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

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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.

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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

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

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The Chinese Ministry of Education is encouraging the growth of local MOOCs, with a policy that sets targets of 1,000 from Chinese universities by 2017 and 3,000 by 2020. And while many Chinese MOOC platforms focus on university students as their target learners, Coursera focuses on serving learners over a lifetime, potentially of value in helping address China’s skilled labor shortage. percent of gross domestic product by 2020.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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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.

3 Challenges for the Future of Education

The Principal of Change

If schools were to develop the skills listed needed for 2020, the hope is that we are not merely preparing our students for the future, but we are preparing them to create a better future.

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‘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. Creativity, complex problem-solving and coordinating with others are among skills that will become increasingly important for workers to develop by 2020, according to the World Economic Forum. What does it mean to be human in a digital age?

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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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.

Smart Yet Relatable

The Principal of Change

According to the report, the skills that will be in high demand by 2020 are: Complex Problem Solving. September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon! Katie Martin and I have become very good friends over the past few years.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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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. (National) Education Politics.

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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. We started EdSurge in 2011 by focusing on K-12 education. This past March, we began broadening our coverage to include education beyond high school. Here’s what we’re doing and how we hope you can help.

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From The Express Tribune in Pakistan : “Around 500,000 laptops are likely to be distributed among talented and deserving students by the year 2020, according to Prime Minister Youth Programme Chairwoman Leila Khan.” ” 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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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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science and student exchange programs through the end of the current budget cycle in 2020.” MOOCs are out. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality. Thoughts on how this might effect education from Inside Higher Ed , from NPR , from Internet2 (via Bryan Alexander), from The Washington Post , and from Edsurge. Not Net Neutrality, but another potential FCC move – ending the E-Rate program.

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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. Education Politics. “Members of Congress are in an unusual position as they demand an explanation for Mylan NV's 400 percent price hike for the EpiPen and focus attention squarely on its CEO: Heather Bresch,” Bloomberg reports.

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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.

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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.”

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

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” – 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.

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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. Trillion by 2020,” says Campus Technology. Education Politics. “The Free-College Dream Didn’t End With Trump’s Election,” The Atlantic pronounces , as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his plan for tuition-free degrees at the state’s public colleges and universities.

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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).” ” “A new study examines how six adult-serving institutions are defining and using alternative credentials such as badges , noncredit certificates and those issued for successful completion of MOOCs or coding and skills boot camps,” Inside Higher Ed reports. to 2020, to Reach $1.83

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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? Via Edsurge : “20 By 2020: Quizlet ’s Big Revenue Ambitions From Third-Party Content Partners.” (National) Education Politics.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Buzzfeed : “ Online Charter Schools Prepare For A Trump-Era Boom.” ” – “ China’s STEM learning industry may reach $15 billion by 2020.” Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Obama to Dismantle Visitor Registry Before Trump Can Revive It.” ” “The registry, created after the attacks of Sept.