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

Edsurge

When two Stanford University professors started Coursera in 2012, the focus was on building free online courses to bring teaching from elite colleges out to the world. They’re saying, ‘I can’t build this much online content. to help me with my online teaching.”

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

The Hechinger Report

Trustees at Wesleyan University, where I am president, have for years been singing the siren’s song to professors about the benefits of online teaching, and usually the answer they get is: “It just doesn’t work.” Students have left their campuses, and entire curricula have shifted into distance-learning mode. But despite growth in the numbers and sophistication of online options, high school seniors continue to apply for the opportunity to learn with one another on a college campus.

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

Edsurge

In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success. The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), one of the 12 partner organizations of Every Learner Everywhere, was charged with identifying and understanding innovations in the digital education landscape.

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10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

Now you need to take time for yourself and go on some learning adventures of your own! Discover more ways to design engaging distance learning experiences by taking my new accredited graduate course , Online Learning: Best Practices to Leverage the Power of Distance Learning. quarantinegamessorted Tinyurl.com/quarantinegamez Connect with educators online!

How to overcome resistance to online education in Higher Ed

Neo LMS

Embraced by some, considered by others only a back-up solution during these exceptional times brought by the global pandemic — that forced many universities across the globe to carry on their activities remotely — online learning has, in fact, its pedagogical consistency and social relevance. A little bit of history… As it happens with many things, online education is nothing new under the sun. Read more: Adopting the asynchronous mindset for better online learning.

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

Edsurge

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. There is a dearth of evidence to help teachers make informed choices on how to allocate time to asynchronous vs. synchronous online learning.

It’s Time to Digitally Transform Community College

Edsurge

With an uncertain fall and a deep economic downturn, many believe two-year colleges may be the best answer to meeting the higher education needs of both traditional and non-traditional students and workers looking to learn new skills. graduate degree enrollment that is fully online.

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

Edsurge

MIT professor Justin Reich and several colleagues just completed one of the largest-ever research studies exploring teaching techniques in online higher education, involving nearly 250,000 students from nearly every nation on the planet. They had hoped to use the large-scale study to offer professors an easy way to improve completion in online courses. Considering Context But that doesn’t mean Reich has given up on behavioral interventions in online learning.

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The Case For Shutting Schools Down Instead of Moving Classes Online

Edsurge

Many K-12 schools this week have cancelled in-person classes and announced a shift to online teaching. But at least one online-learning expert thinks that's a bad decision, especially for vulnerable students. Many schools are trying to figure out if they should transition to online or distance learning during a shut down. A growing body of evidence suggests that online learning works least well for our most vulnerable learners.

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

Edsurge

Knowledge work has moved online as professionals work remotely. Restaurants have rapidly shifted to online and mobile ordering, and are speeding up the deployment of digital kiosks that replace human workers. What we need in this environment is to step back and examine how the post-pandemic economy and postsecondary ecosystem are evolving as they move online. Learning is increasingly happening in the workplace, or “ in the flow of work.”

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

Edsurge

With some schools already announcing they will not reopen normally in the fall, and many others considering their options , educators are hoping to take advantage of the summer to improve on this spring’s sink-or-swim plunge into distance learning. One source for insights on how to proceed is the cross-pollination that takes place when educators working in separate spheres learn from one another. Many things did not translate well online.

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

Edsurge

education technology company in 2020. Coursera, which provides online courses to higher-ed institutions, businesses and government agencies, has raised $130 million in a Series F round led by NEA. Previous investors Kleiner Perkins, SEEK Group, Learn Capital, SuRo Capital Corp, and G Squared also participated. It offers access to Coursera’s online library to workforce development agencies that want to reskill recently unemployed workers.

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

Neo LMS

As a result, educators must stay on top of trends and pursue ongoing learning in technology. 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. To learn more about education technology, teachers should read magazines that provide background on the field and why it matters in learning. Enroll in an online program.

How a Pandemic Could Change Higher Education

Edsurge

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. That reality was highlighted during a live online discussion EdSurge held this week in partnership with Bryan Alexander’s Future Trends Forum. We went online on February 24, so we’ve been online for four weeks. Duke had a trial run with our global platform to go online and figure this out immediately.

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

Edsurge

When the Sloan Foundation had the bright idea to stimulate digital education at the nation’s colleges and universities a quarter of a century ago, it christened online learning as “asynchronous learning networks,” an eccentric name for what is now known simply as online learning. The idea was to deliver digital instruction as a student-centered, peer-to-peer active-learning practice. Education Technology Online Program Management Higher Education

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What Happens When Ed-Tech Forgets? Some Thoughts on Rehabilitating Reputations

Hack Education

Silicon Valley's historical amnesia — the inability to learn about, to recognize, to remember what has come before — is deeply intertwined with the idea of "disruption" and its firm belief that new technologies are necessarily innovative and are always "progress."

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. It’s important to recognize that this crisis will likely only accelerate the march of automation and the adoption of various labor-replacing technologies, including machine learning and AI. According to past opinion polls we’ve conducted at Northeastern University, American workers recognize that lifelong learning is critical to staying prepared for these ongoing technology-related changes in the job market.

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

Edsurge

In a recent conversation with EdSurge, Goel discussed how learning engineering researchers are applying artificial intelligence to help make high-quality education accessible, affordable and effective on a grand scale. EdSurge: How would you define “learning engineering?” Ashok Goel: Learning engineering certainly is a term in vogue now. We usually have been calling it LST—learning science and technology—but it's the same idea. It's the engineering of learning.

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

Linways Technologies

Here we are talking about virtual campus management solutions or online learning management solutions that can essentially digitize the teaching-learning. Learning is no more institutionalized, and people still take courses and grow their skillset beyond colleges or universities. So to be on the current, institutions should focus on how to engage with the students, how to assure a certain level of quality in teaching-learning, and how digital learning is perceived.

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

Edsurge

The demand for innovative digital learning technology has never been higher. Esme Learning Solutions is banking on artificial intelligence (AI), collaborative learning experiences and relationships with some of the biggest universities in the world to set them apart from the crowd.

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

Edsurge

Marie Cini is the president of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. So with these guidelines in mind, I’ve chosen six areas where edtech has made an impact this decade: Learning Management Systems. MOOCs. Learning analytics. Adaptive learning systems. The real power of digital technology to increase learning remains untapped.

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Next Week - The Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - All Keynotes and Sessions Posted!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.019 mini-conference, "Emerging Technology," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Tomorrow’s technologies are shaping our world today, revolutionizing the way we live and learn. Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Drones, Personalization, the Quantified Self.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.” “Is there an elegant way to administer exams in online courses ?” Not sure why this is called a MOOC.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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 Inside Higher Ed : “ Facebook , an Online Learning Platform?” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Education Week : “The Ohio education department could seek repayment of more than $80 million from nine full-time online schools , based on audits of software-login records that led state officials to determine the schools had overstated their student enrollment.” 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).”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.” Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning. The] literature [on online education] was preoccupied with what I call ‘roaming autodidacts’. Online Grade Portals.