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

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The inclusive access model’s goal of reducing the cost of textbooks apparently reminded the article’s author of OER, because she includes some discussion of OER toward the end of the article. 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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SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

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Lessons Learned: MOOCs & Online Education in LATAM : Adrian Catalan (Innovation Lab Lead at Universidad Galileo) and Stephanie Falla (New Media Department Director at UFM) share insights they’ve gleaned as MOOC creators and course managers, and “why it is important to keep moving the MOOCs train and the journey to turn talent into skills in [Latin America].” It’s that time of year again.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

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MOOC – Massively Open Online Course (an online course which has video lectures, problem solving activities, texts and an online community of fellow learners). OER – Open Educational Resource (this can be any online materials that are free to use).

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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.

Recent & Upcoming Conversations on Open & Networked Learning

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The #OpenLearning17 MOOC has just ended, but the resources and blogposts live on , and the Creative Commons Global Summit is just starting. Critiques of OER and Open Education. Profession OEP OER open education open educational practices open pedagogy

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Contribute a Short Video for #OpenEdMOOC

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As you may have heard, my fellow rabble-rouser George Siemens and I are doing a MOOC on open education that launches later this month on edX. Yes, this MOOC actually is open – all the content will be viewable outside the edX platform and downloadable under open licenses so as to be fully 5R-able, yes, you can fully participate in the course for free, and. Week 4: Creating, Finding and Using OERs. Week 5: Research on OER Impact and Effectiveness.

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New Resource on Open Access, Pedagogy, Learning

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There are chapters that argue for the quality of OER resources, for the utility of Open Pedagogy, and for the transformational potential of these approaches and resources. Sponsored by the AAC&U , it is “a connectivist MOOC” around open learning.

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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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.” The Chronicle of Higher Education on the latest report from the Babson Survey Research Group on OER adoption: “Use of Free Textbooks Is Rising, but Barriers Remain.” (National) Education Politics. The GOP passed their tax plan.

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” A cartoon Mark Zuckerberg toured hurricane-struck Puerto Rico in virtual reality [link] pic.twitter.com/BEPfZesjF7 — The Verge (@verge) October 9, 2017. Zuck responds to some of the backlash to his VR Puerto Rico visit, FB PR is pressing on this as well pic.twitter.com/NzR93PHDys — Lucas Matney (@lucasmtny) October 10, 2017. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP.

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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 ?” (National) Education Politics.

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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.” ” (Yes, I’m tracking on this sort of thing as part of my 2017 “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” (National) Education Politics. Via Pacific Standard : “Government Watchdog Will Investigate Trump Administration on Civil Rights.”

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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. “Does Open Pedagogy require OER ?” Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ California Should Watch Arkansas Process for Creating New Online Institution,” says Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill. link] pic.twitter.com/XT9iGmcrJs — Jack Clark (@jackclarkSF) September 13, 2017. IBM wants us to believe that Watson is incredibly powerful – powerful enough, even, to search 1000 OER. (National) Education Politics.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Chalkbeat investigates the Indiana Virtual School : “As students signed up, online school hired barely any teachers – but founder’s company charged it millions.” The company is co-founded by Nick Ducoff, formerly of the OER textbook startup Boundless. My latest calculations on VC funding in education : “The Business of Ed-Tech: October 2017 Funding Data.”

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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 WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “ Trump ’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year.” The NAACP endorses OER. 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.” percent from 2017 to 2021.” Education Politics.

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” 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.” ” Let’s all point out how this article gets “the pioneers of the MOOC” wrong. Via eCampus News : “ Cengage launches MindTap ACE, an OER-based solution for higher ed.”

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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. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Slate : “ The New Diploma Mills.” Also related: Facebook’s auto-caption function is… not great pic.twitter.com/U23TkkCuYG — Mike Murphy (@mcwm) May 25, 2017. The Trump Budget.

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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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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. The business of OER. From investors Chian Gong and Jennifer Carolan, writing in Edsurge : “ Spotting the 2017 Trends That Fuel Edtech Innovation and Investments.” ” (No surprise, my review of “2017 trends” will be very different.). (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.”

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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” 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.). It’s 2017, and ed-tech is so “disruptive” that we’re still debating the LMS , a technology that is at least 30 years old (and that’s just if you date it to the founding of Blackboard.

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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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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. At the time, David Wiley expressed his concern that the lawsuit could jeopardize the larger OER movement, if nothing else, by associating open educational materials with piracy.

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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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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Education Next on “Interpreting the 2017 NAEP Reading and Math Results.” “ Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free – and Be Financially Sustainable? Edsurge’s coverage of Top Hat’s OER news is also in the Betteridge’s Law section above. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.