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

The Christensen Institute

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. As I wrote, Coursera’s initial incarnation never felt to me like it could disrupt higher education. The reason is that the top universities do not offer the best teaching and learning experiences.

ThingLink for Video Adds Interactivity

EdTechSandyK

I''m taking a MOOC through Coursera and UC Irvine called Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom. blended learning Coursera MOOC multimedia online learning ThingLink video virtual learning This week, we had to turn in an assignment. One of the options for the assignment was to make an introductory video for an online course. I''ve used several video creation apps and programs before, so I thought it would be easy. But not so fast.

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Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

For 12 years, the Babson Survey Group in partnership with other organizations, including the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium), has done critical research into the growth of online learning in American higher education that it publishes in the report Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States. But as of late, the research has suggested that the growth of online learning is flattening.

Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

Neo LMS

This means a world of students getting close to equal rights to education, not being constrained by the boundaries of the physical classroom, and encouraged to pursue active learning. MOOC platforms like Coursera, Udemy, or Udacity, have massive numbers of enrolled students in their courses, yet a shamefully low number of graduates. Students have trouble with self-regulation, setting their learning goals and sticking to their learning path.

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An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 University of Houston System via Coursera. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 5: Planning for Teaching and Learning. Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera. Instructional Design for Mobile Learning. Prior Learning Assessment for Educators and Industry. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 8: Developing Relationships. Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera.

8 teacher-loved edtech tools to try in 2017

eSchool News

For Online Courses/Blended Learning. Coursera. Coursera is known to work with both K-12 and higher education institutions and provide them with access to online courses. For K-12 teachers, the platform also has many learning opportunities; for example, check out this course on integrating technology in the K-12 classroom that starts this month. Want to be an innovative teacher?

What does it mean to be a teacher in higher education for the next decade

Linways Technologies

There are some major shifts happening in the way perceive education and the mechanisms we use for teaching and learning. We have written about some of these changes in our previous blog: “ 7 powerful shifts towards the future of learning that is changing education ”. Blended learning and online education are also gaining popularity which is why having digital literacy for teachers is crucial. Research mentality and continuous learning to stay updated.

Why all screen time isn’t created equally

The Hechinger Report

We are so far behind in training preschool teachers on the science of how kids learn that parents are coming to asking them questions about what apps they should download…and they don’t know,’’ Guernsey said. The Learning Accelerator on blended learning: `In the future, we’ll just call it learning’. Digital Learning Day cometh. From Yale to Coursera. “It’s

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Just a few weeks after Daphne Koller ’s announcement she was leaving the MOOC startup she co-founded, Coursera unveiled “ Coursera for Business ” this week, marking its pivot from “democratizing higher ed” to “ training corporate employees.” More on Coursera and certification in the certification section below.). Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? Tagged on: March 3, 2017 Safekeeping in 2017 | Tech & Learning → A terrifying look at the present of cyberbullying prevention: massive, pervasive digital surveillance of children and youth in schools.

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Hack Education

He was an instructor in one of several high-profile Coursera failures back in 2013. ” From the press release : “ Learning Machine and MIT Media Lab Release Blockchain Technology for Educational Credentials.” ” “ Lifeliqe debuts VR -enabled educational content to keep kids interested in learning,” says Techcrunch. The video learning company has previously raised $1.57 Education Politics.

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” The provider in question is Coursera , which has raised some $146.1 “ 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. “Can Blended Learning Improve Equity in One of Nation’s Most Diverse Districts?”