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Invent To Learn Hands-on Workshop before ISTE 2014 in Atlanta : Join Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager on June 28th from 9am - 3pm for an energizing day of “hard fun” as we invent, tinker, and learn how to incorporate hands-on project-based learning in the classroom.

Education's Online Futures

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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. Although no, to be clear, we are not on track for half of high school classes to be online or for higher education to be replaced by Udacity, and no, MOOCs have not transformed higher ed into some magical meritocracy.).

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” MOOCs are out. “ Big data could solve the college-dropout problem ,” says The Washington Post. ” Via Futurism : “ Global E-Waste Increased by Eight Percent since 2014.” (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” More questions about MOOCs in the Betteridge’s Headlines section below. And more on MOOCs in the credentialing section below as well. “ Is higher ed creating the next dropout factories?

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the credential section below. Via Class Central : “Analysis of 450 MOOC -Based Microcredentials Reveals Many Options But Little Consistency.” MasteryConnect acquired Socrative in 2014.). ” Via Chalkbeat : “Do suspensions lead to higher dropout rates and other academic problems?

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” Via Education Week : “Fact Check: DeVos Doesn’t Control Who Gets a ‘ Free Lunch ’ ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Education Department needs to better monitor colleges’ finances to prevent another costly fiasco like the 2014 collapse of Corinthian Colleges , says the agency’s Office of Inspector General.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Inside Higher Ed on online education at Simmons College.

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Meanwhile, the state has given initial approval for ECOT to become a “dropout school.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Responses to last week’s news about Western Governors University and the audit of its competency-based offerings: Via NPR : “Who Is A College Teacher, Anyway? (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” An op-ed in Forbes by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Make Online Education Great (For The First Time).” “Head of Savannah College of Art and Design was the top-paid college leader in 2014,” says The Wall Street Journal. Education Politics.