Mobile learning and personal metrics

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There are formal contexts for mobile learning, but it is in the leisure time/travelling/down time that mobile learning still comes to the fore. Such large data sets can conceivably be sold on for a sizeable profit to companies who are interested.

How Innovations in Voice Technology Are Reshaping Education

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Voice, after all, is one of the most natural ways to interface with technology, says Coursera’s Alexander Sanchez. EdSurge: Coursera decided to build an Alexa skill because you saw voice technology as a smart investment. Coursera introduces Amazon Alexa Skill to Support Learning Goals.

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An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

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University of Houston System via Coursera. Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera. Instructional Design for Mobile Learning. Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera. University of Oregon via Coursera. University of California, Irvine via Coursera.

How Virtual IT Labs Prepare Students for Real-Life Work

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As online learning experiences become more and more realistic with technology like mobile devices, augmented reality and faster computers, we get better programs and better quality content. Try free online courses from Coursera , edX , and Udacity. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning MOOCs Fully-Online School Data and Research Cloud Computing

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Pokémon Go generated more than $160 million by the end of July, hitting $600 million in revenue within its first 90 days on the market – the fastest mobile game to do so. Many students cannot afford the heavy data usage required by geofencing apps, for starters. To data about students’ sexual identity?

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The Post-Pandemic Outlook for Edtech

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Case in point: Online course provider Coursera reported more than 13 million new registered users since mid-March, a 535 percent increase from the same period last year. Before the pandemic, according to the latest available data, only 15 percent of U.S.

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Can You Say Unicorn? Duolingo Raises $30 Million at $1.5 Billion Valuation

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Language learning has long been a popular business, and the adoption of mobile devices has been accompanied by a proliferation of competing upstarts, including Babbel, Busuu and Memrise, along with more established players like Rosetta Stone.

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

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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.

?The Future of Online Learning Is Offline: What Strava Can Teach Digital Course Designers

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Using GPS data, a runner can track her route and pace, and then share the activity with friends. Quickly I found that even as I logged runs on Strava daily, I struggled to find the time to log into platforms like Coursera, Udemy or Udacity to finish courses produced by my fellow instructional designers. An anesthesiologist trainee in Somalia could use a mobile phone to record himself setting up an operating tray and then submit it for assessment to trained experts.

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?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

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Designing online learning experiences is essential to training employees, mobilizing customers, serving students, building marketing channels, and sustaining business models. Start with the “big four” that most people have heard of: Coursera, Udacity, Udemy, and EdX. Finally, share your data, your lessons, and your failures with the broader learning design community when possible. A 2016 report funded by the Gates Foundation found that in the U.S.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. There are, after all, only so many times you can put “mobile” on your list of “what’s on the horizon” before folks begin to suspect your insights might not be that… insightful. ” She posits gaming as the new site for “modern learning,” with an emphasis on skills training and data-driven self-improvement.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

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This from the school district that is still reeling from a major student data privacy breach. Tagged on: March 10, 2017 The Scary Thing You Don’t Know About 'Free' Scholarship Searches | Money → Dozens of companies are using the lure of scholarships to gather a wealth of valuable personal data from unsophisticated high school students. Without ethical practices, student data could be used to curtail academic success rather than help ensure it."

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Coursera highlights its mentors – its volunteer mentors – on its blog. Via Edsurge : “ Salesforce Announces Mobile App for Advising at Dreamforce.” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. Via the Stanford press office : “ Stanford explores case for code of ethics to tackle big data’s deluge in higher ed.” ” Spoiler alert: not enough access to data. More on data and privacy in the politics section above.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm).

Education's Online Futures

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No doubt, Udacity, Coursera, and edX have been moving away from “free” and “open” online education for a while now , charging fees for courses and certificates and acting much more like online program management companies – third party vendors for Internet-based courses and degree programs. Coursera also brought on a new CEO : Jeff Maggioncalda, whose previous job was in the financial planning industry.

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Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s First Ivy League Degree: An Online Master’s From the University of Pennsylvania.” ” ( Not mentioned : Penn was one of the very first investors in Coursera.). “ Was It Ethical for Dropbox to Share Customer Data with Scientists? ” Among the updates: “Now, institutions with data location requirements can choose where to store primary data for select G Suite apps.”

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” Via Gamasutra : “Parents take Subway Surfers devs to court over alleged misuse of kids’ data.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Andrew Ng , Co-Founder of Coursera , Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course.” ” A master of science in data journalism from Columbia University’s School of Journalism. (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” The Omidyar Network has invested $850,000 in the “future of tech” research organization Data & Society. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Where Every Student Is a Potential Data Point.” Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S.

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” Also via Class Central : “ Coursera Lets Instructors A/B Test Their Courses, Experiments With Automated Coaching.” Or this one: “A Growth Mindset Can Reduce the Gender Gap in STEM,” claims Coursera’s blog. Via Technical.ly : “ Chan Zuckerberg Initiative partners with Philly DA’s office on tech, data.” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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Udacity ’s mobile apps now support “ offline learning.” ” For more data on outsourcing online education to third-party providers, see the research section below. ” The for-profit: Laureate Education (which once began as the tutoring chain Sylvan Learning and is now an investor in Coursera, I always like to point out). ” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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a student who was born with cerebral palsy and whose mobility is impaired, was the catalyst for the first oral argument of the day, in Fry v. “ Coursera ’s new monthly subscriptions could monetize procrastination,” says Techcrunch. The mobile app developer has raised $25.76 Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. ” Via NPR : “How One University Used Big Data To Boost Graduation Rates.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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monthly subsidies toward cellular phone service or mobile broadband. ” A ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union raises interesting questions about the ownership of student data : “Exam scripts and examiner’s corrections are personal data of the exam candidate.” Via the Indianapolis Business Journal : “Legal skirmishes break out over ITT documents, data.” (National) Education Politics.

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” IHE blogger Joshua Kim offers “25 Million Reasons Why LinkedIn / Microsoft Will Buy Coursera.” And That Has Given It Some Eye-opening Data.” “Education recoded: policy mobilities in the international ‘ learning to code ’ agenda” by Ben Williamson, Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt, Catarina Player-Koro, and Neil Selwyn. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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” Inside Higher Ed takes a closer look at a game called Givling , a mobile trivia app “that promises winners a payout of up to $50,000 on their student loan debt.” Via the Coursera blog : “Announcing the Global MBA from Macquarie University.” Really great investigative work on Department of Education data on school shootings by NPR’s Anya Kamenetz, Alexis Arnold, and Emily Cardinali : “The School Shootings That Weren’t.”

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Coursera has a new partner , the insurance company AXA , which will offer some 300 Coursera classes to its employees. Via KQED’s Mindshift : “ MIT’s Scratch Program Is Evolving For Greater, More Mobile Creativity.” “ Schools collect more data , but how is it used?” From the Ed-Fi Alliance’s blog : “The Ed-Fi Alliance Releases Evolutionary Data Standard v2.1.” (National) Education Politics.

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He was an instructor in one of several high-profile Coursera failures back in 2013. Winnie is a new mobile app that, according to Techcrunch , “helps parents find family-friendly places, share their experiences.” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. Via Mindshift : “What’s At Risk When Schools Focus Too Much on Student Data ?” ” Data and “Research” Education Week has released its annual report “ Technology Counts.”

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