Coursera, K12, Inc. make bold moves to drive learning

The Christensen Institute

In 2013 and 2014, sobriety returned to the world of education and the luster of MOOCs faded some. As I wrote about Coursera last year, although the company held intriguing promise, realizing its potential would require some big pivots. similarly stormed through the early 2000s by bringing online learning to the world of K-12 education and went public in 2007. The reason is that the top universities do not offer the best teaching and learning experiences.

As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

That’s how much Georgia Tech’s online master’s of computer science degree cost when it launched through MOOC-provider Udacity in 2014. The University of Missouri system is also exploring an online learning overhaul. A cool $6,630.

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A Devil’s Dictionary of Educational Technology

Bryan Alexander

Blended learning , n. Also referred to as “teaching”, “learning”, and “the real world” Blogging , v. A tentative recognition that learning might occur outside of academia. Lifelong learning , n. MOOC , n.

New Higher-Ed Business Models Millions of Americans Need to Get Better Jobs

Edsurge

In response, schools and companies alike have responded with innovative ideas, but almost all focus on applying technology—like predictive analytics, blended learning, and MOOC-enabled degrees—to student support and instructional services. They pay directly for training, or pay a placement fee to programs that send them skilled workers (similar to a staffing-company model). Other companies then pay Vendition to find and train qualified workers.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Almost all of those companies went out of business. Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment.

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Is the end of Sweet Briar the end of college?

The Christensen Institute

It’s almost uncanny how Sweet Briar College’s closure occurred on the same day that Kevin Carey released his book The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere. In this placeless and limitless world of learning that harnesses the potential of technological innovation, Carey sees “cathedrals of learning” toppling like organisms going extinct.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Almost all of those companies went out of business. Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples. Adaptive learning platforms and learning algorithms.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

Even before a deluge of fibs and fakery swamped our recent election cycle, Wineburg and company realized that readers of online news need many of the same skills used by a good historian, such as identifying the sources of claims and asking questions about their evidence. Northport, N.Y.,

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

I wrote “an explainer” of sorts on Thiel and his politics, and I listed the education companies that he’s invested in. Have any ed-tech companies, particularly those funded by Thiel or Zuckerberg or Y Combinator, spoken out about this? million from Learn Capital.

Beyond K-12: EdSurge’s Next Move

Edsurge

EdSurge is all about exploring one fundamental question: How can learning be supported by technology? With an eye on improving students’ learning, we adopted a cheerful green banner and plunged into examining how entrepreneurs, teachers and administrators were beginning to collaborate. The reason is simple: Learning doesn’t stop just because you turn 18. And the role that technology is playing in supporting learning for these students is growing.

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the Virginia company at the heart of the operation.” Here’s the EdWeek headline: “ Company Exec. for Ed-Tech Company Testifies in Ala. ” The details: “Michael Humphrey, executive vice president at Edgenuity , testified in the ethics trial of state House Speaker Mike Hubbard, who is accused in a 23-count indictment of using his clout to attract business for companies he leads. The video learning company has previously raised $1.57

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Online Education: Will it Make Us Smarter? #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Small start ups and giant MOOCS. Adult learning space, higher Ed, and K-12 all have different needs so they create different markets. All of the panelists are from companies that connect teachers directly to students. Building learning content that students can access on their own. Adult learners adding to skill sets or learning about hobbies. Students like the on demand aspects of the learning. A: Learning is on demand any time you need it.

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” “Make MOOCs great again.” ” Shares in for-profit higher education companies were up on news of Trump’s election. ” Via AFR : “ Peter Thiel’s company Palantir Defense could win contracts under Donald Trump.” ” That WSJ piece suggests that Laureate Education has been spared the scrutiny other for-profit companies have faced under the Obama Administration because of the company’s ties to Bill Clinton.

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” They’re suing the company. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. The Economist on “ The Return of the MOOC.” “ The growth of online learning : How universities must adjust to the new norm” is sponsored content on Education Dive. For-profit higher and student loan companies.

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Chopra worked at the CFPB and, while there, “sued two for-profit-college companies – ITT Educational Services Inc. ” 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.”

Education Technology's Inequalities

Hack Education

” Money and data – they’re intertwined for technology companies – are monopolized in a handful of corporate giants. Trump will soon have vast surveillance powers – thanks in part to technology companies like Palantir , thanks in part to expanded NSA surveillance, authorized by President Obama – under his control. ” The material involved MOOCs that it had produced with edX as well as videos posted to iTunes and YouTube. MOOCs.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Should Online Courses Go Through ‘Beta Testing’?” NPR on MOOC Micromasters. “ Florida Virtual School model shows online learning can be engaging,” according to a puff piece by Education Dive , which rewrites a puff piece by eSchool News. ” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has a new CEO : John “Jack” Lynch, formerly the head of Renaissance Learning.

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