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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. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

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According to a Google report , almost 80% people don’t exit their homes sans smartphones. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). MOOC is not a new concept in the e-learning industry. Many prestigious universities such as Harvard offers MOOC at minimal or no cost. MOOC also offers group collaboration and feedback through online evaluation. E-learning automation helps to automatically create online content and assessments for a course.

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” Some of these experimental sites included MOOCs and coding bootcamps. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Assessing the Travel Ban : What New Data on Overseas Recruitment Does – and Doesn’t – Tell Us.” The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow is appealing a lower court’s ruling that it must repay $60 million to the state of Ohio as it cannot document students “attended” its online charter school.

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” Puerto Rico Senator Abel Nazario-Quiñones (who among his roles in the Senate is the Chairman of the Commission on Education and University Reform of the Senate) “ was arrested and charged in a 39-count indictment alleging the making or use of false documents and wire fraud,” according to the Department of Justice press release. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). The Hechinger Report lists “Ten jobs that are safe from robots.”

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Assessing Betsy DeVos ’ Rollback on Disability Rights ” by Pacific Standard’s David Perry. “The 72 OSERS Documents Rescinded by Betsy deVos ” – by Liz Ditz. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs. “Learning Creative Learning: It’s not a MOOC , it’s a community,” says the MIT Media Lab. “Reviving the MOOC ” – an op-ed by Stephen Downes.

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“Ten more states sued the federal government on Friday over a directive to public schools on bathroom use by transgender students , adding their objections to those of 11 states that brought a lawsuit soon after the directive was released in May,” The New York Times reports. Testing, Testing… “ Nevada officials announced Tuesday that a common-core assessment consortium will credit the state $1.8 “ Are MOOCs Forever ?” Education Politics.

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Via Politico : “The Trump administration has removed documents from an Education Department website aimed at transgender students , including those intended to help students fight for access to bathrooms of their choice.” 1, had sexually abused a student starting when she was 14 years old and continued having sex with her into adulthood, according to documents received by The Register-Guard.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) ” MOOCs looked – for a short while, at least – like they were going to pivot to become LMSes.

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Testing, Testing… “Big changes ahead for how California assesses school performance,” KPCC reports. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ MOOCs no longer massive, still attract millions,” Class Central’s Dhawal Shah claims in a VentureBeat op-ed. 8 filed by three former University of Oregon basketball players last year court documents show. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” A MOOC consortium , that is, with member institutions Davidson College , Colgate University , Hamilton College , and Wellesley College. Meanwhile on Campus… Excellent reporting from The Oregonian’s Bethany Barnes : “Targeted: A Family and the Quest to Stop the Next School Shooter.” ” “ AI and Assessment ” by Donald Clark.

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“Former Lobbyist With For-Profit Colleges Quits Education Department ,” ProPublica reports. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Two debt collectors said in separate statements this week that they will not assess collection fees on defaulted student loan borrowers who quickly enter repayment, despite new guidance from the Department of Education.” Via PR Watch : “ Betsy DeVos Ethics Report Reveals Ties to Student Debt Collection Firm.”

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “As Republicans seek support for their controversial legislation to update the Higher Education Act , a Pentagon document gives ammo to critics over the bill’s plan to end Public Service Loan Forgiveness.”

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” “The University of Michigan has agreed to pay $165,000 to settle what was left of a lawsuit over a graduate student’s dismissal from an engineering program in 2011,” the AP reports. ” Via the AP : “ Remington Arms and the families of some victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have agreed that any dispute over the release of company documents in a lawsuit brought by the families and a surviving teacher will be decided by a judge.”

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Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

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“The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future of teaching, learning, and technology. Perhaps with this data, the MOOC providers can build a map of professional if not cognitive pathways.

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Via The Seattle Times : “A cellphone belonging to the man who claims he shot and wounded another man in self-defense during a demonstration last month at the University of Washington had been wiped clean of data before being seized by police, according to search-warrant documents filed in King County Superior Court.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Should Online Courses Go Through ‘Beta Testing’?”

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University of Texas at Austin , related to features unique to that university,“ Inside Higher Ed reports. ” As Vox reports, “The Court announced Thursday that it was unable to reach a decision in the case United States v. ” “ Northwest Evaluation Association To Enter State Assessment Market,” says Education Week. ” asks The Hechinger Report after looking at the country’s rising PISA scores. Education Politics.

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” (The policy documents are here and here.). ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” asks The Hechinger Report. Via The Hechinger Report : “Strapped for students, nonprofit colleges borrow recruiting tactic from for-profits.” ” More bad news for ITT: Inside Higher Ed reports that ITT’s accreditor could revoke the for-profit’s accreditation. Apple has released its diversity report.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! student 7:30am The university library website as a virtual study environment - Máté Tóth 8:00am Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success - Kara Malenfant, Sr.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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ESSA gives more autonomy and flexibility to states than they had under NCLB through competency-based assessments, which could drive the development of personalized learning technologies. Significantly, ESSA mandates the collection and reporting of per pupil expenditure data at the school level. “Foreign Students Seen Cheating More Than Domestic Ones,” The Wall Street Journal reported. ” Reuters has led the way with investigative reporting on this.

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