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What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company

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In this public sabbatical, I have learned a ton of new things, mostly about education research methods and what we know from those methods about how learning spaces interact with pedagogy and technology to affect student learning. While I was an embedded academic with the company, I played amateur anthropologist to learn all I could about corporate practices. The most important characteristic of great companies, that higher education lacks the most, is agility.

Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

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One idea that may not be that controversial, but which needs to be shored up and practiced more across North America, is integration with real world experience, particularly in the information technology sector. One example of this is the newest trend of “ digital badges.”

Online PD Courses Help Educators Understand Ed-Tech, Classroom Management, Study Finds

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The three biggest reasons pre-K-12 educators took online professional development courses in the past year were to learn how to use digital devices, how to use the educational software that goes on them, or to find out more about classroom behavior or management, according to a new study.

Is the college degree outdated?

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In January, he was hired to develop apps at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology near Tacoma, Washington. Adam Braun started the company as “an alternative for those looking for more career focus.” And there is no count of badges.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” (Related: “Theranos investor Tim Draper blames the company’s downfall on an investigative journalist,” Business Insider reports.). ” ECOT is the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an online charter school company. ” Via Campus Technology : “ Southern New Hampshire U Issues Blockchain Credentials to College for America Grads.”

Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers?

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Digital Promise , a nonprofit with a mission of “accelerating innovation in education,” has been a strong proponent of micro-credentials , describing them as competency-based, on-demand, personalized and shareable. Digital Promise ).

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’s Mumps Outbreak Tells Us About Our Vaccine Policies.” More on for-profit higher ed policies in the for-profit higher ed section below. Via Edsurge : “As LinkedIn ’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges.” ” “The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Wednesday that it will receive a $140 million gift from an alumnus who seeks to remain anonymous,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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This is part eight of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In previous years, I’ve looked at how education technology is intertwined with narratives about “ skills ,” “ competencies ,” and “ credentialing.” ” 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.

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” The company – funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Pearson, Learn Capital, and others – says it will remain open. The US Department of Education announced it was launching “a pilot to test rigorously the effectiveness of more flexible loan counseling policies on federal student loan borrowers.” ” Elsewhere, more claims about “the global poor” and MOOCs (and other ed-tech companies) in Edsurge. Education Politics.

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” Via The 74 : “ Trump Towers Over Education: How His Candidacy Is Already Affecting Federal Policy.” Elsewhere in MOOC research… From Campus Technology : “Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn’t Help Completion.” Conference of Mayors Resolves to Support Digital Badging ,” says Edsurge. There’s some more research on badges and alternative credentials in the research section below.

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She also has worked at the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute and the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education and currently serves as the director of educational technology at North Shore Country Day School.