Course Ideas for Teachers?

Lately at work I’ve been trying to brainstorm ideas for potential future online courses. Our audience is mostly practicing K-12 teachers. Our courses are fully online, offered through several colleges in the U.S. They are mostly asynchronous, although some synchronous group work might be possible through a tool like YackPack or Skype.

A few weeks ago, finished a new course on read/write web tools for teachers (blogs, wikis, podcasts, plus some connectivism and other media). I’m now getting started on a course about online primary sources (you’ll see a whole slew of resources I’ve tagged for myself in my bookmarks posting today).

We’re focused mostly on technology-based courses right now, but certainly other topics are possible too. I’m curious to hear if anyone out there has any ideas, especially if you are currently a teacher. What are you interested in? What would be helpful to you? I have some of my own ideas, but I don’t want to bias anyone towards my thoughts. Feel free to suggest something even if you have no clue how it would work in an online environment. I can be creative. 🙂

Thanks in advance for your help and ideas!

Update: Whoops! I suppose it might help if I told you we’re looking at masters of education courses. Too many things were going on in my brain at the same time…

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2 thoughts on “Course Ideas for Teachers?

  1. I would like to add that several courses I’ve mentioned are online courses at TC. You can check the Intensive Summer Teacher Education Programs at

  2. I’m just brainstorming here:
    Web Design for Educators
    E-learning for Educators
    Emerging Issues for Educational Technology and Media Specialists
    Learning Applications for the iPod and Handheld Computers
    Virtual Worlds for Educators
    Leadership and Ed. Technology
    Intro to Technology Integration
    How to Use the Internet in Classroom
    Hypermedia and Education
    Computers, Problem Solving and Cooperative Learning
    Instructional Design of Educational Technology
    Computer Mediated Communication
    Intelligent Computer-Assisted Instruction
    Online Research
    Instructional Games
    Problem-Solving Software
    Web-Based Learning Activities

    Could you please post your ideas?

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