Week of August 29, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] ADVOCACY IN YOUR LIBRARY PROGRAM ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Tue 30 Aug 07:30PM New York / Tue 30 Aug 11:30PM GMT / Wed 31 Aug 09:30AM Sydney Lisa Perez. Attend this session to learn about advocacy tips for school librarians. Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Another notable area of growth: the size of the report itself, which has expanded from 66 slides in 2011 to 355 this year , with the number of slides almost doubling in the last year alone. Or one could look at ed-tech companies that laid off staff: the coding bootcamp Galvanize , the analytics company Civitas Learning , the learning management system Schoology , MOOC provider Coursera , the education giant Pearson , for example.

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” Via Politico : “Partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement led to the displacement of more than 300,000 Hispanic students between 2000 and 2011, with most of those students disappearing from elementary schools.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep that MOOC hype alive. “ MOOCs Find a New Audience with On-Campus Students,” Edsurge claims.

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” Via Chalkbeat : “For Betsy DeVos and her former advocacy group, the future of education means ‘ personalization ,’ including virtual schools.” ” Her “former advocacy group” – although considering she spoke there last week, I’m not sure how “former” it really is – is the American Federation for Children. “After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter?”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019. In 2011, Ning was acquired by “lifestyle” site Glam Media for around $150 million. It was probably Sal Khan’s 2011 TED Talk “Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education” and the flurry of media he received over the course of the following year or so that introduced the idea of the “flipped classroom” to most people.

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“The Vastmanland court ruled Tuesday the Malardalen University ’s two-year program ‘Analytical Finance’ that Connie Askenback attended from 2011 to 2013 ‘had no practical value.’” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Hechinger Report : “ Virtual charter schools need ‘bold action’ for change, says national charter school advocacy group.” Education Politics.