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A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs

Edsurge

MOOCs have evolved over the past five years from a virtual version of a classroom course to an experience that feels more like a Netflix library of teaching videos. One important benefit of the first MOOCs was that they started at fixed times, like traditional college courses, which meant that large numbers of people were sharing an experience and posting questions and answers to forums. Providers can make the MOOC Semester an opt-in event.

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Next Week - The Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - All Keynotes and Sessions Posted!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.019 mini-conference, "Emerging Technology," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to register now to participate in this event. Tomorrow’s technologies are shaping our world today, revolutionizing the way we live and learn. Please also join this Library 2.0

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Could Remixing Old MOOCs Give New Life to Free Online Education?

Edsurge

It’s common these days to hear that free online mega-courses, called MOOCs, failed to deliver on their promise of educating the masses. Now, one of the first professors to try out MOOCs says he has a way to reuse bits and pieces of the courses created during that craze in a way that might deliver on the initial promise. The idea comes from Robert Lue, a biology professor at Harvard University who was the founding faculty director of HarvardX, the college’s effort to build MOOCs.

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Library 2.013 Conference Call for Proposals

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is the official call for presentation proposals for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference, October 18 - 19, 2013 (in some time zones the conference will conclude on the 20th). This fully online, participatory conference presents a unique opportunity to showcase the excellent research and work that done every day, with a focus on peer-to-peer presentations. How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly?

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

Conference 2.0 News - Homeschooling, STEMxCon, Library 2.013, Education Film Festival, Reinventing K12, & More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is an update of the worldwide virtual conferences from Web 2.0 homeschooling and independent learning conference, the super-exciting STEMx conference in September, the " future of libraries " (Library 2.013) conference in October, GlobalEdCon 2013, and more! 2013 WORLDWIDE HOMESCHOOL CONFERENCE August 23 - 24, 2013 [link] We''ve just announced the inaugural worldwide Homeschool Conference. More information on the conference site.

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Conference 2.0 Updates - STEMxCon Proposals Open, Library 2.013 Acceptances, GlobalEdCon Updates, OZeLive, & More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is an update of the worldwide virtual conferences from Web 2.0 We''ve been calling them "Conference 2.0," but I''m thinking instead of calling them SMOOChes --Synchronous and Massive Open Online Collaborations. News and Information : As this is the first year of the conference, we''re working hard to reach out to all organizations involved in STEMx endeavors, and encourage you to become a conference partner (it''s free, and comes with some benefits!).

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April 30th - Library 2.015 Spring Summit Focuses on Innovation, Technology, and Preparation for the Future

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

With technology changing so rapidly, how can libraries, organizations, and individuals stay abreast of the economic, social, and ethical ramifications of innovations and prepare successfully for the future? Dr. Alman , the SJSU lecturer who developed the Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends MOOC , said that the Library 2.015 Spring Summit was conceived because “monitoring technology is vital for educators and information professionals.”

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Conference 2.0 News - STEMxCon Deadline, Connected Educator Month, Reform Symposium, Library 2.013, and More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We hope that, wherever you are, our peer and practitioner-driven professional development conferences make a difference for you. Conference 2.0" Because an online conference doesn''t have the physical and financial constraints (and sometimes the politics) of an in-person event, we can accept the great majority of presentation proposals and allow the audience to decide what they want to attend. Lab''s "Conference 2.0" For many, this is the start of a new school year.

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. The conference is once again being held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. We have 146 accepted conference sessions and ten keynote addresses. To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please ?join join the Library 2.0 Ffion Alice Bell, Graduate Library Assistant.

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Got Action Plan?

The PL2C Blog

Instructional Technology Coaches Shape Their Future During a MOOC-Ed. In March of 2014, the Friday Institute’s Digital Learning Collaborative launched its inaugural Massive Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed) for instructional technology coaches – Cultivating a Culture of Change – “just as surgeons see coaching as vital to improving their craft, so should teachers” (Grimm, Kaufman, & Doty, 2014, p. Check out #CDL_MOOCEd.

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Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

Last week I participated in the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) 2016 conference. I was there for a few reasons, starting with having the fine opportunity to lead a pre conference workshop, followed by presenting on two panels, helping out with a Twitter component, and reconnecting with dozens of friends and colleagues. Let me share some materials here, along with reflections on the conference. Reflections on the conference.

The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Then our fourth annual (and free) Future of Libraries conference, Library 2.014, starts on Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:00am US-Eastern Time with the opening keynote by conference co-chair Dr. Sandra Hirsh from the School of Information at San José State University. There has been a real excitement for this years event, and our conference network reached over 20,000 registered members this past week!

2014 Global Education Conference Starts Today - Day 1 Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today the fifth annual Global Education Conference kicks off. To see the the full conference schedule in your own time zone, with the direct links to session rooms, go to the conference schedule page. To continue to receive daily conference schedule lists by email, be sure to join the conference network. Follow the conference through Twitter using the hashtag #globaled14.

Learning Revolution Conference Schedule - Online and Free NEXT WEEK

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our first-ever Learning Revolution Conference kicks off this coming Monday, April 20th, online and free, with a terrific set of keynote and distinguished speakers and a full day of conference sessions on Thursday, April 24th. The LearningRevolution.com project has over 200 partner organizations and bridges schools, libraries, museums, and the work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Our theme for this conference is "What Are We Learning About Learning?"

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends. There are all kinds of reasons for it to, including funding support, state political support, the aging of American higher education students, decreasing difficulties in using technologies. MOOCs?

“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

That was in 2004, and today Khan Academy has delivered over 200 million lessons in a variety of subject areas from its library of over 3,900 videos. I had the honor of introducing him on stage at a conference for Microsoft employees, as well as at the Global Education Partners Summit. Khan touched on trends in education technology such as MOOCs and the flipped classroom – concepts we’ve explored here many times.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Two Great Library Events - GlobalEdCon Deadline - UNC's Amazing World View

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Updates "Participatory, Continuous, Connected" | Top Trends from the Library 2.014 Conference.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) Are any education technologies, for that matter? Computing platforms have different abstraction levels, including a computer architecture, an OS, or runtime libraries. And accordingly, platforms are the underlying trend that ties together popular narratives about technology and the economy in general.

“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

That was in 2004, and today Khan Academy has delivered over 200 million lessons in a variety of subject areas from its library of over 3,900 videos. I had the honor of introducing him on stage at a conference for Microsoft employees, as well as at the Global Education Partners Summit. Khan touched on trends in education technology such as MOOCs and the flipped classroom – concepts we’ve explored here many times.

Learning Revolution Free Events - The Conference - Next Up #Reinvent14 - Appreciative Inquiry and AERO

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Carl Rogers The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Partner Announcements Amazing People Institute : Amazing People Library launch a digital story collection unlike any other.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - OZeLive Conference Starts - Michael Stephens, Pam Moran, and Ira Socol Highlighted Videos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn. Reminder that this weekend is the inaugural OZeLive -- an Australia / New Zealand timezone friendly Ed Tech conference. Learning Revolution Conferences. Next week we''ll be announcing twin Learning Revolution conferences -- one online, and one in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Other new conference dates to add to your calendar.

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Credential Blockchains Could Help Student Mobility. These 4 Efforts Explore How.

Edsurge

More than 70 efforts are underway around the world to use blockchain technology in education, and most set their sights on better connecting people with job opportunities, according to a new report published by the American Council on Education.

Events + News - Library 2.0 Spring Summit - Free-Range Kids - Testing "Chaos" and Opting Out - Student Debt - Will College Survive?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Thursday, April 30th at 3pm Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning , The technology landscape changes rapidly, and these changes have economic, social, and ethical significance for individuals, organizations, and the entire world.

Join Us This Thursday for "The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning" (Must Register)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join us this Thursday, April 30th, 2015 for the online Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning , a three-hour conversation about technology issues and trends in the future of library and information services with an amazing set of guest panelists and presenters. The Spring Summit has been inspired by and orchestrated in partnership with Library 2.0

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - GlobalEd Waitlist - CoSN - Google Forms - Breaking Down Library Walls - Better Than College - OZeLive Kudos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn. CoSN 2014 Annual Conference Reminder. March 19th - 22nd in Washington DC will be the annual CoSN Conference. The conference starts with an opening "Town Hall Forum" with the Hon. Bob Wise and Yong Zhao, has David Pogue as closing keynote, and has special pre- and post-conference events and tours. Learning Revolution Online Conference: Call for Proposals.

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

Edsurge

A few weeks after EdSurge probed the company about the silence, Amazon opened up the resource library to the public. In a Q&A, Boyer discusses his flipped syllabus, integrating technology into course design, and why an easy A requires a lot of hard work. Several students dropped a bombshell at the New Media Consortium summer conference last June, telling educators they are not as tech-savvy as society paints them as.

Education Technology and the Promise of 'Free' and 'Open'

Hack Education

The Rebranding of MOOCs. Remember 2012 , “ The Year of the MOOC? Remember in 2012 when the media wrote about MOOCs with such frenzy, parroting all these marketing claims and more and predicting that MOOCs were poised to “ end the era of expensive higher education ”? Or, with its penchant for amnesia , has education technology already forgotten? MOOCs are not particularly "open."

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Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

Hack Education

How might new technologies – education or otherwise – and new economies reshape “what counts” as a credential , “what counts” as credit? What are the stories that education technology entrepreneurs and investors and ed-tech’s proponents tell about the need or demand to “ disrupt the degree ”? If you want a job as a software developer in the technology industry, you’ll need a college degree. ” MOOCs for credit.

The 2017 Global Education Conference (Online) Starts Today! Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 8th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) All Online, All Free November 13 - 16, 2017 The Global Education Conference Network's eighth annual worldwide collaboration on globally-connected education starts today, Monday, November 13, and continues through this Thursday, November 16. Please register HERE to get instant access to the conference AND to receive all the recording links after the conferences.

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"The Internet Will Be Everywhere and Nowhere"—Dr. Michio Kaku's ISTE 2016 Keynote

Edsurge

Technological minutiae in the classroom carry such immense consequences that it can be hard to think beyond tomorrow’s software update, nevermind next year’s LMS rollout. In his opening keynote at the ISTE 2016 conference, noted physicist Dr. Michio Kaku showed educators the forest that he and others believe will encircle the classroom of the future. The Bellco Theater at the Colorado Convention Center resembled the set of the Tonight Show as much as it did a conference keynote.

The Learning Revolution - 2014 School Leadership Summit - ISTE Unplugged Dates - More!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn. Astute ISTE observers will note that the conference starts on Saturday this year, so our Hack Education all-day unconference will be on Friday, June 27th in the conference center in Atlanta. Conference Keynotes on YouTube. Visit each of the conference sites to see all of the session recordings. Tentative dates for Library 2.014.

The Learning Revolution - Global Ed Declaration - Connected Cafe Videos - ISTE Unplugged News

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn. Don''t miss our Global Education Declaration , written at the conclusion of this year''s Global Education Conference. "We MOOCs for Deeper Learning. Karen Fasimpaur highlighted an upcoming opportunity for educators to participate in a free, nine-week MOOC for deeper level learning. Global Education Conference Your Classroom Featured in a Global iBook. Library 2.0

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Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. Teacher unions cautiously endorse it, while flagging the concern that teachers could be replaced by technology. Even in kindergarten, teacher Pauline Hayden schedules brief conferences every few weeks with each of her 20 students. “We Technology is a big part of the personalized learning story. It’s why a fire in the library tarnishes a school’s reputation in the minds of parents, sometimes for years.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Google Summit - Student App Development - Maker Education - Reinventing Higher Ed

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Floyd Maxwell The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Join the inaugural Gaming in Ed conference. This conference will offer a variety of perspectives, from educators and game developers to researchers and administrators.