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.”) Are any education technologies, for that matter? They issue a lot of press releases; technology journalists happily rewrite them.

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

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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 ”? Or, with its penchant for amnesia , has education technology already forgotten? MOOCs are not particularly "open."

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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year. It’s all of our loss, really, as too many in education technology happily reduce the potential of computer programming as an epistemological endeavor to a market for new products. I am committed to fighting for a world in which technologies – educational and otherwise – are not built for control and compliance. And it extends to education and education technology as well.

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

Edsurge

This article is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. EdSurge : What technology has been the most disappointing? To a large extent, though, the MOOC movement has proven to be a disappointment. Education Technology Technology Trends

Back to #EDEN

Learning with 'e's

It's a professional community of educators interested in technology supported learning. In that year I was just starting out in the world of educational technology, and I presented some of my research at the EDEN summer conference in Poitiers, France.

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

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. In a society that considers itself highly rational, highly technological, highly scientific, to call something “magical” often serves to dismiss or diminish it – or to dismiss or diminish those who do not sufficiently understand science or tech.

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

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One challenge for education providers is to decide whether they will support the desire of students to self regulate their learning activities using personal technologies. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 17 (3), 183-193. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 17 (3), 195-205.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. It’s not that paying for a piece of technology will treat you any better, mind you.). But new technology hasn’t made it easy.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Dr. Alec Couros is an Associate Professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina.

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. Standards, and New Jersey World Class Standards in Technology.

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Yale Announces ‘Blended’ Online Master’s Degree

Wired Campus

Students would meet in virtual classrooms where they would discuss course material using videoconferencing technology. 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. The companies provide the technology platform and marketing expertise, and take a large share of the tuition revenues.

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

Hack Education

I pick ten trends and themes in order to closely at the recent past, the near-term history of education technology. But somehow, folks – including many, many in education and education technology – still pay attention to Gartner. Virtual worlds in 2007, for example.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” There’s some Udacity-related MOOC news in the job training section below.

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

Bryan Alexander

Jim described it as a way to think through technology in order to empower the educational community beyond tech skills and training. Users had to learn a galaxy of technologies (DNS, FTP, etc). He also argued that metaphors of technology are the poetry of our moment.

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

Bryan Alexander

Jim described it as a way to think through technology in order to empower the educational community beyond tech skills and training. Users had to learn a galaxy of technologies (DNS, FTP, etc). He also argued that metaphors of technology are the poetry of our moment.

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

Wired Campus

But Mr. Horn insists that overuse hasn’t discredited the theory, which argues that established companies or organizations with high-priced offerings can lose out to competitors who take advantage of new technology, even if their products are lower-quality. Michael B.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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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

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” Via The Intercept : “These Are the Technology Firms Lining Up to Build Trump’s ‘Extreme Vetting’ Program.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Andrew Ng , Co-Founder of Coursera , Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course.” Impero Software has been acquired by Investment Technology Partners which paid $36.3 (National) Education Politics.

From EDUPUNK to ds106. 10Q: Jim Groom

Learning with 'e's

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. I think because I started to sound a bit like a fervent preacher when I started talking about teaching, learning and technology.

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