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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The exercise was part of “Civic Online Reasoning,” a series of news-literacy lessons being developed by Stanford researchers and piloted by teachers at a few dozen schools. Still, learning news literacy skills is one thing, and the motivation to use those skills is another.

The Future of Learning, via Museums #MCN2014

Improving Education Environments

Two of these three institutions have rune MOOCs through Coursera, and the third has been researching emerging models of online learning as well as partnered with Khan Academy to produce video content.

How free is open? #EDENchat

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Today at 8pm GMT, the second #EDENchat of 2016 will be live on Twitter. Follow the hashtag and join in the chat as we discuss issues around open learning and open scholarship. 3) How are MOOCs and other massive open study opportunities changing or influencing out thinking as educators?

Is There Still a Meaningful Difference Between For-Profit and Public Higher Ed?

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The other day I was scrolling through Twitter when a message caught my eye. He’s the guy who coined the term MOOC, short for Massive Open Online Course, which then was a reference to multiplayer video games. Learn more here. We’ve been doing online for more than 20 years.

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?Readers’ Roundup: EdSurge HigherEd’s Top 10 Articles of 2017

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Microcredentials, and controversial moves and pivots by edtech companies hoping to disrupt the higher education landscape. Ahearn, an online learning manager for +Acumen, shares eight lessons learned about the field with a starter kit of what every hopeful instructional designer should know. A few weeks after EdSurge probed the company about the silence, Amazon opened up the resource library to the public.

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

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I’ve called this “the Top Ed-Tech Trends,” but this has never been an SEO-optimized list of products that the ed-tech industry wants schools or parents or companies to buy (or that it claims schools and parents and companies are buying). This series is meant to serve in-depth exploration of the events of the past year and an analysis of how these events shape the way in which we imagine and prepare for the future of teaching and learning. Beyond the MOOC.

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Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 4

Bryan Alexander

” Here DeMillo changes tack from neuroscience (chapter 3) and returns to technology, but not very much to MOOCs. The focus now is technology for personalized learning, including data analytics. Twitter’s also a fine place to chat (I’m @BryanAlexander ).

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opens door for student loan companies to ignore state authority.” This isn’t really financial aid per se, but it’s part of the larger suite of financial products that schools (and the companies they partner with) push.

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

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Twitter activity during the hour was also very energetic, so I Storified it. 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.

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

Bryan Alexander

Twitter activity during the hour was also very energetic, so I Storified it. 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.

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” EdWeek’s Market Brief on “Implications for K–12 Companies in Trump’s Big Proposed Cuts to Ed. ” “Online Tool to Apply for College Aid Was Taken Down Due to ‘Criminal Activity’,” The Wall Street Journal reports. ” Via The Wall Street Journal : “Trump Officials Are Learning How Hard It Is to Sell $1 Billion of Their Assets.” Are MOOCs webinars? Are webinars now MOOCs?).

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“ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” Via The New York Times : “ Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook Investments.” ” Via The Guardian : “ Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner associate.” ” As I noted on Twitter, this is what happens when you tell schools they should be run like a business.

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” (Probably worth checking out Sara Goldrick-Rab’s comments on Twitter about this one.). ” 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. (National) Education Politics.

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. I believe more schools worldwide will find the funds and way to have their students learn with technology. What is also interesting is the use of platforms which allow for complete online delivery.

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” Palantir is the data analytics company co-founded by Peter Thiel and funded in part by the CIA. Another tech company ready and willing to support Trump: IBM. If you know the history of this company , it’s a rather frightening gesture. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The New York Times : “ Udacity , an Online Learning Start-Up, Offers Tech Job Trials.” Firefly Learning has raised $5.63

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Learning theorist Roger Schank says “OECD should be ashamed; PISA scores announced; doing more damage.” ” Education professor Yong Zhao has several blog posts on the results of PISA and TIMSS and what we can (and can’t) learn from them. million in charges from a Minnesota company over a software system that repeatedly failed during mandatory statewide elementary school testing.” ” Pay attention to student loan companies !

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” No disclosure in the article that Edsurge shares investors with both these companies. 1, 2017, on the online 2018–19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.” No disclosure , no surprise, that Edsurge shares investors with this company. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Here’s a link to all the stories in Slate’s series on online credit recovery programs. (National) Education Politics.

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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

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” The Kenyan Ministry of Education says that the Bridge International Academies are not complying with the country’s laws, and the company, which runs chains of schools across the developing world, has not received approval for its curriculum. ” The curriculum company Great Minds is appealing a lawsuit in which it claimed that FedEx had violated the “open” in its open educational resources by making copies. The gaming company has raised $26.5

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