What have you learned today: COVID forced Mindshifts

I know that many of you probably have spent countless hours trying to figure out how to do our work with our current COVID parameters….some with more success than others.  Here’s another strategy for you!  How about instead of pushing yourself to adapt your materials to online delivery, that you consider seeing how others have been successful with their materials?

Coursera has announced several online certificate programs that are FREE!  Yep, quality online courses that for a limited time will lead to a certificate!  So, if you are sincere about figuring out how to get your materials online and available to the public we serve, now you have a new opportunity….see what others are doing and mimic their strategies.

So whether you have always wanted to learn Psychology First Aid from John Hopkins University, or How Things Work: An Introduction to Physics from University of Virginia, or Communication Strategies for a Virtual Age from the University of Toronto to name a few….here’s your opportunity!  Here’s the full list of free courses.  In case you didn’t know, these are some big names in the MOOC arena, offering their classes up for free until the end of May!

So ….now….you too can enjoy a stayEDUcation!  From living room learning to arm chair professional development…my guess is that you can find something that is just right for you!  My hope though is that you don’t just take the course, but you also take the time to analyze what they are doing and why, and what strategies you can adopt to put your own materials online because while the COVID situation is horrible….there are opportunities for us in Nebraska Extension to learn how to adapt and help our public move forward…the pandemic simply puts us in our clientele’s shoes!



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