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Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

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Another is the rise of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) or online instructional platforms like edX, Coursera, or Udacity. Although we may make much of college dropout successes, remember this: The biggest Internet Age success of all — Google — was started within a graduate program, as a Ph.D. Or it will affect higher education in ways that we cannot even predict from the vantage of 2016. Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama.

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

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raised more than $9 million in a recent Series A round , and handheld wireless sensor company PocketLab is now teaming up with Google to bring the pocket-sized lab equipment to the Google Science Journal. Currently in beta testing, KiraKira plans to begin raising a $2 million seed round in January—the same time it’s planning to launch a mobile app. Using a patented scanner technology, the tool allows teachers to grade assignments in seconds using a mobile device or tablet.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

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

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This is the last public talk I’ll deliver in 2016, and I confess I am relieved (I am exhausted!) ” – 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. His 2010 book was called What Technology Wants , as though technology is a living being with desires and drives; the title of his 2016 book, The Inevitable.

A Devil’s Dictionary of Educational Technology

Bryan Alexander

Mobile , n. MOOC , n. It seems to include little start-up companies like Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and others. A strange new technology, the reality of which can be fended off or ignored through the LMS, proprietary databases, non-linking mobile apps, and judicious use of login requirements. In the dark and satirical spirit of Ambrose Bierce , I offer the first draft of a Devil’s Dictionary for educational technology terms.

Hack Education Weekly News

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— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 3, 2016. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?” through-MOOCs program launched, its College of Business says it is seeing the contours of a model it can use to promote the university abroad, enroll previously untapped groups of students and attract corporate partners.”

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14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

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The definition of asynchronous learning helps us understand the need for asynchronous access to this content, especially when this access is not through a dated university learning management system, but something more authentic to the student, maybe even accessed on their own mobile devices. MOOCs are great ideas, but assessment and feedback loops and certification are among the many issues holding them back. 14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education. by Terry Heick.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ’” ( In related self-driving car regulation news : “ Google ’s ‘Cozy’ Relationship With Driverless-Car Regulators.” The startup, which something something MOOC something something, has raised $9.69 “Engagement” app Check I’m Here has raised $1 million in Series A funding from Jeffrey Vinik, Ronald Schlosser, and 500 Mobile Collective.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Pokémon Go generated more than $160 million by the end of July, hitting $600 million in revenue within its first 90 days on the market – the fastest mobile game to do so. They use cheat sheets and Google Search during exams. This is part eight of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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“High school students will be allowed to carry mace in the 2016–2017 school year after the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education agreed to remove prohibitive language and amend its policy,” the Salisbury Post reports. — Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) May 10, 2016. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). " pic.twitter.com/kOXh8OMeDE — Paul-Olivier Dehaye (@podehaye) May 11, 2016. Education Politics.

Removing the Obstacles in Education so Innovation and Academics Can Flourish

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If you’re thinking you don’t have the time, remember that your technology is mobile. For example, at Google, once employees are two or three years out of college, their grades have no bearing on their performance. (Of Of course, it must be said that if you got D’s, you probably didn’t end up at Google.). May 27, 2016 Accepting the Default?

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Here’s The Chronicle headline from then : “Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching.”) ”) Great reporting this week from Steve Kolowich on the UC Irvine professor’s run-in with the MOOC machine: “After the Gold Rush: MOOCs, money, and the education of Richard McKenzie.” Education Politics.

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“The UK government has published its 2016 HE White Paper, entitled Success as a Knowledge Economy: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice,” the Times Higher Education reports. And The Next Web headline makes for… something: “ Facebook and Google could be allowed to award university degrees.” “ Hail and Farewell to The Google Books Case ” by James Grimmelmann. Education Politics. “ U.S.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

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In order to reduce the amount of new content a teacher needs to make, YouTube videos, MOOC s, multiple choice questions and web-based resources can be combined. Although students study via an online environment, there are also segments of blended learning approaches in which students will come together in classes or mobile travelling classrooms. MOOC-style lessons, webinars and using open-access tools like Google’s G-Suite or Microsoft’s Learning Tools are all options.

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’” Online Education, Beyond “MOOCs” Via Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill : “The Remarkable Transformation at UF Online.” Via Google’s press release : “ Google and Bertelsmann launch mobile digital skills initiatives with Udacity – 10,000 Android scholarships available for EU developers.” ” No mention that Bertelsmann is an investor in Udacity, or that Udacity’s founder is a former Google exec.

3 Misconceptions About Innovation in Education

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There are a million ways that you can use google forms, but the ability to use “google forms” is not innovative’; it is what you do with it that creates the innovative practice in the classroom. Someone had to have a vision of what a “phone” could be, but when you look at the innovation of mobile technology, this has led to other innovations. “Innovation” is one of the most used words in education right now.

Crowdfunding Meets Webinar: How One Organization Uses Slack to Tackle Global Challenges

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Now that we’ve assembled international crowds of motivated, smart people online in MOOCs, it’s time to think about harnessing their collective intelligence to tackle these urgent cross-boundary issues. Some new online courses like The Active Citizen in the Digital Age from Stanford University are already moving us in this direction, helping to foster informed civic participation following the 2016 election.

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?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

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A 2016 report funded by the Gates Foundation found that in the U.S. Designing online learning experiences is essential to training employees, mobilizing customers, serving students, building marketing channels, and sustaining business models. The best and most digestible books I’ve found are “ The ABCS of How We Learn ,” a 2016 book by Daniel Schwartz and “ How People Learn ,” the 1999 foundational text edited by John Bransford, Ann Brown, and Rodney Cocking.

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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

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To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. Here’s what they said: 2016 was The Year of Video. They can be something everybody uses; that’s how 2012 became the year of the MOOC, and why virtual reality will no doubt be widely cited as the trend of 2016.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

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Then there was the infamous anti-diversity memo distributed by Google engineer James Damore and leaked to the press this summer that charged that efforts the company (and the industry more broadly) had taken to address diversity were misguided as women are biologically ill-suited to computer science – which is, of course, totally b t. Stories From Previous Years: Here are some of the stories that got us to where we are today: The Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2016. Beyond the MOOC.

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” Apparently the FAFSA will soon be available on mobile devices. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” These headlines just kill me. ” More MOOC data in the “research” section below. ” The Information reported that Rubin was “involved in an inappropriate relationship with a female subordinate while he was at Google.” Loss In 2016.” (National) Education Politics.

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. The startup was later sold to Valore Education in 2015 , which was in turn acquired by Follett in 2016 , which in turn shut down the Boundless site in 2017. By 2016, Glam Media, rebranded as Mode Media, shut its doors , transferring ownership of Ning to Cyndx. Amazon unveiled its new lesson sharing site for openly licensed materials in June 2016.

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” Inside Higher Ed takes a closer look at a game called Givling , a mobile trivia app “that promises winners a payout of up to $50,000 on their student loan debt.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Adweek : “ Google Is Collecting Your Data – Even When Your Phone Isn’t in Use.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.