The Second Year of The MOOC: 2020 Saw a Rush to Large-Scale Online Courses

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This was the year that more people learned what a MOOC is. As millions suddenly found themselves with free time on their hands during the pandemic, many turned to online courses—especially, to free courses known as MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses. million enrollments in 2020.

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8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Wally Clipper, has a great run-down on 8 trends you’ll want to watch in 2020: 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020. In fact, a study on Forbes found that global education technology (EdTech) is one of the fastest-growing segments today, and is expected to be worth $252 billion by the end of this year. From digital certificates to learning analytics, here are eight EdTech trends to look forward to in the coming months.

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5 Ideas for Teaching Students the Most Important Skill They’ll Need

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Massive Open Online Courses (Sometimes referred to as MOOCs) – MOOCs are readily available courses that are presented online. MOOCs are not an ideal way for most students to learn. 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020.

10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

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Twitter Chats, webinars, MOOCs, online courses, online conferences, virtual events, livestreams, Edcamps, Facebook groups, #Hashtags Find your hashtag community! Edchat, #Edtech, #Elearning, #ESL, #Remotelearning, #TLAP, #TESOL Twitter chats- Sites.google.com/site/twittereducationchats/education-chat-calendar Facebook groups, pages and live events Facebook.com/groups/search/groups_home/?q=education

How to overcome resistance to online education in Higher Ed

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The Open Universities were already a reality in the 20th century, and with the extensive use of the internet, the MOOC phenomenon has grown exponentially over the last decade. Read more: 6 Building blocks for a successful edtech strategy.

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What the Shortcomings of EdTech Mean for Improving Distance Learning and Schools

MindShift

Bold claims have been made in the past decade about personalized learning, automated assessments and massive open online courses (MOOCs). He jokingly sums up the learning outcomes of MOOCs with a simplified observation he calls Reich’s Law: . Despite all the promises of education technology in transforming how students learn, change has been, at best, incremental.

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Massive Study of Online Teaching Ends With Surprising — and ‘Deflating’ — Result

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New study in @PNASNews on MOOC persistence- 2.5 A Thread 1/ [link] ( @whynotyet , @emyeom ) — Justin Reich (@bjfr) June 16, 2020. The best work we do in edtech has a kind of tinker’s mindset to it,” he adds, meaning that teachers and developers make small changes to systems like learning-management systems and videoconferencing tools over time that gradually improve online learning.

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Implementing education technology by pursuing technology education: Professional Development ideas for educators

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How to learn more about edtech options. When it comes to professional development for educators, it’s vital to learn about the edtech options available. Read more: 8 Edtech organizations every teacher should know about [INFOGRAPHIC]. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are also excellent resources, offering free classes from world-renowned universities. Sample popular edtech tools. What areas of edtech learning should teachers focus on.

14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

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MOOCs are great ideas, but assessment and feedback loops and certification are among the many issues holding them back. And anymore, they end being the punchline of edtech jokes, somehow. Comparing an unsupported MOOC from 2008 to an in-person college experience isn’t apples to apples. Compare that same MOOC to a self-determined learner Googling topics or searching reddit for information, and suddenly it’s not so bad.

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

Linways Technologies

Data-Driven Results As an institution, the way you treat education and manage it is different from MOOCs or short-term online courses. As we said, it’s very different for MOOCs or online course platforms and entire institutions, and digitizing education doesn’t mean the same in these scenarios. An edtech platform that helps campuses to run virtually should also contribute to improving the student-teacher experience.

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How Linways AMS enables managing an academics institution digitally.

Linways Technologies

This sets institutional education apart from the MOOCs, or online course delivery tools. Edtech Education Higher Education academic management system education management Linways AMSHow the functioning of an entire Educational Institution can be brought to a virtual platform using Linways AMS. Technological storms have driven the world in such a way that extensive collection of study materials on diverse courses are easily available at our fingertips.

Coursera Couple Returns to Higher Ed With $14.5M to Recreate In-Person Learning, Online

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Parent builds edtech. Avida is the husband of Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller, and one of the first board members of the company that helped put the spotlight on massive online open courses, or MOOCs. Pandemic closes school. Students go home. Remote classes falter.

Free or Low-Cost Resources for PD in Distance Learning

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With so much uncertainty about the 2020–2021 school year due to the coronavirus pandemic, one fact remains: The skills and resources that reflective, dedicated teachers need to navigate remote, hybrid, and face-to-face learning environments are plentiful -- and ever evolving. " If you miss a session, you can catch up on the Global EdTech Academy YouTube channel. " The MOOCs are self-directed and offer videos, activities, digital forums, and other resources.

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

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tech firms, including edtech players. China-based edtech companies raked in more than $1 billion in investment in 2015, or 37 percent of global funding for the year. edtech companies can expect to confront special regulatory and infrastructure challenges in China, in addition to having to adapt content and design. So, based on the experiences of Coursera and other companies, what are some lessons for edtech startups looking to grow in China?

For Students, the Convenience of Smartphones ‘Comes at a Steep Price’

Edsurge

Recently, we asked Dintersmith for his thoughts on the decade in edtech, as someone who’s seen a fair number of sides of it. Ted Dintersmith : There was a massive gush of enthusiasm for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), with some conviction it would revolutionize higher education. Many colleges rushed to put in place their MOOC offerings, hoping to provide meaningful free or low-cost education to a “massive” number of students.

Former Pearson, edX Exec Raises $7.5M to Build AI-Powered Digital Courseware

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And investment continues to flow into the edtech space. While at edX Porter created the Open edX project, which has served more than 55 million learners taking massive open online courses, or MOOCs. Shrier and Porter are also CEO and CTO of Adit EdTech Acquisition Corp.,

The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

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But today, edtech is commonly understood to mean digital technology. So with these guidelines in mind, I’ve chosen six areas where edtech has made an impact this decade: Learning Management Systems. MOOCs. In fact, I think some of the biggest edtech trends have been rather. The Filmstrips of Edtech Like a filmstrip. Three types of edtech joined the “filmstrip” category in this decade: Learning Management Systems , MOOC s, and digital badges.

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Remote Work May Transform Higher Education. But Will Printers and Alexa Undermine Its Privacy?

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Plus: printers, smart speakers and privacy (oh my!) — all in this Edtech Reports Recap. That Horizon Seems to Be … Closer “Higher education may never be the same again after 2020, and that will be an exciting prospect to some.”

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. impetus for the number of startups investing in the edtech sector and technology releases by players like Microsoft, Google have given the necessary boost for educators to look towards technology to impart education for the future.

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

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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 just doesn’t think our current university systems and edtech solutions will get us there. He’s worried that, rather than advancing our human potential, many edtech companies and universities are perpetuating the status quo.

Beyond K-12: EdSurge’s Next Move

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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. Products: Our current Edtech Index catalogues mostly products designed for the K-12 community. We started EdSurge in 2011 by focusing on K-12 education.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “Why America’s MOOC pioneers have abandoned ship” by Jonathan Rees. “ MOOCs Are Dead. Here’s the latest one for the Class of 2020. Via Edsurge : “Why Your Financial Advisor Doesn’t Recommend Edtech Stocks.” Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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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.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Buzzfeed : “ Teachers Unions Think 2020 Is When They Will Defeat The Charter School Democrats.” ” In other learn-to-code news, the press release says that “ Mattel Expands Partnership With Tynker , Setting Goal To Introduce 10 Million Kids To Coding By 2020.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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. Pearson execs writing in Edsurge ask , “Can Edtech Support – and Even Save – Educational Research ?” Trillion by 2020,” says Campus Technology. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via eCampus News : “The 2 edtech fields with the most potential under Trump.” 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 Edsurge : “Is Edtech Worsening or Righting Inequities in Education? to 2020, to Reach $1.83 Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via EdScoop : “Two edtech champions to join White House offices as fellows.” 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? Via Edsurge : “20 By 2020: Quizlet ’s Big Revenue Ambitions From Third-Party Content Partners.” (National) Education Politics.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2013, on the heels of “the Year of the MOOC,” Barber released a report titled “An Avalanche is Coming,” calling for the “unbundling” of higher education. MOOCs are, no surprise, their own entry on this long list of awfulness. Cathy Koshland, the vice chancellor for undergraduate education, said Berkeley would continue to work with the MOOC provider edX to post open courses online.