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Context Matters in Social Media

ProfHacker

I’ve been thinking for a while that the real barrier to entry on Twitter is the layers of context you need to have in order to be able to navigate it well. Jargon: Someone uses the term MOOC. Most people I communicate with on Twitter are fully aware of what a MOOC is.

Serendipitous Learning on Twitter

ProfHacker

For me, this is exactly what social media, especially Twitter, is all about. This happens on Twitter all the time. I look at my Twitter feed and find a group of people I follow using a hashtag I’ve never seen before.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

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. On Twitter several people, on site and out of country, praised open as a business model.

2013 Global Education Conference Kicks Off Today - List of Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

From the 2012 GlobalEdCon attendees: "This conference is a great example on what global means. Jerry Blumengarten The 2013 Global Education Conference starts today! If you haven''t attended our annual Global Education Conference, you are in for a treat! This free event runs all week and is open to anyone to attend: spread the word with Twitter hashtag # globaled13. If you are looking to extend your conference experience, here are some ideas.

#EDEN15 BCN

Learning with 'e's

Barcelona - the home of Gaudi This year's EDEN annual summer conference kicks off in beautiful Barcelona later today with a welcome event and the awarding of several EDEN Fellowships. eden15 education learning MOOCs open education resources personal learning Technology

“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. Twitter: @coolcatteacher.

10Q: Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Learning with 'e's

Just look at her profile: She is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker, is the host of American TESOL’s Free Friday Webinars and the Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. What does social media mean to you?

PD in your PJs with #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

I would establish a new Twitter chat, where everyone, members and non-members of EDEN could come together periodically and virtually, to discuss the burning issues of the day. On Twitter, our chats are moderated by a NAP steering group member and are always exactly one hour in duration.

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International ed tech and pedagogical projects: notes from INTED 2017

Bryan Alexander

This past week I attended the INTED conference in Valencia, Spain. First, INTED was easily the most transnational conference for education that I’ve ever attended. MOOCs: simply present in the ed tech space, without the hype crash America experienced.

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

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?

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. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Politico : “ Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” ” Research finds there’s a " global achievement gap in MOOCs. Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.”

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. It's rolling out a social media push today using the hashtag #DontSettle4Cs to promote the program, called March2Success. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Social-emotional learning and VR.

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GlobalEdCon 2013 Day Four + Helping the New Grassroots Projects

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is day four of the 2013 Global Education Conference. During the conference opening sessions we brainstormed as set of grassroots global education projects that we could bring to our personal learning networks to try to get started. The five projects are listed below, and each links to a project group on the conference site--please join one or more and then let us know how Lucy and I can help turn these into realities! General conference information is posted here.

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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. As for your social profiles such as Facebook and Instagram, previous wisdom used to to be to hide any trace that a hiring manager could find. Now, instead of changing your name or hiding everything on your social media pages, you can use these pages to show the “human” side of you. Post articles and media on Facebook, Twitter, etc that is useful and interesting to your followers.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the job training section below. More on University College London and its eugenics conferences via DC’s Improbable Science. “PISA for personality testing – the OECD and the psychometric science of social-emotional skills ” by Ben Williamson. ” The Atlantic on what it’s like being a parent of a social media star.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Scientific American : “How the FDA Manipulates the Media.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Something something Brexit something something MOOCs will save British higher ed. tl;dr: emailing them, holding webinars, using social media. ” That’d be Glenn Reynolds , @instapundit , who also briefly had his Twitter account suspended. Presidential Campaign Politics.

Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

Educator Innovator

We would argue our students read and write more now than they ever have before—between texting, social media, gaming, and everything else they do in their digitally fueled, online lives. isn’t simply limited to YouTube either (though it does work seamlessly there); Khan, Vimeo, and several MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platforms work as well. With this tool, students can download their recording, link to a QR code, or share via email and social networks.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. Volunteering : as with our other conference 2.0

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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.”) But Posterous, if you’ll recall, was acquired by Twitter in 2012 and shut down one year later.

Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

Hack Education

” The University of Northern New Jersey had a website – one with a.edu domain, to boot – as well as several active social media profiles. There was a regularly updated Facebook page, a Twitter account, as well as a LinkedIn profile for its supposed president. ” MOOCs for credit. ” The blockchain was hyped by the World Economic Forum – remember when it thought MOOCs were the next big thing?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” For those keeping track of how great social media is for the future of education and knowledge and civics and such: “Last Year, Social Media Was Used to Influence Elections in at Least 18 Countries ,” says the MIT Technology Review. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Are You Getting a Pay Bump For Student Completion? ” “Whatever Happened To MOOCs ?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Anil Dash and Gina Trapani announced they’re closing down their social media analytics product ThinkUp. That is, major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter increasingly made it difficult for ThinkUp to work with their APIs. Who owns your data – whether it’s social media or school-related? Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Schools should consider the ways in which their own social media surveillance re-inscribes these sorts of violent, nationalist policies. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The Atlantic writes about the absence of Betsy DeVos at this year’s Education Writers Association conference. Department of State has received emergency approval from the Office of Management and Budget to collect additional information regarding certain visa applicants ’ travel and employment histories, familial connections, and social media usage in accordance with a notice it posted in the Federal Register May 4. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

That’s Betsy DeVos , of course, and Social Finance a.k.a. ” 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. ” “So-So Social Media Privacy? Via The Guardian : “ Facebook , Twitter , Google and Microsoft team up to tackle extremist content.”