MOOCs for Professional Development - #TCEA15


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?


MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities


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


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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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.


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).


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.

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 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.


US Edtech Funding Already Nears $1 Billion in First Half of 2019


In this analysis, EdSurge counts all venture investments in U.S. Our analysis excludes companies whose primary business is to offer loans and happens to serve students (like Social Finance, which raised $500 million earlier this year). The U.S.

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!

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


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.

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

Art, Science, and the Role of Data in Education

iterating toward openness

A course that implements the relevant learning science but is completely missing a relationship with a caring faculty member (looking at you, MOOCs) is going to fall short of its potential. I was a music major as an undergraduate. BFA, Music (vocal performance), Marshall University, 1997.

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


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.

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


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.

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.

(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A glimpse : “In China ’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’ ” Via Class Central : “By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2018.” It’s like the MOOC crap all over again. Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ Digital Tools Are Everywhere – and Largely Unused – in Many Schools, New Analysis Shows.”

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 , most concluded that it was a solid, unbiased source of facts and analysis. Northport, N.Y.,

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.


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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From Good Intentions to Real Shortcomings: An Edtech Reckoning


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.

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


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.


29 Sessions to Watch During This Year's SXSW EDU


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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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.


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


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.

US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018


2018 Edtech Funding Breakdown In this annual year-end analysis, EdSurge counts all venture investments in U.S. Once upon a time, she notes, “MOOCs were supposed to displace higher education. Now many MOOCs are embedded within these institutions. For many U.S. cities and states, 2018 marked the wettest year on record. There was also plenty of rain in the education technology industry, where venture capitalists and private-equity investors unleashed a deluge of cash.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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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.

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


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.

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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.”


The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

” (Its MOOC competitor edX also announced this year that many of its courses would no longer be free.) Vive la MOOC révolution. Speaking of MOOCs, Phil Hill astutely observed earlier this year that many MOOCs and for-profit companies were altering their products and services so as to become online program management providers: “ If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try To Be An OPM.”

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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