What Is An Asynchronous Learning Community?

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Not all asynchronous learning is the same and new trends emerge as new technology emerges–and more importantly, our collective definitions and vision for what learning is and might be change with them. Learning Definitions eLearning Fundamentals Terry Heick

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. And it raises a number of questions, I think: how good is Mary Meeker at actually identifying and analyzing Internet trends? Is this really a trend?

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

Bryan Alexander

On March 30 we had Jim Groom as our Future Trends Forum guest. A: Short answer: no, it’s definitely possible. He criticized the allure of universal solutions and totalizing narratives (the LMS, the MOOC). Future Trends Forum Bava FTTEDiscussion was very rapid, so watch and listen to the recording below, and/or read my notes, with a pile of links therein. Twitter activity during the hour was also very energetic, so I Storified it. And Jim blogged about it.

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

Bryan Alexander

On March 30 we had Jim Groom as our Future Trends Forum guest. A: Short answer: no, it’s definitely possible. He criticized the allure of universal solutions and totalizing narratives (the LMS, the MOOC). Future Trends Forum Bava FTTEDiscussion was very rapid, so watch and listen to the recording below, and/or read my notes, with a pile of links therein. Twitter activity during the hour was also very energetic, so I Storified it. And Jim blogged about it.

7 Things I Learned in Google's Advanced Power Searching Class

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Yes, this class was definitely more challenging than the first ! I learned so many more details about how Google Trends works. Libraries" is definitely an often-searched topic! Here''s Dan Russell''s reflection about the class: Teaching the Advanced Power Searching with Google MOOC. Dan writes that only 10% completed the course, which he notes is a usual percentage for MOOCs. Google Google Scholar Google Trends MOOC research search

14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

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The definition of asynchronous learning helps us understand the need for asynchronous access to this content, especially when this access is not through a dated university learning management system, but something more authentic to the student, maybe even accessed on their own mobile devices.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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To push it further, one definition of disruption might be a bottom-up cause that substantially effects the ecology it is a part of (e.g., Highly variable quality of “learning apps,” which causes some app developers to “backwards plan” from the what a teacher or school will find credible; it also which causes some teachers to change their definition of what “effective” means, while others respond by calling for standards on measuring that effectiveness.

Virtual Reality in education brings the future closer

Neo LMS

Out of all the trends in e-learning right now, I have to say that I have a soft spot for Virtual Reality, or VR. I mean, if Harvard can teach its most popular MOOC in VR , then there has to be a way for LMS vendors to support these type of classes in their products as well. That would definitely make a boring task like running reports a lot more fun. The things that it allows you to do and/or see are astonishing.

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. There will be cheering from traditionalists as more high profile MOOC failures happen and from those that think MOOCs are the only threat to their way of life. MOOC providers will keep on refining them.

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In Evolving World of Microcredentials, Students, Colleges and Employers Want Different Things

Edsurge

These trends raise a host of questions about the future of credentialing. Nicola Soares, vice president and managing director for Kelly Educational Staffing at Kelly Services, who has her finger on the pulse of employment and hiring trends. Nicola Soares: It definitely depends on the industry. Sean Gallagher: I would put the microcredentialing trend as a major sub-theme within a broader conversation about job outcomes and competency-based education.

#DLNchat: How Could Artificial Intelligence Shape the Future of Higher Education?

Edsurge

Kent Darr put it this way: “AI can quickly interpret qualitative data to show us large trends in classes, colleges, or entire student bodies. As Dr. Straight put it, to “instill a deep love for and definition of "humanity" and the difference between people and constructs.”. A6: Well, this could really go two ways: 1) instill a deep love for (and definition of) "humanity" and the difference between people and constructs, or 2) embrace the blurring and focus on transhumanism.

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. There will be cheering from traditionalists as more high profile MOOC failures happen and from those that think MOOCs are the only threat to their way of life. MOOC providers will keep on refining them.

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School Work and Surveillance

Hack Education

" I want to talk to you a bit today about what I think is going to be one of most important trends in education technology in the coming months and years. I can say this with some certainty because it's been one of the most important trends in education technology for a very long time.

Fewer Deals, More Money: U.S. Edtech Funding Rebounds With $1.2 Billion in 2017

Edsurge

These diverging patterns are reflected in the graph below, with the upward trend in funding total (green bars) and downward slope in dealflow (red lines). MOOC companies typically account for the bump in the “Post-Secondary” category, but aside from Coursera’s $64 million Series D round, few other companies focused in higher education scored a large deal. Is education technology investing back on track? Are investors still eager to put their money in education startups?

Educational Crises and Ed-Tech: A History

Hack Education

Because definitely running two giant planes as a television broadcasting service makes sense. Like a MOOC, but in the school gym. But that's how ed-tech PR works, isn't it — one anecdote becomes a trend if you can get Edsurge to write about it as such.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

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Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. TeachThought is developing a mobile learning framework and definition that will be released in early 2015.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” ” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) But first, a definition (or two) might be helpful.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Analysis of Georgia Tech ’s MOOC-inspired online master’s in computer science suggests that institutions can successfully deliver high-quality, low-cost degrees to students at scale.” ” “How Should Colleges Approach Student Success When Different Definitions Abound?”

How Boundaries Between Colleges and Companies Will Continue to Blur

Edsurge

And then the MOOC providers themselves started working with colleges and universities. For me, if you look at how it’s being set up, it really connects to some trends and big questions about governance. Audience question] There’s definitely sort of a doomsday or gloomy outlook for the future horizon of higher ed, given what’s happening around it with a lot of these mergers and companies like you mentioned.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

I’m also curious how this news – again, I’m not sure two closures are really a “trend” – will affect student loan startups. 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?” (National) Education Politics.

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'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. But this year, I’m reorganizing my analysis of these “trends,” partly because I think they can all be subsumed under the larger theme of “the new economy.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ XuetangX : A Look at China’s First and Biggest MOOC Platform.” Keep that in mind when you see Course Report’s data touted, cheerleading the coding bootcamp trend.). You’re definitely not making school even more awful. ” Via McGraw Hill Education : “ Digital Study Trends : Student Habits.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

Hack Education

Who might benefit from such a restrictive definition of universities? Because despite their marketing copy, it remains important to ask: how do employers, in and out of Silicon Valley, respond to these alt-credentials – to MOOC certificates and nanodegrees and microcredentials and badges? ” MOOCs for credit. ” The blockchain was hyped by the World Economic Forum – remember when it thought MOOCs were the next big thing?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” These headlines just kill me. ” More MOOC data in the “research” section below. The worst is definitely the Beloit Mindset List.) ” Class Central surveyed its users : “ MOOC Users Highly Educated, Have Experienced Career Benefits.” (National) Education Politics. Via Chalkbeat : “ DeVos calls America still ‘a nation at risk ,’ cheers GOP tax plan.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” That’ll definitely bring back the coal jobs. ’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Reminder: a lot of MOOC news is now job training news, so you’ll find some updates in that section below. ” “ iPads part of trend addressing diversity , inclusion in learning,” Education Dive claims , and my god the b t people write about ed-tech never ceases to amaze me.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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 ?” ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. “ The top 5 trends in K–12 ed tech – and where they’re headed,” according to Education Dive.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. MOOCs are, no surprise, their own entry on this long list of awfulness.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” This one’s definitely my favorite: “Lecture VR is a VR app … which simulates a lecture hall in virtual reality.” Not education-related per se, but as I’m closely monitoring both the student loan and the blockchain hoopla as ed-tech trends – that is, all the investments investments and all the PR – I’ll drop this here. Education Politics.