So I'm Taking a MOOC.


Image Used With Permission Under a Creative Commons License Late last week I was innocently checking my Twitter feed, and I saw an announcement for a MOOC called Foundations of Virtual Instruction. The course is offered through Coursera , a known online learning platform which I have heard and read good things about. Coursera and its partner organizations currently offer 10 different specializations.


Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

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Coursera | Online Learning News for Learners, Educators, & Employers Coursera is a fascinating medium because it partners with prestigious universities, educational institutions, and even museums to provide students with online courses on a wide variety of topics.

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works with YouTube, Vimeo, Coursera, Udacity, Khan Academy, and EdX videos. Most of our EdTechTeacher Instructors are authorized Google Education Trainers, and we invite you to connect with them on Twitter via #ettgoogle or through our Google Apps for Education Resources. .

The Future of Learning, via Museums #MCN2014

Improving Education Environments

Two of these three institutions have rune MOOCs through Coursera, and the third has been researching emerging models of online learning as well as partnered with Khan Academy to produce video content. However, both spoke in a positive manner about their partnership with Coursera.

A Class You'll Be Excited To Take. #ETMOOC

The Web20Classroom

There are several websites, like edX , Coursera , and Udacity that offer these courses to the masses. A weekly Twitter chat on Thursdays will help expand our knowledge and sharing as well. Oh and you can follow the #ETMOOC hashtag on Twitter to see what people are saying there.

GSV Adds Three New Letters to Its Portfolio: MBA


Over the years, GSV has invested in the likes of Facebook, Spotify and Twitter alongside education companies including Chegg and Coursera. GSV is making a new investment in education. But this time, it’s not pouring money into a startup or a conference.

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What 2015 Holds for the Future of Education

Digital Promise

’ A prime example of this work from 2014 are the texts, lesson plans, and pedagogy shared by educators on Twitter through #FergusonSyllabus.” As we all take time to reflect on 2014, now is also a good time to look forward to 2015.

Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 2

Bryan Alexander

This chapter takes us from 2012 through 2013, following the expansion of MOOCs across American research-1 institutions and the breakout of Coursera, edX, and Udacity. Twitter’s also a fine place to chat (I’m @BryanAlexander ).


This summer’s ultimate ed tech professional development guide


Coursera – Among the many courses offered this summer is How to Teach Us , which examines learning through the lens of High Tech High students. Twitter chats – Who would have guessed when Twitter was developed that educators would become some of its most active users?

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

EdNews Daily

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.

MOOCs for Professional Development - #TCEA15


Notes from MOOCs for Professional Development Presentation at TCEA 2015 Dr. Kay Abernathy, Lamar University [link] Lamar University sponsored the MOOC on Social Media Communication Tools for Educators which Dr. Abernathy facilitated. It was free, but offered a certificate of completion.


Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 1

Bryan Alexander

We see Coursera when it was just “DKandme” This chapter takes us through the critical work of selected people, including Sebastian Thrun, Daphne Koller, Andrew Ng, George Siemens, Stephen Downes, Charles Vest, Anant Agarwal, and John Hennessy. Our online book club begins!


Designing Organizations to Support Tech on Campus #SXSWedu


Interesting (to me, Sandy) that some digital learning groups/departments were created in the wake of Coursera. Twitter?

Edtech Industry Magnate Michael Moe Makes a Pivot


We invested in Twitter when it was private; in Dropbox, Spotify, Lyft, you know, all-important companies that are in the education-talent space. Coursera’s six years old and has 40 million students on its platform.

Revolution in Higher Education: A Social Contract

Bryan Alexander

and Coursera’s Mission (yes, capitalized there). Twitter’s also a fine place to chat (I’m @BryanAlexander ).


The design and future of open education: Curtis Bonk on Future Trends Forum

Bryan Alexander

Some discussion on Twitter occurred as well, along with several good questions, which you can examine in this Storify. After discussion via chat and Twitter we settled on professional development. “We are in the learning century!”

What Do You Call It When Colleges Turn Their Research Powers On Their Own Practices?


In deciding whether to join one or both of the two major MOOC platforms, edX or Coursera, some colleges created new positions to oversee those efforts and think about broader strategies around teaching and using other digital tools to improve the student experience. Educational inventors,” suggested Mike Goudzwaard, an instructional designer at Dartmouth College, via Twitter.


On interactions and scalability in online learning

Mark Smithers

I’m not attending ASCILITE 2013 but I am following the Twitter stream closely and occasionally comment into the stream. Expert CC by Pete Prodoehl.

Punk learning

Learning with 'e's

Even professional teacher development through social media is gaining great impetus, evidenced by the large numbers of participants on education Twitter chats such as #edchat, #AussieEd and #ukedchat as well as global online events such as the Reform Symposium.


Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2


Coursera is another option for higher ed MOOCS. District #5 : Kindergarten teachers started class Twitter accounts! Here is Mrs. Cook''s Twitter. November suggests you can follow someone on Twitter via text messaging instead of having to set up a Twitter account.

On interactions and scalability in online learning

Mark Smithers

I’m not attending ASCILITE 2013 but I am following the Twitter stream closely and occasionally comment into the stream. Expert CC by Pete Prodoehl.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” (Edsurge, for what it’s worth, shares investors with Class Central, Udacity, and Coursera (although there’s no disclosure on that article to that end) – funny how the narratives about the “revolutionary” potential of MOOCs get spread, eh?). ” Via MIT Technology Review : “The most popular people on Twitter are disproportionately white males, according to the first study of race and gender inequality in the Twitterverse.”


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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 6, 2017 Coursera chief on the future of online learning and the Trump era | Financial Times → More than 30 per cent of all content on Coursera is now related to business and big-name business schools, which were initially reluctant and feared cannibalisation of their courses. Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? Filter bubbles are bad, including in educational technology.

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News Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens (by the University of Hong Kong and Stony Brook University): A six-week, distance learning course hosted on Coursera. Disinformation, "Fake News," and Influence Campaigns on Twitter.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“ Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : ”Why Twitter Is Calling Abigail Fisher ’ Becky With the Bad Grades ’: A Brief Explainer.” 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.” Education Politics.

What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

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But fundamentally, using a frame work ( this one, for example ), they could then use YouTube channels & iTunesU to access compelling content, WordPress to reflect on their ideas and progress, and twitter to publicize their thinking. twitter, tumblr, reddit.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

It is the instructional designer and tenured professor’s signal — “to the barricades!” — and everyone snipes at the other side from the Twitter trenches for a week, until there’s an unspoken truce that lasts until the next “ban laptops” op-ed gets published.

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Headline changed from “ Coursera ’s Update Will Eliminate Hundreds of Courses” to “Coursera’s Update Will Migrate Hundreds of Courses to a New Platform.” ” Coursera, initially only emailing former students about their old course work, decided finally to blog about its platform change. That is, major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter increasingly made it difficult for ThinkUp to work with their APIs.

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Coursera ’s Daphne Koller announced in a blog post that she’s leaving the MOOC company she co-founded to work at a Alphabet (a.k.a. Coursera’s other founder, Andrew Ng, left the startup several years ago to join the Chinese search engine Baidu. ” Highlights of her post include a white guy from Google calling her out on Twitter for speaking her mind. Education Politics.


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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our Twitter hashtag is #stemx13, and we have some resources for publicizing at [link]. 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 ( , September 19 - 21.


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” (Probably worth checking out Sara Goldrick-Rab’s comments on Twitter about this one.). ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Coursera has a new CEO: Jeff Maggioncalda. As Edsurge observes , “New CEO at Coursera Comes From Financial Tech, Not Higher Ed” – he was the co-founder of Financial Engines, a retirement planning company.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” 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. Jeff Bezos posted a note on Twitter, outlining his plans to launch a $2 billion fund to build a chain of preschools and to support organizations that work with homeless families.


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Via Techcrunch : “ Google and Coursera launch program to train more IT support specialists.” ” More on teen social media usage, this time from Buzzfeed : “‘Tweetdecking’ Is Taking Over Twitter. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics.

Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

Hack Education

Travis Kalanick is just one of many tech CEOs who have praised the work of objectivist “philosopher” and “novelist” Ayn Rand, once changing the background of his Twitter profile to the cover of her book The Fountainhead. It just hooked them all up on Twitter.).


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Here is venture capital well spent: “ Coursera Promotes Its ‘Affordable Online Courses’ With New TV Ad Spots ,” says Class Central. ” That’d be Glenn Reynolds , @instapundit , who also briefly had his Twitter account suspended. Via Buzzfeed : “After Reporting Abuse , Many Twitter Users Hear Silence Or Worse.” ” Time to buy more TV ads, Khan Academy and Coursera! Presidential Campaign Politics.