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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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Testing and the future of education: Anya Kamenetz on Future Trends Forum #6

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As one anecdote to consider, Kamenetz mentioned a new product, which provides surveillance software for K-12. The company making this software claimed as an achievement to have prevented three suicides by detecting self-harm signals through pupils’ digital activity.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

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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. It is more than just working with a computer on self-assessed activities.

Why Students Can’t Write — And Why Tech is Part of the Problem

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In some cases the very technologies that were intended to improve writing, like automatic-essay grading software, have backfired by encouraging a kind of paint-by-numbers approach to writing. You can follow the podcast on the Apple Podcast app , Spotify , Stitcher , Google Play Music or wherever you listen. Warner: Students may have gotten good grades on the kinds of writing they've been asked to do, either in school or on a standardized assessment.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A glimpse : “In China ’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’ ” Via Class Central : “By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2018.” Several “rethinking assessment” stories, sponsored by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, in Edsurge this week. Via Techcrunch : “ Holberton brings its full-stack software engineering school to Colombia.”

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raised more than $9 million in a recent Series A round , and handheld wireless sensor company PocketLab is now teaming up with Google to bring the pocket-sized lab equipment to the Google Science Journal. It’s free for students, but the software isn’t free for all—teachers must pay $7 a year and Pro users pay $29 annually. based automated grading software company, is trying to ease that pain. million assessments, and is on track to hit 4 million in 2017.

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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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?Edtech is Trapped in Ben Bloom’s Basement

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MOOCs are just digital versions of the much maligned large group lecture, virtual flashcards are simply another tool for useless rote memorization, and online textbooks are just one more problematically unidirectional method of transmitting information without cultivating learning. A recent visit to my old high school library left me disappointed. Gone were the days of handwritten flashcards and ten-pound textbooks.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP. ” Never one to let a good MOOC story pass them by, Edsurge repeats the story. “MOOCs Are ”Dead.“ Also via Edsurge : “ MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners.” The College Board was selected as the successful bidder following a competitive review process for the high school assessment.”

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We Are Rockstar Educators

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The MOOC phenomenon has led to media pundits and platform developers and their mouthpieces to view teaching from a popularity lens; those at the front of these MOOCs are purported to be regal and powerful by way of their MOOC, the performance on-camera as The Important.

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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.

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

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Silicon Valley does include Mountain View, where Google is headquartered. This is part of the push for MOOCs, we must be honest.). To become a platform is to be “the next Facebook” or “the next Google” (and as such, to be a windfall for investors).

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. Google versus Uber.

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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.” ” Not surprisingly, there is more MOOC news in the surveillance section below.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” (So instead of “testing” we’ll have ubiquitous, non-stop surveillance / assessment via “personalized learning.” Via Techcrunch : “ Google partners with MotherCoders to bring tech training to moms in New York City.” ” Any piece of education software or curriculum that puts “fun” in its name is not.

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Testing, Testing… Via Education Week : “The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium , a major designer of common-core tests for states, is looking for a new fiscal agent after the University of California, Los Angeles, said it will no longer do that work.”

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

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Google Apps for Education. A collection of software bundled by Google that is available on a subscription model for schools and classroom. Services include Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail, and more. Google Classroom.

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And speaking of copyrighting a language of a warlike people, the Oracle v Google case had its closing arguments this week. On Thursday, the judge gave Google the victory , ruling that the company’s use of the Java API fell under fair use provisions. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs for credit ! For more on MOOCs for credit, see the “MOOCs” section above. Education Politics.

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Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

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One of the ways in which we define a “real college” – and perhaps punish those which might not be sufficiently “real” – is by assessing the employability of its graduates. If you want a job as a software developer in the technology industry, you’ll need a college degree. million ads for software-developer jobs nationwide. ” MOOCs for credit. By Google. This is part seven of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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Testing, Testing… “ Nevada officials announced Tuesday that a common-core assessment consortium will credit the state $1.8 million as compensation for problems that derailed a spate of its assessments last year,” Education Week reports. Via Education Next : “The Politics of the Common Core Assessments.” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Are MOOCs Forever ?” Education Politics.

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Education Technology's Inequalities

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The latter group, which is more likely to be comprised of Black, Latino, and low-income students, performed better on writing assessments when writing with pencil and paper. Whether it’s selling schools or MOOCs or access to the Internet itself , technology companies and education companies are, as Edsurge put it, “ Building Effective Edtech Business Models to Reach the Global Poor.” This includes software, digital content , and websites. MOOCs.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the job training section below. A new project from the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel : “Reimagining College Access: Performance Assessments From K–12 Through Higher Education.” Via Techcrunch : “ Google and Coursera launch program to train more IT support specialists.” ” The company: Questar Assessment, Inc.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

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” – that’s Sebastian Thrun, best known perhaps for his work at Google on the self-driving car and as a co-founder of the MOOC (massive open online course) startup Udacity. But that doesn’t jibe with “software is eating the world,” does it?

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” My most favorite lines simply must be these: “One of the early adopters of Imbellus was McKinsey & Company , the management consulting firm, which uses the scenario assessments to find job candidates. ” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Faces Internal Backlash Over Handling of Sexual Harassment.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Curious if students are allowed to use any tech products made by Oracle’s arch-nemesis, Google. Via Motherboard : “To Solve the Diversity Drought in Software Engineering , Look to Community Colleges.” “Should Teachers Get $100 For Steering Kids To Google ‘s ’ Hour of Code ’ Lesson?” Via The Chicago Tribune : Google gave $1.5

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” Via Education Week : “Market Is Booming for Digital Formative Assessments.” ” Via Education Week : “ Iowa schools to stop using $14M testing software after audit.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Slate : “ The New Diploma Mills.” Via MinnPost : “Almost 50 years ago, Oregon Trail revolutionized educational software. How Google is ruining the Web. The Trump Budget.

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Here’s The Chronicle headline from then : “Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching.”) ”) Great reporting this week from Steve Kolowich on the UC Irvine professor’s run-in with the MOOC machine: “After the Gold Rush: MOOCs, money, and the education of Richard McKenzie.” Education Politics.

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” 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.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ Coursera Removes Biometric Identity Verification Using Keystroke Matching,” Class Central reports. The presentation software startup has raised $5.15

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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The work is also supported by companies including Apple, Google and Expedia, as well as education organizations including the CollegeBoard, Teach For America and STEMx.” “Hardly Anyone Wants to Take a Liberal Arts MOOC,” Edsurge informed its readers in February. ” The technology revolution has delivered Google searches, Facebook friends, iPhone apps, Twitter rants and shopping for almost anything on Amazon, all in the past decade and a half.

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’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Reminder: a lot of MOOC news is now job training news, so you’ll find some updates in that section below. “Try Google.”

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” It’s now unclear, observers say, if the FTC can regulate companies like Google or Verizon. ” “Two assessment companies – Educational Testing Service and Data Recognition Corp. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Humans, the Latest MOOC Feature.” “The San Francisco-based software company will continue a four-year partnership with San Francisco Unified School District.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. I’ll look more closely at discrimination by design – in software and in algorithms – in the final article in this series.) Nevertheless, education technology continues to insist that its software and algorithms can identify students who are struggling – academically or emotionally.

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” That’s the Collegiate Learning Assessment exam (a.k.a. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?” Via The New York Times : “How Google Took Over the Classroom.” ” Edsurge interviews Stanford’s Candace Thille on “Why ‘Black Box’ Software Isn’t Ready to Teach College.” Education Politics.

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” “ Northwest Evaluation Association To Enter State Assessment Market,” says Education Week. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via the Providence Journal : “Three teachers have resigned from Blackstone Valley Prep after the charter school confirmed allegations that they posted hurtful messages about some of their students” into a Google Doc shared with the entire school. Education Politics.

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The “nation’s report card” is the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” From the press release : “ MOOCs and books initiative launched by Springer and Federica Weblearning.” There have been several stories recently calling the Google Books project a failure.