What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?

Edsurge

And she makes the case for why free online courses like hers—which are known as Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs—might still lead to a revolution in higher education, even though the hype around them has died down. But I am beginning to notice more and more when I first did a flipped classroom model, where I had some of the lectures in videos, and then we worked materials in class. As someone still teaching one of these, where do you see MOOCs these days? .

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5 Essential Practices for Designated and Integrated ELD

The CoolCatTeacher

They have a new classroom management tool called Collections. The new classroom management features in Metaverse are free to try with promo code ARforEDU. 5 Idea Friday All Subjects Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) History and Social Sciences Teachers Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Math Teachers Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Science Teachers Special Needs Teachers Teachers

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15+ great resources for introducing coding to the classroom

eSchool News

Code Studio offers a 20 hour-long coding course for elementary school students. Amplify is a free College Board-approved AP Computer Science massive open online course (MOOC). Must-try apps, games, and tutorials for learners of every age. Computer science is a liberal art, it’s something that everyone should be exposed to, everybody should have a mastery of to some extent.”—Steve ”—Steve Jobs.

A conference about what is sacred in education: 5Sigma Edu Con

iLearn Technology

Hundreds of conferences, workshops, MOOCS, edcamps, professional journals, blogs, the list seriously goes on and on. In short, this is a conference that will do more than inspire you, you will be empowered to launch in your own classrooms, schools and districts! 5Sigma Anastasis Academy Inquiry inspiration Maker Space Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources 5sigma inquiry pd student agency

In June, a Unique Chance for Educators to Renew, Remix, Reimagine at CLMOOC

Educator Innovator

I was doing most of the technology use in my classroom…Obviously, I needed to shift the balance toward greater student use of digital tools.”. So who is the MOOC designed for? With collaboration between elementary school teachers, college professors, afterschool programmers, master tech users, and beginning bloggers, “It ends up being a pretty dynamic network.”. Educator Innovator Blog #clmooc #connectedlearning moocSign up today for the 2015 CLMOOC!

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. Rogers Elementary Principal Lisa Lovato. Dan D.

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. Intel Teach – Assessment in 21 st Century Classrooms has a ton of good resources and planning activities. It’s officially summer.

Educational Crises and Ed-Tech: A History

Hack Education

As school buildings were shuttered, the district turned to the radio to replace classroom instruction. And without that discipline, the Chicago Daily Tribune feared, "it is probable that the students who benefit by the radio lessons will be those who need them the least and would suffer least by curtailment of their classroom instruction." Office of Education to plow $32 million into the development of classroom instruction. Like a MOOC, but in the school gym.

So Much More Than Letters and Numbers

The Principal of Change

Teachers would tell me at conferences what I needed to help my son with, they would tell me how he was behaving and everything they did in class, like what they were studying,” said Carolina Rosales, a mother of two elementary-school kids. It was also why I spent so much time in classrooms and the hallways of schools to get to know kids. I saw the title of this article, “ Are Parent-Teacher Conferences Becoming Obsolete? “, and was surprised the direction.

Networked Scholars – From K through 12 and to Higher Ed

Improving Education Environments

Schools have spent a considerable sum of money outfitting their classrooms and students with IWBs, tablet computers, and various learning management systems designed to digitize the classroom and create innovative and efficient learning. It behooves teacher credential candidates to be up-to-date on how technology works in the classroom and how to incorporate the various items a district has to offer. Bringing Up Three by Bringing Up Madison:CC-BY.

Practicing the Principles of Connected Learning

Educator Innovator

If you are organizing a course, MOOC, or co-learning community, daily connects are one of the most powerful and yet simple tools at your disposal. Norris Elementary School in Southampton, Massachusetts, and technology liaison with the Western Massachusetts Writing project. I’ll never forget one classroom I visited. New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews educator Kevin Hodgson about connected learning and how educators enact its principles with technology.

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

EdTechSandyK

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. Close to 10% of students got into MIT by excelling in a MOOC. Distict #1 : Principal of an elementary school shared that as part of their 1:1 initiative, they want to create a bank of lessons created by students based on [link] which Alan shared last time.

Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

Educator Innovator

We firmly believe this ought to be the new norm in the modern classroom. BookTrack Classroom. We ask students to revise, edit, and publish in classroom tasks which imply these skills are the end goal, rather than a means to an end. isn’t simply limited to YouTube either (though it does work seamlessly there); Khan, Vimeo, and several MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platforms work as well.

GlobalEdCon 2013 Day Four + Helping the New Grassroots Projects

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

PROJECT: Student Visits-Exchanges-Collaborations PROJECT: MOOCs PROJECT: Google Helpouts PROJECT: Uniting Around One Social Cause PROJECT: International Co-Teaching A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5). Today is day four of the 2013 Global Education Conference. Hard to believe we''re almost at the end!

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2014 Global Education Conference Starts Today - Day 1 Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today the fifth annual Global Education Conference kicks off. This is our free, five-day, online event that brings together educators and innovators from around the world, with sessions held around the clock to accommodate participant time zones. With over 250 sessions and 30 keynotes, it is an incredible opportunity to connect with and learn from educators, organizations, and students focused on globally-connected learning and supporting cultural awareness and educational access.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Director, Online Professional Development Finding the Fun of It - Bernard De Koven From the CyberWorld to the RealWorld (Classroom) - Dahlia Shaewitz, Principal Research Analyst STEM Education and Social Activism: Creating a New South Bronx - Jessica Chung, Digital Learning Programs Associate 24/7 Math Support: Crowdsourcing Solutions and Crowdfunding Resources - Torrey Trust, Ph.D. Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep hyping that MOOC thing. Via Edsurge : “ MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. ” Via Class Central : “Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of All Time (2018 edition).” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Cumulative Growth in Number of MOOCs , 2011–18.” ” Not surprisingly, there is more MOOC news in the surveillance section below.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Or one could look at ed-tech companies that laid off staff: the coding bootcamp Galvanize , the analytics company Civitas Learning , the learning management system Schoology , MOOC provider Coursera , the education giant Pearson , for example. These inequalities affect what sorts of education technology appears in the classroom and how these products are used.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Politico : “Partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement led to the displacement of more than 300,000 Hispanic students between 2000 and 2011, with most of those students disappearing from elementary schools.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep that MOOC hype alive. “ MOOCs Find a New Audience with On-Campus Students,” Edsurge claims.

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Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

Hack Education

“The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future of teaching, learning, and technology. What these MOOCs were, nonetheless, were (and still are) massive online honeypots into which we’ve been lured – registering and watching and clicking in order to generate massive education datasets. Perhaps with this data, the MOOC providers can build a map of professional if not cognitive pathways.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Atlantic : “ Virtual Classrooms Can Be as Unequal as Real Ones.” MOOC hype deja vu.). ” Via WYFF4.com : “2 students, teacher injured in shooting at Townville Elementary [in South Carolina ]; teen in custody.” Via Edsurge : “A Timeline of Google Classroom ’s March to Replace Learning Management Systems.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via DelawareOnline : “The first step to reducing violence among young people is to have police officers assigned to elementary and middle schools, says a coalition of state officials, education administrators and police.” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Here’s The Chronicle headline from then : “Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching.”) Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The Salt Lake City school board has voted to rename Jackson Elementary. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ TU Delft Students Can Earn Credit For MOOCs From Other Universities.” ” From the Lenovo website : “Lenovo™ Introduces Lenovo Virtual Reality Classroom.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” ” Udacity has updated its online "classroom." " It’s lovely to see the big innovation from the MOOC startups in 2017 involves the learning management system. Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Chalkbeat : “Can in-house child care keep young teachers in the classroom? ” This a **e is trying to get the parents whose children died at Sandy Hook Elementary to pay for his court costs. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “ Campuswire launches to redesign classroom communications,” writes Techcrunch. My apologies that this is a day late.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” ECOT is the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, a failed online charter school. Via NPR : “Before They Walk Into A Classroom, These New Teachers Will March On The N.C. Via The New York Times : “ Assassin’s Creed Has a New Mission: Working in the Classroom.” ” So of course, it’ll be in classrooms everywhere.

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'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.

3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

Wired Campus

The event brings together a mix of participants from different parts of education — teachers, administrators, and publishers in elementary, secondary, and higher education. Speaking at a separate session, he cited the increasing flows of data to which colleges have access, including from learning-management systems, student-success systems, and MOOCs. “My Of course, it’s hard for colleges to tell which new education products are effective in the classroom. Austin, Tex.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Here’s the headline from Inside Higher Ed : “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT ?” ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via KMOV , news from Montville High in Montville, Connecticut : “ Substitute teacher arrested for starting ‘ fight club ’ in classroom.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” The Chronicle of Higher Education lists “Pros and Cons of Virtual Reality in the Classroom.” Via The Washington Post : “The new lesson plan for elementary school: Surviving the Internet.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” From the press release : “ MOOCs and books initiative launched by Springer and Federica Weblearning.” ” Google announces more updates to its pseudo-LMS, Google Classroom. A report via Google Research : “ Unconscious Bias in the Classroom.” Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Education Week : “ Cursive writing could be returning to Louisiana ’s public school classrooms. ” Via Education Dive: “Fifth graders from Tennessee ’s Nolan Elementary have created a campaign to convince the Tennessee Department of Education and Gov. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Larry Cuban on “ Integrating Technology In Classrooms: Teach To One in a Oakland Charter School.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “A judge will allow Ohio ’s education department to review attendance records that could force Ohio’s largest online charter to return millions of its funding,” says the AP. This week marked the fourth anniversary of the shootings at the Newton elementary school. More on MOOC “degrees” and possible legal troubles in the politics section above. The Trump Administration.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

million in charges from a Minnesota company over a software system that repeatedly failed during mandatory statewide elementary school testing.” ” Online Education and The Once and Future “MOOC” “ Deakin University in Australia will next year offer graduate degrees and certificate programs through FutureLearn , the online learning platform owned by the Open University in the U.K.,” ” “What If We Stopped Calling Them Classrooms ?”

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

As a set of policies, accountability was instantiated in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2002, and reinforced by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. Much of the surveillance of students – in the classroom, on their computers, on the playground, online, offline, at school, at home – is based on a suspicion that they’re cheating.

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