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#DLNchat: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning?

Edsurge

Has the MOOC revolution come and gone? Or will the principles of the MOOC movement continue to influence higher ed? On Tuesday, April 10 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning? How many MOOCs have you signed up for and how many have you taken?” Many admitted their completion rates were unimpressive, which may be representative for MOOC users overall.

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Beyond Videos: 4 Ways Instructional Designers Can Craft Immersive Educational Media

Edsurge

As online learning companies compete for the attention and wallets of learners, players like MasterClass , Linked Learning , Cognotion and Harvard are investing in producing videos that are so beautiful they could be National Geographic documentaries or sitcom pilots. Harvard reportedly spends $75,000-$150,000 building each new MOOC, most of which goes towards video production costs. They tap into the power of narrative to make learning sticky.

10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

My field was ArtificialIntelligence , but I started experimenting with online tutor groups, producing web pages, etc and migrated into educational technology (as many people did). blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. 4) Open online provision of courses has seen a surge in popularity around the globe with Openlearn, Futurelearn, and others. I think the hype is definitely over. large scale dropouts, superficial learning)?

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms. ” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

This practice is not necessarily radical,not disruptive, but should be part of the fabric of how we teach and learn now. I asked about how Jim’s company, Reclaim Hosting , is doing. Users had to learn a galaxy of technologies (DNS, FTP, etc). One participant observed that self-hosting barriers are actually not their IT department but campus administration, some faculty members, and even some e-learning staff. A: Short answer: no, it’s definitely possible.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

This practice is not necessarily radical,not disruptive, but should be part of the fabric of how we teach and learn now. I asked about how Jim’s company, Reclaim Hosting , is doing. Users had to learn a galaxy of technologies (DNS, FTP, etc). One participant observed that self-hosting barriers are actually not their IT department but campus administration, some faculty members, and even some e-learning staff. A: Short answer: no, it’s definitely possible.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

I wrote “an explainer” of sorts on Thiel and his politics, and I listed the education companies that he’s invested in. Have any ed-tech companies, particularly those funded by Thiel or Zuckerberg or Y Combinator, spoken out about this? You can fill out a form online to offer some names. You can always find out which education companies these folks have funded through my research at funding.hackeducation.com. million from Learn Capital.

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 Inside Higher Ed : “ Facebook , an Online Learning Platform?” ” The company has raised $16.5

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly sharing five school districts’ private information with an advisory company while it was negotiating for the districts’ contracts.” ” I haven’t seen the ed-tech press cover this story, even though one of the charges he faced involved a contract with the ed-tech company Edgenuity. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). The company has raised $41 million total. (I

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Apollo Education Group , the parent company of the University of Phoenix and Western International University , announced Thursday that it would eliminate the use of mandatory arbitration clauses in students’ enrollment agreements,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Werner Herzog Teaches Filmmaking on the Masterclass online platform. The Indian gaming company has raised $1.2

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning. The] literature [on online education] was preoccupied with what I call ‘roaming autodidacts’.