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

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

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

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Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

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It’s from these weekly and monthly reports that I start to build my analysis. 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.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

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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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“Ten more states sued the federal government on Friday over a directive to public schools on bathroom use by transgender students , adding their objections to those of 11 states that brought a lawsuit soon after the directive was released in May,” The New York Times reports. Testing, Testing… “ Nevada officials announced Tuesday that a common-core assessment consortium will credit the state $1.8 “ Are MOOCs Forever ?”

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Here’s media reporter Mathew Ingram’s take (and there are lots of takes out there. “ California ’s teacher tenure battle is reignited by Vergara appeal and a new bill,” The LA Times reports. 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”).

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Nikki Haley of South Carolina has signed into law a measure that requires the state’s public colleges and universities to publish reports of conduct violations involving alcohol, drugs, sexual assault, and hazing at fraternities and sororities.” ” Here are some reading suggestions from ProPublica : “The Absolute Best, Most Terrific Reporting on Trump University.” “ Columbia Drops SAT Subject Tests Requirement,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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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. ” Speaking of Peter Thiel, “ Mark Zuckerberg : Facebook fake news didn’t sway election,” USA Today reports from the Techonomy conference.

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“High school students will be allowed to carry mace in the 2016–2017 school year after the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education agreed to remove prohibitive language and amend its policy,” the Salisbury Post reports. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

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

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This example surfaces new questions about student data and privacy, such as: are administrators mandatory reporters? This works in a low-stakes settings, like a MOOC. A: Remedial classes are more common at community colleges.

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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”). Inside Higher Ed also wrote about the Lumina-funded report.

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” MIT , New York University , and Yale are being sued by employees, “accused of allowing their employees to be charged excessive fees on their retirement savings,” The New York Times reported on Tuesday. ” Testing, Testing… Reuters continues its reporting on standardized testing security (or lack thereof): “ ACT shakes up security unit, plans audit after cheating reports.” Remember when the World Economic Forum was super-into MOOCs?

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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. ” asks The Hechinger Report. Deregulation of for-profits is “likely,” Inside Higher Ed reports. is disappointed in Common Core. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). President-Elect Trump. It’s all so awful.

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” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “Four Democratic attorneys general filed separate lawsuits Thursday seeking to compel Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to grant debt relief to students defrauded by for-profit colleges ,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” ” “Just months after a major gaffe by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the origins of historically black colleges and universities, a Florida HBCU is taking heat for inviting her to speak at its spring commencement ceremony next week,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Not sure why this is called a MOOC. Education Politics.

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Via The Hechinger Report : “Why Betsy DeVos ’ vision of education does little to ensure equity.” Also via Education Week : “Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program ’s Success.” ” The report was released on January 18, and it was retracted on February 3 as it “does not reflect the official views of the agency.” ” A copy of the report has been archived on Doug Levin’s website.

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” The Hechinger Report asks , “What can Betsy DeVos really do?” Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” Via the BBC : “ Facebook Reports BBC to Police Over Investigation Into Child Sex Images.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ School offers ‘incentives’ to get kids to take Common Core standardized test.”

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Via Politico : Stolen “emails from the Democratic National Committee show DNC Deputy Communications Director Eric Walker telling his colleagues to avoid mentioning the Common Core in a video. ” “The University of Michigan has agreed to pay $165,000 to settle what was left of a lawsuit over a graduate student’s dismissal from an engineering program in 2011,” the AP reports. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

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According to excerpts of speeches published by Wikileaks – stolen data – Clinton called the Common Core a “political failure” in a speech she gave to Knewton. ” More on the teacher prep law from The Hechinger Report. ” “Modern E-Rate Puts Telephones On Hold in K–12,” Education Week reports , noting that schools are struggling to pay for phone service (still totally necessary) as well as expanded broadband.

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Dan Patrick (R) told reporters on Tuesday that he is sending letters to every superintendent in the state advising them not to follow the Obama administration's recently issued guidance on transgender students.” Lots of reporting on various court filings in the Trump University case, particularly those about the company’s “ playbooks ” detailing how former employees sold its course packages, targeting vulnerable populations. Education Politics.

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” “The White House on Monday announced that it would nominate Mitchell “Mick” Zais as deputy secretary of education ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “Trump Taps Common-Core Foe Mick Zais for No. In the future, you might want to look for most MOOC-related news in the “business of job training” section below. Via The Nation : “This University Suggested International Students Could Be Reported to ICE if They Unionized.”

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“Members of Congress are in an unusual position as they demand an explanation for Mylan NV's 400 percent price hike for the EpiPen and focus attention squarely on its CEO: Heather Bresch,” Bloomberg reports. ” “A federal judge on Monday denied a request by three faculty members at the University of Texas at Austin for a preliminary injunction to keep concealed guns out of their classrooms,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. Education Politics.

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“Anti- Common Core Groups Unhappy About Trump Ed Secretary Pick Betsy DeVos ,” says the Sunshine State News. ” asks The Hechinger Report , with the hellish-scenario game we get to play for the next four years. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “In a report released on Wednesday, the U.S. Via The Center for Investigative Reporting : “ McCain assails Pentagon for being too harsh on for-profit college.”

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” Education Week reports that , in front of a room full of CEOs, Secretary of Education Betsy "DeVos argued that 65 percent of today’s kindergartners will end up in jobs that haven’t even been created yet." ” “ Google Is Being Investigated By Missouri Attorney General,” Fortune reports. Oh and look at this: “Google Critic [Peter] Thiel Gave Money to Official Probing Search Giant,” Bloomberg reports.

Education Technology's Inequalities

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That was the conclusion of an Oxfam report issued in January. The number of reports regarding sexual assault on college campuses increased 831%; complaints regarding web accessibility for persons with disabilities was up 511%; complaints involving the restraint or seclusion of students with disabilities increased 100%; and complaints involving harassment on the basis of race or national origin increased by 17%. MOOCs.

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” “Two Wisconsin Republican legislators have threatened to withhold state funds from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in relation to a planned course on racism called The Problem of Whiteness,” Inside Higher Ed reports , hence demonstrating the problem of whiteness. ” Via KJZZ : “ Arizona Board Of Education Replaces Common Core State Standards.” Education Politics.

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Here are some reports from her travels: Via Chalkbeat : “What is Betsy DeVos ’s ‘rethink school’ initiative all about? ” Via Chalkbeat : “‘ Common Core ’ no more: New York moves to adopt revised standards with new name.” ” Via the AP : “School at Cook County Jail reported phony attendance numbers.” ” “ Birmingham-Southern Cuts Tuition in Half,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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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Testing, Testing… Via Education Week : “After seven years of tumult and transition fueled by the common core, state testing is settling down, with most states rejecting the federally funded PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments, and nearly one-quarter embracing the SAT or the ACT as their official high school test.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Should Online Courses Go Through ‘Beta Testing’?”

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” “ Colorado Education Commissioner Rich Crandall announced his resignation Thursday just four-and-a-half months into the job, shocking the state’s education community and roiling the state Department of Education as it embarks on a number of critical initiatives,” Chalkbeat Colorado reports. “ Pearson gets emergency test scoring contract from Tennessee ,” Chalkbeat reports. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Another notable area of growth: the size of the report itself, which has expanded from 66 slides in 2011 to 355 this year , with the number of slides almost doubling in the last year alone. There is much to learn from the Meeker report.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Significantly, ESSA mandates the collection and reporting of per pupil expenditure data at the school level. “Foreign Students Seen Cheating More Than Domestic Ones,” The Wall Street Journal reported. In response to all this deceit, there’s a “ new cheating economy ,” The Chronicle of Education reported in August. ” Reuters has led the way with investigative reporting on this.

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