MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities

Edsurge

The media started calling this space MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses, a term coopted from a 2008 experiment. The narrative in early days of MOOC space was around disruption of universities. Not all MOOC providers shared this narrative, but this was the one that the media stuck with it. He thinks that MOOCs may not have disrupted the education market, but they are disrupting the labor market. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

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EdSurge HigherEd Year in Review: Our Top Higher Education Stories of 2018

Edsurge

While not quite the “Year of the MOOC,” 2018 saw a resurgence in interest around the ways these massive open online courses are delivering free (and more often these days, not free) online education around the world, and how these providers are increasingly turning to traditional institutions of learning. How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching. The “Year of the MOOC” is long behind us. Education Technology MOOCs Higher Education

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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. 2008) Does a community of learners foster self-regulated learning?

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Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

Edsurge

MOOCs Recent virtual upstarts, MOOCs—massive open online courses—catapulted onto the global learning stage when Stanford University computer scientists Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig in 2011 came upon the bright idea of streaming their robotics lectures over the Internet. The term MOOC was coined by others in 2008.) Now in its seventh year, MOOCs crossed the 100 million learner mark, recently hitting 101 million.

Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

The data shows that from 2008 to 2012, the percentage of public schools offering AP courses declined from 79 percent to 74 percent, a backslide from the eight percent increase in schools offering AP courses eight years prior. Malkus found that small, rural, and high-poverty schools—that had championed expanding AP offerings from 2000 to 2008—were the leading cause of the subsequent drop in those offerings from 2008 to 2012.

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?Readers’ Roundup: EdSurge HigherEd’s Top 10 Articles of 2017

Edsurge

A Starter Kit For Instructional Designers When EdSurge columnist Amy Ahearn graduated from college in 2008, she had never heard of instructional design—let alone anticipate that she would soon have a career in it. More Colleges Are Offering Microcredentials—And Developing Them The Way Businesses Make New Products A few years ago elite universities were frantically jumping into MOOCs. New years mean clean slates, fresh perspectives and goal setting for the months ahead.

Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed–With A Caution

TeachThought - Learn better.

MOOCs are great ideas, but assessment and feedback loops and certification are among the many issues holding them back. Comparing an unsupported MOOC from 2008 to an in-person college experience isn’t apples to apples.

2U’s ‘Third Chapter’ Begins With a $750M Acquisition of Trilogy Education

Edsurge

Chip Paucek, CEO and co-founder of 2U “When we think about the trajectory of a learner, from college to a masters program to a MOOC or to a bootcamp, there is a lot of opportunity for universities to play a role across that spectrum and reinvent themselves,” Paucek tells EdSurge in an interview. “If

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. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. TL;DR.

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Wisconsin considers a massive queen sacrifice

Bryan Alexander

We’ve seen this from other states during the first few years after the 2008 financial crisis. This has not generally been the case since 2008, but is a possible trend to watch. No sign of, say, expanding distance learning, or drawing on MOOCs. Sometimes a campus achieves a queen sacrifice on its own; other campuses get queen sacrifices thrust upon them.

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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's Online Futures

Hack Education

Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn, for example, predicted in their 2008 book Disrupting Class that by 2019 half of all high school classes would be taught via the Internet. And then there were MOOCs , of course, and all those predictions and all those promises about the end of college as we know it: “MOOCs make education borderless, gender-blind, race-blind, class-blind and bank account-blind” and similar fables. Vive la MOOC Révolution.

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Deeper Collaboration Is the Answer to Higher Ed’s Challenges

Edsurge

Indeed, while colleges and universities continue to struggle financially, the dark days of 2008 seem like a distant memory for most of them. One early version of this new kind of partnership was used to build and deliver Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) through alliances like Coursera and edX. We’re closer to the next recession than we are the last, a higher ed official recently reminded me.

Why 2U Decided to Buy a Little-Known South-African Company for $103M

Edsurge

Since the company started in 2008, it has stayed focused on that one idea, and on serving only highly-selective colleges in the U.S. And it’s not cheap (and certainly not free, like the original MOOCs). GetSmarter also started back in 2008, and developed essentially the same model as 2U, except that it only deals with short, certificate-bearing courses (rather than complete graduate programs). “We’re

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.

Good morning Barcelona!! Jim Groom at #EDEN15

Learning with 'e's

He has set up a number of alternative learning experiences, but most notably, his MOOC on digital storytelling, more commonly known as ds106, has had tremendous impact on what we now consider to be possible with global, networked learning.

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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. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. TL;DR.

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American higher education politics just changed, maybe

Bryan Alexander

Then the 2008 recession and the 2009 death of leading education defender senator Ted Kennedy drove many Democrats more deeply into the arms of education reform. There isn’t much talk of shifting face-to-face schools to online, and no mention of MOOCs.

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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. 2008).

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The Benefits of a Just-in-Time Flipped Class

Fractus Learning

In his book On Complexity (2008), Edgar Morin identifies circular causality, of which the feedback loop is a type, as one of the core characteristics of the emerging science of complexity.

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?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

Edsurge

Yet, when I graduated from college in 2008, I didn’t know this field existed. Check out the list of global MOOC platforms curated by Class Central, but realize there are entirely different ecosystems of platforms that specialize in corporate training or adaptive learning. A 2016 report funded by the Gates Foundation found that in the U.S. alone, there are 13,000 instructional designers. Surely a lot has changed! Instructional design is experiencing a renaissance.

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

Edsurge

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. The value of a traditional bachelor’s degree has come under fire, as students are supplementing and customizing their education with alternative options like MOOCs, programming bootcamps and nanodegree programs.

Essential Reading for Technology in Student Affairs v1.1

Mistakengoal.com

It supersedes her 2008 book chapter “ Why Youth (Heart) MySpace: The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage Social Life ” in Youth, Identity, and Digital Media. Friedman and the rest of the uncritical MOOC cheerleaders) or dystopian views. A few weeks ago, I posted a set of recommended readings that I originally sent to a colleague who asked me what I would recommend as essential reading for understanding technology in student affairs.

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The new age of inequality and what it means for education: my January talk

Bryan Alexander

Face-to-face instruction was the privilege of the 1%, while the middle class made do with distance learning, and everyone else had versions of MOOCs. What does increasing inequality mean for American higher education?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us. There’s some (sorta) MOOC-related news in the venture funding section below. Because MOOCs on an airplane proved to be such an effective mode of instruction. MOOCs weren’t really MOOCs either. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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.). Michael B.

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Essential Reading for Technology in Student Affairs

Mistakengoal.com

Friedman and the rest of the uncritical MOOC cheerleaders) or dystopian views. danah boyd ‘s 2008 book chapter “ Why Youth (Heart) MySpace: The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage Social Life ” in Youth, Identity, and Digital Media is a must-read in this area. Last week, a colleague asked me what I would recommend as essential reading for understanding technology in student affairs.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). To borrow from Jello Biaffra, “MOOCs aren’t dead, they just deserve to die.” ” From Edsurge : “How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching.” ” There’s more MOOC-related news in the nanodegree section below. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Employment and Debt of 2008 College Graduates.”

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. 2008 – oh crap, we don’t have enough bandwidth for the phones in their pockets.

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Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

Hack Education

“The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future of teaching, learning, and technology. Perhaps with this data, the MOOC providers can build a map of professional if not cognitive pathways.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The Department of Justice , 21 states, and the District of Columbia have reached a $864 million settlement with Moody’s Investors Service over the company’s role in faulty credit ratings that led to the financial crisis of 2008. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ MOOC enrollment drops at HarvardX and MITx after free certifications disappear ,” says Techcrunch.

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.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ XuetangX : A Look at China’s First and Biggest MOOC Platform.” Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Presidential debate this week. Thankfully, it was the last one.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Just a few weeks after Daphne Koller ’s announcement she was leaving the MOOC startup she co-founded, Coursera unveiled “ Coursera for Business ” this week, marking its pivot from “democratizing higher ed” to “ training corporate employees.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Humans, the Latest MOOC Feature.” “In May 2008, as the Great Recession was just beginning, U.S.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Iowa City Press-Citizen : “ Iowa families foregoing classroom for virtual school.” Acumen “senior innovation associate” writes about +Acumen in Edsurge : “The Flip Side of Abysmal MOOC Completion Rates ? The suit against the for-profit chain and its American InterContinental University was originally filed in 2008.” Education Politics.