Coursera, K12, Inc. make bold moves to drive learning

The Christensen Institute

In 2013 and 2014, sobriety returned to the world of education and the luster of MOOCs faded some. similarly stormed through the early 2000s by bringing online learning to the world of K-12 education and went public in 2007. LRN MOOC MOOCs online learning virtual learning As I wrote about Coursera last year, although the company held intriguing promise, realizing its potential would require some big pivots. K12, Inc.

Back to #EDEN

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MOOCs; and a whole host of other innovations have been birthed during this time. In 2007 I was awarded a Fellowship, and a decade later in 2017 I was given the honour of being named a senior fellow of EDEN. Bruges Distance Education e-readers EDEN Gilly Salmon learning MOOCs Sally Reynolds smartphone social media social network TechnologyImage from Pixabay EDEN - the European Distance and E-learning Network - is my spiritual home. Where is EDEN, you may ask? It's everywhere.

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Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

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Hase and Kenyon’s (2007) conceptualisation of self determined learning - or heutagogy - places the emphasis on non-linear, self-directed forms of learning, and embraces both formal and informal education contexts. The ethos of heutagogy extends to learner choice, where students can create their own programmes of study, a feature often seen in the loose and unstructured aspects of some Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

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If we know better, we have to do better. #IMMOOC

The Principal of Change

But compare it to when the first iPhone came out and some people were saying it was one of the best inventions of that year (2007). September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon! I was inspired by this post from Brady Venables , and especially this paragraph: My biggest pet peeve is when I hear people speak of wanting to provide students the same education they received. This is a crime.

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For Students, the Convenience of Smartphones ‘Comes at a Steep Price’

Edsurge

Ted Dintersmith : There was a massive gush of enthusiasm for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), with some conviction it would revolutionize higher education. To a large extent, though, the MOOC movement has proven to be a disappointment.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The Center has run a course for undergraduates since 2007 and has since expanded into secondary schools by hosting summer teacher-training workshops and making course materials available online through its Digital Resource Center. In January, they plan to launch a massive online open course (aka a MOOC) called Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens. Northport, N.Y.,

Yale Announces ‘Blended’ Online Master’s Degree

Wired Campus

In 2007 it became one of the first elite institutions to post lecture videos online at no charge. In 2013 it joined with Coursera and started building MOOCs. Yale University is creating a master’s program that will hold many courses online, continuing the Ivy League institution’s foray into “blended” learning. The online program, to be offered by the Yale School of Medicine, would aim to replicate its residential program for training physicians’ assistants.

The Role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Making Education Available to All

A Principal's Reflections

OER ranges from highly structured college courses (MOOCs) to less structured curricula from colleges and other institutes of learning (OpenCourseWare a/k/a OCW), to free online textbooks, and everything in between. Since 2007 she has been engaged in making free textbooks available to college students all across the country through PIRG’s “Make Textbooks Affordable” project.

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A Top Proponent of Higher-Ed Disruption Moves to Put His Theories Into Practice

Wired Campus

” (Of course, it could also be argued that it wasn’t for-profit colleges or other early adopters that disrupted the status quo and made distance education more acceptable to the mainstream of higher education; it was elite institutions that embraced MOOCs.). In higher education, at least, Mr. Horn is probably better known than his organization, which he helped found in 2007. Michael B.

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Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

In 2007 Jon Udell made this argument in an Educause podcast, addressing non-educational data ( link ). He criticized the allure of universal solutions and totalizing narratives (the LMS, the MOOC). On March 30 we had Jim Groom as our Future Trends Forum guest. Discussion was very rapid, so watch and listen to the recording below, and/or read my notes, with a pile of links therein. Twitter activity during the hour was also very energetic, so I Storified it. And Jim blogged about it.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

In 2007 Jon Udell made this argument in an Educause podcast, addressing non-educational data ( link ). He criticized the allure of universal solutions and totalizing narratives (the LMS, the MOOC). On March 30 we had Jim Groom as our Future Trends Forum guest. Discussion was very rapid, so watch and listen to the recording below, and/or read my notes, with a pile of links therein. Twitter activity during the hour was also very energetic, so I Storified it. And Jim blogged about it.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

” – that’s Sebastian Thrun, best known perhaps for his work at Google on the self-driving car and as a co-founder of the MOOC (massive open online course) startup Udacity. Virtual worlds in 2007, for example. 2007 – the phones in their pockets. This talk was delivered at Virginia Commonwealth University today as part of a seminar co-sponsored by the Departments of English and Sociology. The slides are also available here.

Education Technology and the Promise of 'Free' and 'Open'

Hack Education

The Rebranding of MOOCs. Remember 2012 , “ The Year of the MOOC? Remember in 2012 when the media wrote about MOOCs with such frenzy, parroting all these marketing claims and more and predicting that MOOCs were poised to “ end the era of expensive higher education ”? Along the way, most of the predictions and promises have been broken: Attending a MOOC now often costs money ; receiving a certificate certainly costs money.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) ” MOOCs looked – for a short while, at least – like they were going to pivot to become LMSes. This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.”

From EDUPUNK to ds106. 10Q: Jim Groom

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As for the title Reverend, I was given that nickname by Chip German (then CIO of University of Mary Washington) back in 2006 or 2007. Don''t get me wrong, it wasn''t like MOOCs or anything, but it was a pretty strong response from a simple blog post. What is the secret behind the success of MOOCs? Not sure MOOCs are a success, do we have any real sense of that? I am not a fan of the MOOC as they''re sold by Coursera, Udacity, and the like.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try To Be An OPM : Conversion of for-profits and MOOCs.” ” There’s some Udacity-related MOOC news in the job training section below. ” From the NCES : “Changes in Bullying Victimization and Hate-Related Words at School Since 2007.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Here’s a science textbook I was assigned at his school in 2007. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” ” Research finds there’s a " global achievement gap in MOOCs. Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” Education Politics. “Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos ?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Bresch had previously been involved in another education-related scandal when, in 2007, it was revealed she had been awarded an MBA by West Virginia University even though she’d only completed half of the required credits. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “Why America’s MOOC pioneers have abandoned ship” by Jonathan Rees. “ MOOCs Are Dead. Education Politics.

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

Or MOOCs even. VR appeared in some of the earliest Horizon Reports for example, with the 2007 report positing that virtual worlds would be adopted by higher ed institutions within two to three years' time; funnily enough, the 2016 report offers the same outlook: we’re still two to three years out from widespread adoption of VR. This is part one of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

“Hardly Anyone Wants to Take a Liberal Arts MOOC,” Edsurge informed its readers in February. According to the latest jobs report , unemployment in the US is at 4.6%, the lowest since 2007. ” MOOC startups like Udacity and Coursera have also rebranded to target this particular post-secondary technical training market. We’ve seen this before in the MOOC world. See: the LMS, the MOOC.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Andrew Ng , Co-Founder of Coursera , Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course.” ” Via Campus Technology : “This academic year, the average cost of college students’ required course materials dropped to $579, down from $602 last year and $701 in 2007–2008, according to a new report from the National Association of College Stores.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2013, on the heels of “the Year of the MOOC,” Barber released a report titled “An Avalanche is Coming,” calling for the “unbundling” of higher education. MOOCs are, no surprise, their own entry on this long list of awfulness.

Education Technology and the 'New' For-Profit Higher Education

Hack Education

” But by mid–2007 much of the work that had gone into creating high quality online business courses – by Vogel and other professors – had been ditched to focus on “ get rich quick ” schemes. Funnily enough, many of the very publications who consistently made fun of the offerings from Trump University rarely offer any critical analysis of the structure or content of MOOCs or coding bootcamps.