Get Your MOOC On!

The Web20Classroom

Wikipedia defines MOOC as "an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. Simply, a MOOC is a online class you take that might have 100''s or 1000''s of people are participating at a time. Have a suggestion for another MOOC?

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Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

Educator Innovator

To accomplish all of this, participants and facilitators will be working together as both learners and change agents in an open environment known as a Massive Open Online Collaboration (MOOC). Throughout the MOOC, discussions will take place on a variety of platforms and in a variety of media formats from tweets, to photos, to blog entries, to video and audio, with everyone encouraged to contribute and follow along. MOOC Ends August 17.

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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.

50 Free Online Courses For Educators: Spring 2015

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Common Core in Action: Math Classroom Challenges- Using Formative Assessment to Guide Instruction. Common Core in Action II: Exploring Literacy Design Collaborative Tools. eLearning moocs pd Professional development 50 Free Online Courses For Teachers: Spring 2015.

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Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

One of the most cost-effective means to create a more personalized and individualized learning experience for students is through the use of OpenCourseWare (OCW) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC's). OCW courses are available under open licenses, such as Creative Commons.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. The Common Core State Standards. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. MOOCs. It’s time once again for my annual review of “the year in education technology,” something I’ve done since 2010. Tomorrow I’ll launch the seventh edition of this massive, maniacal undertaking.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Is it important for all children to be taught common skills and content? Overall, the rise of online learning — from MOOCs to Khan Academy — makes “blended” learning that combines computer and live instruction feel normal to students. Dan D.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

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Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. The Common Core State Standards. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. MOOCs. Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told. At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology.

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

We live in a world where our library begins with G,” Wineburg said, for Google, and the Common Core’s push for evidence-based reasoning falls flat if students trust everything that pops up in their Google search results. Northport, N.Y.,

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

They can be something everybody uses; that’s how 2012 became the year of the MOOC, and why virtual reality will no doubt be widely cited as the trend of 2016. MOOCs continued to increase in number and attendance. With every new year comes new ideas.

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Networked Scholars – From K through 12 and to Higher Ed

Improving Education Environments

scholar14, the MOOC out of Royal Roads University facilitated by George Veletsianos , is a great example of the growth of this belief: a course that sees learning as a situated experience facilitated by notions of community, environment and identity.

The Role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Making Education Available to All

A Principal's Reflections

OER ranges from highly structured college courses (MOOCs) to less structured curricula from colleges and other institutes of learning (OpenCourseWare a/k/a OCW), to free online textbooks, and everything in between. It is operates under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Testing, Testing… “ Common Core testing group wages aggressive campaign against critics on social media,” according to The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs for credit ! FutureLearn announced that two UK universities – the University of Leeds and the Open University – will offer MOOCs that will be accepted for college credit. Education Politics.

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Testing, Testing… “ Nevada officials announced Tuesday that a common-core assessment consortium will credit the state $1.8 Via Education Next : “The Politics of the Common Core Assessments.” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Are MOOCs Forever ?” Education Politics. The US Senate has voted to approve the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden as the new Librarian of Congress.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” “Make MOOCs great again.” “ ESSA Would Handcuff a Trump Education Secretary on Common Core And More,” says Education Week , even though ditching Common Core was one of Trump’s campaign promises. More on the future of Common Core from NPR. Presidential Politics. President-Elect Donald J. Trump. The President-Elect on the First Amendment : Just had a very open and successful presidential election.

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” Testing, Testing… PARCC Inc , best known as one of the Common Core test-makers, is “moving in a new direction,” Politico reports. Charlottesville and UVA.

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According to the conservative news site The Daily Caller , “Bailing On Common Core Tests Is Costing States Millions.” ” 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.”) Good thing I never did anything in those MOOCs, otherwise I'd be losing my work. Education Politics.

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Testing and the future of education: Anya Kamenetz on Future Trends Forum #6

Bryan Alexander

This works in a low-stakes settings, like a MOOC. A: Remedial classes are more common at community colleges. Q: Ellen Borkowski: will we see schools linking test outcomes to teacher evaluations in Common Core states?

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

Yet, as was noted earlier, one of the core characteristics of hegemony is the ability of dominant ideologies to permeate commonsensical understandings and meaning. This is part of the push for MOOCs, we must be honest.).

Hack Education Weekly News

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” 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. Remember when the World Economic Forum was super-into MOOCs? ” Smart idea, schools, to outsource one of your core functions to a vendor. Education Politics.

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” I’m a little surprised that either of these women – both Democrats, both Common Core supporters, if nothing else – would be under serious consideration. is disappointed in Common Core. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). And I’m not sure if Udacity now better fits here in this for-profit higher ed section, but there’s news about it in the MOOC section above. President-Elect Trump.

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To be honest, think Thiel and his ed-tech politics have more in common with the rest of Silicon Valley than those that feign outrage at his support of Trump. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” Via Chalkbeat : “They rejected multi-state Common Core exams. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In related MOOC news, there's more on “ nanodegrees ” in the “credentialing” section below. Education Politics.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - GlobalEd Waitlist - CoSN - Google Forms - Breaking Down Library Walls - Better Than College - OZeLive Kudos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, February 26th at 3:30pm Our Corps for the Core: BrainPOP and the Common Core Standards , The BrainPOP educators team shares BrainPOP’s rich history of creating engaging and rigorous content, and how our videos, games and teacher support materials address the underlying goals as well as the specific requirements of the Common Core State Standards. Following recent conversations about the assessment capacity of MOOCs, this is a great topic!

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

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Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Common Core) for individual students.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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! AASL Saturday, October 19 12:00am The Virtual Learning Commons: Concept, ideas, and Conversation - David V. Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link].

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Hack Education Weekly News

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“ Faculty members at Purdue University took a strong stance Thursday against last week’s unorthodox acquisition of Kaplan University, passing a University Senate resolution calling the deal a violation of common-sense educational practice and respect for Purdue faculty,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. Not sure why this is called a MOOC. Education Politics.

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Via Campus Technology : “Digital credentials company Credly is adopting the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL), a common markup language designed to improve discoverability of certifications, badges and other verified achievements. MOOCs are out. Performance on PISA Decline Because of Common Core? (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

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” Via The Washington Post : “ School offers ‘incentives’ to get kids to take Common Core standardized test.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” An op-ed in Forbes by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Make Online Education Great (For The First Time).” Robots hate the Common Core. Education Politics.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary? The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ MOOCs : A Postmortem” by Jonathan Rees. Meanwhile, Campus Technology offers “7 Tips for Listing MOOCs on Your Résumé.” ” Data and “Research” “We need a little patience” says USC professor Morgan Polikoff , when it comes to evaluating Common Core. Education Politics.

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Events + News - New Curated "Revolution" Blog - NMC Preview - Games for Change - The Modern University is Failing.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Testing, Testing… Common Core test scores released and California ’s scores were up a little bit, Connecticut ’s were up a little bit more, and Maryland ’s were better in math. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “Why America’s MOOC pioneers have abandoned ship” by Jonathan Rees. “ MOOCs Are Dead. Spoiler alert: it’s pretty common for non-US / non-universities to have them.

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“Trump Taps Common-Core Foe Mick Zais for No. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Politico : Western Governors University , “the nation’s leading provider of competency-based educatio n – which the Education Department’s independent watchdog last month said violated federal student aid rules – is expanding into North Carolina.” (National) Education Politics.

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Via Education Week : “New Test Pitched As Alternative to Common Core-Focused High School Exams.” has been making its way through the conservative blogosphere,” writes Catherine Gewertz, “which is pitching it as a tool for families who don’t want their children taking college admissions tests that reflect the Common Core State Standards.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Education Politics.

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