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. MOOCs. As always, education is changing.

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Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?

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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

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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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It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

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The primary trends identified by the team were: adaptive learning, open education resources (OER), gamification and game-based learning, MOOCs, LMS and interoperability, mobile devices, and design.

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2020 Educational resourcesIn today's post we want to bring your attention to this excellent educational resource that, we believe, should definitely make it into your digital teaching toolkit. Open Culture, for those of you.read more.

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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!

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

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This would especially help individuals in the ultra-modular gig economy, who aren’t linked to one employer for long periods of time and may cobble together their education through multiple sources like bootcamps and MOOCs. The shelf life of skills is shortening in today’s workforce.

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.

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Ideas for Doing PD Learning from Home

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Coursera Raises $130 Million as Colleges Turn to Online Courses for the Fall

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education technology company in 2020. Founded in 2012 by two Stanford University professors, Coursera was one of a trio of startups that spearheaded the hype around massive open online courses, or MOOCs, for short.

COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Digital Blending of Working and Learning

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Major employers are embracing libraries of video and MOOC courses, tuition-assistance programs for online courses, and bootcamps focused on tech skills (which have themselves moved online).

Remote Learning Begs the Question: Must Lectures Be So Long?

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In my 2014 book “ MOOCS Essentials ,” I reflected on each aspect of the residential learning process and how developers of massive open online courses were trying to replicate those experiences virtually, or come up with ways to keep students engaged without direct teacher-student interaction.

The Case For Shutting Schools Down Instead of Moving Classes Online

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But over the last 10 years we’ve deployed online learning at a massive scale in K-12 schools, colleges, through large-scale MOOCs, etc. In MOOCs, we found that students whose parents didn’t earn a BA were more likely to drop out than students whose parents have a BA.

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

Neo LMS

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are also excellent resources, offering free classes from world-renowned universities. Technology plays a prominent role in the modern classroom. Students use laptops, tablets, and myriad software to complete in-class work and at-home assignments.

OPINION: When it comes to liberal-arts education, online learning changes only the tools

The Hechinger Report

Will the 2020 coronavirus pandemic change that? For me, it was pretty easy to imagine how I’d supplement the online pre-recorded lectures from my MOOC with discussions with Wesleyan students on the Zoom platform. “Nothing ever changes in academia,” the refrain goes.

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

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Large-scale online courses called MOOCs (massive open online courses), for instance, were touted as possible low-cost replacements for residential colleges , but proved to have completion rates of less than 10%. This story was published in partnership with The Moonshot Catalog.

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

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The institution has hosted a national forum and virtual conference and produced a MOOC and a book exploring the potential uses of blockchain technology in the field of information systems.

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. Comparing an unsupported MOOC from 2008 to an in-person college experience isn’t apples to apples. 14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education. by Terry Heick.

A Case for Educational Innovation Without ‘Disruption’

Edsurge

That certainly has been a narrative of anxiety in higher education where existing institutions have been threatened by the technology industry, or by MOOCs, or by some other startup that will come in and potentially replace them. We’re in a time of discovery when it comes to teaching.

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

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Recently, Coursera announced a modular MOOC-based bachelor’s degree with the University of North Texas, and edX is experimenting with “ MicroBachelors ” programs as pathways to degrees.

An overview of Outcome-Based Assessment strategies by Dr. Neelakantan P. C.

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MOOCs, rubrics, open-ended questions, open-book examinations, etc. The Discuss Education BarCamp was a gathering of educators, academicians, and education enthusiasts to discuss about teaching-learning, learning theories, and ways to improve learning.

How a Pandemic Could Change Higher Education

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The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a cloud of uncertainty over higher education. Colleges around the country have shut down and moved teaching online, and no one knows when it will be safe to reopen and resume normal operations.

How Colleges Can Help Educate the 40-Million-Plus Newly Unemployed

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But Barrett said that these days students have plenty of new educational options that are high quality, including low-cost microcredentials from MOOC providers like Coursera, edX and Udacity. “It

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

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As 2020 kicked off, the U.S. MOOC catalog site Class Central has reported a 900 percent spike in traffic , and course enrollment has surged at Coursera. job market was the strongest in 50 years , and the economy had seen a record 113-month streak of job creation.

Why Education Is a ‘Wicked Problem’ for Learning Engineers to Solve

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A lot of people have recognized by now the idea that MOOCs—you just put it online, people will come, they will learn—didn't quite work out for various reasons. Ashok Goel has a vision for the future of education.

School Work and Surveillance

Hack Education

Many of these companies were launched circa 2013 — that is, in the tailwinds of "the Year of the MOOC," with the belief that an increasing number of students would be learning online and that professors would demand some sort of mechanism to verify their identity and their integrity.

Educational Crises and Ed-Tech: A History

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Like a MOOC, but in the school gym. 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. I want to talk to you today about the history of educational crises and education technology.

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

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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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How Linways AMS enables managing an academics institution digitally.

Linways Technologies

This sets institutional education apart from the MOOCs, or online course delivery tools. How the functioning of an entire Educational Institution can be brought to a virtual platform using Linways AMS.

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. A checklist for your institution to follow before choosing a service provider and a solution platform.

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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.

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How will we learn languages in the future?

Mark Smithers

Some methods will remain essential for developing language skills, such as MOOCs or tutoring.

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

Edsurge

Ted Dintersmith : There was a massive gush of enthusiasm for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), with some conviction it would revolutionize higher education. To a large extent, though, the MOOC movement has proven to be a disappointment.

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

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MOOCs. Three types of edtech joined the “filmstrip” category in this decade: Learning Management Systems , MOOC s, and digital badges. This created a firestorm of competition among brand-name schools and prompted predictions of MOOCs replacing traditional higher ed.

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Online Learning Consortium 2014 – How We Discuss the Future of Higher Education

Improving Education Environments

I presented at the Online Learning Consortium’s Annual Conference today about MOOCs as a phenomenon, specifically my Delphi research done in partial fulfillment of my Ed.D. The room was interested in the presentation, and I enjoyed the opportunity to discuss the evolution of MOOCs beyond my research and how the expert Delphi panel related to today’s MOOC news when we were talking in 2013.

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