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How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching

Edsurge

After all, so-called MOOCs, or massive open online courses, were meant to open education to as many learners as possible, and in many ways they are more like books (digital ones, packed with videos and interactive quizzes) than courses. The colleges and companies offering MOOCs can be pretty guarded these days about releasing specific numbers on how many people enroll or pay for a “verified certificate” or microcredential showing they took the course.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology. CREATE – Collaboartion, Resources, Educate, Apps, Technology, Enriching. ICT – Information Communications Technology.

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MOOCs: the big…err, massive…new thing

Mobile Musings

ISTE’s Learning and Leading with Technology (L&L) just published an article I wrote about MOOCs. This article was a step in the progression of some thinking I’ve been doing about deeper professional learning. EdTech Update Uncategorized

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?Readers’ Roundup: EdSurge HigherEd’s Top 10 Articles of 2017

Edsurge

We’ve rounded up our 10 most popular articles from 2017, as picked by our readers. Microcredentials, and controversial moves and pivots by edtech companies hoping to disrupt the higher education landscape. In a Q&A, Boyer discusses his flipped syllabus, integrating technology into course design, and why an easy A requires a lot of hard work. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Education Technology's Inequalities

Hack Education

Take, for example, ProPublica ’s article on Donald Trump’s son-in-law and “consigliere”: “ The Story Behind Jared Kushner’s Curious Acceptance into Harvard.”). I also want to consider that, with or without a President Trump , education technology also might make things worse, might also contribute to these ongoing inequalities – and not simply because many in ed-tech seem quite eager to work with the new administration. MOOCs.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. On-campus Edtech.

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Our Fascination With (Not) Fixing Education

Improving Education Environments

Reading: Why Technology Will Never Fix Education (Kentaro Toyama), Bernie Sanders’ Ambitious Plan to Eliminate College Tuition (Alice Ollstein). The Law of Amplification also fails to engage existing learning theory around the application of technology in content and pedagogy.

Give Your Traditional Syllabus a Needed Makeover!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Check out their article, How to Create an Infographic Syllabus. I actually did this for one of my Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). Find out more about mission minded learning in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. On-campus Edtech.

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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” The article goes on to point out some examples of this kind of dilemma, and how certain businesses responded. Planned obsolescence of mobile technology. Change in cultural perception of identity–gender, technology, science, faith, sexuality, etc.

Acronymity

Improving Education Environments

MOOC 2.0. MOOC 3.0. MOOC 4.0. I’ve achieved serious word count detailing the history of the MOOC acronym : we call connectivist-inspired courses and AI-inspired courses MOOCs because the acronym was introduced via popular media as a signatory for online course contents grouped in units and hosted by a well-known educational outlet. A SPOC is a Small Private Online Course ( could be better than MOOCs !). MMORPG. urMOOC. cMOOC. xMOOC. GROOC.

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EdSurge HigherEd Welcomes Jeff Young

Edsurge

He's led work on reporting on college technology, as well as on college admissions and student life. He's been an active podcaster, too, creating programs on the future of higher ed, and on the sometimes-brilliant sometimes-frustrating role of technology in education. EdSurge: MOOCs, MOOCs, MOOCs! Young: Long live MOOCs! What was particularly memorable to you about that article? Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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Acronymity

Improving Education Environments

MOOC 2.0. MOOC 3.0. MOOC 4.0. I’ve achieved serious word count detailing the history of the MOOC acronym : we call connectivist-inspired courses and AI-inspired courses MOOCs because the acronym was introduced via popular media as a signatory for online course contents grouped in units and hosted by a well-known educational outlet. A SPOC is a Small Private Online Course ( could be better than MOOCs !). MMORPG. urMOOC. cMOOC. xMOOC. GROOC.

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?HigherEd Year in Review: What We’ve Learned (and Loved) in Our First 365 Days

Edsurge

First the numbers: In the past year, we have published more than 300 articles about the shifting trends in higher ed, education technology and digital learning. Don’t be a stranger in year two—here’s the team below (plus each of our favorite articles so far) to help break the ice. What’s my favorite EdSurge HigherEd article? Renee Franzwa: When asked to pick my favorite article, my mind (ears?) Discovering MOOCs in 2012 lit a fire under me.

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Giving Thanks: The Top EdSurge Contributors of 2016

Edsurge

The edtech entrepreneurs, educators, investors and other education professionals that share their opinions and practices through storytelling on our site are invaluable to this industry, and we celebrate them. Today, we’d like to call out nine of our contributors in particular, who’ve written the most popular articles of 2016. SLACK ON: MOOCs get knocked for lacking the intimate discussions and organic student interactions that accompany college classes IRL.

What Faculty Need to Know About ‘Learner Experience Design’

Edsurge

Some technologies enable social interaction while others purposefully remove it. And in an online course, technology must play a role in fostering student-to-student, student-to-instructor and student-to-content interactions during break out groups, interactive polls or back channels. New technologies promise a more adaptive and personalized learning experience. Preparing to teach online is not just about technology, it’s about pedagogy and communications online.

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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Incorporating technology in the classroom has paved the way for a myriad of innovative methods and practices that are aimed at improving upon teaching structures of the past. Neil Rickus ; EdTech Consultant & Former Teacher. Ensure technology enhances learning.

A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

After all, with the way technology has become interwoven into our daily lives, it only makes sense that our educational structure adapts to this shift to leverage the power of technology in the classroom. Children may not have access to technology.

?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

Edsurge

My classmates from Stanford’s Learning Design and Technology master’s program have gone on to design for big brands like Airbnb and Google as well as edtech upstarts including the African Leadership University, General Assembly, Osmo and Udacity. Over the last few years, we’ve traded resources, articles and work samples as we try to build our own starter kit for this fast-moving field. To get serious about education technology, you have to read Seymour Papert.

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(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week for the past eight or so years, I have gathered a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this has fed the series of articles I have written each December, analyzing the stories we have been told about the future of education. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Has technology solutionism ever been more heartbreaking?! It’s like the MOOC crap all over again.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

This is the second part of my much-abbreviated look at the stories that were told about education technology in 2018 – and in this case, the people who funded the storytellers. I assumed that they looked to see if the company could do what it promised – financially, technologically. The technology did not work. ” Tutoring is the cornerstone of technological fantasies about “personalized learning.” Vive la MOOC révolution.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via Edsurge : “Golden State GDPR: What the Edtech Industry Should Know About CA ’s New Privacy Rules.” 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”). Companies Should Know About Asia’s Edtech Market.”

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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. Apologies that this week this article is a day late. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “Free MOOCs Face the Music,” writes Inside Higher Ed on edX ’s decision to start charging fees. More “MOOC” news under the job training section below. million for its MOOC platform.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Idaho Ed News quotes local high school students who protested the visit and their school’s reliance on technology. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019,” says Edsurge.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. A public service announcement from the FBI : “ Education Technologies : Data Collection and Unsecured Systems Could Pose Risks to Students.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ Monetizing A MOOC Platform.” The featured article : “13 Stories of Life on a Teacher’s Salary.”

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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. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us. There’s some (sorta) MOOC-related news in the venture funding section below. The pilot, by the way, is at University College London’s Centre for Blockchain Technologies.

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”). So much MOOC news! (Or “ MOOCs Are Global. Also via Edsurge : “How Harvard Is Trying to Update the Extension School for the MOOC Age.” “ Are Edtech Companies Doing Enough to Protect Student Privacy?

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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. 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.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Politico : “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has increased her financial stake in a ‘neurofeedback’ company that says its technology treats attention deficit disorder and the symptoms of autism. Via The Salt Lake Tribune : “Lawmaker: Utah ‘s veteran educators may need to ’die off ’ before technology fills classrooms.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week.

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Take on One Hit Wonders

Improving Education Environments

My scholarship looks at the shadows of words we use as neutral or benevolent in terms of educational technology: MOOC, innovation, failure, content. Levine quotes Slate’s Rebecca Onion in a way prescient for both his articles and this.

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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. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the HR section below. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Colleges Use Technology to Help Students Manage Mental Health.” Via The Atlantic : “ Police-Grade Surveillance Technology Comes to the Playground.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Cumulative Growth in Number of MOOCs , 2011–17.” ” Via The New York Times : “ Cambridge University Press Removes Academic Articles on Chinese Site.”

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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 : “Congress Considering $95 Million for Study of Technology’s Effects on Children.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Is The LMS A Distraction In EdTech Futurology? ” (Actually the article is just a promotion for three books penned by people close to Edsurge.).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Edsurge : “ Office of Edtech Wants Help Making Sense of All Those Higher Ed Providers.” ” And I am not even linking to the National Review article promoting this racist crap. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vive la MOOC révolution. ” Perhaps protest Stanford’s Persuasive Technology Lab ?

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”). ” There’s some Udacity-related MOOC news in the job training section below.

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