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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

Twitter and the death of distance

Learning with 'e's

Social media sites such as Twitter span huge distances to connect people around the world. There are many stories of people developing and sustaining friendship, or even romance and eventual marriage, after ''meeting'' on a social media site.

Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Wednesday, September 26th, for a one-hour live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar on the "true history" of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with Dave Cormier, Alec Couros, Stephen Downes, Rita Kop, Inge de Waard, and Carol Yeager.

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How free is open? #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

Today at 8pm GMT, the second #EDENchat of 2016 will be live on Twitter. 3) How are MOOCs and other massive open study opportunities changing or influencing out thinking as educators? Are we in danger of being left behind if our organisation/institution is not involved in MOOCs?

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

Data Insecurity. Beyond the MOOC. The Compulsion for Data. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. Data and Privacy. Social Justice. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. Data vs Privacy. MOOCs. Education Data and Learning Analytics. Social Media: Adoption and Crackdown. Social Learning, Social Networks.

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

EdTechSandyK

edX - www.edex.org - MOOC site, courses are all free, people who teach the courses are from Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, University of Texas, etc. Coursera is another option for higher ed MOOCS. Close to 10% of students got into MIT by excelling in a MOOC.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Some of these experimental sites included MOOCs and coding bootcamps. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Assessing the Travel Ban : What New Data on Overseas Recruitment Does – and Doesn’t – Tell Us.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Class Central’s Dhawal Shah, writing in Edsurge : “ MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities.”

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Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I was there for a few reasons, starting with having the fine opportunity to lead a pre conference workshop, followed by presenting on two panels, helping out with a Twitter component, and reconnecting with dozens of friends and colleagues.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Politico : “ Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media.” Senate bill compels data collection on foreign-born college students.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” ” Research finds there’s a " global achievement gap in MOOCs. Data dashboards.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

Twitter activity during the hour was also very energetic, so I Storified it. He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. Data and ownership of one’s web space, being wary of silos, should be discussed now.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

Twitter activity during the hour was also very energetic, so I Storified it. He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. Data and ownership of one’s web space, being wary of silos, should be discussed now.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the job training section below. And more online education news in the “Betteridge’s Law of Headlines” section and in the research and data section below. “PISA for personality testing – the OECD and the psychometric science of social-emotional skills ” by Ben Williamson. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

One of the big stories this week: the US Department of Education ’s announcement about which “non-traditional providers” ( MOOCs , coding bootcamps ) will be eligible for financial aid as part of its EQUIP experiment. It's rolling out a social media push today using the hashtag #DontSettle4Cs to promote the program, called March2Success. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Social-emotional learning and VR.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In related MOOC news, there's more on “ nanodegrees ” in the “credentialing” section below. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Guardian : “ Student Loans Company ‘spied on vulnerable students’ social media’ ” The “New” For-Profit Higher Ed. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via Edsurge : “With a Year of Crisis Text Line Data, California Community Colleges Launch Mental Health Program.” million in funding from Wavemaker Partners, Social Capital, Amplify.LA, Fuel Capital, and Fika Ventures.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms. You pay with your data.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Palantir is the data analytics company co-founded by Peter Thiel and funded in part by the CIA. Via KPCC : “ LAUSD board: If Trump administration asks for student data , district will resist.” ” (Something else to keep an eye on: restricting loans to students based on grade, major , other data that’s been collected about them.). ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Data-mining a Facebook group.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). 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.” ” SEL is “social emotional learning,” of course. Thank you, big data, for giving people this insight. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Scientific American : “How the FDA Manipulates the Media.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Something something Brexit something something MOOCs will save British higher ed. tl;dr: emailing them, holding webinars, using social media. ” That’d be Glenn Reynolds , @instapundit , who also briefly had his Twitter account suspended. Data, Privacy, and Surveillance.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Inside Higher Ed : “The number of career colleges and the number of credentials they award have dropped by roughly 20 percent in the last four years, new data from the U.S. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via Motherboard : “ Twitter Is Banning Anyone Whose Date of Birth Says They Joined Before They Were 13.” Via The Verge : “ MIT fed an AI data from Reddit , and now it only thinks about murder.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Liberty University students have criticized their school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr, and his media appearances supporting Trump. According to excerpts of speeches published by Wikileaks – stolen data – Clinton called the Common Core a “political failure” in a speech she gave to Knewton. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Microsoft -Branded MOOCs for K–12 Leaders.”

Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

Educator Innovator

We would argue our students read and write more now than they ever have before—between texting, social media, gaming, and everything else they do in their digitally fueled, online lives. isn’t simply limited to YouTube either (though it does work seamlessly there); Khan, Vimeo, and several MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platforms work as well. With this tool, students can download their recording, link to a QR code, or share via email and social networks.

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! Randy Gatley; Community Librarian, Northeast Area WLMA Panel: K12 School and Public Library Collaborations - Craig Seasholes, WLMA moderator 2:00pm A MOOL in a MOOC: Librarians in massive open online courses - Laureen P.

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Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

Hack Education

” The University of Northern New Jersey had a website – one with a.edu domain, to boot – as well as several active social media profiles. There was a regularly updated Facebook page, a Twitter account, as well as a LinkedIn profile for its supposed president. Financial data on coding bootcamps can be found on funding.hackeducation.com. ” MOOCs for credit. No you can’t simply put “social capital” on the blockchain.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

My work as a thinker and writer about tech and ed-tech – and one explicitly committed to social justice – has been profoundly affected by Seymour. Funding data about “learn to code” startups can be found at funding.hackeducation.com. “Hardly Anyone Wants to Take a Liberal Arts MOOC,” Edsurge informed its readers in February. We’ve seen this before in the MOOC world. See: the LMS, the MOOC.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Department of State has received emergency approval from the Office of Management and Budget to collect additional information regarding certain visa applicants ’ travel and employment histories, familial connections, and social media usage in accordance with a notice it posted in the Federal Register May 4. Department of Education today announced the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is now available for borrowers applying for an income-driven repayment plan.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. ” Rather, McMillan Cottom argues these students are making rational decisions in a world of growing economic precarity and shrinking social programs. Don’t mess with her on Twitter. “Tracking” – an educational practice that re-inscribed social inequalities.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

If you’re going to talk about the importance of digital literacy or information literacy or media literacy or what have you, then you best practice it. Data-Protection Law Looms.” ” Via The New York Times : “ Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook Investments.” ” Via The Guardian : “ Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner associate.” “ social and emotional learning.”)

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ California Should Watch Arkansas Process for Creating New Online Institution,” says Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill. danah boyd has announced that she’ll be stepping down from running her research organization Data & Society. Via Bill Fitzgerald : “Protecting Ourselves From the Equifax Data Breach, and Data Brokers in General.” “Blame Big Data.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The Huffington Post filed Twitter’s response to Ivanka Trump ’s announcement under “comedy.” 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.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Schools across the country are about to be held accountable for student attendance – attaching stakes to a measure that previously had much less significance and increasing the risk that schools will try to manipulate that data,” according to Chalkbeat’s Matt Barnum. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Recently released federal data show that 17 percent of federal student debt holders are over the age of 50. ” “Whatever Happened To MOOCs ?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Schools should consider the ways in which their own social media surveillance re-inscribes these sorts of violent, nationalist policies. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. Big data !

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Anil Dash and Gina Trapani announced they’re closing down their social media analytics product ThinkUp. That is, major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter increasingly made it difficult for ThinkUp to work with their APIs. Who owns your data – whether it’s social media or school-related? ” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

That’s Betsy DeVos , of course, and Social Finance a.k.a. ” Online Education and The Once and Future “MOOC” “ Deakin University in Australia will next year offer graduate degrees and certificate programs through FutureLearn , the online learning platform owned by the Open University in the U.K.,” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. ” “So-So Social Media Privacy? Presidential-Elect Donald Trump.