Udacity Official Declares MOOCs ‘Dead’ (Though the Company Still Offers Them)

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Udacity helped popularize the idea of offering college-level courses online to anyone for free, a format known as MOOCs (for Massive Open Online Courses). But this week a Udacity official called MOOCs “dead,” leading to questions about what that means for one of the company’s offerings (which still include free MOOCs). It was Udacity vice president Clarissa Shen who this week said “they are dead,” when talking about MOOCs in an interview with The Economic Times in India.

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

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

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Our third Library 2.019 mini-conference, "Emerging Technology," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to register now to participate in this event. Please also join this Library 2.0 She is the author of the book Emerging Library Technologies: It's Not Just for Geeks (Elsevier, 2018).

The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

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This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Then our fourth annual (and free) Future of Libraries conference, Library 2.014, starts on Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:00am US-Eastern Time with the opening keynote by conference co-chair Dr. Sandra Hirsh from the School of Information at San José State University. Sample tweets and a blog post are also at the bottom of this email, below the schedule. How does your library manage digital collections?

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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 Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Updates "Participatory, Continuous, Connected" | Top Trends from the Library 2.014 Conference.

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Educators Make, Play, and Connect This Summer

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In Los Angeles , that might mean kids joining at libraries and the Getty Center to hone their art and computer coding skills. Here’s a selection: From June 13th to August 1st, a MOOC (massive open online collaboration) on connected learning “will provide many opportunities for participants to connect and form small groups in order to share and reflect on their work, which is what we think MOOCs should be all about. The MOOC is nonsequential, so anyone can join at any time.

Maker Party 2014: Resources for Libraries and Learning Spaces

Educator Innovator

This post originally appeared on the Mozilla Webmaker blog. Hive Learning Network , a project of Mozilla, is comprised of organizations (libraries, museums, schools and non-profit start-ups) and individuals (educators, designers, community catalysts and makers). The Hive Learning Network team at Mozilla has curated this Tip Sheet for hosting Maker Party events in your varied learning spaces–libraries, community centers, after school programs, schools or museum exhibition floors.

A growing divide?

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In his blog on Learning Ecosystems, Daniel S. Christian identifies three key changes in pedagogy that I want to discuss over my next three blog posts. Photo from VCU Libraries A growing divide? digital age education flipped classroom learning mobile technology MOOC pedagogy Technology Christian claims that a new pedagogy is emerging that is directly driven by the upsurge in online activity.

Why continuing education programs are poised to become hubs of innovation

The Christensen Institute

In Wisconsin in 1912, Charles McCarthy, the founder of the Legislative Reference Library and a strong advocate of Extension education, wrote glowingly of his experiences with the Wisconsin Extension Division and deliberately contrasted it with the “aristocratic” tendencies of traditional higher education. MOOCs are not the only ones that offer on-demand learning today.

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This event will bridge the conversations about learning that are taking place in schools, libraries, museums, work places, and home learning worlds. Monday, March 3rd at 8pm TL Virtual Cafe: Breaking Down Library Walls , Learn how to use Google Hangout and Edmodo and more to break down the library walls and connect with other people from around the world. Following recent conversations about the assessment capacity of MOOCs, this is a great topic!

Daphne Koller Bids Farewell to Coursera, Hello to Calico

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Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller has ridden the MOOC craze as the company’s CEO and later president. 17 blog post. million users in less than a year and leading some to proclaim 2012 “the year of the MOOC.” MOOC providers claimed they were democratizing education by increasing access and affordability high-quality courses taught at schools like Harvard and MIT. Koller also saw Coursera through a period of disenchantment with MOOCs.

Makerspace Educators Need Professional Development, Too

EdTech Magazine

In past MOOCs, authors engaged in Twitter chats, had guest speakers via YouTube, prompted educators to share their reflections through blogs and Facebook groups and challenged participants to create a weekly visual of their learning. Local community makerspaces, libraries and universities are all possible allies. Makerspace Educators Need Professional Development, Too. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 08/30/2018 - 13:22. During my tenure as technology director at St.

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If I was teaching Social Studies today…

Dangerously Irrelevant

Like many teachers, I would tap into the the Library of Congress, which would give me tips for teaching with primary sources , including quarterly journal articles on topics such as integrating historical and geographic thinking. We could participate in a number of free Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), including over a dozen on Chinese History from Harvard University. For instance, we could use the Civilization video games to learn and blog about political power and civics.

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Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 10

Bryan Alexander

In contrast is the story of one MOOC, which exemplifies how easily those projects can see their reputation punctured. DeMillo sees today’s higher education as facing the possibility of massive change because academia’s reputation has declined for reasons readers of this blog know well: questions of cost, quality, etc. DeMillo starts off with stories about campuses resisting MOOCs, offering reasons why faculty rejected them.

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This summer’s ultimate ed tech professional development guide

Nureva

By now, you and teachers across North America have administered the last exams, filled out every report card and tidied your classrooms (so that’s where that library book was hiding!). If you’d like to take a course this summer but just don’t have the budget or time to go back to school, consider a Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC. Educator blogs – The school year gets so busy, it’s hard to take in all the amazing things other people in my PLN are doing.

Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2

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edX - www.edex.org - MOOC site, courses are all free, people who teach the courses are from Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, University of Texas, etc. Coursera is another option for higher ed MOOCS. High school library prediction - Librarians will become resources to help students find online courses. Part of function of library will be to become an online learning center. Close to 10% of students got into MIT by excelling in a MOOC. Here is November''s Diigo library.

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We are excited to announce that the keynote sessions from the following conferences can now be watched on YouTube: School Leadership Summit 2013 , Homeschool Conference 2013 , STEMxCon 2013 , Library 2.012 and 2.013 , and the Global Education Conference 2012 and 2013. Tentative dates for Library 2.014. We have tentative dates for Library 2.014 , Wednesday October 8 and Thursday October 9, 2014.

Professors Aren’t Good at Sharing Their Classroom Practices. Teaching Portfolios Might Help.

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At the height of the buzz around MOOCs and flipped classrooms three years ago, Bridget Ford worried that administrators might try to replace her introductory history course with a batch of videos. Thanks to that requirement, the Cal State system has built a library that has grown to more than 200 teaching portfolios. “It’s And some professors share their teaching tips informally on blogs like ProfHacker.

A Call For Homeschool 2.0

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MOOCs. Blogging. If we’re re-envisioning libraries for a modern society, for example, should we start with the library as it exists and iterate it forward, adding computers and eBook checkout and so on and maybe put a 3D printer at the entrance when you first walk in to give the glow of technology? Or should be think of why libraries came to be in the first place–their function–and rethink them in light of modern technology?

2014 Global Education Conference Starts Today - Day 1 Schedule

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Lucy Crehan, Education Explorer 5:00pm KEYNOTE: Amy Shaffer on "The Library: Global Clubhouse for Creative Good" 6:00pm KEYNOTE: George Saltsman on "Preparing Leaders for Global Education" 7:00pm Connecting for Cross-Cultural Dialogue Globally - Simmi Kher, Education Consultant Empowering and Inspiring Youth to Start Small Businesses for Social Good - Jessica Charles, One Hen Program Manager Feedback-Are You Doing Your Part? Today the fifth annual Global Education Conference kicks off.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). From the Coursera blog : “Announcing ‘ AI for Everyone ’: a new course from deeplearning.ai ” The Scholarly Kitchen weighs in on layoffs at DPLA , the Digital Public Library of America. Via the YouTube blog : “Experimenting with science education on YouTube.” More robot news up in the MOOC section above.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

But as successive refinements improve them to the point that they start to steal customers, they may end up reshaping entire industries: classified ads (Craigslist), long distance calls (Skype), record stores (iTunes), research libraries (Google), local stores (eBay), taxis (Uber) and newspapers (Twitter).” blogs, social media, podcasting) to promote conversation and thinking around what’s possible in education. MOOCs, nanodegrees, etc.

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Hack Education

For example, this story from the School Library Journal : “ Charter Schools , Segregation , and School Library Access.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Analysis of Georgia Tech ’s MOOC-inspired online master’s in computer science suggests that institutions can successfully deliver high-quality, low-cost degrees to students at scale.”

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.”) Computing platforms have different abstraction levels, including a computer architecture, an OS, or runtime libraries. I’d love to provide a link but Andreessen deleted his blog in 2009. Someone generously re-posted all the content from that blog to a Posterous site. Subscribe to their blog.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. Via the Google blog : “Investing £1 million in training for computing teachers in the U.K. From the Edmodo blog : “We’re Partnering with Clever to Give Districts Automatic Digital Classrooms!” ” This seems to fly in the face of the library profession ’s belief in privacy. (National) Education Politics.

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The Learning Revolution Project highlights virtual and physical events that we hold and from our over 200 partners, and provides valuable links to learning conversations taking place in the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Nominate your favorite keynote speakers for Library 2.014. We''re excited to be gearing up for the fourth annual Library 2.014 conference on October 8th and 9th.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

I have also included details for each of the twenty ways in this blog post. I try not to get too technical on this blog, but it’s important to know there are certain domain settings that you will need to make some of the ideas in this post a reality. Think of ways this could be used in programs both in and outside of your own schools like the YMCA, tutoring programs, community sports, and libraries. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).

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Via the Broadcast Law Blog : “Time for the FCC to Review Children’s Television Educational Programming Obligations of Broadcasters? ” Via The Atlantic : “The Libraries Bringing Small-Town News Back to Life.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us. There’s some (sorta) MOOC-related news in the venture funding section below.

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“ New York City libraries have announced they plan to forgive the late fees of all children aged 17 and under in a one-time amnesty event,” The AP reports. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.” Via the edX blog : “edX le da la bienvenida a la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.” (National) Education Politics.

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Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” More questions about MOOCs in the Betteridge’s Headlines section below. And more on MOOCs in the credentialing section below as well. (National) Education Politics. “Who Is Betsy DeVos ?”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news from Edsurge in the “job training” section below. Via The Economist : “Universities withstood MOOCs but risk being outwitted by OPMs.” Via the Google blog : “What’s happening next for G Suite Enterprise for Education.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” " It’s lovely to see the big innovation from the MOOC startups in 2017 involves the learning management system. Via Mark Guzdial’s Computing Education Blog : “University CS graduation surpasses its 2003 peak, with poor diversity.” Education Politics.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Andrew Ng , Co-Founder of Coursera , Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course.” Via the Coursera blog : “What’s Next in Employee Learning: Virtual Reality.” Jen Howard on “What Happened to Google’s Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books ?” Wired argues that “ Jeff Bezos Should Put His Billions Into Libraries.”