An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

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University of Houston System via Coursera. Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera. Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera. University of Oregon via Coursera. University of California, Irvine via Coursera. University of Michigan via Coursera.

The Beginning of a New Era in the Online Degree Market

Edsurge

Additionally, in another example of blending of online and in-person education, Coursera has begun a pilot offering its online MOOC courses to students at its campus partners. Another key MOOC-based degree is the iMBA at the University of Illinois, launched in 2016 with Coursera–a $22,000 program that now enrolls more than 1,000 students. The online degree market has been one of the fastest-growing and most resilient segments of American higher education over the last two decades.

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OPINION: The new lifelong learner — an education to match America’s economic needs

The Hechinger Report

That’s why employers and prospective employees will need to get more comfortable with alternative credentialing like specialized certifications, micro degrees and digital badges. Across the nation and the globe, our economy is shifting.

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

EdNews Daily

To match the changing, unpredictable nature of today’s economy and digital landscape, these programs should aim for flexibility and innovative paradigms. One example of this is the newest trend of “ digital badges.” Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama.

Employer Credentials and Community Colleges: A Look Behind Google’s IT Support Certificate Program

Edsurge

Many tech firms are even going directly to professionals with their own certificates and credentials—such as IBM’s digital badge program , Hubspot’s certifications , and long-running programs like Microsoft’s IT certifications. At Google, one of us works as a product lead for the IT Support Professional Certificate on Coursera—a program designed to take beginner-level learners to IT job readiness in about eight months.

As the Microcredential Market Booms, Don’t Forget the Learner

Edsurge

At least 20 percent of American colleges now offer badges—non-credit and for-credit credentials that capture specific competencies, from coding to oral communication. One in five employers report that they have hired someone with a verified certificate from a platform such as Coursera or EdX.

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Coursera ’s 2018 Revenue Estimated to be $140 million,” Class Central estimates. “ The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected ,” writes Nellie Bowles in The New York Times. SNHU and LRNG are merging “to Create ‘ WeWork for Education ’ Via Digital Badges and Mini-Campuses.” *Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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That seems to be Coursera ’s business model. “ Digital Badges Are Gaining Traction,” according to MIndwire Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. Related, via Doug Belshaw : “Some thoughts on the future of the Open Badges backpack.” Google has launched a curriculum called “ Be Internet Awesome ” to encourage digital safety and citizenship. Education Politics.

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Via the Coursera blog : “Coming soon to all courses: Flexible session-based schedules.” “Digital badges aren’t replacing the bachelor’s degree any time soon,” Inside Higher Ed helpfully points out. “But a growing number of colleges are working with vendors to use badges as an add-on to degrees, to help students display skills and accomplishments that transcripts fail to capture.” Education Politics.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, Badges.

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” That’s the headline describing a conversation between Recode and Coursera ’s Daphne Koller. Conference of Mayors Resolves to Support Digital Badging ,” says Edsurge. There’s some more research on badges and alternative credentials in the research section below. “ XO Infinity Modular Laptop Goes Up For Pre-Order Minus Its Modular Design,” The Digital Reader’s Nate Hoffelder reports. Education Politics.

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