MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities

Edsurge

The media started calling this space MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses, a term coopted from a 2008 experiment. The narrative in early days of MOOC space was around disruption of universities. Not all MOOC providers shared this narrative, but this was the one that the media stuck with it. He thinks that MOOCs may not have disrupted the education market, but they are disrupting the labor market. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

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MOOCs for Professional Development - #TCEA15

EdTechSandyK

Notes from MOOCs for Professional Development Presentation at TCEA 2015 Dr. Kay Abernathy, Lamar University [link] Lamar University sponsored the MOOC on Social Media Communication Tools for Educators which Dr. Abernathy facilitated. link] What is a MOOC?

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Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Wednesday, September 26th, for a one-hour live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar on the "true history" of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with Dave Cormier, Alec Couros, Stephen Downes, Rita Kop, Inge de Waard, and Carol Yeager.

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What Is Being Learned From MOOCs? New Report Takes Stock

Wired Campus

The hype around the free online courses called MOOCs has drawn millions of students, who are all essentially part of a teaching experiment of unprecedented scale. When MOOCs emerged a few years ago, many in the academic world were sent into a frenzy.

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Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. The discussion of digital changes (76-82) touches on high points (cost, commodification, MOOCs), but comes to no conclusions or recommendations.

Looking Back at the Year in Ed Tech

Wired Campus

Concerns about Yik Yak and analysis of MOOCs and online teaching were among the most popular stories this past year on our Wired Campus blog. And while massive open online courses have largely fallen out of the national headlines, three of the top 10 articles in 2015 involved MOOCs (in one case, charting their fade from prominence). The MOOC Hype Fades, in 3 Charts. Meet the New, Self-Appointed MOOC Accreditors: Google and Instagram. Distance Education MOOCs

Tools That Limit Distraction May Raise Student Performance in Online Classes

Wired Campus

Patterson, the author of the paper and a doctoral candidate in policy analysis and management at the university, says online courses and degree programs can provide opportunities for students who may not otherwise have access to higher education, but distraction and procrastination throw up barriers to their success. He examined the online behavior of 657 students who participated in a nine-week MOOC on statistics offered by Stanford University. MOOCs Online Courses

A Finished Dissertation – MOOC Pasts & Futures

Improving Education Environments

Rolin Moe : From All MOOCs, All The Time. Originally posted on All MOOCs, All The Time : After nearly two years of intense study, scholarship and research, my dissertation The Evolution & Impact of the Massive Open Online Course has been published to ProQuest (though I am sharing it via Scribd, as ProQuest is not always the easiest for open access).

What Happened in Ed-Tech in 2016 (And Who Paid for It)?

Hack Education

This project – something I’ve done every year since 2010 – aims to serve as an in-depth analysis of the noteworthy events and products and politics and financing and tries to piece together the narratives and ideologies that drive ed-tech. Who’s Funding MOOCs in 2016? Here is a list of all the articles I wrote as part of my look at the “ Top Ed-Tech Trends ” of the year. “Trends” is perhaps the wrong word here.

50 Alternatives To Lecturing

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Self-guided MOOC. Traditional MOOC. Traditional Concept-Mapping (teacher-given strategy– “fishbone” cause-effect analysis , for example). 50 Alternatives To Lecturing. by TeachThought Staff.

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

When the AP United States history students at Aragon High School in San Mateo California, scanned the professionally designed pages of www.minimumwage.com , most concluded that it was a solid, unbiased source of facts and analysis. Northport, N.Y.,

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

Hack Education

So I am not here to tell you, based on my analysis of ed-tech “trends,” what new tools you should buy or what new tools you should incorporate into your teaching or what old tools you should discard. This is part of the push for MOOCs, we must be honest.).

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

They can be something everybody uses; that’s how 2012 became the year of the MOOC, and why virtual reality will no doubt be widely cited as the trend of 2016. MOOCs continued to increase in number and attendance. With every new year comes new ideas.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples. MOOCs, nanodegrees, etc.

Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

Hack Education

“The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future of teaching, learning, and technology. Perhaps with this data, the MOOC providers can build a map of professional if not cognitive pathways.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

It’s from these weekly and monthly reports that I start to build my analysis. Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. MOOCs. It’s time once again for my annual review of “the year in education technology,” something I’ve done since 2010. Tomorrow I’ll launch the seventh edition of this massive, maniacal undertaking.

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5 critical considerations for CBE and CBL implementation

eSchool News

Khan, MOOCs, boot camps, career academies, even what is seen as enrollment “swirl” in community college courses reflect the demand for just-in-time, just-enough learning, often focused on achieving specific competencies.

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Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

Hack Education

Because despite their marketing copy, it remains important to ask: how do employers, in and out of Silicon Valley, respond to these alt-credentials – to MOOC certificates and nanodegrees and microcredentials and badges? ” MOOCs for credit. ” The blockchain was hyped by the World Economic Forum – remember when it thought MOOCs were the next big thing? This is part seven of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

Edsurge

The company’s platform gets rid of the need for schools to make their own data systems or rely on multiple products to perform data analysis. think they’ve come up with a solution—a text analysis tool that provides automated feedback on a learner’s notes and then aggregates that data for instructors. It was an edtech entrepreneur’s dream on Wednesday at Intel’s Education Accelerator Demo Day.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

” For me, still framing my work that way – “top trends” – is a purposeful rhetorical move to shed light, to subvert, to offer a sly commentary of sorts on the shallowness of what passes as journalism, criticism, analysis.

3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

Wired Campus

Speaking at a separate session, he cited the increasing flows of data to which colleges have access, including from learning-management systems, student-success systems, and MOOCs. “My As college students grow to understand that, they may start doing more analysis on the makeup of particular college majors — he called it “titrating” — to ensure that they include the expertise that employers actually want. Austin, Tex.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

“Hardly Anyone Wants to Take a Liberal Arts MOOC,” Edsurge informed its readers in February. ” MOOC startups like Udacity and Coursera have also rebranded to target this particular post-secondary technical training market. We’ve seen this before in the MOOC world. Feldstein’s work aside, little of the analysis about LinkedIn’s ed-tech interests seem to take into account its position now as a Microsoft subsidiary. (We

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Teaching and learning are increasingly being measured and quantified to enable analysis of the relationship between inputs (e.g., The accountability movement is built on a long history of standardized testing and data collection that privileges quantification and statistical analysis as ways of knowing. With all this data collection and analysis come major issues surrounding ethics and privacy and substantial risks surrounding information security.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Some of these experimental sites included MOOCs and coding bootcamps. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Class Central’s Dhawal Shah, writing in Edsurge : “ MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities.” Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill follows up on the Edsurge article with his own analysis : “ MOOCs Now Focused on Paid Certificates and OPM Market.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Hillary Clinton ’s plan to eliminate public college tuition for families with incomes up to $125,000 would lift enrollment at two- and four-year public institutions by between 9 and 22 percent – in part by draining as many as 15 percent of students away from private nonprofit colleges, a new analysis predicts.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Humans, the Latest MOOC Feature.”

A trend to watch: teaching classes from one campus to another

Bryan Alexander

The answer has been “yes” for some years, and I’m not talking about MOOCs or University of Phoenix. How can colleges and universities share courses online? That is, can students at one institution take a class taught by faculty at another?

Education Technology and the 'New' For-Profit Higher Education

Hack Education

Funnily enough, many of the very publications who consistently made fun of the offerings from Trump University rarely offer any critical analysis of the structure or content of MOOCs or coding bootcamps. The State Department did partner with Coursera – Laureate Education is an investor – to promote MOOCs globally. This is part five of my annual review of the year in ed-tech. Trump University and the History of the Future of For-Profit Higher Education.

In 'PreparedU,' A College President Argues for Mixing Liberal Arts And Workplace Readiness

Edsurge

Through deep, deep dives into liberal arts, we can encourage kids to double major—to learn through their analysis and through their own integration to figure out the answers to difficult problems. And I don't think you can get that to the same degree through MOOCs or online; although I strongly personally value online.

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How Games Can Be Used To Teach College-Level Chinese Courses

MindShift

Efforts to innovate new models for college education have led to flipped classrooms , in-class student respond systems, sophisticated online courses, massive open online courses (MOOCs) and multimedia lectures–and now games have joined the fray. By Paul Darvasi.

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The Road to Disastrous Educational Businesses Is Paved With Good Intentions

Edsurge

To be successful, the underlying analysis must be grounded in an appreciation for the structural aspects of competitive advantage, on the one hand, and an understanding of the structure of the targeted educational industry sector, on the other. To their credit, both of the leading commercial MOOCs—Udacity and Coursera—have undertaken significant pivots to their initially flawed business models. The following is excerpted from Jonathan A.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In related MOOC news, there's more on “ nanodegrees ” in the “credentialing” section below. Because up ’til now, MOOCs were the most brilliant data mining app ever.). Education Politics.

The Seven Basic Disruptions – Education Edition

Improving Education Environments

There might be a little biography , but it only serves to establish the disruptor on his quest to slay the beast of coding and data analysis. Main Clayton Christensen disruption history innovation MOOC satire venture capitalImagine you are about to be amazed by an innovation. A CEO stands on a stage. A thought leader stands on a stage. A developer stands on a stage. We click to the first line of a think piece.

The Seven Basic Disruptions – Education Edition

Improving Education Environments

There might be a little biography , but it only serves to establish the disruptor on his quest to slay the beast of coding and data analysis. Main Clayton Christensen disruption history innovation MOOC satire venture capitalImagine you are about to be amazed by an innovation. A CEO stands on a stage. A thought leader stands on a stage. A developer stands on a stage. We click to the first line of a think piece.

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! Ranking and indicator analysis of the journals published by The American Economic Association / Az American Economic Association folyóiratai hatástényez?inek

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The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote

EdTechTeacher

As a researcher, Justin has been carrying this concept into his work with MOOCs. However, in the last few years, higher education has listened to the world of MOOCs and started changing. Justin Reich is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, the Richard L.

Learning Revolution - Week's Events - AERO - National Geographic - Top Tech Stories - Rankin on Revolution - SAT Talk - More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

First up: 3D prosthetic hands Scientists work on backing up human brain with computers A MOOC MYSTERY: WHERE DO ONLINE STUDENTS GO? ECAET 2014 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). An Organizational Network Analysis of Nonmajor Philanthropic Giving in K12 Education” by Joseph J. Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). According to research published in the Evaluation and Policy Analysis journal (as reported by Inside Higher Ed ), “a student placed in remedial math has a better chance of succeeding in college by taking college-level statistical courses with additional support instead of developmental math.” Education Politics. I watched the results roll in from the Brexit referendum last night with great, great sadness.

The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Forward this post to friends and colleagues.) Tomorrow, October 7th, our second annual “Connected Librarian Day” preconference kicks off at 3:30pm US-Eastern Daylight Time, led by Britten Follett, Joyce Valenza, Ross Todd, and Shannon Miller. Don’t miss eight great sessions, all free, all listed below, and with lots more detail at [link].

Minnesota Higher Ed Office Says Udacity’s Nanodegrees Might Violate State Law

Edsurge

If people were allowed to change names of things to get around laws, I could offer a degre, with one e,” says Russ Poulin, director of policy and analysis for WCET, a nonprofit promoting e-learning programs. In the early days of MOOCs, the state’s Office of Higher Education made headlines for asking Coursera and other providers of free courses to go through the registration process.