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Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Wednesday, September 26th, for a one-hour live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar on the "true history" of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with Dave Cormier, Alec Couros, Stephen Downes, Rita Kop, Inge de Waard, and Carol Yeager. I developed their MA in Lifelong Learning programme. Log in at [link]. Some of them are even still talking to him. 2005).

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Institutional “Fit” and Educational Technology

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Digital Higher Ed Instructional Strategy Learning Analytics Strategy LMS MOOCsAs more opportunities and solutions get thrust in front of academic leaders, they need to combine an understanding of instructional value with a sensitivity towards how these different opportunities will or won’t succeed within the institutional setting.

Notes: The Network Effect and Online Higher Education

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The Network Effect, sometimes called “Metcalfe’s Law”, is less well-known, but equally relevant if we want to understand how the unique… Innovation Instructional Strategy Learning Analytics Acrobatiq MOOCs:: The first and second instalment of this series on Internet Economics can be found here and here. :: Most people are familiar with economies of scale, which we discussed in a recent post.

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Over the next three days, delegates will listen to keynote speeches from a number of thought leaders in the field of technology supported learning, including Pro-Vice Chancellor of the British Open University Belinda Tynan , Maverick US educator Jim Groom , one of the leading lights of the Open University of Catalonia, Professor Albert Sangra , and veteran distance educator Alan Tait.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

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To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. MOOCs continued to increase in number and attendance. Whole-Class Learning is Here. We see this in various ways.

10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

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blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. I think many MOOCs (and MOOC providers) will struggle to find a sustainable financial model in their current guise. 5) What is your response to the criticism of MOOCs (e.g. large scale dropouts, superficial learning)? I think it is easy to be snobbish about MOOCs.

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‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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A researcher, theorist, educator, Siemens is the digital learning guy. He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. Siemens’ work is on the cutting edge of what’s possible in digital learning, but he doesn’t want to discuss the latest fads in education technology. Rise of the robots Siemens has both an academic and an industry perspective on digital learning.

Campus Tech 2016: Recognizing—and Questioning—“Inevitable” Futures

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In Boston, conference-goers heard how higher-ed tech will affect teaching and learning in years to come, questioned the values and assumptions behind those predictions, and learned predictive techniques to apply to their daily lives. Stephen Downes , senior researcher at the National Research Council of Canada and co-creator of the MOOC, began with an overview of the predictive process, saying it “isn’t magic, but it’s not mechanical either.” We’re only at the tip of the iceberg with learning analytics. Which goal should we strive for? Samsung’s Bio-Processor.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

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But I’ve purposefully called this series “trends” because I like to imagine it helps defang some of the bulleted list of crap that other publications churn out, claiming that this or that product is going to “change everything” about how we teach and learn. Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. Learning to Code. MOOCs. Education Data and Learning Analytics. Online Learning. Mobile Learning. Go figure. Ideology.

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How Universities Can Grow a Culture of Academic Innovation

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In 2015 the University of Michigan established the Digital Innovation Greenhouse (DIG) as part of the Office Of Academic Innovation—a group charged with fostering a culture of innovation in learning in order to reimagine the 21st century public research university. Part of our mission is to actively share what we learn across campus in order to stimulate new innovative experiments. We continue to grow our capabilities in these areas and more as we foster a culture of learning in innovation at U-M. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Online learning, or the teaching formerly knows as “distance learning” Will this keep growing? Skepticism about the quality of online learning could migrate to the general population. MOOCs? And the MOOC numbers look like they’re rising. Unless the worm turns globally, I’d expect planet MOOC to keep growing in 2016. Even academics.

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Why U. of Michigan’s President Says Universities Should Work to Transform Teaching

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The tools of data analytics have developed to the point where we can now mine this data and learn from our past experiences how to do a better job teaching and how to tailor education to the individual. A few years ago, there was all this attention to MOOCs, and Michigan was a leader in that. Where do you see MOOCs fitting in now? The whole MOOC craze was just fascinating to me. Also, our MOOCs serve as a bit of an advertisement for the university. What do can universities learn from the healthcare industry when it comes to innovation?

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. Look out for rhizomatic learning. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. MOOC providers will keep on refining them. TL;DR. Introduction.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs for credit ! FutureLearn announced that two UK universities – the University of Leeds and the Open University – will offer MOOCs that will be accepted for college credit. From IMS Global : “ Competency-Based Education and Extended Transcripts: IMS Global Learning Consortium Enabling Better Digital Credentialing.” For more on MOOCs for credit, see the “MOOCs” section above. Accelerate Learning has raised $10 million from Owl Ventures. population.

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Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 4

Bryan Alexander

” Here DeMillo changes tack from neuroscience (chapter 3) and returns to technology, but not very much to MOOCs. The focus now is technology for personalized learning, including data analytics. In fact, the frequency of treating alone accounts for most of the variation in learning outcomes…” Plug this into the digital world, and. 1966). 2008).

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The Future of Learning, via Museums #MCN2014

Improving Education Environments

The panel, Centralized, Decentralized, Distributed: Emerging Models for Online Learning in Museums, was hosted by Rosanna Flouty of NYU and panelists were Daniel Wolff of the American Museum of Natural History, Allegra Smith of the Museum of Modern Art, and Emily Lytle-Painter of the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art. I was bold. Those statistics cannot be ignored.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In related MOOC news, there's more on “ nanodegrees ” in the “credentialing” section below. The learn-to-code company Treehouse has launched “Techdegrees,” “a guided-learning experience designed to prepare students for entry-level developer jobs at companies across the country.”

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Mozilla announced it is handing the Open Badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.” Meanwhile, over at Edsurge : “A Small Liberal Arts School Becomes a Testing Ground for the ‘ Facebook of Learning Management Systems ’ ” Also via Edsurge : “Pursuing Academic Freedom and Data Privacy Is a Balancing Act.” Presidential Campaign Politics. ” Education Politics.

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The company behind the ACT on Wednesday announced plans for a Center for Equity in Learning, which will focus on helping underserved students succeed in college and the work force.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via Edsurge : “ Adam Bellow Becomes CEO of Breakout EDU to Spread Gamified Learning.” “Can Venture Capital Put Personalized Learning Within Reach of All Students?” It’s so revealing how this is framed – the problem with “personalized learning” up ’til now?

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. The Economist on “ The Return of the MOOC.” “ The growth of online learning : How universities must adjust to the new norm” is sponsored content on Education Dive. ” “ Harvard/MIT Report Analyzes 4 Years of MOOC Data ,” Campus Technology reports. Via NPR : “The Higher Ed Learning Revolution: Tracking Each Student’s Every Move.”

How a Parody Twitter Account Helps Decode the Hulking Educause Conference (And What to Expect This Year)

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Improving Learning and Teaching with Learning Analytics: What Do Teachers Want? Open Badges Update and the IMS Global Open Badges Extensions in Education Project with Brenda Perea (Colorado Community College System), Mark Leuba (IMS Global Learning Consortium), Anthony Newman (Purdue University), Jonathan Finkelstein (Credly). Sugata Mitra: The Future of Learning (Keynote). Cup of Gold: Designing and Developing a Virtual Reality Learning Space with Andrew Rechnitz (Southwestern University). Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Many New Ideas are Quite Old

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Faculty wonder if their jobs are being increasingly outsourced to MOOCs and learning analytics funded by the Gates Foundation. Now that I’ve finished my dissertation, I finally feel free to turn my attention to other scholarly pursuits. I feel an obligation to bring closure to the historical work I began a few years ago so I will be spending the next several months working with primary sources and reworking old drafts into publishable articles. After reading each quote, try to guess the year it was written before you continue reading. But how old? ” (p.

Online Learning Consortium 2014 – How We Discuss the Future of Higher Education

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I presented at the Online Learning Consortium’s Annual Conference today about MOOCs as a phenomenon, specifically my Delphi research done in partial fulfillment of my Ed.D. The room was interested in the presentation, and I enjoyed the opportunity to discuss the evolution of MOOCs beyond my research and how the expert Delphi panel related to today’s MOOC news when we were talking in 2013. It started with a Twitter conversation Tuesday night with Alexandre Enkerli and Mathieu Plourde about the MOOC acronym. enkerli @RMoeJo @courosa Battle lost.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix – and LinkedIn.” ” There’s more MOOC-related research in the research section below. ” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.” ” The Linked Learning Alliance is a voluntary certification program for California’s high school career academies. Adeptemy , an adaptive learning company, has raised $3.48