Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Wednesday, September 26th, for a one-hour live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar on the "true history" of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with Dave Cormier, Alec Couros, Stephen Downes, Rita Kop, Inge de Waard, and Carol Yeager. While a wave of courses from prominent universities are now labeled as MOOCs, we''ll drill down on the connectivist roots of the early MOOC offerings and discuss the importance of the differences between them and the current breed.

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Week of August 22nd, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). link] EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 22 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 23 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 23 Aug 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. Special thanks for this go to our sponsor, Blackboard Collaborate, for providing the service that allows us to do this!

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Week of September 5, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 5 Sep 09:00PM New York / Tue 6 Sep 01:00AM GMT / Tue 6 Sep 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. A free webinar about the E-portfolio Massive Open Online Course (EpCop MOOC), a free e-portfolio professional development activity.

Week of August 29, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Administrador de plaraformas de eLearning: MOODLE, Blackboard y Edu 2.0, Administrador de plaraformas de eLearning: MOODLE, Blackboard y Edu 2.0, In our Bb C room at 8 pm (Sydney time) Join us in our Blackboard Collaborate room here: [link] See our googlesite for recording.

Week of August 14, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). link] EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 15 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 16 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 16 Aug 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. Although a planning meeting in the Blackboard Interface, feel free to stop in and help us plan.

Week of July 25, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly Elluminate)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Winners will receive a 1-year, 50-seat Blackboard Collaborate room to use to make a difference in the world. link] INTRODUCTION TO THE EPCOP MOOC ( Australia Series ) Wed 27 Jul 06:00AM New York / Wed 27 Jul 10:00AM GMT / Wed 27 Jul 08:00PM Sydney Coach Carole.

Week of July 25, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). COOL-ABORATE CONVERSATIONS: BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Mon 8 Aug 01:00PM New York / Mon 8 Aug 05:00PM GMT / Tue 9 Aug 03:00AM Sydney Lorrie Moffat. Join us as we talk about features in the Blackboard Collaborate online classroom.

Keith Devlin from Stanford: Talking Media, Math, MOOCs, and Silicon Valley Money in Education

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In addition to talking about the use of different media to teach and communicate mathematics, we''re going to dive into some deeper conversations about the recent move toward massive(ly) open online courses (MOOCs, one of which he is starting for free this fall on math), why he thinks that "higher education as we know it just ended," the impact of the Silicon Valley and venture capital in education, and as much as we can fit into an hour!

Week of July 30, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). EPCOP MOOC INTRO WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 1 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 2 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 2 Aug 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole.

Week of September 12, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). link] EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 12 Sep 09:00PM New York / Tue 13 Sep 01:00AM GMT / Tue 13 Sep 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole.

On the Hotseat: 7 Questions for NovoEd’s New CEO, Ed Miller

Edsurge

In our latest “New Gig Hotseat,” the Blackboard alum opens up about about education access, kegerators and what it means to put the “Ed” in NovoEd. It was also licensed as the core of Blackboard’s content management system. After our acquisition by Blackboard, I continued to be involved in a variety of educational technologies. I’m not quite sure, but at Blackboard I was often called ConnectEd. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Additionally, Chron reports that some schools have even replaced the usual blackboard and whiteboard with smartboards this year. MOOCs. MOOCS (massive online open courses) are different from virtual classes, and are usually offered by colleges and universities.

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Avoid This Common Mistake When Getting Started with Online Learning

Fractus Learning

Blackboard? How To MOOC SchoolSo you’re considering moving your face-to-face learning content online. Congratulations! Teaching online can be a great way to reach new audiences and take advantage of the opportunities created by the latest learning technology. But unless you’ve got lots of experience with online learning, you’re likely feeling a little overwhelmed and unsure where to start. Don’t worry!

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

Edsurge

Neck and neck for the top spot in the LMS academic vendor race are Blackboard—the early entry and once-dominant player—and coming-up quickly from behind, the relatively new contender, Canvas, each serving about 6.5 MOOCs Recent virtual upstarts, MOOCs—massive open online courses—catapulted onto the global learning stage when Stanford University computer scientists Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig in 2011 came upon the bright idea of streaming their robotics lectures over the Internet.

Remote Learning Begs the Question: Must Lectures Be So Long?

Edsurge

In my 2014 book “ MOOCS Essentials ,” I reflected on each aspect of the residential learning process and how developers of massive open online courses were trying to replicate those experiences virtually, or come up with ways to keep students engaged without direct teacher-student interaction.

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What Happens When Ed-Tech Forgets? Some Thoughts on Rehabilitating Reputations

Hack Education

For a long time, arguably Blackboard was one of the major ed-tech villains. But Blackboard filed the patent; and Blackboard decided to be the patent bully. Michael Chasen, one of the co-founders of Blackboard and its CEO from 1999 to 2012.

Thursday - Roger Schank on Cognitive Science and Saving Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, February 28th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com conversation with return guest Roger Schank to talk about his book Teaching Minds : How Cognitive Science Can Save Our Schools , why MOOCs won''t save schools or the world, and why everything you think you know about education is wrong. The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early.

The design and future of open education: Curtis Bonk on Future Trends Forum

Bryan Alexander

Curt began by describing the use of MOOCs for faculty and staff development, with examples such as a University of London effort. In fact, open MOOCs can work for any population, esp. I asked how open learning works for non-professionals, citing research showing many MOOC users are already professionals and/or academics. Bonk mentions more MOOC research he did, available at this site. A new MOOC is about, and also based on, “ Designing a new learning environment ”.

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Live Tuesday March 27th - Alec Couros Talks "Open Teaching"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The "Open Course" he has run since 2007 incorporates both formal and informal aspects of social learning within its very loose structure, and has been credited as being one of the inspirations of some prominent MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) offerings (although he describes the Open Course as a "Small Open Online Course"). The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early.

Online Learning Platform, NovoEd Acquired by Boston Private Equity Firm

Edsurge

At the time they were not alone in their efforts; Coursera, Udacity (both of which were also co-founded by Stanford professors) and edX had launched MOOC platforms a year earlier. The company initially focused on working with universities like Stanford and Princeton to offer undergraduate-level courses, but has since pivoted away from hosting MOOCs directly for public consumption. “We

Coursera Couple Returns to Higher Ed With $14.5M to Recreate In-Person Learning, Online

Edsurge

It was started by one of the co-founders of Blackboard, now a household name in education technology. Avida is the husband of Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller, and one of the first board members of the company that helped put the spotlight on massive online open courses, or MOOCs.

April 30th - Library 2.015 Spring Summit Focuses on Innovation, Technology, and Preparation for the Future

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Inspired by a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the future of the information profession that was offered by the San José State University (SJSU) School of Information last fall, Dr. Sandra Hirsh, director of the SJSU School of Information, and Steve Hargadon, founder of The Learning Revolution, have worked with Dr. Sue Alman to develop the Library 2.015 Spring Summit—The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning to address this very question.

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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. Need for Integrated solution : The digitalization in the education sector is fragmented and predominantly limited to Supplemental interactive content, ERPs, GPS tracking, MOOCs or smart class boards.

Thursday - Ray McNulty on the Courage to Change Education

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Given that some of these traits lie at the heart of criticisms I''m inclined to make about the non-connectivist MOOC movement and many of the VC-funded ed tech ventures, I can''t wait to discuss this with Ray! Date : Thursday, December 6th, 2012 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Recording: A full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2012-12-06.1621.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Neither Pearson nor Blackboard, companies that were quite active in gobbling up startups a year or so ago, bought a single company this year. ” (Its MOOC competitor edX also announced this year that many of its courses would no longer be free.) Vive la MOOC révolution. 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.

"The Internet Will Be Everywhere and Nowhere"—Dr. Michio Kaku's ISTE 2016 Keynote

Edsurge

The central stage featured a projector screen the size of several blackboards, a live band and a variety of furniture for interviews. Dr. Kaku does not, however, envision a world where robots have banished educators from the classroom; he acknowledged the widely-noted shortcomings of today’s MOOC’s. In the daily edtech trenches, the forest is easily lost for the trees.

The Free Learning 2.0 Conference: Great Keynotes and Sessions and YOU!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The conference sessions are being held in Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate), and can be accessed live from any personal computer. To check that your computer is ready to use Blackboard Collaborate, please click HERE. The Learning 2.0 virtual conference is just around the corner (August 20 - 24 [link] ). We have an incredible lineup of keynote speakers and some GREAT practitioner sessions--AND there is still time for you to sign up to present (we hope you will do so)!

Announcing the Library 2.017 "Makerspaces" Mini-Conference and Call for Proposals.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

WEBINAR PLATFORM : The sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate , and can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices. (To To see if your system is already configured for Blackboard Collaborate, you can try entering the practice room at [link]. If you aren't able to enter that room, see Behind the Blackboard Support.) She is also the faculty lead for the University of Michigan's Public Library Management MOOC courses at EdX.org.

Conference 2.0 Updates - STEMxCon Proposals Open, Library 2.013 Acceptances, GlobalEdCon Updates, OZeLive, & More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Like MOOCs, only more intimate. :) Because the events are virtual and we don''t have the traditional time/space/travel constraints of a physical event, we''ve boldly gone past the traditional conference model of "vetting and selecting" presenters to inclusion and audience choice. 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, and more!

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The challenges and strategies for online adjuncts: Adjunctchat Jan 21, 2014

Connecting 2 the World

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the possibility of all classes going online and MOOC''s (Massive online courses)replacing the traditional classroom. However, incorporated in the instructional design is a built in structure required by LMS''s (Learning Management Systems such as Blackboard or Angel).

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How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

Edsurge

The software can pull in data that learners generate as they move through software that colleges already deploy, such as learning-management systems including Blackboard and Canvas. This story was published in partnership with The Moonshot Catalog.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) The LMS giant Blackboard celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. (I For updates on the other major LMS providers – or at least, dispatches from their annual conferences, read Mindwires’ Consulting on Instructure , Blackboard , and D2L.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - OZeLive Conference Starts - Michael Stephens, Pam Moran, and Ira Socol Highlighted Videos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

All presentations, workshops and tutorials will be sponsored and managed by our brilliant Australia eSeries team in Blackboard Collaborate virtual meeting rooms. The impact of MOOCs depends on their ability to assess learning. Nicholas Pringle thinks that MOOCs and other e-learning platforms need to step up their game in assessment to become true players in the education revolution. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update February 4th Education is soul crafting.

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Conference 2.0 News - STEMxCon Deadline, Connected Educator Month, Reform Symposium, Library 2.013, and More

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, and more. TRAINING: With the exception of Connected Educator Month, all of the conferences above are held in Blackboard Collaborate , an online teaching and learning platform. For many, this is the start of a new school year.

Education Technology and the Promise of 'Free' and 'Open'

Hack Education

The Rebranding of MOOCs. Remember 2012 , “ The Year of the MOOC? Remember in 2012 when the media wrote about MOOCs with such frenzy, parroting all these marketing claims and more and predicting that MOOCs were poised to “ end the era of expensive higher education ”? Along the way, most of the predictions and promises have been broken: Attending a MOOC now often costs money ; receiving a certificate certainly costs money.

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