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

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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.

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Next Week - The Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - All Keynotes and Sessions Posted!

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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). Please also join this Library 2.0 She is the organizer of the Library 2.0

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. NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Libraries.

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Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

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Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. 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, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! join the Library 2.0 Ffion Alice Bell, Graduate Library Assistant.

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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). Libraries.

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.

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?

Why continuing education programs are poised to become hubs of innovation

The Christensen Institute

MOOCs are not the only ones that offer on-demand learning today. Education Blog autonomy competency-based education continuing education Entangled Solutions higher education online learning

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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.

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.

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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.

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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 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!). It’s officially summer.

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. Part of function of library will be to become an online learning center.

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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.

A Call For Homeschool 2.0

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MOOCs. Blogging. Or should be think of why libraries came to be in the first place–their function–and rethink them in light of modern technology? A Call For Homeschool 2.0. by Terry Heick.

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.

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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.

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.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

blogs, social media, podcasting) to promote conversation and thinking around what’s possible in education. MOOCs, nanodegrees, etc. 30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

And like so many products on this list, 3D printing was hailed as a revolution in education, and schools were encouraged to reorient libraries and shop classes towards “maker spaces” which would give students opportunities to print their plastic designs. Siegler: “ The End of the Library.”

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.

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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.”

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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.

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.

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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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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.” ” “ Harvard/MIT Report Analyzes 4 Years of MOOC Data ,” Campus Technology reports. ” Via Infodocket : “ University of Delaware Library Joins Open Textbook Network.” Education Politics.

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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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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ UVa Library’s Plan to Cut Stacks by Half Sparks Faculty Concerns.” “ Khan Academy launches free Official LSAT Prep ,” says the Khan Academy blog. Gotta love corporate blog entries with headlines like “Continuing on our journey.”

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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.