Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?

Edsurge

Large-scale courses known as MOOCs were invented to get free or low-cost education to people who could not afford or get access to traditional options. Duke University was one of the first institutions to draw on MOOCs in response to the novel coronavirus. Coursera decided to expand free access to a wider audience, for a limited time, so that they can make use of MOOC content in their teaching. Other MOOC providers are making similar offers.

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With ‘MicroBachelors’ Program, EdX Tries Again to Sell MOOCs For Undergraduate Credit

Edsurge

The nonprofit MOOC platform edX, originally started by MIT and Harvard University at a time when pundits predicted large-scale online courses could replace college for some people, is trying yet another new approach, launching the first of what it calls a “MicroBachelors” program.

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10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

“A key to growing as an educator is to keep company mainly with educators who uplift You, whose presence inspire You and whose dedication drives You.”

Today’s economy demands lifelong learning skills. How can institutions keep pace?

The Christensen Institute

How can education providers and companies bridge the gap between the traditional, front-loaded educational experience and the ever-evolving needs of an increasingly fast-paced and turbulent economy and society? . Opportunities also abound for companies.

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

Edsurge

Newkirk calls his company Acuitus , in hopes of encouraging sharpness of thought. He co-founded the company in 1999 with Maria Machado, who also got her start in the semiconductor industry before turning her attention to education.

Credential Blockchains Could Help Student Mobility. These 4 Efforts Explore How.

Edsurge

Colleges Confer Digital Diplomas Institutions including Central New Mexico Community College, Maryville University and Southern New Hampshire University are granting students digital diplomas and transcripts through the company Hyland Credentials (formerly Learning Machine).

A Case for Educational Innovation Without ‘Disruption’

Edsurge

And it eventually will lead to those established industries falling away and the new industries and companies taking over. The hype around MOOCs and other disruptive tech at colleges has faded. This is an amazing change, and the MOOC bubble helped accelerate it.

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To Better Serve Adult Learners, Eliminate the Barriers Between Work and Learning

Edsurge

Since these non-degree credentials are being provided by a wide range of universities, technology firms, online education companies and professional associations, there is opportunity for partnership across this ecosystem in ways that link shorter-form learning to degree pathways.

It’s the Dawning of a New Day in the Job Market. Here’s What That Means for Higher Ed

Edsurge

As 2020 kicked off, the U.S. Early reports indicate that many blue-chip companies have begun to freeze or rescind hiring offers to graduating students. Consistent with past recessions, many companies are being forced to cut or freeze benefits such as 401(k) contributions.

School Work and Surveillance

Hack Education

The company was founded in 1998 by UC Berkeley doctoral students who were concerned about cheating in the science classes they taught. Is it the vast corpus of data that the company has amassed — decades of essays and theses and Wikipedia entries that it uses to assess student work?

How to choose the right solution platform for virtual campus management.

Linways Technologies

Some of them are developing their own courses to train workers in the skills the company needs. Go with a company that offers great customer support. Take some time to analyze the morale of the company that’s serving you, and see if they will be there when your team needs help.

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How Online Education Went from Teaching Reform to Economic Necessity for Colleges

Edsurge

OPMs (companies that help build and finance online programs at colleges) and MOOC providers (groups that help colleges build large-scale online courses, some of which are free to take as a form of outreach) have given colleges new options to launch online degrees.

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Educational Crises and Ed-Tech: A History

Hack Education

Like a MOOC, but in the school gym. 150,000 a year to lease coaxial cables from Bell Telephone Company, for example. I was a guest at Desmos today. No, I won't speak at your startup. Thank you very much for inviting me to speak to you today.

How will we learn languages in the future?

Mark Smithers

The company Aldebaran Robotics already presented its NAO robot a few years ago, and it has been used as the basis for many projects, such as L2tor, a European project that seeks to use this robot to teach English or German.

Looking to Grow in China? 3 Lessons for U.S. Edtech Companies

Edsurge

China-based edtech companies raked in more than $1 billion in investment in 2015, or 37 percent of global funding for the year. Still, companies looking to do business in China face a “tangle of issues.”. edtech companies can expect to confront special regulatory and infrastructure challenges in China, in addition to having to adapt content and design. American edtech companies thinking of expanding into China must start by building the right relationships.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

The growth in the edtech sector is most pronounced in the entire Asia-Pacific region which is predicted to become 54% of the global edtech market by 2020.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

Edsurge

He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. He’s worried that, rather than advancing our human potential, many edtech companies and universities are perpetuating the status quo. What does it mean to be human in a digital age?

Beyond K-12: EdSurge’s Next Move

Edsurge

By 2020, 65 percent of U.S. Even as technology can help students, there are plenty of instances where it can also lead to dead ends: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) did not make it possible for anyone on the planet to get the equivalent of a Stanford University degree for free. Networks: The beta of our Digital Learning Network aims to link scholars, practitioners, institutional leaders and entrepreneurs driving change at their institutions and companies.

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

Hack Education

” – 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. The very next day, Apple shares hit $97.80, an all-time high for the company.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs. “Learning Creative Learning: It’s not a MOOC , it’s a community,” says the MIT Media Lab. “A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs ” – an op-ed by Class Central ’s Dhawal Shah in Edsurge. “Rethinking MOOCs ” – an op-ed in Duke University’s newspaper The Chronicle. The debit card (for teens) company has raised $8.6

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” (I’m including this here because all of these entities – Kushner’s family, the companies he received loans from – have education investments too.). ” (Learndirect is a job training company that has a major contract with the UK government.). ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOC news is now much more often “job training” news, so there’s more on MOOCs in that section below.

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Via Education Week : “The founder and former CEO of an online public school that educates thousands of Pennsylvania students pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal tax fraud, acknowledging he siphoned more than $8 million from The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School through for-profit and nonprofit companies he controlled.” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “Why America’s MOOC pioneers have abandoned ship” by Jonathan Rees.

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” Oh sure sure, this isn’t exactly education technology news, except for the part where Khosla invests in education technology companies and his wife founded the open education organization CK–12. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Buzzfeed : “ Teachers Unions Think 2020 Is When They Will Defeat The Charter School Democrats.” The test prep company has raised ~$8 million total.

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” Via Politico : “A complex legal battle involving dozens of debt collection companies fighting over contracts with the Education Department has essentially suspended the government’s ability to collect defaulted student loans , the Trump administration disclosed in a court filing on Monday night.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. Not sure why this is called a MOOC. Education Politics.

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science and student exchange programs through the end of the current budget cycle in 2020.” ” I’ll be adding student loan company Quiklo to the ed-tech dead pool. Via Campus Technology : “Digital credentials company Credly is adopting the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL), a common markup language designed to improve discoverability of certifications, badges and other verified achievements. MOOCs are out.

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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 the press release : “ Amazon Announces More Than 10,000 Employee Participants in Career Choice and Expects to Reach 20,000 Participants by 2020.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Responses to last week’s news about Western Governors University and the audit of its competency-based offerings: Via NPR : “Who Is A College Teacher, Anyway? Edsurge profiles the latest from Degreed : “This Company Wants to Help You Hire for Skills, Not Credentials.” ” ( No disclosure that Edsurge shares investors with the company.). (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ CSU signs deal to record, broadcast classroom lectures,” says the San Francisco Examiner. This prompts a “ disclosure alert ” – a new feature I’m starting this year to call out the financial ties between ed-tech companies. Ev Williams says his Web publishing company Medium is “renewing its focus.” Trillion by 2020,” says Campus Technology.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” An op-ed in Forbes by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Make Online Education Great (For The First Time).” Via GeekWire : “ Amazon Education GM leaves; company says it ‘remains committed’ to K–12 technology.” An op-ed in Techcrunch by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Blame bad applicant tracking for the soft skills shortage at your company.”

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Buzzfeed : “ Online Charter Schools Prepare For A Trump-Era Boom.” “These Universities Are Training the World’s Top Coders,” according to Fast Company , which claims the best “coders” (whatever the hell that means) come from the Russian Federation College, ITMO University (Russia), Sun Yat-sen Memorial Middle School (China), and Ho Chi Minh City University of Science (Vietnam).