Sloan Consortium Spatial Thinking and Web Mapping Mastery Series
The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is the leading professional online learning society devoted to advancing quality e-Education learning into the mainstream of education through its community.
I know of the consortium because it gave Penn State's MGIS program an award in 2009.
Each of three workshops is a week long and there is a three week break between each one for self-study and reflection. The cost: $599 and there is a certificate of completion. I found the online information incomplete, so I contacted Sloan-C for the details. Since I first visited the series website last week, a Joe Kerski video appeared, so I guess that answers my one unanswered question: Who is teaching it?
- Synchronous/Asynchronous? - This mastery series is primarily asynchronous. There will be 3 live synchronous sessions (one in each workshop in the series), but those sessions are recorded for those who are not able to attend.
- Workload? - Assignment workload is approximately 6-7 hours per week during each of the three workshops and 2-4 hours in each of the two reflection/application periods for a total of 22-29 hours over the entire mastery series.
- Interactions? - You will have the opportunity to interact using text, voice, and video in the synchronous sessions. In the asynchronous, most participants typically use text; however, we encourage use of asynchronous and synchronous voice/video technologies.
- Mapping Software? - ArcGIS online http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgisonline/features/free-personal-account
- Who? - Anyone who wants to incorporate spatial thinking into their curriculum either because the curriculum needs it or because you are attempting to appeal to a wide range of learners.