Could Remixing Old MOOCs Give New Life to Free Online Education?

Edsurge

It’s common these days to hear that free online mega-courses, called MOOCs, failed to deliver on their promise of educating the masses. Now, one of the first professors to try out MOOCs says he has a way to reuse bits and pieces of the courses created during that craze in a way that might deliver on the initial promise. The idea comes from Robert Lue, a biology professor at Harvard University who was the founding faculty director of HarvardX, the college’s effort to build MOOCs.

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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

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50 Free Online Courses For Educators: Spring 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

University System of Georgia via Coursera. LA101x: Library Advocacy Unshushed. eLearning moocs pd Professional development 50 Free Online Courses For Teachers: Spring 2015. by Class Central.

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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? When Stuart Hall advocated for negotiated and oppositional reading in Encoding/decoding, it was not a system to only be engaged with dominant tropes.

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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? When Stuart Hall advocated for negotiated and oppositional reading in Encoding/decoding, it was not a system to only be engaged with dominant tropes.

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9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

AASA members range from chief executive officers, superintendents and senior level school administrators to cabinet members, professors and aspiring school system leaders. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues.

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? Is it the AWS hosting, systems monitoring, backups, and other technical services they provide and support?

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Via The New Yorker : “ Georgia ’s Separate and Unequal Special-Education System.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Trump administration’s list of primary finalists to operate an overhauled student loan servicing system excludes Navient , a large and controversial servicer, which instead is participating in the program as a subcontractor in a team.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep that MOOC hype alive.

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” The Black Alliance for Educational Options , a charter school advocacy group, announced it will cease operations at the end of the year. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs. “Learning Creative Learning: It’s not a MOOC , it’s a community,” says the MIT Media Lab. “A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs ” – an op-ed by Class Central ’s Dhawal Shah in Edsurge.

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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. Public Private Partnerships - The K-12 Funding Gap : Many inequalities in the American education system can be attributed to massive funding gaps between schools.

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The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

An advocacy for libertarian politics – think Peter Thiel (a Stanford graduate) now advising Donald Trump. This is part of the push for MOOCs, we must be honest.). In education, that’s the learning management system (the VLE) perhaps.

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Newark has control once again of its public school system, which the state took away from the city 22 years ago. Via BocaNews : “Parents throughout South Palm Beach County are using iReady on behalf of their children, possibly skewing scores – and usefulness – of the $6-Million diagnostic computer system.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us.

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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. 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.

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Historically black universities have been dropped from a controversial North Carolina bill slashing tuition at certain institutions to $500, but worries about the legislation’s effects remain high at two universities still facing tuition cuts – and across the state system.” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Good thing I never did anything in those MOOCs, otherwise I'd be losing my work.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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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.” A Wi-Fi system. US Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” Via Chalkbeat : “For Betsy DeVos and her former advocacy group, the future of education means ‘ personalization ,’ including virtual schools.” ” Her “former advocacy group” – although considering she spoke there last week, I’m not sure how “former” it really is – is the American Federation for Children. “After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter?”

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “An Education Department plan to begin cutting large debt collection firms out of the student loan system is on hold after Congress warned against move.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Wired : “How Silicon Valley Fuels an Informal Caste System.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Department of Education Announces Requirements for New Federal Loan Servicing System.” ” Via the Education Law Center : “Several New Jersey civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State Board of Education. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

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” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” ” Via the Argus Leader : “A former official with National American University has accused the South Dakota based for-profit system of defrauding the United States government out of millions of dollars in a student aid program , a lawsuit unsealed Thursday in federal court alleges.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “Why America’s MOOC pioneers have abandoned ship” by Jonathan Rees. “ MOOCs Are Dead. ” Via The Atlantic : “Good School, Rich School; Bad School, Poor School –The inequality at the heart of America's education system.” Education Politics.

Week of August 29, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] ADVOCACY IN YOUR LIBRARY PROGRAM ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Tue 30 Aug 07:30PM New York / Tue 30 Aug 11:30PM GMT / Wed 31 Aug 09:30AM Sydney Lisa Perez. Attend this session to learn about advocacy tips for school librarians. My Showcase is an e-portfolio system with a difference! Dave Waller and David Sowden from My Showcase have stepped in to deliver an exciting look into their system that provides a neat segue between a personal learning space and an eportfolio.

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Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via Futurism.com : “Schools Are Installing Bathroom Surveillance Systems to Bust Vapers.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). And I’m not sure if Udacity now better fits here in this for-profit higher ed section, but there’s news about it in the MOOC section above. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The American Civil Liberties Union this week declared its opposition to a federal database of student-level outcomes in a letter signed by a handful of education advocacy groups.” President-Elect Trump.

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” The Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued a statement on the nomination of Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. Under the new system, most students who have been approved for test accommodations in high school will receive accommodations as long as their high school can answer two questions in the affirmative: ‘Is the requested accommodation(s) in the student's plan?’ Presidential-Elect Trump. “The Long Game of Betsy DeVos ” by Jennifer Berkshire.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via The Verge : “ Duolingo overhauled its fluency system to make it harder for advanced users.” “Over 20 advocacy groups complain to FTC that YouTube is violating children’s privacy law ,” Techcrunch reports. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Isn’t Liberia outsourcing its education system to a Gates and Zuckerberg-backed startup , Bridge International Academies ? ” 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.” From Phil Hill : “Update on UC Davis LMS Fiasco: Finishing the term with two partial systems.”

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Absorb (learning management system) – $59 million. AltSchool (private school; learning management system) – $40 million. AltSchool (private school; learning management system) – $172.9 D2L (learning management system) – $165 million. Learning management systems , with ~ $65 million in funding.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary? The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21.

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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! Expanding Options in the Digital Age - Professor Lesley Farmer 9:00pm All Systems Go! Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link].

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