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.

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Keith Devlin from Stanford: Talking Media, Math, MOOCs, and Silicon Valley Money in Education

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In addition to talking about the use of different media to teach and communicate mathematics, we''re going to dive into some deeper conversations about the recent move toward massive(ly) open online courses (MOOCs, one of which he is starting for free this fall on math), why he thinks that "higher education as we know it just ended," the impact of the Silicon Valley and venture capital in education, and as much as we can fit into an hour!

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

In 2005, Joan Didion published The Year of Magical Thinking , which chronicles her husband’s death in December 2003, shortly after their daughter had fallen into septic shock and been placed an induced coma. I want to start this year’s review of education technology acknowledging grief. I want to start this year’s review of education technology sanctioning, if such a thing is necessary, our mourning. Or MOOCs even.

The Importance of Multi-Disciplinary Thinking

The Principal of Change

Rather than peppering the roads with signs, in 2003 he took all signage away. Rather than peppering the roads with signs, in 2003 he took all signage away. September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon!

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase. But, when the technology fails and you can’t take a breath no matter how hard you try, it’s called a panic attack.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase. But, when the technology fails and you can’t take a breath no matter how hard you try, it’s called a panic attack.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” Naturally I find two key features absent or woefully underplayed, namely technology and adjunctification.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” Naturally I find two key features absent or woefully underplayed, namely technology and adjunctification.

More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

What do you think the whole MOOC thing George Siemens and I and others was about? Beginning in 2003 and continuing consistently thereafter I have depicted learning resources as words in a conversation , and applied the logic of language to the logic of reuse. Needless to say, these students are not roaming autodidacts who, left to their own (digital) devices, will thrive and succeed as “free range learners” in a world of MOOCs.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” " It’s lovely to see the big innovation from the MOOC startups in 2017 involves the learning management system. I love this headline from Campus Technology , which echoes the wise words of Bill and Ted from their excellent adventure: “ Ed Tech Changes … and Stays the Same.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” For those keeping track of how great social media is for the future of education and knowledge and civics and such: “Last Year, Social Media Was Used to Influence Elections in at Least 18 Countries ,” says the MIT Technology Review. This group of older borrowers collectively hold $247 billion in student debt, an amount that has roughly tripled since 2003.” ” “Whatever Happened To MOOCs ?” (National) Education Politics.