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

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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. But today, edtech is commonly understood to mean digital technology. MOOCs. Learning analytics.

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A Summer of Student Voices

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“But adaptive-learning technologies are bullsh*t, c’mon,” one of us would say. I see your perspective, but think about it this way,” another might respond, “Your dystopian visions of tech mean less when you think about the millions of students who aren’t learning now. Adaptive technologies aren’t ideal, but they’re a stepping stone.”. We called it EdSurge Independent: a Medium publication , a Facebook community and a cohort of students meeting weekly.

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Speak Up, Speak Out! The Student Voices That Stirred Higher Ed in 2016

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Adaptive courseware. EdSurge Independent is a student-run community that meets online once a week to discuss trends and ideas within postsecondary education, and share their experiences on a student-run Medium blog. We argued about adaptive-learning technologies or interviewed senior advisors in the Department of Education, and wrote essays asking, “ Do virtual environments hinder democratic participation? ” “ Why adaptive learning? ”

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?HigherEd Year in Review: What We’ve Learned (and Loved) in Our First 365 Days

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As a result, we’re pausing to reflect on what we’ve learned from our work, yes, from our readers. First the numbers: In the past year, we have published more than 300 articles about the shifting trends in higher ed, education technology and digital learning. Discovering MOOCs in 2012 lit a fire under me. I left my position running university internships abroad and went head first into the edtech world. How can edtech help students be more human? A new President.

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?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

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Designing online learning experiences is essential to training employees, mobilizing customers, serving students, building marketing channels, and sustaining business models. But I’ve come to believe that contemporary instructional design sits at the intersection of three core disciplines: learning science, human-centered design, and digital marketing. But they can also be creating learning apps, museum exhibits, or the latest educational toy. Share what you learned.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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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.”

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The district failed to meet its burden of proof and interpreted a state law in a way that is ‘offensive to fundamental rights of free speech,’ the judge said.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Humans, the Latest MOOC Feature.” Via The Washington Post : “Meet the parents who won’t let their children study literature.” Education Politics.

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Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “ Trump ’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” From the press release : “ MOOCs and books initiative launched by Springer and Federica Weblearning.” Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned.

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Congratulations, STEM folks and learn-to-code evangelists, for being featured in President Trump’s list of his 2017 accomplishments. ” Via NPR : “Outcry After Louisiana Teacher Arrested During School Board Meeting.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Subscription boxes for teachers are somehow “ personalized learning.” “Is Personalized Learning the Next Big Thing in K–12 Philanthropy?”

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” Protestors were outside the meeting in force. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The LA Times asks , “ In this digital self-help age, just how effective are MasterClass ’s A-list celebrity workshops?” Important thoughts here on social emotional learning and structural racism. ” “ Personalized learning ” equals cutting the teacher workforce in Oklahoma. (National) Education Politics.

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