An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

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Performance Assessment in the Virtual Classroom. Emerging Trends & Technologies in the Virtual K-12 Classroom. IOC Athlete MOOC via Independent. College Readiness Math MOOC. iTDI Summer School MOOC For English Teachers. Digital Badge: Rockets to the Rescue!

Online PD Courses Help Educators Understand Ed-Tech, Classroom Management, Study Finds

Marketplace K-12

The three biggest reasons pre-K-12 educators took online professional development courses in the past year were to learn how to use digital devices, how to use the educational software that goes on them, or to find out more about classroom behavior or management, according to a new study.

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To Better Serve Adult Learners, Eliminate the Barriers Between Work and Learning

Edsurge

Working adults are self-directed, bring experience into the classroom and prefer learning that is practical and problem-centered. Education Technology Future of Work Digital Credentials Higher Education

Give Your Traditional Syllabus a Needed Makeover!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“In an effective classroom students should not only know what they are doing, they should also know why and how.” Time to do away with the traditional syllabus and make it more engaging for your digital learners. Then try a digital scavenger hunt or Bingo.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Expand Your Use of Google Classroom. Google has opened up Google Classroom to users outside of G Suite for Education. 20 NEW Ways to Use Google Classroom. Badging Systems.

Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

EdNews Daily

Oberlin College, for example, with its motto of “Learning and Labor,” requires students during each month-long “ winter term ” to pursue growth opportunities outside the traditional classroom, such as internships, research, or other projects. Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, The Flipped Classroom". Badges.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “Free MOOCs Face the Music,” writes Inside Higher Ed on edX ’s decision to start charging fees. More “MOOC” news under the job training section below. ” ECOT is the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an online charter school company. ” From the press release : “ Concentric Sky Announces BadgeRank – a New Search Engine for Digital Badges.”

3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

Wired Campus

Student privacy, easier-to-use digital tools for instructors, and efforts to offer alternative credentials were some of the most-talked-about topics this week at the South by Southwest Edu conference, an offshoot of the popular South by Southwest music festival. But the rules and norms for handling digital information generated by students are far from clear. Few were predicting, however, that new certifications or badges would eliminate the value of a college degree.

What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company

Edsurge

The public sabbatical, the one that I proposed to my university and to Steelcase, centers around being on-site at Steelcase headquarters in Grand Rapids, conducting research on active learning and active learning classrooms and communicating that research to Steelcase audiences and customers. For one thing, I cannot look at classroom spaces anymore without analyzing their design.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via the Dallas Morning News : “Professors who ban guns in their classrooms will be punished, UT lawyer says.” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Education Dive makes claims about “ MOOCs as tools for equity in under-resourced high schools.” ” Elsewhere, more claims about “the global poor” and MOOCs (and other ed-tech companies) in Edsurge. Education Politics.

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Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” If you can’t create revenue, raise venture capital. ” The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow has been in trouble with Ohio about how it reports attendance. “ Digital Badges Are Gaining Traction,” according to MIndwire Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. Related, via Doug Belshaw : “Some thoughts on the future of the Open Badges backpack.” Education Politics.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. These products – badges , microcredentials , micromasters , nanodegrees , and the like – have been packaged alongside (and by) MOOCs , coding bootcamps, and other popular ed-tech trends. MIT will issue digital diplomas on the blockchain. Pearson filed a patent for badges.

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Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “That Hilarious Tweet About an Instructor’s Big Mistake? Salesforce has filed a patent for “ Digital badging for facilitating virtual recognition of an achievement.” ” Google announces it is “Funding 75,000 Udacity scholarships to bridge the digital skills gap.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Elsewhere in MOOC research… From Campus Technology : “Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn’t Help Completion.” “ What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students ” by Justin Reich (and George Veletsianos and Laura Pasquini). ” More on MOOC (and related) research in the research section below. MOOCs losing their mojo? Education Politics.

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Hack Education

” That’s the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow , which is already having to repay Ohio some $60 million. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Responses to last week’s news about Western Governors University and the audit of its competency-based offerings: Via NPR : “Who Is A College Teacher, Anyway? “Some Technology Leaders Worry about Children and Digital Devices : They Should,” says Stanford University’s Larry Cuban.