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Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

Educator Innovator

By Matt Williams, Educational Technologist, KQED. TeachDoNow is a free, collaborative learning experience offered by KQED this summer in partnership with Educator Innovator and the National Writing Project. In #TeachDoNow, participants will engage in weekly discussions designed to promote deep discussions among formal and informal educators. Week 6: August 11 — How do you manage learners, tasks, resources, and assessment in a connected learning environment?

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

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With New Online Marketplace, Community Colleges Hope to Better Compete With For-Profits

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But the platform is helping community colleges think through how to use prior-learning assessments to award credit if users do want it, even when the course isn’t technically credit-bearing. Education Technology MOOCs Digital Credentials Higher Education Jobs & Careers Workforce Training

How—and Why—We Can Improve the Future of Mobile Learning

Edsurge

When Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) were first introduced, people quickly realized these platforms could help students learn more effectively at their own pace on their own schedule. Formal” education was no longer constrained to traditional classroom hours, if it ever was. This development, combined with tremendous growth in mobile device usage due to improved technology, naturally led to a shift in mobile learning patterns.

14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

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14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education. I don’t follow higher education very closely, so this is all from 20 feet away. Six Common Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education. In a 2016 article, ‘ Innovation in Higher Education: Can Colleges Really Change?’,

How AI Can Compliment Educators, Not Replace Them

EdNews Daily

Over the last weekend of July, some of the world’s education leaders gathered at the Ed T ech Asia Summit in Ho Chi Minh to discuss where education is headed in the 21st century. 51Talk (or “China Online Education Group”), China’s leading online education platform and the first from China listed on the NYSE (NYSE: COE), was invited to attend the summit alongside education industry leaders such as Pearson, Amazon, and YouTube.

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

From ancient gurukuls to blackboards to Virtual Reality headsets, the way education has been imparted has transformed drastically over the last few decades. Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. Technology adoption will be the key differentiator to develop future ready generation and the earlier educational institutions adopt this view, they will reap the rewards sooner.

5 Ideas for Teaching Students the Most Important Skill They’ll Need

Ask a Tech Teacher

That means it won’t be long before even college-educated employees will need to upskill or retrain to remain employable. As educators, we are each tasked with teaching our students a specific body of knowledge. Nowadays, mobile technologies are shaping up to be just as ground-breaking.

An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

EDUCATION & TEACHING (29). Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera. Instructional Design for Mobile Learning. Prior Learning Assessment for Educators and Industry. Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera. Performance Assessment in the Virtual Classroom. ICT in Primary Education: Transforming children’s learning across the curriculum. TESS101x: Enhancing Teacher Education Through OER. IOC Athlete MOOC via Independent.

?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

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Online courses helped kick off a movement promising that your zipcode no longer had to determine the quality of education you received. Unless we carefully examine where we put the paywalls and how we cultivate diverse student bodies in our online learning experiences, we risk transposing the same patterns of inequity that have plagued in-person education into our digital classrooms. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

#LearningIs everywhere

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If we take a formal education course learning will be different to our informal autodidactic efforts. Concepts such as curriculum, classes, assessment, lessons and 'teaching' are artificial - contrivances that do not occur naturally. Technology provides access for millions to education - something that was previously impossible or extremely problematic. autodidacticism curiosity education informal learning learning mobile MOOCs school Technology

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3 Misconceptions About Innovation in Education

The Principal of Change

“Innovation” is one of the most used words in education right now. Here are some misconceptions about the word that we need to dispell to protect “innovation” in education from becoming a buzzword. That being said, there are many ways that educators are innovative without using technology. The process of innovation in teaching and learning is something that all educators should aspire to.

Why continuing education programs are poised to become hubs of innovation

The Christensen Institute

As more adults than ever before enroll in postsecondary education programs and a variety of players—from bootcamps to online and mobile course providers—offer options tailored to match adults’ work and family circumstance, traditional colleges and universities have struggled to keep pace. Those with a continuing education program have a valuable asset they should leverage as their hub of innovation to improve opportunities not just for adults but for all students.

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A growing divide?

Learning with 'e's

The student is then left to think and reflect on the knowledge they have ''received'' and eventually, is assessed on how well they can remember, apply and evaluate this knowledge. Every organisation it seems, continues to practice this approach, and educational institutions everywhere continue to build classrooms and lecture halls along the same design. And yet, with the advent of mobile technology, learning can now take place any where, and at any time.

Income Share Agreements Dominate Y Combinator’s Latest Education Graduates

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The education industry’s current fascination with income share agreements—in which students typically pay a percent of their future income in lieu of upfront tuition—is no better exemplified than in the current crop of graduates from Y Combinator. More than half of the accelerator’s current education companies offer ISAs to attract students to their services. What a great model—it’s an amazing education for people for free,” says Geoff Ralston, president of Y Combinator. “We

Learning comes first

Learning with 'e's

Learning should always come first, but what fools we would be if we denied that technology has the potential to make a tangible difference in education! There are numerous examples of technology reshaping educational practices and creating new opportunities for the sharing of knowledge. In fact, most of the old, familiar educational landscape is under scrutiny. Does technology take learning beyond the normal experience of classroom education?

The future of classrooms

Learning with 'e's

Those who study the future of education often suggest that the demise of traditional classrooms is not only inevitable, but imminent. This is due to the rapid proliferation of mobile technology, the disintermediation of traditional teacher and student roles, new trends such as MOOCs and the upsurge of user generated content on social media sites - all of which take learning away from previously familiar territory.

Removing the Obstacles in Education so Innovation and Academics Can Flourish

The Principal of Change

And yet, time and again, I saw frustrated educators go above and beyond to create powerful learning opportunities for our students. If you’re thinking you don’t have the time, remember that your technology is mobile. ” We can do both in education if we think about how we can innovate inside the box. Academic grades rarely assess qualities like creativity, leadership and teamwork skills, or social, emotional and political intelligence.

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

Edsurge

It was an edtech entrepreneur’s dream on Wednesday at Intel’s Education Accelerator Demo Day. The idea behind doing the accelerator is that this is an opportunity for us to share with [the startups] what we know about education, but it really is also giving us a portfolio of solutions we can bring to our customers,” says Intel’s VP and General Manager of Government and Education John Galvin. million assessments, and is on track to hit 4 million in 2017.

What I’ve been up to: Silver Lining for Learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

If you want to learn from and interact with other educational innovators around the world – and hear about some really interesting learning and teaching happening elsewhere – Silver Lining is a wonderful place to start. Using COL and cool open education resources.

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10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. Savas Savides (Publisher & Former Educator, Greece). Educators will soon need to start thinking like game designers if they want to keep their students engaged. “To Mobile learning.

How to choose the right solution platform for virtual campus management.

Linways Technologies

We know that education technology is a swiftly growing field. However, before adopting a technology platform for your educational institution, we need to take a step back to analyze why your institution really need such a product. In higher education, a lot’s at stake.

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Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

EdTech4Beginners

Using mobile for educational purposes is a slightly new concept. The material that is available for e-learning on a mobile device is specifically designed by expert instructional designers to make it compatible with a small screen. This is the level of vitality of smartphones which makes it necessary for the e-learning industry to introduce mLearning, i.e., mobile learning on a large scale. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). Open Education Resources (OER).

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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. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Education Week : “Reorganization of U.S. Lots of Republicans , Few Democrats,” says Education Week. There’s another story on DeVos and virtual schools down in the “online education” section below.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Passage of Senate Tax-Reform Bill Leaves Colleges Scrambling.” ” “8 Grad Students Are Arrested Protesting the GOP Tax Bill on Capitol Hill,” The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Adam Harris reported on Tuesday. ” That bill: the move to re-authorize the Higher Education Act. ” asks Education Week’s Market Brief.

Why Continuing Education Programs Are Poised to Become Hubs of Innovation

Edsurge

As more adults than ever before enroll in postsecondary education programs and a variety of players—from bootcamps to online and mobile course providers—offer options tailored to match adults’ work and family circumstance, traditional colleges and universities have struggled to keep pace. Those with a continuing education program have a valuable asset they should leverage as their hub of innovation to improve opportunities not just for adults but for all students.

COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Digital Blending of Working and Learning

Edsurge

Restaurants have rapidly shifted to online and mobile ordering, and are speeding up the deployment of digital kiosks that replace human workers. There is growing acknowledgement and new evidence that this situation is worsening equity gaps in the job market and within higher education.

It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

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The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), one of the 12 partner organizations of Every Learner Everywhere, was charged with identifying and understanding innovations in the digital education landscape. Education Technology Technology Trends Instructional Trends Student Success

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Online Education: Will it Make Us Smarter? #SXSWedu

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How do we assess quality with all of the online education providers that are out there? Small start ups and giant MOOCS. Teachers are industry experts, half of whom have some sort of previous education experience. Important to get feedback from students through surveys to assess quality of teaching and content. Also important to support course developers/teachers with instructional design training since many may not come from education backgrounds.

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Education's Online Futures

Hack Education

This is part six of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Some of the most oft-told tales in education in recent years have the following plot: the students all move from “brick-and-mortar” to “online.” There was all that ink spilled circa 2010 that Khan Academy and “ flipped learning ” were going to “ change the rules of education ,” replacing in-class instruction with online videos watched as homework.

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Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

The overall cost of higher education has been continuously increasing, as is evident by the rise in the textbook prices. Educational publishers, who till now had a steady stream of income compared to non-educational book publishers, due to the recurring need for textbooks every year by students, are now gradually shifting towards digital publishing. It is for this reason that education publishers are now trying out the subscription model.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Google Summit - Student App Development - Maker Education - Reinventing Higher Ed

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Updates Partner Spotlight Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Final Notes Updates Did you miss the annoucement of our Online Summit Featuring Google for Education? We’re taking Google education summits online!

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late. In order to reduce the amount of new content a teacher needs to make, YouTube videos, MOOC s, multiple choice questions and web-based resources can be combined.

As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated ‘Microlearning,’ Higher Ed Must Adapt

Edsurge

Meanwhile, the education dialogue has shifted to a focus on employment-related themes such as competencies and skills. When there’s a need for information or new skills, employees today are increasingly turning to instantly accessible sources such as search engines and online course libraries available on their mobile devices. In some cases, it may be reducing demand for executive education offerings, and even for degree programs like the traditional MBA.

2016 and Beyond: The Future of Classroom Technology by @MelanieNathan

TeacherCast

The infusion of innovative learning systems and computerization into educational settings promises to create significant change in the near future. With many communities anxious to enhance local school systems and increase opportunities for students, teachers and pupils, 2016 appears poised to witness a lot of exciting new developments in the world of education technology. It offers some innovative e-learning services for K-12, higher education and private industry.

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