iMOOC102: Mastering American e-Learning

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About this course: This competency-based, skill-building course will help non-U.S. students, first generation immigrants and foreign-born professionals better understand and master American e-Learning, as well as other U.S. virtual environments, for college and career success. To excel in American online learning and work environments, international students and foreign-born professionals need to know how American universities and companies use the Internet to organize study and work, develop and execute projects, communicate ideas, collaborate, and solve organizational and technical problems. By taking this course, you will learn how to enhance your cultural knowledge and assess potent…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: This competency-based, skill-building course will help non-U.S. students, first generation immigrants and foreign-born professionals better understand and master American e-Learning, as well as other U.S. virtual environments, for college and career success. To excel in American online learning and work environments, international students and foreign-born professionals need to know how American universities and companies use the Internet to organize study and work, develop and execute projects, communicate ideas, collaborate, and solve organizational and technical problems. By taking this course, you will learn how to enhance your cultural knowledge and assess potential skill gaps that may hinder your online experience or negatively impact your performance in U.S. virtual work environments. Throughout the course you will systematically review competencies required for online work, come to better understand common barriers for non-native students and professionals, learn how to detect and overcome competency gaps, and develop plans for self-improvement. We hope that you will enjoy the course and invite you to share your own experiences with other students.

Created by:  The State University of New York
  • Taught by:  Dr. Valeri Chukhlomin, Professor

    SUNY Empire State College
  • Taught by:  Dr. Anant Deshpande, Associate Professor

    SUNY Empire State College
  • Taught by:  Dr. Tonka Jokelova, Coordinator of Curriculum and Instructional Design

    SUNY Empire State College
  • Taught by:  Amy Giaculli, Coordinator of Student Services

    SUNY Empire State College
  • Taught by:  Dr. Bidhan Chandra, Professor

    Business, Management & Economics
  • Taught by:  Dr. Michele Forte, Assistant Professor, SUNY Empire State College

    Community and Human Services
  • Taught by:  Dr. Dana Gliserman Kopans, Associate Professor

    Literary and Cultural Studies
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Syllabus


WEEK 1


International learners in U.S. online education



In this introductory module, we explain why many international online learners and foreign-born professionals experience problems in American e-learning environments and how they can use a competency-based approach to overcome barriers and become fully proficient for college and career success. Your instructors for this week are Dr. Valeri Chukhlomin, Dr. Dana Gliserman-Kopans, Dr. Michele Forte, and Amy Giaculli. Guest lecturers are Prof. Xenia Coulter and Lorette Pellettiere Calix.


21 videos, 6 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: The iMOOC: What this course is about
  2. Video: Meet Alex, the Global Web-Surfer
  3. Practice Quiz: Do you need this course? Take this self-assessment practice quiz!
  4. Video: How this course works
  5. Reading: How this course works
  6. Reading: How I can contribute
  7. Video: Capstone Project (video and text descriptions)
  8. Video: Bonus interview: International students in American online courses
  9. Video: Alex: How does it work, actually?
  10. Video: The problem that we are trying to solve in this course
  11. Practice Quiz: Week 1 Self-assessment
  12. Video: How to use a competency-based approach to overcome barriers
  13. Video: What is uniquely American in U.S.-based online education?
  14. Practice Quiz: Week 1 Lesson 2 practice quiz: Barriers and competencies
  15. Video: Bonus lecture: The anatomy of a U.S.-style, student-centered, online learning environment
  16. Video: Bonus interview: A faculty perspective on working with international students in online environments
  17. Video: Alex: What do you want to know about the online classroom in the U.S.?
  18. Video: Classroom navigation
  19. Reading: Navigating the online classroom
  20. Reading: Important skills for online learners
  21. Video: Getting help
  22. Reading: Tips for success in the online environment
  23. Video: Student information center
  24. Video: Student services
  25. Video: Disability services
  26. Video: The U.S. academic system
  27. Video: Academic qualifications and degrees
  28. Practice Quiz: Week 1 Lesson 3 Practice Quiz: U.S. online education
  29. Video: Bonus lecture: The philosophy of American education
  30. Video: Bonus lecture: The methodology of American education
  31. Reading: Week 1 Learning journal

Graded: Week 1 Final quiz: Barriers to U.S. online education

WEEK 2


Overcoming barriers of technology, language, and culture



This week covers three lessons to help you address the key barriers of technology, language, and culture. The first lesson on technology will help you become familiar with the general expectations regarding the technological competencies necessary for your success in the U.S. university environment. Our goal is to make you an expert user of technology which will empower you navigate comfortably through your online learning program with ease, no matter the school or program in which you are enrolled. The remaining two lessons are designed to help you understand the critical language and cross-cultural factors that might either hinder or help your success as a student in an American setting. The main objective is to master the language and cultural competencies that are needed to fulfill the required tasks for efficient and effective cross-cultural communication. Your instructor for this week is Dr. Bidhan Chandra, capstone task facilitator - Dr. Michele Forte.


12 videos, 11 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Introduction to technology, language, and culture
  2. Video: The basics of technology for American e-Learning
  3. Reading: The basics of technology for American e-Learning
  4. Video: Getting through, obtaining information, using systems
  5. Reading: Getting through, obtaining information, using systems
  6. Video: Refining working skills
  7. Reading: Refining working skills
  8. Video: Using e-Learning infrastructure
  9. Reading: Using e-Learning infrastructure
  10. Video: Bonus Interview: A Faculty Perspective on Technology-Related Barriers
  11. Practice Quiz: Week 2: Lesson 1 Practice Quiz
  12. Video: Introduction to language and culture
  13. Reading: Language barriers in eLearning
  14. Reading: eLearning vocabulary and other support services
  15. Practice Quiz: Week 2: Lesson 2 Practice Quiz
  16. Video: An International Faculty Perspective 1
  17. Video: An International Faculty Perspective 2
  18. Video: Culture in general and culture shock
  19. Reading: Introduction to culture and culture shock
  20. Reading: Avoiding stereotyping and using generalizations
  21. Video: Some critical cross-cultural skills
  22. Reading: Some critical cross-cultural skills
  23. Reading: Basics of American society and culture
  24. Video: Conclusion to language and culture
  25. Practice Quiz: Week 2: Lesson 3 Practice Quiz
  26. Reading: Week 2 Learning journal
  27. Practice Quiz: Week 2 Self assessment

Graded: Week 2 Final Quiz: Technology, Language, Culture

WEEK 3


Navigating the U.S. academic system



In this week, you will become familiar with the U.S. academic system, concentrating especially on communications and the culture of online environments. We will look closely at the American online classroom and review necessary skills. Your instructor for this week is Dr. Dana Gliserman-Kopans, capstone task facilitator - Dr. Michele Forte.


13 videos, 16 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Introduction to Week 3
  2. Reading: Entering the American Classroom
  3. Video: Understanding the American Education System - A student's perspective
  4. Reading: Student Roles and the Learning Environment
  5. Video: The Role of the Online Instructor
  6. Reading: Faculty Roles
  7. Video: American Culture in the Classroom - A student's perspective
  8. Reading: Classroom Culture
  9. Video: Understanding the Philosophies Behind American Education - A student's perspective
  10. Practice Quiz: Week 3: Lesson 1 Practice quiz
  11. Video: Participating in Classroom Discussions - A student's perspective
  12. Reading: Addressing Faculty
  13. Video: Overcoming Language Barriers - A student's perspective
  14. Reading: Class Discussions
  15. Video: Communicating With Your Instructor - A student's perspective
  16. Reading: Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Communication
  17. Video: The Online Learning Environment
  18. Practice Quiz: Week 3: Lesson 2 Practice quiz
  19. Video: Online library
  20. Reading: Becoming a Better Writer
  21. Reading: The Varieties and Purposes of Writing
  22. Video: Evaluating Information Sources for Audience and Purpose
  23. Reading: Audience
  24. Reading: The Writing Process
  25. Video: Narrowing Your Topic
  26. Reading: Scholarly vs. Popular Sources
  27. Reading: Thesis or Claim
  28. Video: Your Research Question and Thesis Statement
  29. Reading: Essay structure
  30. Reading: Tone, Diction, and Mechanics
  31. Practice Quiz: Week 3: Lesson 3 Practice quiz
  32. Reading: Week 3 Learning journal
  33. Practice Quiz: Week 3 Self assessment

Graded: Week 3 Final quiz: The U.S. Academic System

WEEK 4


Navigating U.S. professional environments



In this week, you will become familiar with the professional contexts of U.S. working environments. We will look closely at employability skills such as self-management, problem solving, creativity, and self-directed learning. We will also examine how ethics, leadership, and teamwork skills may contribute to your success in the U.S. professional context. We will close the week by exploring professional contexts in specific areas. Throughout this week, you will be provided with example scenarios to help you get acquainted with the type of interactions that happen in U.S. environments – both work and learning. Your instructor for this week is Dr. Anant Deshpande, capstone task facilitator - Dr. Michele Forte.


23 videos, 8 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: What are employability skills?
  2. Video: Self-management: Introduction
  3. Reading: Self-management
  4. Video: What is self-management and its importance in online learning?
  5. Video: What is problem solving and why is it important?
  6. Reading: Problem solving
  7. Reading: Creativity
  8. Video: What is self-directed learning?
  9. Reading: Self-directed learning
  10. Video: Employability skills - An interview with Sam Conn
  11. Video: What is needed for new hires in the US?
  12. Video: How can you be successful in online classes?
  13. Practice Quiz: Week 4: Lesson 1 Practice quiz
  14. Video: Bonus video: How can you successfully compete in US environment and importance of pre-requisite courses for classes
  15. Video: Bonus video: International students in online environments
  16. Reading: Leadership in the U.S.
  17. Video: Leaders and followers (Case animation 1)
  18. Video: Leaders and followers (Case animation 2)
  19. Video: Leaders and followers (Case animation 3)
  20. Video: Leading and working in a virtual team
  21. Video: What are the competencies required to successfully navigate the American professional environment and what is needed to be successful in the US workforce?
  22. Video: An example of participation in a U.S.-based virtual team
  23. Video: A case scenario of a foreign national in the US: Is it an ethical behavior? (Case animation 4)
  24. Reading: Teamwork and Ethics in U.S.-based professional environment
  25. Video: Ethical leadership in the US context
  26. Practice Quiz: Week 4: Lesson 2 Practice quiz
  27. Video: Professional contexts in specific areas: Introduction
  28. Reading: Pre-requisites, professional culture and legal contexts in the US based work environments
  29. Video: The importance of pre-requisites
  30. Video: Getting acquainted with the U.S.-based working environment
  31. Video: How can you better transition to a U.S.-based professional environment
  32. Video: A case scenario of a foreign national facing a dilemma about seeking legal help in a U.S.-based workplace (Case animation 5)
  33. Practice Quiz: Week 4: Lesson 3 Practice quiz
  34. Reading: Week 4 Learning journal
  35. Practice Quiz: Week 4 Self-assessment

Graded: Week 4 Final quiz: U.S. Professional Contexts

WEEK 5


The final week: Capstone Project and course review



Whether taking an online course or taking a training module, navigating American e-Learning systems can be rewarding – but also very challenging.In this week, you will submit a Capstone Project. This project will ask you to identify a barrier you might face in this environment, think about the competencies implied in that barrier, and then create your final project -- a plan for improvement. Complete the Capstone Project peer-review assignment and the-end-of-the-course survey. Your instructors for this week are Dr. Michele Forte, Dr. Anant Deshpande, Dr. Valeri Chukhlomin and Dr. Tonka Jokelova.


3 videos, 4 readings expand


  1. Reading: Overview for the Capstone Project: A Plan for Self-Improvement
  2. Reading: End-of-the-course survey
  3. Video: Stefan Van der Vyver, South Africa
  4. Video: Iman Sedighi, Iran
  5. Video: Irina Zakharova, Russia
  6. Reading: Course Developers and Contributors
  7. Reading: Re-use of Course Materials

Graded: The Capstone Project: Your Plan for Self-Improvement

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