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Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Wednesday, September 26th, for a one-hour live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar on the "true history" of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with Dave Cormier, Alec Couros, Stephen Downes, Rita Kop, Inge de Waard, and Carol Yeager. While a wave of courses from prominent universities are now labeled as MOOCs, we''ll drill down on the connectivist roots of the early MOOC offerings and discuss the importance of the differences between them and the current breed.

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8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology has vastly disrupted and improved numerous sectors around the world, be it the government and banking, or retail and marketing. Unsurprisingly, technology is also impacting the world of education. In fact, a study on Forbes found that global education technology (EdTech) is one of the fastest-growing segments today, and is expected to be worth $252 billion by the end of this year. Video-assisted Learning. Data Analytics. MOOCs.

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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. Look out for rhizomatic learning. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. There will be cheering from traditionalists as more high profile MOOC failures happen and from those that think MOOCs are the only threat to their way of life.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. ” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital. Are any education technologies, for that matter?

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. Education Technology Technology Trends Instructional Trends Student Success

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Mobile learning and personal metrics

Learning with 'e's

The rise is also due to people''s desire to develop their learning informally. There are formal contexts for mobile learning, but it is in the leisure time/travelling/down time that mobile learning still comes to the fore. The first principle in the article above relates to access, and states: "A mobile learning environment is about access to content, peers, experts, portfolio artifacts, credible sources, and previous thinking on relevant topics.

10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

1) You’re currently professor of educational technology at the British Open University. My field was ArtificialIntelligence , but I started experimenting with online tutor groups, producing web pages, etc and migrated into educational technology (as many people did). blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. I see digital scholarship as a shorthand really for the intersection between digital technology, the internet and open practice.

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How a Parody Twitter Account Helps Decode the Hulking Educause Conference (And What to Expect This Year)

Edsurge

Improving Learning and Teaching with Learning Analytics: What Do Teachers Want? Open Badges Update and the IMS Global Open Badges Extensions in Education Project with Brenda Perea (Colorado Community College System), Mark Leuba (IMS Global Learning Consortium), Anthony Newman (Purdue University), Jonathan Finkelstein (Credly). Sugata Mitra: The Future of Learning (Keynote). remotely accessible).

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology. This is about the stories we’re told about education, about technology, and about education technology. (No We must think more critically about education technology – its technologies and its stories – and I believe that comes in part from scrutinizing its history. MOOCs.

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Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 4

Bryan Alexander

Continuing with our reading of Richard DeMillo’s Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable (2015) ( publisher ; Amazon ): this week we’re discussing chapter 4, “Technology Curves.” ” Here DeMillo changes tack from neuroscience (chapter 3) and returns to technology, but not very much to MOOCs. The focus now is technology for personalized learning, including data analytics.

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Why U. of Michigan’s President Says Universities Should Work to Transform Teaching

Edsurge

These days, though, even the most well-known colleges feel pressure to keep up with the changing times and technologies when it comes to their classroom practices. The fact that you can carry around, in your pocket, a device that gives you access to all the information in the whole world, that must change what and how we teach. A few years ago, there was all this attention to MOOCs, and Michigan was a leader in that. Where do you see MOOCs fitting in now?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. For example, this story from the School Library Journal : “ Charter Schools , Segregation , and School Library Access.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). From the press release : “IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 Via Campus Technology : “Recipients of 2018 McGraw Prize in Education Revealed.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). So much MOOC news! (Or “ MOOCs Are Global. Also via Edsurge : “How Harvard Is Trying to Update the Extension School for the MOOC Age.” Via Techcrunch : “Thousands of academics spurn Nature ’s new paid-access Machine Learning journal.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs for credit ! FutureLearn announced that two UK universities – the University of Leeds and the Open University – will offer MOOCs that will be accepted for college credit. From IMS Global : “ Competency-Based Education and Extended Transcripts: IMS Global Learning Consortium Enabling Better Digital Credentialing.” Accelerate Learning has raised $10 million from Owl Ventures.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “A Virginia circuit court on Thursday ruled against a George Mason University student group seeking access to donor agreements between a university foundation and the Charles Koch Foundation.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Mozilla announced it is handing the Open Badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Apple , as always, helps us see how criticism-free technology journalism can be. Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.” Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In related MOOC news, there's more on “ nanodegrees ” in the “credentialing” section below. The learn-to-code company Treehouse has launched “Techdegrees,” “a guided-learning experience designed to prepare students for entry-level developer jobs at companies across the country.” ” [Insert Course Signals learning analytics joke here.].

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix – and LinkedIn.” ” There’s more MOOC-related research in the research section below. Via the MIT Technology Review : “For $14,000, a Weeklong Firehose of Silicon Valley Kool-Aid.” ” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. The organization, which was founded in 1994, was best known for its annual Horizon Report, its list of predictions about the near-future of education technology. It’s not that paying for a piece of technology will treat you any better, mind you.). It’s that their parents are opting them out of exposure to these technologies.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The company behind the ACT on Wednesday announced plans for a Center for Equity in Learning, which will focus on helping underserved students succeed in college and the work force.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). The program will focus on nonprofits that help refugees, which will be able to apply for fee waivers to access the Coursera course catalog.” “Can Venture Capital Put Personalized Learning Within Reach of All Students?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

A bill in Missouri would end tenure for all new faculty hires starting in 2018 and require more student access to information about the job market for majors. The Department of Education has released a “Higher Education Supplement to the National Education Technology Plan ,” just in the nick of time I guess. The Economist on “ The Return of the MOOC.” ” “ Harvard/MIT Report Analyzes 4 Years of MOOC Data ,” Campus Technology reports.

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