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Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?

Edsurge

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.

Edsurge

Since March, Coursera has allowed any college to request free access to its library of course content for any of its students to use, with a free version of what it calls Coursera for Campus. Education Technology MOOCs Coronavirus Digital Credentials

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

Edsurge

Coursera started with a mission to give the general public free access to courses from expensive colleges. But in a new effort announced Thursday, called Coursera for Campus, the company will begin selling access to its complete library of courseware to any college to use, at around $400 per student. Coursera is allowing free access to its fully hosted platform, though its code is not open.

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Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

MindShift

Some studies found that about five percent of those enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs) completed the course. Librarians at Chicago Public Library (CPL) partnered with the nonprofit Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) to make online education more accessible through this program. . The library chooses which free online classes it will support based on local needs, like GED completion, registered nursing exam preparation, academic writing and public speaking.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

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What do we mean when we talk about “access”?

The Principal of Change

What do you think when you hear the word “access” when it comes to education and our students? At first, when you hear the term “access,” many people think about things like access to technology and the Internet. Kids who do not have access to the biggest library in the world will lose out on many opportunities that other kids do have. But in my response, I wanted to challenge the term “access” to go beyond technology.

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Why Most Ivies Offer Few Online Degrees—And What’s Happening to Change It

Edsurge

And in the past ten years these colleges have been active in offering so-called MOOCs, or massive open online courses, which are free or low-cost courses, usually for no official credit. Education Technology Higher Education Digital Learning in Higher Ed Digital Credentials MOOCs

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Upskilling Trend Brings Coupons, ‘Flash Sales’ and Other Marketing Gimmicks to Higher Ed

ED Surge

“Now is the time,” said a recent promotional email from Udemy, a library of online courses. Whether that ends up helping accessibility (through lower prices) or diminishing quality and how seriously students take the learning process, or a mix of both, is still up for debate.

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From Neutrality to Inequality: Why the FCC Is Dismantling Equal Access and What It Could Mean for Education

Edsurge

The college library, catalog, financial aid, admissions, registration, and of course, the school’s website, all have important digital services and are all easily accessible on the net. Under previous FCC action, internet-service providers (ISP) were prohibited from blocking, slowing-down or speeding-up access to web content and services. Who knows how much ISPs will now bill MOOCs and others for eating-up vast chunks of bandwidth?

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Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive?

Edsurge

Unfortunately, most massive open online course (MOOC) platforms still feel like drafty lecture halls instead of intimate seminar rooms. If the first wave of MOOCs was about granting unprecedented numbers of students access to high-quality teaching and learning materials, Wave 2 needs to focus on creating a sense of intimacy within that massiveness. I think we’ve seen this reemergence—unintentionally—in the form of MOOCs.

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Library 2.013 Conference Call for Proposals

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is the official call for presentation proposals for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference, October 18 - 19, 2013 (in some time zones the conference will conclude on the 20th). How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly? Your participation as a presenter can help to steer the global conversation about the future of libraries. Plus, there will be a new strand dedicated to virtual library tours.

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Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have two new Library 2.0 First is the return of Dr. Steve Albrecht with " Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time " on February 12th. Then, being announced today, is " Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques " with Dr. Sue Alman on February 21st. Registering for one of the Library 2.0 Dr. Alman’s book, Marketing for Libraries, is in its second edition.

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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). We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to register now to participate in this event. Please also join this Library 2.0 She is the author of the book Emerging Library Technologies: It's Not Just for Geeks (Elsevier, 2018).

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The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Then our fourth annual (and free) Future of Libraries conference, Library 2.014, starts on Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:00am US-Eastern Time with the opening keynote by conference co-chair Dr. Sandra Hirsh from the School of Information at San José State University. 4:00pm Do you have what it takes to manage an eBook library? ködése/ The Operation of the Service System of Library tendings - Ms.

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Thursday Webinar - "Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques" with Dr. Sue Alman

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please consider joining us for this special Library 2.0 OVERVIEW: Library marketing can be effective without the expense of hiring a marketing and PR firm. Promoting the library can be a fun and productive task for all employees and library users IF time is spent on developing a communication plan and providing content for print materials, social media, and word-of-mouth interactions. You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0

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April 30th - Library 2.015 Spring Summit Focuses on Innovation, Technology, and Preparation for the Future

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

With technology changing so rapidly, how can libraries, organizations, and individuals stay abreast of the economic, social, and ethical ramifications of innovations and prepare successfully for the future? Dr. Alman , the SJSU lecturer who developed the Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends MOOC , said that the Library 2.015 Spring Summit was conceived because “monitoring technology is vital for educators and information professionals.” According to Library 2.0

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Announcing the Library 2.017 "Makerspaces" Mini-Conference and Call for Proposals.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Makerspaces," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 11th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). There has been a lot of talk about makerspaces in libraries over the past four years. If you are unsure what makerspaces are, think of them as creative locations for tinkering, collaborating, problem solving, and creating in a library or educational space.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Two Great Library Events - GlobalEdCon Deadline - UNC's Amazing World View

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Updates "Participatory, Continuous, Connected" | Top Trends from the Library 2.014 Conference.

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Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! join the Library 2.0 Ffion Alice Bell, Graduate Library Assistant.

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7 Things I Learned in Google's Advanced Power Searching Class

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Of course, I just had to try a web search of "libraries" for the last twelve months, in all categories, searched for in the United States. Libraries" is definitely an often-searched topic! I can sign in to access my web history. I''m thrilled to say I completed this challenge, and learned all about the Norway Book Boat, a Floating Library. All library services are free in Norway -- they get it!) ? ? ? ? ? Google Google Scholar Google Trends MOOC research searc

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“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

That was in 2004, and today Khan Academy has delivered over 200 million lessons in a variety of subject areas from its library of over 3,900 videos. The non-profit has been recognized as a shining example of innovation in education, and a great equalizer, offering any student in the world free access to instruction. Khan touched on trends in education technology such as MOOCs and the flipped classroom – concepts we’ve explored here many times.

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The Beginning of a New Era in the Online Degree Market

Edsurge

A majority of online students visit campus to access services and support, or to attend events and in-person courses, in a true blending of online and in-person. At Northeastern University, many of our 17,000 online and hybrid students access our campus network with locations in Boston, Charlotte, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Toronto. What started as a trickle of pilots has now become a growing tidal wave— with approximately 40 MOOC-based degrees now available worldwide.

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“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

That was in 2004, and today Khan Academy has delivered over 200 million lessons in a variety of subject areas from its library of over 3,900 videos. The non-profit has been recognized as a shining example of innovation in education, and a great equalizer, offering any student in the world free access to instruction. Khan touched on trends in education technology such as MOOCs and the flipped classroom – concepts we’ve explored here many times.

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A growing divide?

Learning with 'e's

The first, he describes as "A move to opening up learning, making it more accessible and flexible. Photo from VCU Libraries A growing divide? digital age education flipped classroom learning mobile technology MOOC pedagogy Technology In his blog on Learning Ecosystems, Daniel S. Christian claims that a new pedagogy is emerging that is directly driven by the upsurge in online activity.

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Maker Party 2014: Resources for Libraries and Learning Spaces

Educator Innovator

Hive Learning Network , a project of Mozilla, is comprised of organizations (libraries, museums, schools and non-profit start-ups) and individuals (educators, designers, community catalysts and makers). The Hive Learning Network team at Mozilla has curated this Tip Sheet for hosting Maker Party events in your varied learning spaces–libraries, community centers, after school programs, schools or museum exhibition floors. Libraries. Webmaking with Library Patrons.

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Twitter and the death of distance

Learning with 'e's

This study, published in open access online journal First Monday is intriguingly titled: Mapping the Global Twitter Heartbeat: The Geography of Twitter. Today the service plays such a significant role in American culture that the Library of Congress has assembled a permanent archive of the site back to its first tweet, updated daily. Distance Education social media relationships MOOCs Twitter FaceBook

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What’s the Right Price for an Online Degree?

Edsurge

Price is in part a measure of how much others value a college degree, how much it’s admired and how effective it is in securing social capital—giving graduates access to powerful networks, including often seamless entry into top positions in the job market.

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

Edsurge

the fact that not everyone can access digital technology. San Jose State Puts Blockchain on the Books How can libraries use ledgers? Researchers there are seeking funding for a blockchain experiment in how to grant people access to resources at multiple libraries.

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Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 1

Bryan Alexander

This week we’re discussing the first chapter of Richard DeMillo’s Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable (2015) ( publisher ; Amazon ). The chapter is entitled “Map of the World”, and focuses on the rise of open courseware ( MIT OCW ) and MOOCs, with notes on flipped classes, Khan Academy , gaming (via Dragon Box ), and the Minerva Project (now Minerva Schools at KG ).

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Daphne Koller Bids Farewell to Coursera, Hello to Calico

Edsurge

Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller has ridden the MOOC craze as the company’s CEO and later president. million users in less than a year and leading some to proclaim 2012 “the year of the MOOC.” MOOC providers claimed they were democratizing education by increasing access and affordability high-quality courses taught at schools like Harvard and MIT. Koller also saw Coursera through a period of disenchantment with MOOCs.

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Technology in Schools – Future Changes in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

When people talk about the future of technology in education, they picture every student having access to a computer or a tablet; they see paperless rooms where technology trained teachers lead the class. With most students having access to a smartphone, the ability for students to collaborate and produce short films is effortless. The appearance of massive open online courses (MOOCs) mean that it’s possible to study film-making online among other niche topics.

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Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 2

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 2, “Shifting Landscape.” ” Here DeMillo carries on his account of the MOOC story which he launched in chapter 1. The launch of Georgia Tech’s MOOC-based computer science master’s degree is central here.

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The future of education in 2016, from the sharing economy to BYOD: my Future Trends Forum recording and materials

Bryan Alexander

When the crowd gets above 40 (I think) Shindig breaks people up into multiple rooms accessible through a Mingle Bar on the bottom of the screen, like so: . Educational technology : I noted stories about MOOCs growing, social media, 3d printing stretching across the curriculum, brainstorming about VR and automation. Patrice (Cornell University) raised two topics: data analytics for learning, and MOOCs based on sustainability activism.

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If I was teaching Social Studies today…

Dangerously Irrelevant

Like many teachers, I would tap into the the Library of Congress, which would give me tips for teaching with primary sources , including quarterly journal articles on topics such as integrating historical and geographic thinking. We’d also have access to historical documents from the British Museum – such as notes from an English merchant in Syria in 1739 – and to the prisoner of war archives from the Red Cross.

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

Edsurge

In an interview with EdSurge, Maggioncalda said the fundraising process started in May, a couple months after it made its library of online courses available for free, through September 30, to any higher-ed institution closed by the pandemic.

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

Edsurge

A few weeks after EdSurge probed the company about the silence, Amazon opened up the resource library to the public. 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. What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

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

Edsurge

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).

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Revolution in Higher Education: A Social Contract

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 the last full chapter, “A Social Contract.” Rephrased later, What unites the small band of innovators is a mission to make higher education accessible, affordable, excellent, and fair.

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As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated ‘Microlearning,’ Higher Ed Must Adapt

Edsurge

Businesses today have to be more agile and have to be able to pivot—access to content needs to be very rapid,” says Lori Bradley, executive vice president for global talent management at PVH Corp, a publicly- traded fashion and apparel company with 35,000 employees. Priorities and jobs are changing more quickly, so we need an agile learning environment that anticipates what learning needs will be, and where we can quickly access them.”

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

Edsurge

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.

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Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 10

Bryan Alexander

We’re coming up on the end of 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 ). In contrast is the story of one MOOC, which exemplifies how easily those projects can see their reputation punctured. DeMillo starts off with stories about campuses resisting MOOCs, offering reasons why faculty rejected them.

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Join Us This Thursday for "The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning" (Must Register)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join us this Thursday, April 30th, 2015 for the online Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning , a three-hour conversation about technology issues and trends in the future of library and information services with an amazing set of guest panelists and presenters. The Spring Summit has been inspired by and orchestrated in partnership with Library 2.0 The fuller event description and presenter bios can be accessed at [link].

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Can Online Programs and Digital Tools Help Students Spend Less Money? #DLNchat

Edsurge

Some proposed furthering real savings through virtual solutions, such as VR labs and libraries. Jill Buban put it this way, “Schools using prior learning assessment models can have a big opportunity to reduce money with MOOCs and other alternative credits.” Yes, ironically, while we endeavor to make education more affordable and accessible, we may in fact make it less accessible to the very audience we most need to reach.

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