Open Learning through The Ohio State University
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
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)
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)
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.
Calculus is about the very large, the very small, and how things change. The surprise is that something seemingly so abstract ends up explaining the real world. This course is a first and friendly introduction to calculus, suitable for someone who has never seen the subject before, or for someone who has seen some calculus but wants to review the concepts and practice applying those concepts to solve problems.
Calculus Two: Sequences and Series
Calculus Two: Sequences and Series is an introduction to sequences, infinite series, convergence tests, and Taylor series. The course emphasizes not just getting answers, but asking the question "why is this true?"
The Importance of India
India is an important player in the human story and is making a rapid return to center stage. Learning about India has never been more relevant to our lives and possibly our careers. This course, developed through a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Passport to India initiative, is designed to introduce people of all backgrounds and ages to India and its potential as a destination for study, research, work and entrepreneurship.
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
- AccessEDU Podcast
- Always Get the Name of the Dog
- 5 Days to Becoming an Online Instructor
- Introduction to the Science of Cancer
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