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


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. MOOCs. As always, education is changing.

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Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?


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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Will the Pandemic Lead More Colleges to Offer Credit for MOOCs? Coursera is Pushing for It.


That’s because it might make the idea of adopting MOOC content acceptable to professors “skeptical about the integrity of online education,” he adds. Education Technology MOOCs Coronavirus Digital Credentials

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


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?


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

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

Another Helpful Resource of Educational Podcasts, Audio Books, and MOOCs

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In 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 more


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.

For the Carolina Panthers, learning online translates to better play on the field

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Matt Rhule was named head coach in January of 2020 after seven years as a collegiate head coach. Think learning that looks like Duolingo in which learners are answering questions as they consume content every few seconds, not drawn-out videos from a MOOC or YouTube.

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Ideas for Doing PD Learning from Home


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How to overcome resistance to online education in Higher Ed


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.

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Today’s Awkward Zoom Classes Could Bring a New Era of Higher Education


The fall semester of 2020 is like nothing we have seen before in higher education. These early MOOCs didn’t quite work—or at least they didn’t work well enough to present any real threat to the mainstream providers of traditional, campus-based higher education.

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Asynchronous Learning or Live Lessons? Which One Works Better for Me?


If you work in education in 2020, you are making tough decisions about how to best reach and teach your learners in the midst of a global pandemic. For example, most of the enrolled students in fully asynchronous MOOCs are adults, and even in this context, completion can be challenging.

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


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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It’s Time to Digitally Transform Community College


While high-resolution data for community colleges isn’t available, we can see evidence for this in proxies such as Google search trends , consumers’ growing openness and intention to study online , booming MOOC enrollment , and publicly-traded online learning company enrollment results.

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


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).

The Case For Shutting Schools Down Instead of Moving Classes Online


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


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.

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


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.

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


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’


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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How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education


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.

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

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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.

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


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.

How a Pandemic Could Change Higher Education


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


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


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


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.

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.

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


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.

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


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


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. Child is disengaged. Parent builds edtech.