MOOCs for Professional Development - #TCEA15

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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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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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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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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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How Harvard Is Trying to Update the Extension School for the MOOC Age

Edsurge

You could call extension schools the original MOOCs. Well, unless you count the students in MOOCs, those free online courses, which are offered through a different division of the university. Yet during that same period, another part of the university, HarvardX, has been running MOOCs, massive open online courses. How do you differentiate what you're doing at the Extension School from MOOCs? They've produced about 100 MOOCs.

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Keith Devlin from Stanford: Talking Media, Math, MOOCs, and Silicon Valley Money in Education

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In addition to talking about the use of different media to teach and communicate mathematics, we''re going to dive into some deeper conversations about the recent move toward massive(ly) open online courses (MOOCs, one of which he is starting for free this fall on math), why he thinks that "higher education as we know it just ended," the impact of the Silicon Valley and venture capital in education, and as much as we can fit into an hour!

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

NeverEndingSearch

And they could be critical for baseline analysis of student skills and formative assessment. Argument Analysis : Students compare and evaluate two posts from a newspaper’s comment section. Homepage Analysis : Students identify advertisements on a news website.

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

Open all hours #EDEN15

Learning with 'e's

The synopsis reads: With the success of open access publishing, Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open education practices, the open approach to education has moved from the periphery to the mainstream. Clearly, the tensions he identifies require some analysis.

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.

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

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.

Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

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MOOCs. Sophomores have the opportunity to spend a period of their day learning through a MOOC of their choosing. Their MOOC worktime is an assigned period within their school day. There are some suggested MOOCs on their LMS to choose from.

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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.

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.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

This series is meant to serve in-depth exploration of the events of the past year and an analysis of how these events shape the way in which we imagine and prepare for the future of teaching and learning. Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. MOOCs. Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” 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.”

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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.,

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep hyping that MOOC thing. Via Edsurge : “ MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. ” Via Class Central : “Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of All Time (2018 edition).” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Cumulative Growth in Number of MOOCs , 2011–18.” ” Not surprisingly, there is more MOOC news in the surveillance section below.

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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?

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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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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In other words, MOOCs are now gym memberships. Initially, the course will be available to anyone as a MOOC with an optional $99 identity-verified certificate. There’s a story on “ micromaster’s ” in the Betteridge’s Law of Headlines section below, as well as one in the MOOC section above. The new analysis also shows substantial gender gaps in the pay of Ph.D.s

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Connected Learning and 21st Century English Teacher Education

Educator Innovator

Kira Baker-Doyle shares the personal journey of a literacy teacher educator learning to code in order to detail the intersections of ELA education and computer programming and suggest how a combined analysis of the two can foster new understandings of critical literacy and civic engagement.

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?Why an iTunes Model for Online Learning Is Bad for Educators

Edsurge

As MOOCs surged in popularity from 2012 to 2015, universities, nonprofits, schools and companies all jumped into the game of developing online courses, and giving them away—often at the promise of no cost—to the world. But this was only possible because their production was highly subsidized by universities, investors or philanthropists who were testing out MOOCs as new forms of brand building or educational research.

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

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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.

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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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

schools in recent years, according to an Associated Press analysis, but few have shown any indication that they’ll follow the lead of businesses that are cutting ties with the group following last month’s massacre at a Florida high school.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vive la MOOC révolution. ” “Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages” by Jeffrey Pomerantz in Hybrid Pedagogy.

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.).

From Good Intentions to Real Shortcomings: An Edtech Reckoning

Edsurge

As the bubbly enthusiasm in the democratizing power of platforms like Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Khan Academy quietly wanes, we’ve seen more attention to digital inequity like the homework gap and gender discrimination in coding careers. Equitable: An analysis by John Hansen and Justin Reich of U.S. In 2017, reality took a massive swipe at the wobbly optimism of technology progressives.

29 Sessions to Watch During This Year's SXSW EDU

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The Evolution of MOOCs: Six Years Later : Are MOOCs still around? Break the Mold: New Models Connecting EDU & Work : In an hourlong session (sponsored by Wells Fargo), three higher ed leaders and a handful of students will discuss the post-MOOC landscape upending existing learning models and helping graduates navigate a the post-college career world.

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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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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

billion over 10 years, according to an Education Department cost analysis, Politico reported this week.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Class Central writes that “ Y Combinator’s Startup School MOOC To Give Out $10,000 to 100 Companies.” My apologies that this is a day late. Yesterday was the first day in over a year that I didn’t make a commit to GitHub (which I use to manage all my websites).

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.

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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.

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the credential section below. Via Class Central : “Analysis of 450 MOOC -Based Microcredentials Reveals Many Options But Little Consistency.” 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.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. The Economist on “ The Return of the MOOC.” Via Zion Market Research : “ Massive Open Online Course Market : Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2016-2024.” More research on MOOCs in the MOOC section above.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. ” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”)

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. MOOCs are out. ” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ 40 Most Popular Ed-Tech Tools in K–12 Identified in New Analysis.” (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

?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.