Rwanda’s ahead of the online CBE learning curve

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We often forget about the role of CBE in a global context because there are enough challenges to contend with at the national level, but in sub-Saharan Africa, a small university called Kepler is making substantial strides toward helping impoverished students in Rwanda. accredited degree program through a blend of massive open online courses (MOOCs), CBE, and guided in-person interactions. Kepler students range in age from 19 years old to adult learners in their 30s.

Virtual Reality in education brings the future closer

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It’s a great tool to engage students and its benefits are far more numerous than its shortcomings. With the help of VR, medical students can now see the inside of a human body with all its organs, analyze each of them, and perform surgeries that simulate real life situations.

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Don't miss this opportunity to learn how the Center for Digital Education partnered with a VR company and a Nashville high school to conduct a case study looking at student engagement and teacher adoption. Reflecting on the original big idea for MOOCs.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

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When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. Almost all of those companies went out of business. Collaborative Learning, 21st Century Skills; Blending Learning, Student Engagement, MOOC; Flipped Classroom; Gamification; Big Data.

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If I was teaching Social Studies today…

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For instance, if I was teaching Social Studies today… My students and I definitely would be tapping into an incredible diversity of online resources. We could engage in government simulations at GovGames or iCivics or Cyber Nations.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. Almost all of those companies went out of business. Collaborative Learning, 21st Century Skills; Blending Learning, Student Engagement, MOOC; Flipped Classroom; Gamification; Big Data.

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” Via The Washington Post : “ After a high-drama vote, here’s what the Senate tax bill means for schools, parents and students.” ” “8 Grad Students Are Arrested Protesting the GOP Tax Bill on Capitol Hill,” The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Adam Harris reported on Tuesday. But now “ House Republicans May Be Backing Away From Taxing Grad-Student Tuition Waivers ,” Harris says. Just what ever college student wanted.

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has had immediate effects on scholars and students. More than 17,000 students in the U.S. ” Via Buzzfeed : “Colleges Are Warning Thousands Of Muslim International Students Not To Travel.” Senate bill compels data collection on foreign-born college students.” million to a former student on the Santa Cruz campus who said that she had been raped by a professor, in one of the largest individual settlements of a campus sexual-assault case.”

Stale Words and Hackneyed Ideas That Make Edtech Investors Cringe

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Student engagement and retention mobile apps. Most of them offer some variation of the thesis that improving how “engagedstudents are in their coursework and community will boost academic outcomes which will then increase retention. Yet academics are not the main reason student drop out; according to a study from Inside Track , it’s the fifth most important factor. Do you know what company is “Facebook for country X?” Yet another student book exchange.

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Via the US Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Announces New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program.” ” “Student-Centered,” eh? ” The Parent Coalition for Student Privacy has thoughts on the pushback , making the comparison between Zuckerberg ’s corporate and philanthropic efforts and inBloom. ” Via NPR : “With Thousands Of Homeless Students , This District Put Help Right In Its Schools.”

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“ Trump and Chief Strategist Pick Bannon Disagreed on Foreign Student Policy,” says Inside Higher Ed. That is, Trump thought foreign students who graduate from “top” universities should get to stay in the US. I’ve been urging people to watch the private student loan market for a while now. Via Bloomberg : “Under Trump, Student Lenders Get a Chance to Cut Loose.” Another tech company ready and willing to support Trump: IBM.

Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

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Educational publishers, who till now had a steady stream of income compared to non-educational book publishers, due to the recurring need for textbooks every year by students, are now gradually shifting towards digital publishing. A similar choice can be offered to higher education students.

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Via Buzzfeed : “A New Betsy DeVos Proposal Would Make It Much Tougher For Students To Get Loan Forgiveness.” Via The New York Times : “As Flow of Foreign Students Wanes , U.S. There’s more about the politics of the business of student loans in the federal education above. And the business of student loans is off to a strong start in 2018 with fundraising news in the venture capital section below. (National) Education Politics.

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Department of Education released the America’s College Promise Playbook , a comprehensive and up-to-date resource guide that provides practitioners with relevant and actionable information about how they can offer more students access to an affordable, high-quality education through which students can go as far as their talents and work ethic can take them.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). – to the New York-based company Cyndx.

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Some have scoffed at the proposal, including Matthew Chingos who says it won’t really benefit low-income students, to which Sara Goldrick-Rab responds, “ Of course, low-income students win with free tuition.” ” “Republicans Should Rethink Plans to Privatize Student Lending ” say Beth Akers and Matthew M. ” Via the CBC : “Student charged with cyber crimes in U of A malware breach.” Education Politics.

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Prior to the department spending $6 million on iPads, Apple spent more than $5300 on meals and lodging for state Superintendent Mark Johnson and five other education officials to visit the company’s HQ. Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Purdue Global Demands Students Waive Right to Sue.” Via NPR : “ Student Loan Watchdog Quits , Says Trump Administration ‘Turned Its Back’ On Borrowers.” Student engagement can now be measured in real time.

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“ Trump Education Secretary Pick Has Indirect Stake in Student Lender ,” The Wall Street Journal reports. This Q&A with the free market fans at Reason and an attorney who represents students accused of sexual assault is, no surprise, truly awful: “Will President Trump Fire the College Sex Police.” “Obama Administration Mistakes Threaten Student Loan Relief Programs,” Buzzfeed reports. ” The student in question attends BYU.

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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I believe more schools worldwide will find the funds and way to have their students learn with technology. We need more focus on providing the room for experimentation and testing of ideas several times without students having to worry it will have high stakes on their grades, admission into college, and future. Students should have room for testing ideas without worrying about grades or harming their futures.” There will be a shift in focus from the teacher to the student.