Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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Software can also integrate student data into teacher programs to help them track progress in ways unthinkable several years ago. Overall, the rise of online learning — from MOOCs to Khan Academy — makes “blended” learning that combines computer and live instruction feel normal to students.

Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork

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The lack of social interaction could be one reason behind high dropout rates in online classes. MOOCs get social. Carolyn Rosé, an assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, has been exploring ways to add social engagement to MOOCs since 2013. In summer 2016 Rosé and her team used Bazaar to run a team-based project for a MOOC offered by the Smithsonian Institution.

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10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

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blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. I think many MOOCs (and MOOC providers) will struggle to find a sustainable financial model in their current guise. 5) What is your response to the criticism of MOOCs (e.g.

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

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Famous billionaire college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and the late Steve Jobs are prominent examples of successes who never completed undergraduate degrees. Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama. The conversation regarding higher education has never been more heated.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. Siemens says rich data about students is a game changer for higher education. Most universities have yet to use this data in meaningful ways though, he adds. What does it mean to be human in a digital age?

Still, Watters runs deep #EDEN15

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Audrey Watters and Maarten de Laat Education writer and journalist Audrey Watters describes herself as a recovering academic, serial dropout and rabble rouser - her blog also carries the epithet 'trouble maker'. Who controls the data?

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Education's Online Futures

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And then there were MOOCs , of course, and all those predictions and all those promises about the end of college as we know it: “MOOCs make education borderless, gender-blind, race-blind, class-blind and bank account-blind” and similar fables. Although no, to be clear, we are not on track for half of high school classes to be online or for higher education to be replaced by Udacity, and no, MOOCs have not transformed higher ed into some magical meritocracy.).

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” Via The Atlantic : “Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. ” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. “ Ed Tech Cybersecurity : Suppose they gave a data breach and nobody came,” writes Phil Hill on the Chegg data breach.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep hyping that MOOC thing. Via Edsurge : “ MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. ” Via Class Central : “Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of All Time (2018 edition).” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Cumulative Growth in Number of MOOCs , 2011–18.” ” Not surprisingly, there is more MOOC news in the surveillance section below.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 22nd The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn.and change. Carl Rogers The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning.

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Department of Education this week released new federal loan data showing that 4.6 ” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” MOOCs are out. For your “Netflix for education files”: I liked this tweet because it's good to be reminded that huge unaccountable companies use our personal data to dunk on us both literally and figuratively. (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” More questions about MOOCs in the Betteridge’s Headlines section below. And more on MOOCs in the credentialing section below as well. “ Is higher ed creating the next dropout factories?

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the credential section below. Via Class Central : “Analysis of 450 MOOC -Based Microcredentials Reveals Many Options But Little Consistency.” “Unizin Adds Student Writing Data to its Data Platform for a Clearer Portrait of Learner Success,” says the Campus Technology headline. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data.” Via the MIT Technology Review : “ AT&T Is Selling Law Enforcement Access to Its Customers’ Data.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “A pending Connecticut law will now mandate that the University of Connecticut and the state’s four other public universities publicly release data on which transfer student credits they accept and which they reject.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Here’s the headline from Inside Higher Ed : “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT ?”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Inside Higher Ed on online education at Simmons College. More on MOOC and online education research in the research section below. ” Via The New York Times : “ New York City Will Be Asked to Release More Data on Students.” ” Via Real Clear Education : “ K–12 Predictive Analytics : Time for Better Dropout Diagnosis.” Education Politics.

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Inside Higher Ed on the “Return of the College Scoreboard” : “The Department of Education published updated information on the College Scorecard Thursday, including a new feature that allows students to compare data from up to 10 institutions at once.” Meanwhile, the state has given initial approval for ECOT to become a “dropout school.” Data company IO Education has acquired student information system company eSchoolData.

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Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Politico : Western Governors University , “the nation’s leading provider of competency-based educatio n – which the Education Department’s independent watchdog last month said violated federal student aid rules – is expanding into North Carolina.” (National) Education Politics.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Iowa City Press-Citizen : “ Iowa families foregoing classroom for virtual school.” Acumen “senior innovation associate” writes about +Acumen in Edsurge : “The Flip Side of Abysmal MOOC Completion Rates ? Meanwhile on Campus… Via ProPublica : “‘Alternative’ Education: Using Charter Schools to Hide Dropouts and Game the System.”

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As if applying for financial aid wasn’t difficult enough already, it appears that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which pulls tax information into the FAFSA app, “ will be unavailable for several weeks.” Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” Via Chalkbeat : “Data shows Indiana students are taking AP exams, but half aren’t passing them.”

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” Via The New York Times , a profile on the Indiana charter chain Excel Schools : “A Chance for Dropouts, Young and Old, to Go Back to School.” ” Via Edsurge : “Data is Good – But Not Enough – to Improve Education, Says Baltimore City Public Schools CEO.” ” There’s more data on debt in the data and research section below. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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