How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching

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After all, so-called MOOCs, or massive open online courses, were meant to open education to as many learners as possible, and in many ways they are more like books (digital ones, packed with videos and interactive quizzes) than courses. The colleges and companies offering MOOCs can be pretty guarded these days about releasing specific numbers on how many people enroll or pay for a “verified certificate” or microcredential showing they took the course.

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Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019

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As an instructional designer who has been building MOOCs for the past five years, I’ve been asked this question more times than I count. MOOCs have been called abysmal , disappointing failures. The average completion rate for MOOCs (including the ones I design) hovers between 5-15 percent. As we move towards 2019, it’s time to get clearer about this difference and start asking smarter questions about what MOOCs can and should be expected to accomplish.

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Fostering Peer Connections to Make MOOCs Personal

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The Friday Institute and Oak Foundation seek to end this anachronism with the Learning Differences MOOC for Educators (MOOC-Ed). When combined with the self-directed, anytime, anywhere learning facilitated in the MOOC-Ed, the experience proved to be powerful. By Lauren Acree.

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#DLNchat: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning?

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Has the MOOC revolution come and gone? Or will the principles of the MOOC movement continue to influence higher ed? On Tuesday, April 10 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning? How many MOOCs have you signed up for and how many have you taken?” Many admitted their completion rates were unimpressive, which may be representative for MOOC users overall. In MOOCs it’s all about teaching.

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12+ Missions Covering Various K12 Content for Meaningful Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions , I introduce mission minded learning. Participants in my current free online course, The Goal-Minded Teacher MOOC ( #EduGoalsMOOC ), designed learning missions this past week to inspire their learners.

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The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon! #IMMOOC

The Principal of Change

Thank you for signing up for “The Innovator’s Mindset” MOOC, happening over a six week period. We will talk to diverse educators and hear about their experiences, thoughts on innovation and the book, as well as how they learn, lead and inspire students.

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A MOOC Hopes to Sink Its Teeth Into a New Audience: TV Fans

Wired Campus

Vampires are everywhere these days — books, television shows, movies. And now, a MOOC. The course, “Fight or Die: The Science Behind FX’s The Strain “ will be hosted on Instructure’s MOOC platform Canvas Network. Distance Education MOOCs Teaching

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Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

MindShift

Some studies found that about five percent of those enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs) completed the course. Librarians said it felt similar to hosting a book club, but unlike preparing for a book discussion, they had less knowledge in advance.

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 6 Reflection

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In the final unit of the Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-Ed , we learned about the importance of and practiced evaluating EdTech tools and resources, such as iPad Apps and websites with the use of rubrics and evaluation tools. Coach Digital edtech evaluation ipad Learning MOOC-Ed rubric

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 1 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

Last week, the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , began. This MOOC will help participants: Learn what it takes to coach educators to integrate technology Explore a variety of frameworks such as TPACK, SAMR, and the four Cs Explore opportunities for personalized application Create a Technology Coaching Action Plan I am most excited to learn more about the different frameworks, connect with other coaches, and create my own action plan.

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Learner-Centred Innovation – New Book From @KatieMartinEDU

The Principal of Change

I am truly excited to announce that the second book from IMpress , a subsidiary of Dave Burgess Consulting , “Learner-Centred Innovation”, is now available on Amazon. This book is by one of my favorite writers and someone I look to as a thought leader in education, Katie Martin.

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

$30 Million Amazon Contract for New York City Schools Held Up By Accessibility Concerns

Marketplace K-12

The National Federation of the Blind questions whether e-books that educators will purchase through Amazon's storefront are likely to be fully useful to its community. Accessibility Ed-tech Procurement accessibility amazon kindle mooc nationalfederationoftheblind screenreader

How Tech Enables College-Level Learning ‘Everywhere’

MindShift

In his new book, Kevin Carey envisions a future in which online education programs solve two of colleges'' biggest problems: costs and admissions. [[ This is a content summary only. CONNECTED EDUCATORS featured full-image Higher Education MIT MOOC

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The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos

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He made the move to his new phase of scholarly life during a rush of enthusiasm for so-called MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, that big-name colleges were starting to offer low-cost higher education to a wider audience. I was thinking about cool ways of communicating these interesting philosophical and scientific ideas in a way that was accessible to the public and went beyond just writing books. When I sketch out my next podcast episode, it looks like it's the section of a book.

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Should Gen-Ed Come Later? New Book Argues For Cheaper And Faster Alternatives to College

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But new book due out this fall argues for the creation of colleges of many shapes and sizes, including a new set of low-cost options that are focused on helping students who just can’t afford a four-year campus experience get a first job. The book is called “ A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College ,” and it is written by a venture capitalist making bets on which alternatives he thinks have the most promise.

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!

10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

Twitter Chats, webinars, MOOCs, online courses, online conferences, virtual events, livestreams, Edcamps, Facebook groups, #Hashtags Find your hashtag community! Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books !

Beyond Videos: 4 Ways Instructional Designers Can Craft Immersive Educational Media

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Harvard reportedly spends $75,000-$150,000 building each new MOOC, most of which goes towards video production costs. For example, in this video , Professor Adam Grant uses a story from “The Lion King” to explain a concept from his book. This prompted a thoughtful explanation that went beyond what she had covered in her book. But, in combination, they can represent a needed improvement over the standard lecture-based videos that prevail in most MOOCs.

The #InnovatorsMindsetMOOC (September 2016)

The Principal of Change

By bringing people together, pushing our thinking, and creating something with what we learn, I hope that this is a chance for people to go “beyond the book” Check out the initial draft below ( or this google document). What you will need to participate: A copy of the book.

On Research – a #dLRN15 (and beyond) reflection

Improving Education Environments

If you want the big keynotes, the money slot on TV or the big book deals then you’d better be coming with a dystopian or utopian vision. There is a lot of MOOC research at #elearnconf, which was shocking to me to be honest.

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The Seven Basic Disruptions – Education Edition

Improving Education Environments

Whether you are a technovangilist, an innovator, a thinkfluencer, a journalist with a heart of silicon, or a plebeian, this book is for you. Main Clayton Christensen disruption history innovation MOOC satire venture capitalImagine you are about to be amazed by an innovation. A CEO stands on a stage. A thought leader stands on a stage. A developer stands on a stage. We click to the first line of a think piece.

Integrating Technology Meaningfully with Mission Minded Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions , I introduce mission minded learning to help students reflect on the power they have to make a positive difference with their use of technology. Don’t forget to get your copy of my book.

On Research – a #dLRN15 (and beyond) reflection

Improving Education Environments

If you want the big keynotes, the money slot on TV or the big book deals then you’d better be coming with a dystopian or utopian vision. There is a lot of MOOC research at #elearnconf, which was shocking to me to be honest.

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Open all hours #EDEN15

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His latest book , also entitled 'The battle for open' carries the strapline 'how openness has won and why it doesn't feel like a victory'. As with the green movement, openness now has a market value and is subject to new tensions, such as venture capitalists funding MOOC companies.

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We will also hear from the OU's Professor Martin Weller (his latest book The Battle for Open is available to download online here) and journalist Audrey Watters. eden15 education learning MOOCs open education resources personal learning Technology

6 Benefits of Being Self-Taught

Fractus Learning

They may subscribe to magazines or journals, read books written by thought-leaders, attend talks and presentations, or simply sift through news online. Books written by industry experts abound, as do specialist magazines, textbooks and how-to guides. Discussion MOOC School

“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

He also shared his new book, The One World School House: Education Reimagined , which explains the roots of America’s education crisis, and how opening up class time to allow for truly human interaction could offer the best opportunity to give our children a world-class education.

What Does ‘Personalized Learning’ Look Like? Video Series Aims to Go Beyond Hype

Wired Campus

The case studies, divided into short segments covering different topics, together resemble a MOOC. He wants videos to provide more nuance than can be found in several recent popular books about the future of education. ” Distance Education IT MOOCs

“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

He also shared his new book, The One World School House: Education Reimagined , which explains the roots of America’s education crisis, and how opening up class time to allow for truly human interaction could offer the best opportunity to give our children a world-class education.

7 Things I Learned in Google's Advanced Power Searching Class

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I''m thrilled to say I completed this challenge, and learned all about the Norway Book Boat, a Floating Library. Here''s Dan Russell''s reflection about the class: Teaching the Advanced Power Searching with Google MOOC. Google Google Scholar Google Trends MOOC research search

The Seven Basic Disruptions – Education Edition

Improving Education Environments

Whether you are a technovangilist, an innovator, a thinkfluencer, a journalist with a heart of silicon, or a plebeian, this book is for you. Main Clayton Christensen disruption history innovation MOOC satire venture capitalImagine you are about to be amazed by an innovation. A CEO stands on a stage. A thought leader stands on a stage. A developer stands on a stage. We click to the first line of a think piece.

The future of classrooms

Learning with 'e's

This is due to the rapid proliferation of mobile technology, the disintermediation of traditional teacher and student roles, new trends such as MOOCs and the upsurge of user generated content on social media sites - all of which take learning away from previously familiar territory.

Any colour you like: Learner autonomy and choice

Learning with 'e's

In his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us , Pink argues that the strongest urges to do anything significant come from within. autonomy e-reader education flipped classroom Games console intrinsic learning MOOC motivation smart mobile student choice Technology

The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

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MOOCs. OER and open books. Three types of edtech joined the “filmstrip” category in this decade: Learning Management Systems , MOOC s, and digital badges. Two that shine are OER/open books and learning analytics.

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