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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

Has video killed the red grading pen?

The Hechinger Report

Indeed, in the videos, teachers typically use a casual, conversational style, which students see as authentic and accessible. That logic might also explain why online-only courses, including much-vaunted MOOCs, struggle to retain students. Columnists K-12 News The Science of Learning STEM teachers Technology accessSome teachers are trading red grading pens like this one for video feedback.

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An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning. Universal Design and Accessibility for Online Learning. IOC Athlete MOOC via Independent. College Readiness Math MOOC. iTDI Summer School MOOC For English Teachers. eLearning Higher Ed moocs pdAn Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015. by Class Central. EDUCATION & TEACHING (29). Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools.

8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

This year, educational institutions are using blockchain for accessible record keeping. Virtual classrooms are online spaces that allow students who don’t have access to a traditional school setting to interact with teachers and even classmates. MOOCs.

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Rice U. offering free AP Physics online prep course

eSchool News

MOOC uses new AP Physics curriculum, could aid both students and teachers. Rice officials said the new four-part course, Preparing for the AP Physics 1 Exam, is like no other massive open online course (MOOC) the university has offered because it features high production values, dozens of visual demonstrations, Hollywood-style introductory videos for key concept areas and access to a free textbook from Rice University-based publisher OpenStax College.

Unlocking stackable global credentials

The Christensen Institute

As the demand for higher education dramatically accelerates, so also the supply of modular educational resources is increasing through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) like Coursera and EdX, open educational resources (OER) like Khan Academy, and massive adaptive apps like Duolingo. This new supply has the potential to usher in a new system that makes learning more flexible, affordable, and accessible.

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Production Value in Online Higher Education

hem.digital

While the efforts by MIT ( starting in 2001 ) and others in the "Open Movement" served as strong social statements about the importance of access to education - if not education, then educational content - they also put the university on display to an unprecedented degree. As anticipated, the investment in MOOCs by universities climbed quickly, some reaching the $400,000 mark - roughly 2000 percent more than your typical online course. Son of MOOC.

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A Case For Flipping Learning—Without Videos

Edsurge

There, students enrolled in the online or in-person course can access a discussion board about the course to ask questions or see how others got through a certain challenge. The MOOC is an extension of the on-campus course—it was really just making our on-campus experience public and open for anyone to follow,” says Barba. STEM has always been lecture heavy,” she says, “and that's the big difference.”

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

Edsurge

The primary trends identified by the team were: adaptive learning, open education resources (OER), gamification and game-based learning, MOOCs, LMS and interoperability, mobile devices, and design.

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The design and future of open education: Curtis Bonk on Future Trends Forum

Bryan Alexander

Access and convenience remain major motivations that bring learners to open content. Curt began by describing the use of MOOCs for faculty and staff development, with examples such as a University of London effort. In fact, open MOOCs can work for any population, esp. I asked how open learning works for non-professionals, citing research showing many MOOC users are already professionals and/or academics. Bonk mentions more MOOC research he did, available at this site.

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Free or Low-Cost Resources for PD in Distance Learning

Graphite Blog

You'll need to sign up for a free account with Common Sense Education to access the digital citizenship curriculum and other resources. " The MOOCs are self-directed and offer videos, activities, digital forums, and other resources.

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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

In order to reduce the amount of new content a teacher needs to make, YouTube videos, MOOC s, multiple choice questions and web-based resources can be combined. If blended learning activities are to continue beyond the classroom, consideration needs to be given as to whether pupils are going to have access to technology at home. They may also be able to access optional, additional activities, which can consolidate their learning and help address any misunderstandings.

The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

We know from the rise in free massive open online courses, better known as MOOCs, that a scholar on a screen can and already has replaced the sage on the stage. But let’s hope the future doesn’t look like the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, which was Ohio’s largest online K-12 school before its operators shut it down due to a drop in enrollment, stemming from an apparent lack of the human touch.

?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.

“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

She won a regional Georgia award for the National Center for Women & Information Technology program (NCWIT) and recently accompanied Davis to the 2012 ISTE Conference where she helped Davis present on attracting women into STEM fields. With Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and e-learning programs that are developing, students are going to be able to have high-speed Internet and a high-quality education without leaving their homes.

What Faculty Need to Know About ‘Learner Experience Design’

Edsurge

The online “quality” debate stems, in part, from explosion in institutional demand for online experiences and resulting pressure on faculty to design and facilitate online courses. The ID ticks off the boxes for alignment of learning outcomes and accessibility and sends the faculty on his or her way to teach the course.

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Lessons from Boise: What colleges can teach us about fostering innovation

Perry Hewitt

A new reseller model bringing internet access to villages in rural Mexico. A critical part of this learning stems from transparency : organizations used to sweeping failed projects under the rug are now sharing them via processes like blameless post-mortems to capture lessons and encourage experimentation. Media interest in formalized online learning, or “peak MOOC,” occurred in about 2012, and with it the mandate that everyone must learn to code.

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

MindShift

Advancing Digital Equity and Scaling Innovation: Equal access to high-speed internet at home and at school remains a problem that educators can easily identify, but for which solutions are elusive. As more learning moves into digital spaces, this access gap has the potential to deepen the achievement and opportunity gaps, rather than close them. Educators see VR as a way to give students experiences that could promote empathy and expand access to novel locations.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Paloma Garcia-Lopez - Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative - "Maker Movement: Making More Makers" Jeanne Century - Director of Research and Evaluation and Science Education, Outlier Research and Evaluation, CEMSE, University of Chicago - "Is it STEM or Just Good Practice?" Lori Trent, STEM Coordinator - Innovator of Inspiration and Magic RADIO SOLIDARIA AMIGA, ONLINE, UNA HERRAMIENTA INNOVADORA - Mª Magdalena Galiana Lloret.

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Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. The discussion of digital changes (76-82) touches on high points (cost, commodification, MOOCs), but comes to no conclusions or recommendations. I suspect these absences stem from another issue, the book’s focus on traditional-age undergraduate education.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. The discussion of digital changes (76-82) touches on high points (cost, commodification, MOOCs), but comes to no conclusions or recommendations. I suspect these absences stem from another issue, the book’s focus on traditional-age undergraduate education.

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

Edsurge

The hope is that if what would normally take 10,000 hours could be shortened to 1,000, and be done via methods that are more affordable and accessible, many more people can become experts. Newkirk believes that his model will work for other STEM fields, including chemistry and physics.

Building Skills, Inspiring Students through Hands-on Technology – Troy Smith, New Zealand

Daily Edventures

With the focus put on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) today, teaching these subjects can be a bit overwhelming. The power of the Internet, and social collaboration tools like Skype and MOOC’s, allow students access to any knowledge they desire. Where do you turn to do it “right”? For Troy Smith, the key is using hands-on, tangible methods that get his students excited.

(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Not so sure how folks plan to do their beloved STEM without the S or the E in this future, but hey. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A glimpse : “In China ’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’ ” Via Class Central : “By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2018.” It’s like the MOOC crap all over again.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Susan Hildreth will reflect on how the DIY and maker movements—particularly as they relate to STEM education (with badges to certify skill development)—place libraries as central learning hubs for their communities. The themes are: Increasing Access and Discovery Opportunities; Emphasis on Mobile; Content Management and Technical Infrastructure; and Rethinking the Roles and Relationships of Librarians.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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! Evaluating Institutional Repository Metadata for Out of This World Access - Lizzy Walker, Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian InterPARES Trust: Examining the Benefits and Risks of Storing Records + Information in the Clouds - Patricia C.

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

Hack Education

As concerns about “fake news” make clear, Silicon Valley’s influence also extends to how we access information and build knowledge; it extends to the stories we hear and share. Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. MOOCs. STEM Education’s “Sputnik Moment” The Higher Education Bubble.

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The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

David Stern, Library Director Libraries: A Destination of Learning - Brigitta Goerres Executive Director of Curriculum 4:00pm Channeling Energies in Library Digital Storytelling - Rebecca Morris, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Studies DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER: Susan Hildreth on "Libraries as Community Learning Partners - STEM, Maker and Badging!" This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Forward this post to friends and colleagues.)

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The Atlantic : “It’s Getting Harder for International STEM Students to Find Work After Graduation.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep that MOOC hype alive. “ MOOCs Find a New Audience with On-Campus Students,” Edsurge claims. Remember: robots for the elderly share a direct connection to MOOCs replacing higher ed.).

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” From the Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Accepts President Trump’s Q2 Salary as a Donation for STEM-Focused Camp.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Department of Education has placed restrictions on access to federal student aid for West Virginia public universities after the state was late submitting required annual financial statements for the third year in a row. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us. There’s some (sorta) MOOC-related news in the venture funding section below. Because MOOCs on an airplane proved to be such an effective mode of instruction. Via Techcrunch : “ Pearson is adding LittleBits kits to its STEM curriculum.” MOOCs weren’t really MOOCs either.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In other words, MOOCs are now gym memberships. Initially, the course will be available to anyone as a MOOC with an optional $99 identity-verified certificate. There’s a story on “ micromaster’s ” in the Betteridge’s Law of Headlines section below, as well as one in the MOOC section above. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ STEM Jobs and the ‘Ideal Worker’ Woman.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Also via NPR : “‘I Hope This Will Set A Precedent,’ Says Trans Teen Who Won Case Over Bathroom Access.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs are back in the headlines again. Via Edsurge : “The Second Wave of MOOC Hype Is Here, and It’s Online Degrees.” Via Education Week : “Is STEM Oversold as a Path to Better Jobs? Which STEM jobs are in demand and pay well?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The Education Department, in the coming weeks, plans to solicit offers from companies that would manage a federal prepaid card that allows students to directly access refunds of their student loan or grant money – the money that’s left over after covering tuition and that’s typically used to pay for books, off-campus housing and other living expenses.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Department of Education Fulfills Administration Promise to Invest $200 Million in STEM Education.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Feds Prod Universities to Address Website Accessibility Complaints.” ” The subhead asks if “fully accessible” is possible, which… sucks. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.