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Learning with 'e's

Let me list just a few: Smart phones and other mobile technologies such as e-readers; social media and social networks; touch-screen technologies; Web 2.0; MOOCs; and a whole host of other innovations have been birthed during this time.

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with 'e's

Self regulation of learning is thought to be a characteristic of individual students (Beishuizen, 2008) but increasingly can be contextualised within social learning environments. A number of collaborative and social networking tools regularly play a role within the average student PLE.

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. My students are all about social media. High School social studies teacher.

Live Tuesday March 27th - Alec Couros Talks "Open Teaching"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me tonight, Tuesday, March 27th, for a live and interactive conversation with Alec Couros on open teaching : the "facilitation of learning experiences that are open, transparent, collaborative, and social.

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


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.

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

Bryan Alexander

He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. One mentioned that their institution used to host WordPress locally, but is now exploring externally hosted social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc).

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” In 2011, Ning was acquired by “lifestyle” site Glam Media for around $150 million.

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Politico : “ Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media.” 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. Education Politics.

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

Bush ), and the invocation of facts, evidence, and expertise in political arguments (particularly those arguments on social media) is now interpreted as bias rather objectivity. The media? Or MOOCs even. ” As the New Media Consortium’s annual reports should serve to remind us, VR has always been “on the horizon.” ” “Modern pedagogical methods require modern media.”

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 'New Economy'

Hack Education

My work as a thinker and writer about tech and ed-tech – and one explicitly committed to social justice – has been profoundly affected by Seymour. “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. We’ve seen this before in the MOOC world. See: the LMS, the MOOC.