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Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?

Edsurge

Large-scale courses known as MOOCs were invented to get free or low-cost education to people who could not afford or get access to traditional options. Duke University was one of the first institutions to draw on MOOCs in response to the novel coronavirus. Coursera decided to expand free access to a wider audience, for a limited time, so that they can make use of MOOC content in their teaching. Other MOOC providers are making similar offers.

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#DLNchat: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning?

Edsurge

Has the MOOC revolution come and gone? Or will the principles of the MOOC movement continue to influence higher ed? On Tuesday, April 10 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning? How many MOOCs have you signed up for and how many have you taken?” was the question first posed to the #DLNchat community by Aneesa Davenport, social media and analytics manager for EdSurge.

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As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

That’s how much Georgia Tech’s online master’s of computer science degree cost when it launched through MOOC-provider Udacity in 2014. That includes SEO, paid search, online advertising and social media. ” Original Article Source: [link].

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A Podcast for Every Discipline? The Rise of Educational Audio

Edsurge

Some of the podcasters got their start making educational videos or or producing MOOCs, those free online classes that were all the rage a few years ago, but ended up not living up to the hype. And they are in touch with many educational podcasters on social media.

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. My students are all about social media. High School social studies teacher.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

Hack Education

That's what a decade of ed-tech social media and PR have wrought: hashtag gurus and fake news. Joi Ito , Nicholas Negroponte , the MIT Media Lab — who will remember their connections to convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein ? Far too many articles — and this is surely what its venture capitalist and philanthropist backers hope — have not reflected the landscape but have tried instead to shape it. ASU ends its MOOC experiment , Global Freshman Academy.

Tips for Landing an Edtech Gig—From the EdSurge Jobs Team

Edsurge

Check out our growing list of MOOCs and Courses on the EdSurge Index. As for your social profiles such as Facebook and Instagram, previous wisdom used to to be to hide any trace that a hiring manager could find. Now, instead of changing your name or hiding everything on your social media pages, you can use these pages to show the “human” side of you. Post articles and media on Facebook, Twitter, etc that is useful and interesting to your followers.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” Re-reading that article now makes me cringe. I was inspired, I think, to select that topic because talk of “platforms” was incredibly popular in Silicon Valley – it had been for a while – as companies strove to become “the next Facebook.”

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

” The article goes on to point out some examples of this kind of dilemma, and how certain businesses responded. Increasingly formal use of social media by education institutions. Rapid change in the demands for media forms (e.g., MOOCs, nanodegrees, etc.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. I asked about how Jim’s company, Reclaim Hosting , is doing. esSurge mentions their article on APIs and Indie Ed Tech.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. I asked about how Jim’s company, Reclaim Hosting , is doing. esSurge mentions their article on APIs and Indie Ed Tech.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” Without revenue the company will go away.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? 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.”

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Tom Webster, the VP of strategy at the market research firm Edison Research, argued that the report should be viewed as “an extremely effective piece of content marketing,” pointing to the number of slides that cite data about or by a portfolio company of Meeker’s employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Smith Caulfield. “Why are there 72 slides about gaming, from a company invested in EA, Zynga, Mobcrush, and Magic Leap?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” Thank God we spent the last 20 years paying a dozen middle-aged white men to rehash the same articles on how political correctness on campus is the true threat to free speech [link] — Dara Very Rude Elevator Screamers Kaye (@DaraKaye) October 29, 2018.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” There’s more on legal battles involving student loan companies in the business of financial aid section below. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” My favorite part of this article, I think, is where it boasts about how stable Ethiopia is these days. The student loan company has raised $803.6

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

Each Friday, I gather all the education and education technology and technology-related news into one article. (I I also gather articles that I read about the same topics for a newsletter that I send out each Saturday.) Each month, I calculate all the venture capital investment that’s gone into education technology, noting who’s invested, the type of company, and so on. Beyond the MOOC. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. MOOCs.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Independent : “13-year-old girl arrested after contacting clown on social media and asking him to kill her teacher.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?” It’s always fascinating to look at ed-tech companies’ job postings – this one is from Khan Academy. US Presidential Campaign Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Mostly tutoring companies.). “ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Schools should consider the ways in which their own social media surveillance re-inscribes these sorts of violent, nationalist policies. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX.

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

Hack Education

I’ve called this “the Top Ed-Tech Trends,” but this has never been an SEO-optimized list of products that the ed-tech industry wants schools or parents or companies to buy (or that it claims schools and parents and companies are buying). You can receive updates from Hack Education via email if you prefer to read articles that way.). Beyond the MOOC. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. Social Justice. MOOCs.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. The only other media attending the event would be a national crew from ABC.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019,” says Edsurge. Sometimes it’s fun to look back at old stories that the tech press dutifully pumped out about this company.

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

Hack Education

This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. ” Despite thinking of themselves as liberal-learning, today’s tech companies re-inscribe much of this.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

One of the big stories this week: the US Department of Education ’s announcement about which “non-traditional providers” ( MOOCs , coding bootcamps ) will be eligible for financial aid as part of its EQUIP experiment. It's rolling out a social media push today using the hashtag #DontSettle4Cs to promote the program, called March2Success. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Google) biotech company, Calico.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. There’s also an article on financial aid and cybersecurity in the data and surveillance section below. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ MOOCs May Still Be Reshaping Higher Education, Just Not In the Way That Was Initially Predicted.” There’s more MOOC news in the contests and competition section below.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ For-Profit Companies With the Highest Enrollments at Their Colleges, Fall 2016.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep hyping that MOOC thing. Via Edsurge : “ MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. The company has raised $182.3

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. There’s an article in the venture philanthropy section below about how private student loans are being pitched as “impact investing.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the job training section below. ” More news about a data breach at a testing company in the infosec section below.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The Sun Sentinel : “Student made social media threat to kill FAU professor, cops say.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill analyzes a recent interview with Coursera ’s CEO and argues the MOOC provider is “betting on OPM market and shift to low-cost masters degrees.”

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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. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ Monetizing A MOOC Platform.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Coursera ’s CEO on the Evolving Meaning of ‘MOOC’ ” There’s more ECOT news – there’s always more ECOT news – in the “state and local politics” section above.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Education Week : “ FCC Chair Moves to Block E-Rate Funds for Companies Deemed ‘Security Risk’ ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The State Department is proposing to ask additional questions of visa applicants regarding their social media usage.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. These have all been separate articles in each series. ” Rather, McMillan Cottom argues these students are making rational decisions in a world of growing economic precarity and shrinking social programs. I touched on this topic briefly in a previous article on online education.).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Sandler is also the founder of the ed-tech company Nibletz. ” I’m putting this story here as it discusses VCs’ willingness to continue to invest in Mike Cagney , the former head of the student loan company SoFi. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). The company: RIB Software SE.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” And I am not even linking to the National Review article promoting this racist crap. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Now the company is betting big on both,” says Inside Higher Ed. Vive la MOOC révolution. ” “Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages” by Jeffrey Pomerantz in Hybrid Pedagogy.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Prior to the department spending $6 million on iPads, Apple spent more than $5300 on meals and lodging for state Superintendent Mark Johnson and five other education officials to visit the company’s HQ. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” SEL is “social emotional learning,” of course. ” The company in question: Spyfone.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

I’ve never seen an education story receive quite as much attention from non-educators on social media. And this prompted me to update my list of education / technology companies that are ALEC members.). Via the Arizona Capitol Times : “ Arizona bill to ban school ‘ social justice ’ courses dies quickly.” His rather disastrous business history in ed-tech includes SoftKey and The Learning Company. The company has raised $14.75