On Research – a #dLRN15 (and beyond) reflection

Improving Education Environments

Some research, some advocacy, some activism, some reflection, some public policy, some VC partners? There is a lot of MOOC research at #elearnconf, which was shocking to me to be honest. What this allowed me to do was to shape my sociocultural framing of EdTech from a MOOC perspective.

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On Research – a #dLRN15 (and beyond) reflection

Improving Education Environments

Some research, some advocacy, some activism, some reflection, some public policy, some VC partners? There is a lot of MOOC research at #elearnconf, which was shocking to me to be honest. What this allowed me to do was to shape my sociocultural framing of EdTech from a MOOC perspective.

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If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

When our presentations and our writing and our speaking and our advocacy focus primarily on ways that OER alleviate the cost problem, we’re actually doing exactly what publishers want. More effective local examples cannot be integrated directly into materials.

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How Universities Can Grow a Culture of Academic Innovation

Edsurge

These principles include understanding users and creating a minimum viable product, for example, and we apply them to each project. The DIG team identified and prioritized additional needs and quickly added members with expertise in user experience design, behavioral science, data science, software development and innovation advocacy. As an example, in creating ECoach we are focused on easing the transition to college for all students.

More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

For example, in 2015 I wrote that “My ultimate goal is this: I want to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners, and (2) radically improve access to education. 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?

Self as OER

ProfHacker

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.

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SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

Edsurge

Jahliel Thurman (Vice President of Uplift Entertainment) and Shalon Bell (Director of Strategic Alliances at the Atlanta Voice)—will discuss how despite limited monetary capital, these institutions continue to boost students’ potential in graduate education, entrepreneurship and advocacy through human capital. It’s that time of year again. We’re breaking out our barbeque bibs, pulling out our reporter’s notebooks and heading down to Austin for SXSWedu.

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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. Demanding that schools teach “the right skills” is also one of many examples of an ongoing “innovation” fixation , of how industry is pressing the education system to bend to its needs. Trump has earmarked more money for apprenticeships , for example. (He

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.” iNACOL has released a report on advocacy for competency-based education.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” (This is a good example of how ed-tech advocacy-posing-as-journalism operates – you get funded by an organization and then you get to “break the news” about that organization. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “Why America’s MOOC pioneers have abandoned ship” by Jonathan Rees. “ MOOCs Are Dead. The Verge offers its “ Back to School Guide 2016 ,” which includes a $235 backpack and a $42 mug if you need an example of how woefully out-of-touch tech journalists can be. Education Politics.

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Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary? Candidate VoiceThread for Digital Education - Kelli Stair- teacher/ writer An Example STEAM and Maker-Education Curriculum: From Puppets to Robots - Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

There may be no better example of this in 2017 than “personalized learning.” Indeed, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has paid for some of that very press coverage, funding for example “an EdSurge Research series about how personalized learning is implemented in different school communities across the country.” Edsurge, for example, received funding from the company this year, but there was no public announcement to that end.

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See examples of how Shannon and I are doing it (poetry summit, virtual debate, author visits, class vista etc). Tuesday, March 4th at 12pm CST in Austin, TX Common Sense Media - Inspiring Advocacy through News and Digital Media , While technology provides exciting, innovative teaching opportunities, it also introduces tremendous challenges. Following recent conversations about the assessment capacity of MOOCs, this is a great topic!