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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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?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.

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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

?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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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. After pointing out that many of the folks who are investigating “personalized learning”—including both MindWires and EdSurge—have received grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the article goes on to quote grantee after grantee saying variations of the same thing: “Meh.

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.”) million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

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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“Researchers say removal of an IRS tool for financial aid applicants may have slowed FAFSA submissions, while college aid groups warn that affected students could already be losing out on aid,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” 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.”

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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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Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “ Trump ’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ Education Department relaxes financial aid process in the absence of IRS tool.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” “How Can VR be Used for Learning?” 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.” ” Via Education Week : “New Tool Alerts Teachers When Students Give Up on Tests.” “This Machine Learning-Powered Software Teaches Kids To Be Better Writers,” Fast Company claims.

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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.

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

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Adaptive courseware. Such are the tools that many education entrepreneurs are building—and which educators are increasingly adopting—to improve outcomes for students. Students often lack a voice in shaping the institutions they attend and the broader narrative around how programs, tools and services can better support their increasingly diverse needs. We’ve learned so much from the wit, energy and thoughtfulness from the first two cohorts of students.

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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. Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. You can learn anything online, Siegler argued.

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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”). In related MOOC news, there's more on “ nanodegrees ” in the “credentialing” section below. ” [Insert Course Signals learning analytics joke here.].

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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