Free online courses allow teachers to receive training anytime

05/1/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Coursera has added a "teacher professional development" category to its collection of online and videotaped courses, allowing busy educators to participate according to their own schedule. The courses -- in development by Coursera in partnership with seven schools of education, plus educational institutions and museums -- will allow K-12 teachers and other individuals worldwide to take courses intended to help them develop understanding of topics, including the Common Core State Standards and blended learning.

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