10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

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“A key to growing as an educator is to keep company mainly with educators who uplift You, whose presence inspire You and whose dedication drives You.”

Dr. Alec Couros on Spearfishing, Citizenship, and Lateral Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

Finally, Alec is a passionate advocate of openness in education and demonstrates this commitment through his open access publications, considerable digital presence and contributions, and highly successful MOOCs and open boundary courses.

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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.

5 Essential Practices for Designated and Integrated ELD

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Elizabeth Iwaszewicz talks about five strategies for designated and integrated English Language Development (ELD).

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How free is open? #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

Today at 8pm GMT, the second #EDENchat of 2016 will be live on Twitter. 3) How are MOOCs and other massive open study opportunities changing or influencing out thinking as educators? Are we in danger of being left behind if our organisation/institution is not involved in MOOCs?

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

Edsurge

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.

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A Podcast for Every Discipline? The Rise of Educational Audio

Edsurge

Learn more at ed.unc.edu/meite, on IG @UNCmeite , and Twitter @unc_Meite. Some of the podcasters got their start making educational videos or or producing MOOCs, those free online classes that were all the rage a few years ago, but ended up not living up to the hype.

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29 Sessions to Watch During This Year's SXSW EDU

Edsurge

With less than a week until the storytelling-themed keynote kicks things off, we combed through the sessions, workshops and talks that will be filling our heads, and our Twitter feeds, in the days to come. Speakers from Newsela, New Market Venture Partners and Academic Business Advisors open up about how the lightning-fast pace of edtech development requires companies to produce evidence for schools in a shortened time frame.

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

EdNews Daily

Beyond coursework, students swim in a flux of data, buffeted by phone calls, text messages, Facebook updates, Twitter tweets, news crawls, and other sources. Another is the rise of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) or online instructional platforms like edX, Coursera, or Udacity.

?Betsy DeVos at SXSW EDU: ‘What Students Really Need Won't Originate in Washington'

Edsurge

Some on Twitter and in the audience took issue with the choice of those panelists: Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, founded by MIT and Harvard to offer MOOCs and other online courses; David Clayton, senior vice president of consumer insights at Strada Education Network, formerly the student-loan company USA Funds that is now a nonprofit encouraging innovation; and Ben Wallerstein, CEO and founder of Whiteboard Advisers, a strategy and consulting firm that works with education companies.

What Do You Call It When Colleges Turn Their Research Powers On Their Own Practices?

Edsurge

Many of the new academic-innovation efforts at colleges started about three years ago, amid widespread hype around massive open online courses, or MOOCs. In deciding whether to join one or both of the two major MOOC platforms, edX or Coursera, some colleges created new positions to oversee those efforts and think about broader strategies around teaching and using other digital tools to improve the student experience.

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

Even before a deluge of fibs and fakery swamped our recent election cycle, Wineburg and company realized that readers of online news need many of the same skills used by a good historian, such as identifying the sources of claims and asking questions about their evidence. Northport, N.Y.,

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Some of these experimental sites included MOOCs and coding bootcamps. Via The Washington Post : “SEC settles fraud charges against defunct for-profit college company ITT.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Class Central’s Dhawal Shah, writing in Edsurge : “ MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities.” More on certifications in the MOOC section above.

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?Edtech is Trapped in Ben Bloom’s Basement

Edsurge

In fact, aside from the predictable few flickers of Facebook and Twitter, it seemed most of the students were actually working on something productive. MOOCs are just digital versions of the much maligned large group lecture, virtual flashcards are simply another tool for useless rote memorization, and online textbooks are just one more problematically unidirectional method of transmitting information without cultivating learning.

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Equity in #EdTech: A Report Review

ProfHacker

One case of particular interest was how MITx/EdX worked to reduce the global achievement gap in MOOCs (p. MOOCs vs Open textbooks). [This post was co-authored with Autumm Caines. Autumm Caines is a liminal space.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

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.

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. Notice the, ah, interesting case of a company recruiting unpaid tutors for online learning (2100).

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Tips for Landing an Edtech Gig—From the EdSurge Jobs Team

Edsurge

Check out our growing list of MOOCs and Courses on the EdSurge Index. Post articles and media on Facebook, Twitter, etc that is useful and interesting to your followers. First, create a target list of 10-50 companies, as well as employees that work in roles you are interested in at those companies. First things first: make sure to do thorough research on the company before you interview.

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The Innovator’s Mindset—A Blockbuster Lesson from George Couros

Fractus Learning

George has a few more follower Twitter followers than me; well, 141 000 more to be exact! The company failed to see “the writing on the wall” and failed to innovate. Let me begin by making three confessions: 1. I think this is a very clever title … read on to find out why.

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A Call For Homeschool 2.0

TeachThought - Learn better.

Please share in the comments or via Twitter. ”. For context, we need to go a little father back, to the piece last week on Wired– The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids –that is getting a lot of run on twitter recently. MOOCs.

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. I asked about how Jim’s company, Reclaim Hosting , is doing. He criticized the allure of universal solutions and totalizing narratives (the LMS, the MOOC).

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. I asked about how Jim’s company, Reclaim Hosting , is doing. He criticized the allure of universal solutions and totalizing narratives (the LMS, the MOOC).

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

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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I am currently working with a few companies and can also tell you that there is exciting next-generation work coming out in the area of integration of music and arts in learning that will blow your mind. We will see more and more educational MOOC platforms to replace classroom training, as they afford users universal access to knowledge. He blogs at www.brightclassroomideas.com and shares educational ideas on Twitter at @SSavides.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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MOOCs, nanodegrees, etc. 30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

Beyond K-12: EdSurge’s Next Move

Edsurge

Even as technology can help students, there are plenty of instances where it can also lead to dead ends: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) did not make it possible for anyone on the planet to get the equivalent of a Stanford University degree for free. Networks: The beta of our Digital Learning Network aims to link scholars, practitioners, institutional leaders and entrepreneurs driving change at their institutions and companies.

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Events + News - New Curated "Revolution" Blog - NMC Preview - Games for Change - The Modern University is Failing.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20. Second Monday of each month is the Teacher Librarian Twitter Chat. Follow #TLChat on Twitter to participate. You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

They can be something everybody uses; that’s how 2012 became the year of the MOOC, and why virtual reality will no doubt be widely cited as the trend of 2016. MOOCs continued to increase in number and attendance. Follow her on Twitter at @TeachitRalph.

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

Hack Education

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). Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. MOOCs. Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Mostly tutoring companies.). “ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. But he’s still welcome on college campuses and Twitter. The company, which isn’t just driving is babysitting on demand too, has raised $21.5

Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

Hack Education

“The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future of teaching, learning, and technology. Perhaps with this data, the MOOC providers can build a map of professional if not cognitive pathways.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

One of the big stories this week: the US Department of Education ’s announcement about which “non-traditional providers” ( MOOCs , coding bootcamps ) will be eligible for financial aid as part of its EQUIP experiment. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Coursera ’s Daphne Koller announced in a blog post that she’s leaving the MOOC company she co-founded to work at a Alphabet (a.k.a. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us. There’s some (sorta) MOOC-related news in the venture funding section below. The “pioneer in the science of learning,” as Inside Higher Ed puts it , will help the technology company with its internal training program. Because MOOCs on an airplane proved to be such an effective mode of instruction.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ Monetizing A MOOC Platform.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Coursera ’s CEO on the Evolving Meaning of ‘MOOC’ ” There’s more ECOT news – there’s always more ECOT news – in the “state and local politics” section above. The textbook company has raised $6 million total.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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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