Tight on Goals, Flexible on Means: Universal Design for Learning Empowers Opportunity Youth

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YouthBuild USA , a Digital Promise Adult Learning Beacon , is an international intermediary for a network of 250 community-based YouthBuild programs and schools around the country. We and our partners are committed to bringing the voices and experiences of Opportunity Youth learners (low-income young people of promise, ages 16 to 24) and educators to the conversation about learning differences. With CAST, we have created the Learning Differences Leadership Cohort of Fellows.

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When Personalized Learning Is a Logical Fallacy

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Personalized learning is not a product you can buy — it’s a set of strategies that teachers can implement, sometimes with the help of products that are designed to support those strategies. Personalized learning, adaptive learning, potato, potahto.

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US Edtech Funding Already Nears $1 Billion in First Half of 2019

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based online learning platform provider, raised $103 million in a Series E round. The two companies were also among the 10 companies that raised the most funding in 2017 as well. Education Technology MOOCs Workforce Training Mergers and Acquisitions FinancingThe U.S.

?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

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A single mom in middle America could learn to code from Google instructor. However, as more online learning companies raise their Series D funding rounds , and players from Duolingo to Coursera try to figure out sustainable business models, we’ve reached a juncture where we need to think about the issues of equity that come with chasing paying customers. Online Learning and Non-traditional Students. Connection-Driven experiences emphasize who you’ll learn with and from.

?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

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Designing online learning experiences is essential to training employees, mobilizing customers, serving students, building marketing channels, and sustaining business models. But I’ve come to believe that contemporary instructional design sits at the intersection of three core disciplines: learning science, human-centered design, and digital marketing. But they can also be creating learning apps, museum exhibits, or the latest educational toy. Share what you learned.

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How Teaching Using Mindfulness or Growth Mindset Can Backfire

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Because the brain is a complicated organ; it's embedded in social systems, in cultural systems, and it's constantly learning. You can't raise somebody in a closet so that they don't learn a language, right? What really helps you to become more creative is learning a bunch of stuff and having a wide, broad base of knowledge that you can draw from, and mindfulness isn't going to help you to get there. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Rethink Education Re-Ups Commitment to Edtech With $107.5 Million Fund

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But as some disappointed investors have learned last year, the actual market value and performance behind “unicorns” may be as illusory as their nickname. Since launching in 2012, Rethink has invested in 27 companies that serve a broad spectrum of learners and needs, ranging from elementary-grade grammar ( NoRedInk ) to college student success platforms ( Civitas Learning ) and career training for professionals ( General Assembly ). Venture capital for U.S.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. ” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”)

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” DeVos visited my hometown of Casper, Wyoming to give this speech where she spoke at the Woods Learning Center. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ California Should Watch Arkansas Process for Creating New Online Institution,” says Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill. The accreditor: the Higher Learning Commission. link] pic.twitter.com/XT9iGmcrJs — Jack Clark (@jackclarkSF) September 13, 2017.

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pic.twitter.com/ba4GY4Lc8M — Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) February 1, 2017. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” ” Research finds there’s a " global achievement gap in MOOCs. Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” Education Politics.

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Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “What You Need to Know About Race-Conscious Admissions in 2017.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options.” Pretty sure this is the best MOOC story of the week: “ Russian Underground Launches Online Courses in Card Fraud ,” Infosecurity Group reports. (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “That Hilarious Tweet About an Instructor’s Big Mistake? Via Tony Bates : “Responses to the Canadian survey of online and distance learning.” Parla.ai – “No need to spend money on teachers – I’ll help you learn English effectively and for free!” English language learning app Kings Learning has raised $2.5

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Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “ Trump ’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” From the press release : “ MOOCs and books initiative launched by Springer and Federica Weblearning.” Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned.

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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. ” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.” The Girl Who Drank the Moon , written by Kelly Barnhill, is the 2017 Newbery Medal winner.

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” Sante Fe University of Art and Design will close at the end of the 2017–2018 school year. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” " It’s lovely to see the big innovation from the MOOC startups in 2017 involves the learning management system. No mention that Lexia Learning is owned by Rosetta Stone. Education Politics.

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” 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?” Important thoughts here on social emotional learning and structural racism. ” “ Personalized learning ” equals cutting the teacher workforce in Oklahoma. Edsurge on “Bridging the School-to-Business Gap: What Public Schools Can Learn From Industry.”

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Speak Up, Speak Out! The Student Voices That Stirred Higher Ed in 2016

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Adaptive courseware. We argued about adaptive-learning technologies or interviewed senior advisors in the Department of Education, and wrote essays asking, “ Do virtual environments hinder democratic participation? ” “ Why adaptive learning? ” We’ve learned so much from the wit, energy and thoughtfulness from the first two cohorts of students. They’ve inspired us to continue and grow EdSurge Independent in 2017. This Mongolian Teenager Aced a MOOC.

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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 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.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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John Warner made the connection between Theranos and ed-tech in an op-ed published on Inside Higher Ed, noting the parallels between the claims about companies poised to revolutionize education, often made by those without much experience or expertise in teaching and learning and the claims that Holmes and her company made – claims that those with experience and expertise (biologists and chemists and medical engineers, for example) knew simply weren’t true.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the job training section below. A new project from the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel : “Reimagining College Access: Performance Assessments From K–12 Through Higher Education.” ” Via KQED’s Mindshift : “Setting School Culture With Social And Emotional Learning Routines.”

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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. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

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Larry Hogan (R) declared via executive order that beginning in September 2017, the Maryland school year won’t start until after Labor Day – a decision that prompted sharp criticism from school leaders, who are accusing Hogan of favoring the tourism industry over education.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Humans, the Latest MOOC Feature.” Education Politics.

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” Via The Indiana Gazette : “Parents and other school district residents reminded the Indiana Area school board on Monday that their dissent of the Summit Learning program hasn’t waned, even though the administration scaled back the program and put it on ‘opt-in’ status for the 2018–19 school year.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). The “adaptive learning” company has raised $23.5

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Congratulations, STEM folks and learn-to-code evangelists, for being featured in President Trump’s list of his 2017 accomplishments. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). I dunno… Via Techcrunch : “ IBM led on patents in 2017, Facebook broke into top 50 for the first time.” Subscription boxes for teachers are somehow “ personalized learning.” The English-language-learning company has raised $22.25