Monetization Over Massiveness: Breaking Down MOOCs by the Numbers in 2016

Edsurge

The modern massive open online course movement, which began when the first “MOOCs” were offered by Stanford professors in late 2011, is now half a decade old. In that time, MOOC providers have raised over $400 million and now employ more than a thousand staff. By registration count, Coursera is still by far the largest MOOC provider in the world with over 23 million learners. Even Oxford University, one of the oldest universities in the world, jumped on the MOOC train.

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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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EdTech Acronyms Explained

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MOOC – Massively Open Online Course (an online course which has video lectures, problem solving activities, texts and an online community of fellow learners). Windows, Android).

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A new “MicroMasters” online learning program offered by major universities

The Hechinger Report

Galileo University, Guatemala (e-Learning, offered in Spanish; Professional Android Developer). In recent years these types of courses, known as MOOCs or Massive Online Open Courses, have developed a reputation as being big on hype and low on substantive change.

15+ great resources for introducing coding to the classroom

eSchool News

A similar app, Adventure Time Game Wizard , was made available earlier this year for iOS and Android.). Amplify is a free College Board-approved AP Computer Science massive open online course (MOOC). Must-try apps, games, and tutorials for learners of every age.

Michelle Weise: ‘We Need to Design the Learning Ecosystem of the Future’

Edsurge

As an example, in 2014, LinkedIn’s top ten jobs were jobs that hadn’t existed five years prior: social media intern, iOS/Android developer, cloud manager, big data architect, or UI/UX designer as examples. can’t just say, “Here’s a MOOC, or here’s an online degree, or a 6- to 12-week immersive bootcamp.”. Adults could be able to bundle together offerings from Lynda, Pluralsight, Udemy, Udacity or a MOOC and have them stack into something meaningful to employers.

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Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2

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edX - www.edex.org - MOOC site, courses are all free, people who teach the courses are from Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, University of Texas, etc. Coursera is another option for higher ed MOOCS. Close to 10% of students got into MIT by excelling in a MOOC.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Billion in Android Antitrust Case.” 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.

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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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International ed tech and pedagogical projects: notes from INTED 2017

Bryan Alexander

MOOCs: simply present in the ed tech space, without the hype crash America experienced. Interesting studies and projects, from using MOOCs on mobile devices to former colonies accessing courses created by their prior colonizers.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2013, on the heels of “the Year of the MOOC,” Barber released a report titled “An Avalanche is Coming,” calling for the “unbundling” of higher education. MOOCs are, no surprise, their own entry on this long list of awfulness.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. Via Quartz : “ Google collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled.” (National) Education Politics. “ The Republican War on College ,” by The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson. “ Tax bill reflects rift between many Republicans and higher education,” The Washington Post reports.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. Via The New York Times : “How Google Protected Andy Rubin , the ‘Father of Android ’ ” “Google could have fired Mr. Rubin and paid him little to nothing on the way out. *Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Education Week : “Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says.” ” Via The Verge : “Report finds more than half of Android apps for children are in violation of COPPA.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Fortune : “ Android Co-Founder To Lead Google ’s New Education Project.” Well, this one was of the longest short weeks I can remember… Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s Press Office : “Fact Sheet: Education Department Releases Proposed Regulations to Encourage Better and Fairer Tests , Reduce Burden of Testing.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” These headlines just kill me. ” More MOOC data in the “research” section below. Via The New York Times : “ Andy Rubin, Android Creator , Steps Away From Firm Amid Misconduct Report.” ” Class Central surveyed its users : “ MOOC Users Highly Educated, Have Experienced Career Benefits.” (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. “ Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views,” says Campus Technology. Not sure why this is called a MOOC. Once upon a time, I’d have put Udacity in the MOOC section above, but I’m sticking this profile by RealClear Education here in the job training section: “Online Educator Udacity Adapts Courses to Changing Labor Market.”

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

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Or MOOCs even. Say, the Android device in Google’s Cardboard Viewer and Expeditions program.). This is part one of my annual review of the year in ed-tech. In 2005, Joan Didion published The Year of Magical Thinking , which chronicles her husband’s death in December 2003, shortly after their daughter had fallen into septic shock and been placed an induced coma.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “The Future of MOOCs Might Not Be Free ,” suggests Education Week’s Market Brief with an observation that many of us made back in 2012. “Police are filing warrants for Android 's vast store of location data,” The Verge reports (but it’s going to be awesome, I hear, when you can run Android apps on your school’s Chromebooks). Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

’” Online Education, Beyond “MOOCs” Via Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill : “The Remarkable Transformation at UF Online.” Via Google’s press release : “ Google and Bertelsmann launch mobile digital skills initiatives with Udacity – 10,000 Android scholarships available for EU developers.” Presidential-Elect Trump. “The Long Game of Betsy DeVos ” by Jennifer Berkshire.

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Here’s Edsurge’s “exclusive” on the news that Android apps will soon be able on Chromebooks. Education Politics. “ U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Statement on the Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.” ” Via The Atlantic: “ The Challenge of Educational Inequality.” ” Via NPR : “The U.S.

(This Is Not a Morphology of) The Monsters of Education Technology

Hack Education

“Nothing has more potential to enable us to reimagine higher education than the massive open online course, or MOOC, platforms that are being developed by the likes of Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and companies like Coursera and Udacity.”