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How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching

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After all, so-called MOOCs, or massive open online courses, were meant to open education to as many learners as possible, and in many ways they are more like books (digital ones, packed with videos and interactive quizzes) than courses. The colleges and companies offering MOOCs can be pretty guarded these days about releasing specific numbers on how many people enroll or pay for a “verified certificate” or microcredential showing they took the course.

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MOOC Pioneer Coursera Tries a New Push: Selling Courseware to Colleges

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Coursera started with a mission to give the general public free access to courses from expensive colleges. Meanwhile, Coursera is opening up its technology platform to any college to use for free to deliver course materials on their own campuses. Education Technology Higher Education

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Effective Technology Integration: 15+ #EduGoalsMOOC Chat Resources

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Today, The Goal-Minded Teacher ( #EduGoalsMOOC ) free open online course Twitter chat took place about the topic, Effective Technology Integration. We were inspired by two incredible edtech gurus who were our guest experts for the chat, Steve Wheeler ( @SteveWheeler ) and Larry Ferlazzo ( @LarryFerlazzo ). We also had many teachers who are edtech gurus in their own right from around the world join the chat. Advice On Using Education Technology [link].

12+ Missions Covering Various K12 Content for Meaningful Learning

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Technology is a huge part of our students’ lives. Students all over the world have access to knowledge, resources, and experts to help them learn in rich ways and accomplish great things.

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How to Teach Online MOOC: Aloha Discussion

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Author: Mathieu Plourde {(Mathplourde on Flickr) This week marks the beginning of the How to Teach Online MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). What is a MOOC you may ask? A MOOC is very similar to university courses but typically do not offer course credits.

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Trump's Edtech Agenda Should Address Effectiveness, Equity, and Equilibrium in Higher Ed

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education technology agenda. Promoting the use of education technology should not go without also working to abate the age-old concerns about efficacy and equity. Criticisms about education technologies have existed perhaps just as long as the technologies themselves have been around. The technology has changed over the years. radio and televisions in the early 20th century and online learning and MOOCs via the Internet in the early 21st century.)

Equity in #EdTech: A Report Review

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Part technologist, part artist, part manager, part synthesizer she is passionate about the use of technology in higher education and the many differing facets of how technology impacts society and culture. If you don’t care about equity in edtech. MOOCs vs Open textbooks).

From Good Intentions to Real Shortcomings: An Edtech Reckoning

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In 2017, reality took a massive swipe at the wobbly optimism of technology progressives. Echoing wider soul searching over technology’s polarizing role in politics and society, the education technology scene has been doing its own reckoning. Concerned that current technologies may not be closing equity gaps, a group of educators, researchers, developers and funders gathered over the course of this past year to consider how we might do better.

As Grad Degrees And Credentials Boom, Prestigious Schools Are Winning

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According to data from Burning Glass Technologies, 19 percent of U.S. The master’s degree market is also a hotbed of innovation, as some of the world’s top universities are now experimenting with MOOC-based degrees at substantially lower price points.

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

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It was an edtech entrepreneur’s dream on Wednesday at Intel’s Education Accelerator Demo Day. KiraKira : The all-female team at KiraKira has a big goal in mind: get more girls interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Comprend.io : Even as new technology and tools trickle into classrooms across the U.S., Using a patented scanner technology, the tool allows teachers to grade assignments in seconds using a mobile device or tablet.

MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 1 Reflection

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Last week, the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , began. This MOOC will help participants: Learn what it takes to coach educators to integrate technology Explore a variety of frameworks such as TPACK, SAMR, and the four Cs Explore opportunities for personalized application Create a Technology Coaching Action Plan I am most excited to learn more about the different frameworks, connect with other coaches, and create my own action plan.

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EdSurge HigherEd Year in Review: Our Top Higher Education Stories of 2018

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While not quite the “Year of the MOOC,” 2018 saw a resurgence in interest around the ways these massive open online courses are delivering free (and more often these days, not free) online education around the world, and how these providers are increasingly turning to traditional institutions of learning. That’s why we’ve also highlighted a few here that we don’t want you to miss, from complicated community college turnarounds to where IKEA and edtech overlap.

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Rwanda’s ahead of the online CBE learning curve

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accredited degree program through a blend of massive open online courses (MOOCs), CBE, and guided in-person interactions. At the same time, Kepler is working on creating student-loan programs so that more students can have access to Kepler’s programs. The entire three-year program emphasizes professional competencies, but during this bootcamp, which takes place in June through August, students learn how to use technology, which includes learning how to type 50 words per minute.

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. Technology and the classroom – major trends and challenges. I believe more schools worldwide will find the funds and way to have their students learn with technology.

Income Share Agreements Dominate Y Combinator’s Latest Education Graduates

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Here’s a look at the latest edtech crop. He co-founded and served as chief technology officer at TeacherTalent. Juno College of Technology Heather Payne’s coding school is going through some major changes. Education Technology Access and Affordability Startups Financing

Education Technology's Inequalities

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Black, Latino, and Native students are less likely to have access to high-level math and science courses. The number of reports regarding sexual assault on college campuses increased 831%; complaints regarding web accessibility for persons with disabilities was up 511%; complaints involving the restraint or seclusion of students with disabilities increased 100%; and complaints involving harassment on the basis of race or national origin increased by 17%. MOOCs.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. On-campus Edtech.

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On the Hotseat: 7 Questions for NovoEd’s New CEO, Ed Miller

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Former Xythos and DataHero CEO Ed Miller knows a thing or two about online collaboration and the business behind education technology, which is why we wanted to get a few words as he embarks on his new role as CEO of NovoEd , an online social learning platform that specializes in free and exclusive courseware. In our latest “New Gig Hotseat,” the Blackboard alum opens up about about education access, kegerators and what it means to put the “Ed” in NovoEd.

Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

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Their school is committed to organization-wide change to effectively infuse technology into the curriculum and they are truly forward-thinking in their approach; the school has already implemented many innovative teaching practices and spaces. MOOCs. Arts and Applied Technology.

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

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This article is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. Recently, we asked Dintersmith for his thoughts on the decade in edtech, as someone who’s seen a fair number of sides of it. EdSurge : What technology has been the most disappointing?

On Research – a #dLRN15 (and beyond) reflection

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There is something about throwing technology in the mix that demands people set aside critical faculty. I would take this one step further — the dominant paradigm of EdTech keynotes is not either dystopian or utopian , but giving the audience the utopia or dystopia they desire.

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Our Fascination With (Not) Fixing Education

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Reading: Why Technology Will Never Fix Education (Kentaro Toyama), Bernie Sanders’ Ambitious Plan to Eliminate College Tuition (Alice Ollstein). The Law of Amplification also fails to engage existing learning theory around the application of technology in content and pedagogy.

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online. Students can communicate peer-to-peer and also engage instructors directly in text, voice, and video, recorded for later access or run immediately in real-time. The term MOOC was coined by others in 2008.)

Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

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The new E-learning technologies keep on evolving, and a lot of companies are investing in it to yield efficient employees. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). MOOC is not a new concept in the e-learning industry. It offers a large number of students access to study high-quality courses online through video streaming. Many prestigious universities such as Harvard offers MOOC at minimal or no cost. education edtech innovation teaching

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Quantified Learners: Moving Beyond Assessment

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New applications and technologies are now embedded into practically every aspect of the learning experience. Right now, both the technologies and the educators valiantly deploying these new methods are falling short of supporting the quantified learner. Technology #edtech assessment

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. On-campus Edtech.

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On Research – a #dLRN15 (and beyond) reflection

Improving Education Environments

There is something about throwing technology in the mix that demands people set aside critical faculty. I would take this one step further — the dominant paradigm of EdTech keynotes is not either dystopian or utopian , but giving the audience the utopia or dystopia they desire.

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?Why an iTunes Model for Online Learning Is Bad for Educators

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First, akin to music streaming on Pandora or Spotify, the basic knowledge is widely accessible for consumption, either free or heavily subsidized…The next step is separating marketable academic credentials from the whole degree, just as iTunes enabled us to buy individual songs rather than the whole album…The third tier is an enhanced residential experience.” Customers can now pay a monthly fee to get access to a library of content.

Gradescope Raises $3.75M to Speed Up Grading in Higher Ed

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Other efforts such as MOOC platform edX’s Enhanced AI Scoring Engine have similarly tried to use automation to reduce the time educators spend on grading. Gradescope offers a free version of its grading platform for educators, and also offers paid plans that give access to analytics as well as the AI grading features. Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

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Kadenze’s March Toward Online Art Education, 1 Year Later

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Joining the MOOC party As formal college education becomes more unaffordable, online education has become a popular alternative or supplement. And because not everyone can afford college, education businesses in recent years have vied to transform accessibility gaps into opportunities. 10 years ago, Kadenze probably couldn’t exist without the technology. 10 years ago, [Kadenze] probably couldn’t exist without the technology,” Kapur says.

Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed–With A Caution

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” Competency-Based Education isn’t necessarily an innovation, but a move to Competency-Based Education can lead to other innovations–using technology to personalize a student’s navigation of to-be-mastered content, for example. Technology higher ed innovation

Microcredentials and Macro-dollars: How an Online Ad Led 2U's Chip Paucek to Make a $120M Bet

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It offers open enrollment--which provides much greater access for people still working--to with some of the world's most impressive schools including MIT, University of Chicago, University of Cape Town, and Harvard. That’s what the former MOOCs [such as Coursera and Udacity] have driven toward for a business model and they’re getting some revenue and scale out of it. Education Technology Enterprises Edtech BusinessChip Paucek is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur.

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?Readers’ Roundup: EdSurge HigherEd’s Top 10 Articles of 2017

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Microcredentials, and controversial moves and pivots by edtech companies hoping to disrupt the higher education landscape. Coursera to Charge Fees for Previously Free Courses Once hailed as a portal for free learning materials, accessible to anyone with an internet connection, Coursera announced this year plans to charge if learners want to submit assignments to be graded for certain courses. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

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Incorporating technology in the classroom has paved the way for a myriad of innovative methods and practices that are aimed at improving upon teaching structures of the past. Neil Rickus ; EdTech Consultant & Former Teacher. Ensure technology enhances learning.

29 Sessions to Watch During This Year's SXSW EDU

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Every year in March the edtech world descends on Austin for SXSW EDU, a conference that’s become as much about classroom practice and implementation as entrepreneurship and tech innovation. Can Evidence Even Keep Up with Edtech? Speakers from Newsela, New Market Venture Partners and Academic Business Advisors open up about how the lightning-fast pace of edtech development requires companies to produce evidence for schools in a shortened time frame.

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