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Coursera, K12, Inc. make bold moves to drive learning

The Christensen Institute

In 2013 and 2014, sobriety returned to the world of education and the luster of MOOCs faded some. As I wrote about Coursera last year, although the company held intriguing promise, realizing its potential would require some big pivots. similarly stormed through the early 2000s by bringing online learning to the world of K-12 education and went public in 2007. The reason is that the top universities do not offer the best teaching and learning experiences.

Why Continuing Education Programs Are Poised to Become Hubs of Innovation

Edsurge

Because of their mission and relative autonomy on university campuses, continuing education programs—in the form of extension schools and schools of continuing and professional education—are well-positioned to experiment with different student-centered learning models, create innovative programs that generate new revenue streams, and build bridges with industry partners. MOOCs are not the only ones that offer on-demand learning today.

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Why continuing education programs are poised to become hubs of innovation

The Christensen Institute

MOOCs are not the only ones that offer on-demand learning today. Competency-based education has become a hot trend in recent years, and it is no coincidence that one of the few direct assessment programs that the Department of Education has approved is at a continuing education school.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Technology companies can no longer turn a blind eye to the human rights abuses of one of their largest investors.” When the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman toured the US recently, he hung out with Mark Zuckerberg , Jeff Bezos , and Sergey Brin , for example. And there’s a blog post on Medium , because I guess someone thinks it’s a good idea for the Office of Ed Tech to outsource its website to a for-profit company.

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