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Five-Minute MBS Direct Email Courses Now Available

Posted by Jason Smallheer on May 3, 2017 5:30:00 AM
Topics: digital content, Higher Ed, administration, k12

MBS Direct offers free email courses on today’s key topics in education. Understanding you have a tight schedule, the information is delivered daily in small, digestible emails, each taking no more than five minutes to read.

Five-Minute MBS Direct Email Courses Now Available

MBS Direct Digital Senior Digital Consultant Carrie Watkins said the email courses offer a unique benefit to the busy administrator.

“We know our school partners want to know about changes in the course materials industry, but they often don't have time to research topics on their own,” Watkins said. “The email courses provide an easy, bite-sized way to learn about topics impacting course material decisions.”

Benefit to administrators

Watkins said the course materials industry changes rapidly, and the email courses were designed to offer information without the time challenges of a webinar. Having a tight schedule herself, she was inspired by an email course she took.

“After loving a few courses I took on Highbrow, and how easy it was to read a single email a day on something I was interested in — or hold it in my inbox until the next day if I was busy, I thought this might be a good option for our partner schools as well,” Watkins said.

Each course is a high overview of a topic, and with less than 600 words, there are broad details about a variety of topics not complicated details.

“For the course on Open Educational Resources, for example, we talk about the definition and history of OER,” Watkins said. “We also provide a list of repositories where faculty can find material.”  

Courses currently available cover:

What can be expected

More courses will be added to the current collection, each focusing on a specific key topic in the educational space.


About Jason Smallheer

Jason Smallheer worked for MBS from 2016 to 2017. His diverse career includes freelance work, broadcast radio and ski resort marketing. He has a passion for sharing ideas, helping businesses grow and professional development. When not expressing himself through writing, he enjoys time with his family and being outside doing anything that can result in scuffed knees and dirty clothes.

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