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Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

MindShift

For all the promises of online courses disrupting education, completion rates are notoriously low. Some studies found that about five percent of those enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs) completed the course.

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Online Learning Platform, NovoEd Acquired by Boston Private Equity Firm

Edsurge

Boston-based private equity firm Devonshire Investors has acquired NovoEd , a San Francisco-based provider of an online learning platform. NovoEd traces its roots to Stanford University, where engineering professor Amin Saberi and Farnaz Ronaghi, then a PhD student, launched their first online course in 2012. These online courses are easy to sign up for, yet few students actually stick through and finish them.

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Maker Party and Making Learning Connected mooc to Launch This Weekend

Educator Innovator

After a Department of Education kick-off at the Reimagining Education Conference and initial practitioner learning opportunities by partners Scratch, the Afterschool Alliance, and Mozilla Webmakers, the Summer of Making and Connecting kicks into even higher gear with the launch of Maker Party 2013 and the Making Learning Connected mooc on June 15. The design and spirit of Maker Party is informed by Connected Learning design principles.

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The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency introduced its newest anchor to attendees at the World Internet Conference in the country’s eastern Zhejiang Province last week. Andre Perry Columnists Higher Ed K-12 Opinion Data and research online learning Personalized Learning

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. Let me share some materials here, along with reflections on the conference. That broke down many different forms Twitter takes in supporting a conference.

Making Beginnings Out of Endings – @DigPedLab Cairo #DigPed

ProfHacker

I organized this event at the American University in Cairo , as part of my role at the Center for Learning and Teaching. The onsite community is just ending… the networked online community is just beginning. On campus: the event is ending… the learning is just beginning.

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2U’s ‘Third Chapter’ Begins With a $750M Acquisition of Trilogy Education

Edsurge

It’s a trilogy in the making, and for 2U’s third chapter, the online program management company wants in on bootcamps. This marks the largest purchase to date by 2U, which launched in 2008 to work with colleges and universities to create online graduate degree programs.

Stanford Calls for Responsible Use of Student Data in Higher Ed

Edsurge

As college students click, swipe and tap through their daily lives—both in the classroom and outside of it—they’re creating a digital footprint of how they think, learn and behave that boggles the mind. “We’re The researchers talk excitedly about big data helping higher education discover its Holy Grail: learning that is so deeply personalized that it both keeps struggling students from dropping out and pushes star performers to excel.

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A Summer of Student Voices

Edsurge

“But adaptive-learning technologies are bullsh*t, c’mon,” one of us would say. I see your perspective, but think about it this way,” another might respond, “Your dystopian visions of tech mean less when you think about the millions of students who aren’t learning now. We called it EdSurge Independent: a Medium publication , a Facebook community and a cohort of students meeting weekly. We learned because we had a space that welcomed us to be curious together.

?HigherEd Year in Review: What We’ve Learned (and Loved) in Our First 365 Days

Edsurge

As a result, we’re pausing to reflect on what we’ve learned from our work, yes, from our readers. First the numbers: In the past year, we have published more than 300 articles about the shifting trends in higher ed, education technology and digital learning. Discovering MOOCs in 2012 lit a fire under me. There will be plenty of twists ahead in how we learn after high school; I’m excited that we’ll keep following this thread. A new President. Lost music legends.

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Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Online learning, or the teaching formerly knows as “distance learning” Will this keep growing? There’s now a movement to teach humanities seminars online. Skepticism about the quality of online learning could migrate to the general population.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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Another glimpse of European higher education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Last week I had the honor of addressing a European Union higher education meeting in Malta. That especially means the excellent Alex Grech. ( Here’s a Storify of conference tweets , thanks to veecam). MOOCs… ah, this is fascinating.

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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

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Week of July 30, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Thanks for your attention, and see you online! EPCOP MOOC INTRO WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 1 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 2 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 2 Aug 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. Join us in speaking volumes on ideas, resources, and best practices that improve online education.

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!

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.” Online Grade Portals.

“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

She won a regional Georgia award for the National Center for Women & Information Technology program (NCWIT) and recently accompanied Davis to the 2012 ISTE Conference where she helped Davis present on attracting women into STEM fields. I became addicted to learning and technology.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.” “Is there an elegant way to administer exams in online courses ?” Not sure why this is called a MOOC.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). UC Berkeley says it will remove online course content in response to a Department of Justice assertion that the materials violate the ADA as they are not fully accessible to those with disabilities. Remind me: who’s keeping track of the b t associated with words like “open online education”? But oh yes, kids, “everyone should learn to code” for job security.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The Atlantic writes about the absence of Betsy DeVos at this year’s Education Writers Association conference. Testing, Testing… “At last weekend’s annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in Boston, Cornell University psychologist Robert Sternberg sounded an alarm about the influence of standardized tests on American society,” says Scientific American , publishing a Q&A with Sternberg about his concerns.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “ Trump ’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCOnline education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” From the press release : “ MOOCs and books initiative launched by Springer and Federica Weblearning.” ” “How Can VR be Used for Learning?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Same Time, Many Locations: Online Education Goes Back to Its Origins.” Via The New York Times : “Moving to Make Amends, Georgetown President Meets With Descendant of Slaves.” Here’s What We Learned” by Jawwad Siddiqui , founder of SharpScholar. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” That’s Jeff Sessions , Trump’s pick for Attorney General who tried in 1996 to prevent the Southeastern Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual College Conference from holding its conference at the University of Alabama. Learning theorist Roger Schank says “OECD should be ashamed; PISA scores announced; doing more damage.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Online Learning Consortium Releases New Scorecards to Evaluate Digital Classes.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Make MOOCs great again.” Via Politico : “Meet Trump’s Cabinet-in-waiting.” ” Speaking of Peter Thiel, “ Mark Zuckerberg : Facebook fake news didn’t sway election,” USA Today reports from the Techonomy conference. ” Some of New Markets Venture Partner’s investments include BetterLesson, Credly, Civitas Learning, and Mashable. The Chinese online learning company has raised $40.14