On Research – a #dLRN15 (and beyond) reflection

Improving Education Environments

The only term there I feel comfortable w/ definition is “in” — Rolin Moe (@RMoeJo) October 17, 2015. Some research, some advocacy, some activism, some reflection, some public policy, some VC partners? I am not equating criticism or questions with poorly received…for example, Mike Caulfield pushed back on my idea that the Open movement was not political, bringing up evidence of advocacy in some instances, UNESCO, and other policy pushes as counter to my position.

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On Research – a #dLRN15 (and beyond) reflection

Improving Education Environments

The only term there I feel comfortable w/ definition is “in” — Rolin Moe (@RMoeJo) October 17, 2015. Some research, some advocacy, some activism, some reflection, some public policy, some VC partners? I am not equating criticism or questions with poorly received…for example, Mike Caulfield pushed back on my idea that the Open movement was not political, bringing up evidence of advocacy in some instances, UNESCO, and other policy pushes as counter to my position.

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More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

Ask a publisher why inclusive access is good for students and the list of reasons they will provide sounds like it came straight off a 2013 OER advocacy slide. The question we must each ask ourselves is – what is the real goal of our OER advocacy? What do you think the whole MOOC thing George Siemens and I and others was about? Nowhere in my definition of open is there a requirement that a resource be licensed in a way that allows for commercial use.

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Self as OER

ProfHacker

When we look at common definitions of Open Educational Resources or OERs (e.g., Some examples of open scholarship based on this definition can be publishing an article in an open access journal, teaching a MOOC, and joining a Twitter hashtag to chat about an educational issue. However, we go beyond these definitions of open scholarship – beyond open access and public scholarship.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?” through-MOOCs program launched, its College of Business says it is seeing the contours of a model it can use to promote the university abroad, enroll previously untapped groups of students and attract corporate partners.” ” Definitely no one I trust more on this topic, no siree.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

There’s really no agreed-upon definition of “personalized learning” after all , and as such no real way to measure how many or how well schools are actually implementing it. Or one could look at ed-tech companies that laid off staff: the coding bootcamp Galvanize , the analytics company Civitas Learning , the learning management system Schoology , MOOC provider Coursera , the education giant Pearson , for example.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” More questions about MOOCs in the Betteridge’s Headlines section below. And more on MOOCs in the credentialing section below as well. (National) Education Politics. “Who Is Betsy DeVos ?”

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. Arguably, there is no better example of this than the ongoing push that “everyone should learn to code,” led at the K–12 level by the industry-backed advocacy organization Code.org.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Clickers” are definitely not new — indeed, in my research for Teaching Machines , I found examples of classroom response systems dating back to the 1950s. MOOCs are, no surprise, their own entry on this long list of awfulness.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Hechinger Report : “ Virtual charter schools need ‘bold action’ for change, says national charter school advocacy group.” ” This one’s definitely my favorite: “Lecture VR is a VR app … which simulates a lecture hall in virtual reality.” Education Politics.