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If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

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Yesterday IHE published an article about the “ inclusive access ” programs offered by most major textbook publishers. ” What problem does the inclusive access model purport to solve? And obviously, both inclusive access and OER are about solving the cost problem.

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George Siemens and David Wiley Join Forces for a MOOC About Open Education

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Since the New York Times named 2012 the year of massive open online courses (MOOCs), millions have flocked to platforms offering them such as edX and Coursera. The six-week long MOOC will touch on topics including open educational resources (OER), open pedagogy and practice, open knowledge and open research. I spoke with Siemens and Wiley about their upcoming course to get a few answers before the MOOC launches. Ekowo: Why this MOOC? It’s because they’re MOOCs.

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More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

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My recent post about the cost trap and inclusive access prompted responses by Jim Groom and Stephen Downes. Back in 2012 – 2013] I was impressed (like many others I’m sure) with how Wiley was able to frame the cost-savings argument around open textbooks to build broader interest for OERs. As Jim notes above, for some period of time talking about the cost savings associated with OER was an effective way to advocate for OER adoption, helping us get a step closer to the end goal.

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New Resource on Open Access, Pedagogy, Learning

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The concept of “Open,” particularly when it comes to Open Access, is something that we’ve written a lot about here at Profhacker. Sponsored by the AAC&U , it is “a connectivist MOOC” around open learning. Productivity Teaching open access

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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

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Digital Courseware 101: Edtech for Student Success : Rahim Rajan (Senior Program Officer, Postsecondary at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) will share solutions and findings from the foundation’s Next Generation Courseware Challenge, and how open digital courseware innovators are working to address issues around access and equality in higher education. It’s that time of year again.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) ” MOOCs looked – for a short while, at least – like they were going to pivot to become LMSes.

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” Via Edsurge : “From Neutrality to Inequality: Why the FCC Is Dismantling Equal Access and What It Could Mean for Education.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A call to rebrand MOOCs , from Edsurge. Mark Zuckerberg describes the “ Lessons in Philanthropy in 2017.” Billion in 2017.” (National) Education Politics. The GOP passed their tax plan.

The 2017 Global Education Conference (Online) Starts Today! Join Us!

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The 8th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) All Online, All Free November 13 - 16, 2017 The Global Education Conference Network's eighth annual worldwide collaboration on globally-connected education starts today, Monday, November 13, and continues through this Thursday, November 16.

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It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

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In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success.

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In fiscal 2017, the office was funded to employ 569 staff members, according to the department’s budget request from earlier this year.” link] — Chris Lehmann (@lehmannchris) November 16, 2017. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Are You Getting a Pay Bump For Student Completion? ” “Whatever Happened To MOOCs ?” “More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access” by David Wiley.

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Department of Veterans Affairs this week backed Ashford University ‘s attempt to shift its state-based eligibility for veterans’ benefits from Iowa to Arizona , likely preserving the for-profit university’s access to Post–9/11 GI Bill and active-duty military tuition benefits.” link] pic.twitter.com/XT9iGmcrJs — Jack Clark (@jackclarkSF) September 13, 2017. (National) Education Politics.

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niVz3ongY0 — (((Sherman Dorn))) (@shermandorn) February 10, 2017. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ MOOCs : A Postmortem” by Jonathan Rees. Meanwhile, Campus Technology offers “7 Tips for Listing MOOCs on Your Résumé.” — Jonathan Rees (@jhrees) February 10, 2017. ” “Scaling Educational Access ” by Mindwire Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. “ Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views,” says Campus Technology. Not sure why this is called a MOOC. Once upon a time, I’d have put Udacity in the MOOC section above, but I’m sticking this profile by RealClear Education here in the job training section: “Online Educator Udacity Adapts Courses to Changing Labor Market.”

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Via Nature : “One of the world’s largest science publishers, Elsevier , won a default legal judgement on 21 June against websites that provide illicit access to tens of millions of research papers and books. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Post and Courier : “ South Carolina ’s online charter schools: A $350 million investment with disappointing returns.” (National) Education Politics.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Here’s the headline from Inside Higher Ed : “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT ?” ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. Via Chalkbeat : “New York City’s largest school charter network, Success Academy , has won the 2017 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools.”

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” Christian school @BetsyDeVosED is visiting in her #trumpbudget ad doesn't accept special education students [link] pic.twitter.com/OYN49iCgrK — Jennifer Berkshire (@BisforBerkshire) May 23, 2017. ” Via WaPo : “Texas House passes ‘bathroom bill’ restricting transgender student access.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Slate : “ The New Diploma Mills.” The Trump Budget.

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The Department of Education , under the auspices of “transparency,” promises more access to data about financial aid. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ MOOC enrollment drops at HarvardX and MITx after free certifications disappear ,” says Techcrunch. Via the IEEE Spectrum : “How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong.”

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix – and LinkedIn.” ” There’s more MOOC-related research in the research section below. The Girl Who Drank the Moon , written by Kelly Barnhill, is the 2017 Newbery Medal winner. ” “Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley.

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” The test in question in ACCESS 2.0 , which recently changed how it was scored. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The LA Times asks , “ In this digital self-help age, just how effective are MasterClass ’s A-list celebrity workshops?” His wife is the co-founder of OER organization CK–12.). (National) Education Politics. US Secretary of Education spoke to ALEC this week.

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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 ”? 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. of courses use OER.

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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 real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um,

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… The state has until September 1, 2018 ‘to fully implement its program for basic education’ and it must have a plan for funding and implementing ‘by the final adjournment of the 2017 legislative session,’ the court said in a ruling written by Chief Justice Barbara Madsen.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?”

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The governor of Virginia has approved a bill requiring all public higher education institutions in the state to take steps to adopt open educational resources – freely accessible and openly copyrighted educational materials.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Education Next on “Interpreting the 2017 NAEP Reading and Math Results.”