According to Wolf, there are three main goals for participants of the MOOC: understand the potential of digital learning in K-12 education; assess progress and set future goals for schools and districts; and plan how leaders and their colleagues will proceed to achieve those goals.

The MOOC will also separate into two parts:

1. “Where are we heading?” This will provide a global snapshot of digital learning initiatives. This first part will help administrators understand the impact on both what students need to learn and how learning can take place. Participants will also discover lessons learned from those who have digital learning transition well underway, and will develop a set of goals for digital learning for their own school or district.

2. “How do we get there?” This will help administrators begin implementation. Participants will learn elements of a successful digital learning transition and effective strategies for addressing each. They also will learn about processes and tools that help support planning, implementing, and evaluating digital learning. Finally, leaders will develop and action plan to meet their school or district digital learning goals.

“MOOC participants can expect each week to review video and text resources, watch Google Hangouts of expert panelists, and participate in discussions with peers and experts, which include guiding questions for participants for each unit, as well as a chance for participants to create their own development questions,” explained Wolf. “Two-to-three hours spent per unit is an ideal time.”

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