Production Value in Online Higher Education

hem.digital

University brass was not typically aware of these OER practices, despite its potential significance. Soon after, MOOCs (a la Coursera and Udacity) arrived and took the potential impact of freely distributed instructional content on reputation to a whole new level, quickly establishing these online courses as a very public platform for inter-institutional competition. Resources for learning outside of universities are increasingly easy to find, curate, and of better quality.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The company behind the ACT on Wednesday announced plans for a Center for Equity in Learning, which will focus on helping underserved students succeed in college and the work force.” From the Coursera blog : “Coursera pilots a new course format.” ” More via I Programmer on Coursera ’s decision to remove old courses from its platform. In other Coursera news : “ Atlassian sponsors computer science learners on Coursera.”

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 8, 2017 New Solutions—Not Just New Winners—In the Curriculum Marketplace | New America → Innovative uses of OER offer an entirely new way of answering the question of how we solve for inefficiencies in the curriculum marketplace, rather than just advocating for new winners. " Hopefully, not shades of future conversations about learning analytics. Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix – and LinkedIn.” ” Via the Coursera blog : “Announcing Coursera for Governments & Nonprofits.” ” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.” Adeptemy , an adaptive learning company, has raised $3.48

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“In the Era of Microcredentials , Institutions Look to Blockchain to Verify Learning,” says Edsurge. Tell me more about how the blockchain is going to “verify learning.” Via Recode : “ Coursera has ousted several senior executives along with many rank-and-file staffers.” ” “Education is not where it’s all at in the learning market. Educators Discuss Pros and Cons of Learning Analytics.”

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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.”