tool for Ohio State students has become a resource for many educator preparation programs across Ohio. We are pleased to offer this updated and simplified version to you and your students.

Peer Mentoring in STEM: Training for Mentors (Self-Paced)

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In the challenging and fast-paced world of science, technology, engineering, and math, it is an exciting time for new college students to begin their studies in STEM fields. However, it can also be overwhelming. Sometimes the best help comes in the form of someone else who has been in our shoes and can light the way.

This course is designed for third- and fourth-year undergraduates (juniors and seniors) who will be mentoring underrepresented minority students (freshmen and sophomores from four-year institutions or community colleges) majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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Courses, Collections and Podcasts on iTunes

iTunes is the world’s largest open education library, available at no cost in more than 150 countries. iTunes allows faculty, staff and campus organizations to share content with the world.

The following is a sample of the Ohio State content available to you at anytime on iTunes. Learn more here

Open Learning News

Crocheting and Online Cancer Course Helps Dalby Mom Cope

Global One Health Initiative Expands with Launch of Canvas Course Collection

"Science of Cancer" MOOC Helps Pique Interest in High School Classroom

"TechniCity" Open Course Pivots Online Learner’s Career Path

Have questions about open learning? Are you a faculty member considering developing an open course? We want to hear from you!