OPEN NH courses are delivered in four sessions each year. Each Session runs for seven weeks. The content is broken up into units, which are one week long. Units begin on a Wednesday and end on the following Tuesday. This puts the weekend in the middle of a unit, allowing for greater flexibility. The courses are asynchronous, which allows you to login and participate at a time of your choosing. However, due to the discussion-bnased nature of the units, you do have to participate regularly throughout the 7 weeks of the session. Sessions all have a Wednesday start date.
The facilitated courses in the NH eLearning for Educators catalogue are offered in several content areas along with instructional strategies and pedagogical practices. Some courses were developed by the original national partnership, while others were developed and customized to meet specific needs in New Hampshire. Still other courses are developed and maintained by EdTech Leaders Online, a partnership that remains from the early days of the grant funded project. To find out the specific courses in our program, see the Course Content section below. Click on a category of interest
to read course titles and descriptions.
online professional development options that meet your needs
Course Delivery Model
NH e-Learning for Educators uses a discussion based delivery model for our facilitated courses. Each course begins with an orientation week that allows you time to get used to the course delivery system (Moodle), meet your fellow classmates, and refresh your background knowledge of the course content. Following the orientation unit, courses continue with six weeks of heavier content load and expectations, emphasizing theory-to-practice applications. Course work includes online discussions, reflections, readings, and a final course project. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for 35 professional development hours that may be applied to their individual professional development plans.
Each course has a syllabus with 7 units of content and a final course project. Learn what each OPEN NH course will deliver for content and view the course specific grading rubrics.
Teaching Enhancement Courses
OPEN NH also offers courses that expand and augment your teaching practice. Courses in the The Teaching Enhancement category are not offered in the regular session schedules, but are run separately. These courses also have a separate registration fee schedule.
Plymouth State University
Participants taking courses as an individual or with the group option can also earn 3 graduate credits from Plymouth State University for an additional cost of $195 per credit* plus a $30 registration fee. In order to earn the graduate credits, participants must meet all regular course criteria for completion plus submit an additional reflection paper to their course instructor, who will act as the instructor of record for Plymouth State. (Graduate credit is not available for self-paced tutorials.)