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

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Every year since 2010, I’ve undertaken a fairly massive project in which I’ve reviewed the previous twelve months’ education and technology news in order to write ten articles covering “the top ed-tech trends.” They’re not “trends,” really.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. And it raises a number of questions, I think: how good is Mary Meeker at actually identifying and analyzing Internet trends? Is this really a trend?

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I’m also curious how this news – again, I’m not sure two closures are really a “trend” – will affect student loan startups. 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?” (National) Education Politics.

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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. Via Politico : “ Families for Excellent Schools CEO fired after investigation into ‘inappropriate behavior’ ” That’s Jeremiah Kittredge , who’s run one of the best funded pro-charter advocacy groups in the company.

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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 The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ TU Delft Students Can Earn Credit For MOOCs From Other Universities.” “The Implications of Gartner’s Top 10 Tech Trends of 2018 for Education – Part 2,” according to the Getting Smart blog.

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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 Education Week : “Parent Advocacy Group Warns of Ed-Tech ‘Threats’ ” Via PC World : “Why Google plans to stop supporting your Chromebook after five years.” ” Edutechnica has new data on LMS trends , including installations and migrations.

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” The Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued a statement on the nomination of Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. The test in question: The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study ( TIMSS ) which is administered to students around the world. ’” Online Education, Beyond “MOOCs” Via Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill : “The Remarkable Transformation at UF Online.” Presidential-Elect Trump.

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” 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.” Not education-related per se, but as I’m closely monitoring both the student loan and the blockchain hoopla as ed-tech trends – that is, all the investments investments and all the PR – I’ll drop this here. Education Politics.