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How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching

Edsurge

There isn’t a New York Times bestseller list for online courses, but perhaps there should be. After all, so-called MOOCs, or massive open online courses, were meant to open education to as many learners as possible, and in many ways they are more like books (digital ones, packed with videos and interactive quizzes) than courses. But both Coursera and EdX, two of the largest providers, do release lists of their most popular courses.

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Article in Journal ‘Science’ Argues MOOC Participation is Declining as Providers Pivot

Edsurge

What lessons can be learned from the rise and pivot of MOOCs, those large-scale online courses that proponents said would disrupt higher education? An article this week in the prestigious journal ‘Science’ explores that question, digging into six years of data from MOOCs offered by Harvard University and MIT on the edX platform launched by the two universities. In fact, completion rates for MOOCs in the study declined. So MOOCs have not disrupted higher education.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc). LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs). OSS – Open Source Software (programs online that are free to use).

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Implementing education technology by pursuing technology education: Professional Development ideas for educators

Neo LMS

Students use laptops, tablets, and myriad software to complete in-class work and at-home assignments. Online courses, including certificates and degree programs, make it easy to learn on any schedule. Take a degree course.

Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

EdTech4Beginners

Furthermore, universities and school are also inclined towards diversifying their facilities through online courses. According to a Google report , almost 80% people don’t exit their homes sans smartphones. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). MOOC is not a new concept in the e-learning industry. It offers a large number of students access to study high-quality courses online through video streaming. However, some courses are chargeable.

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Andrew Ng Is Probably Teaching More Students Than Anyone Else on the Planet. (Without a University Involved.)

Edsurge

One selling point of MOOCs (massive online open courses) has been that students can access courses from the world’s most famous universities. The assumption—especially in the marketing messages from major providers like Coursera and edX—is that the winners of traditional higher education will also end up the winners in the world of online courses. It is essentially built on the reputation of its founder, Andrew Ng, who teaches all five of the courses it offers so far.

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

Edsurge

He’s the guy who coined the term MOOC, short for Massive Open Online Course, which then was a reference to multiplayer video games. You can follow the podcast on the Apple Podcast app , Spotify , Stitcher , Google Play Music or wherever you listen.

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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

In order to reduce the amount of new content a teacher needs to make, YouTube videos, MOOC s, multiple choice questions and web-based resources can be combined. While the focus is often on students and teachers who are undertaking the course, it is just as important to win over parents.

Higher Ed Has Now Split Into Dual Economies: Online and Traditional

Edsurge

A number of colleges have partnered with big MOOC providers, principally Coursera and edX, to offer large-scale online courses at far lower prices, in part to attract new students to their higher-priced online degrees. "It’s

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. TL;DR.

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To Better Serve Adult Learners, Eliminate the Barriers Between Work and Learning

Edsurge

At Northeastern, for example, we’ve partnered with both Google and IBM to recognize Google’s IT Support Professional Certificate and IBM’s digital badges for academic credit in our degree programs for working adults.

Peter Thiel May Finally Get His Flying Cars, Thanks to a New Udacity Nanodegree in 2018

Edsurge

Udacity already offers a self-driving car nanodegree but, as its founder and former CEO Sebastian Thrun writes , it “has many prerequisites [and] is built for seasoned software engineers.” This four-month intro course, which starts on Oct. Students who complete this introductory course will be eligible to enroll in the more advanced Self-Driving Car or Robotics nanodegree programs.

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

EdNews Daily

These are online representations of an earned skill, often through taking small credit courses aimed toward working and non-degree-seeking individuals. Another is the rise of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) or online instructional platforms like edX, Coursera, or Udacity.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

Hack Education

Several months ago, I started to jot down ideas about what I'd cover in my annual review of what's happened over the course of the past 12 months in the field / industry /promotion of education technology. Typically this project has taken all of November and all of December to write, based on all the Friday "week-in-reviews" that I’d written over the course of the year. Of course, the latter is just wishful thinking. Google got into the anti-plagiarism business.

If I was teaching Social Studies today…

Dangerously Irrelevant

We could participate in a number of free Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), including over a dozen on Chinese History from Harvard University. We’d learn how to make our own maps using Google’s mapping tools , then check out the maps that others have made.

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. TL;DR.

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We Are Rockstar Educators

Improving Education Environments

The MOOC phenomenon has led to media pundits and platform developers and their mouthpieces to view teaching from a popularity lens; those at the front of these MOOCs are purported to be regal and powerful by way of their MOOC, the performance on-camera as The Important.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Connexeo (school administration software): $110 million. Investors in tutoring companies this year included Warbug Pincus, Goldman Sachs, Learn Capital, Y Combinator, the Omidyar Network, Sequoia Capital, TAL Education, Tencent, Google, and of course, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. ” (Its MOOC competitor edX also announced this year that many of its courses would no longer be free.) Vive la MOOC révolution.

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.”) ” MOOCs looked – for a short while, at least – like they were going to pivot to become LMSes.

Testing and the future of education: Anya Kamenetz on Future Trends Forum #6

Bryan Alexander

As one anecdote to consider, Kamenetz mentioned a new product, which provides surveillance software for K-12. The company making this software claimed as an achievement to have prevented three suicides by detecting self-harm signals through pupils’ digital activity.

#hourofteach (or, Will the Last Philanthrocapitalist Turn Out the Lights?)

Improving Education Environments

Colleges and universities that prepare teachers are required to meet state, and in some cases also national accreditation body requirements for faculty and are able in many, if not most cases, to employ current or recent teachers and administrators as course and clinical instructors.

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

According to Harvard University, “in Activity-Based Learning courses, students do public service, fieldwork, community-based research and internships in conjunction with in-class work. Learning expressly through online courses and related digital resources. Google Classroom.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Or the company will have to start charging for the software. There are, of course, vast inequalities in access to technology — in school and at home and otherwise — and in how these technologies get used. The End of Library" Stories (and the Software that Seems to Support That).

Connected Learning and 21st Century English Teacher Education

Educator Innovator

Much of the current rhetoric about technology and education relates to devices and software programs—what types schools should purchase, how much money districts should spend on them, how they should be integrated into classroom learning, and what return on investment they should produce.

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The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

It’s an intense research project that usually tops out at about 75,000 words, written over the course of four to six weeks. As a folklorist, of course, I did catch the reference to the Oracle of Delphi.

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#hourofteach (or, Will the Last Philanthrocapitalist Turn Out the Lights?)

Improving Education Environments

Colleges and universities that prepare teachers are required to meet state, and in some cases also national accreditation body requirements for faculty and are able in many, if not most cases, to employ current or recent teachers and administrators as course and clinical instructors.

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Machine Teaching, Machine Learning, and the History of the Future of Public Education

Hack Education

Augment, not replace, of course. MOOCs were going to change everything. This is what Google does, for example, when you type something like “how many points LBJ” into the search bar, and you get results about LeBron James. Google takes the data about what a website contains, along with how people search and what people click on, in part, to determine what to display in those “ten blue links” that show up on the first page of search results.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). From the Coursera blog : “Announcing ‘ AI for Everyone ’: a new course from deeplearning.ai Via Techcrunch : “ Google partners with MotherCoders to bring tech training to moms in New York City.” ” Any piece of education software or curriculum that puts “fun” in its name is not. More robot news up in the MOOC section above.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Fines Google $5.1 Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “The cost of maintaining an online course for several years can eventually outstrip the launch cost – but the investment might just pay off,” says Inside Higher Ed. Via The New York Post : “Education department investigating high school’s online courses.” There’s more MOOC news in the credential section below. Because of course.

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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. With every new year comes new ideas.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Inside Higher Ed : “Appeals court ruling continues decade-long legal battle between Georgia State University and three publishers over what constitutes ” fair use “ of course materials.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Faces Internal Backlash Over Handling of Sexual Harassment.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

It’s not really “free Internet,” of course – it’s Facebook as Internet. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?” Google had a big press event this week too, unveiling shiny stuff to a cheering crowd of stenographers. VR headsets (well, it’s really just a mask that holds your Google phone up to your face).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Of course he is. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Curious if students are allowed to use any tech products made by Oracle’s arch-nemesis, Google. Via Motherboard : “To Solve the Diversity Drought in Software Engineering , Look to Community Colleges.” “Should Teachers Get $100 For Steering Kids To Google ‘s ’ Hour of Code ’ Lesson?” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” It’s now unclear, observers say, if the FTC can regulate companies like Google or Verizon. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Just a few weeks after Daphne Koller ’s announcement she was leaving the MOOC startup she co-founded, Coursera unveiled “ Coursera for Business ” this week, marking its pivot from “democratizing higher ed” to “ training corporate employees.” Education Politics.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I will be giving the opening keynote, and I''ll be talking about (of course!) Education Revolution Google+ Community Reflections on MakerSpace trends. The impact of MOOCs depends on their ability to assess learning. Nicholas Pringle thinks that MOOCs and other e-learning platforms need to step up their game in assessment to become true players in the education revolution. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update February 4th Education is soul crafting.

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