The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

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I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. But today, edtech is commonly understood to mean digital technology. MOOCs. Digital badges. The real power of digital technology to increase learning remains untapped.

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To Better Serve Adult Learners, Eliminate the Barriers Between Work and Learning

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Signature examples of this trend include Walmart’s Live Better U program , Starbucks’ College Achievement Plan and Amazon’s Career Choice program. Education Technology Future of Work Digital Credentials Higher Education

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The Beginning of a New Era in the Online Degree Market

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Additionally, in another example of blending of online and in-person education, Coursera has begun a pilot offering its online MOOC courses to students at its campus partners. Another key MOOC-based degree is the iMBA at the University of Illinois, launched in 2016 with Coursera–a $22,000 program that now enrolls more than 1,000 students. What started as a trickle of pilots has now become a growing tidal wave— with approximately 40 MOOC-based degrees now available worldwide.

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Give Your Traditional Syllabus a Needed Makeover!

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Time to do away with the traditional syllabus and make it more engaging for your digital learners. Read a step by step approach from an instructor with lots of examples here. I actually did this for one of my Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).

Educators Make, Play, and Connect This Summer

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In Dallas, it might mean exploring community action with digital storytelling. Connecting all these activities are digital badges. Designed by the Mozilla Foundation, open digital badges are a new form of credentialing for the digital age. Participating organizations design the badges, outlining the skills kids will learn and the pathways they’ll take to acquire those skills. The MOOC is nonsequential, so anyone can join at any time.

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. One example of this is the newest trend of “ digital badges.” Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama.

3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

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Student privacy, easier-to-use digital tools for instructors, and efforts to offer alternative credentials were some of the most-talked-about topics this week at the South by Southwest Edu conference, an offshoot of the popular South by Southwest music festival. But the rules and norms for handling digital information generated by students are far from clear. Few were predicting, however, that new certifications or badges would eliminate the value of a college degree.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm). Badges.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

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Badging Systems. Digital Badging as become a fun way for teachers and students to show off their accomplishments. Organizing and tracking badges could easily be managed through Google Classroom. Use #GoogleClassroom for Badging! Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).

What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company

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For example, the Buoy chair was a product that was introduced and (if I have the story right) took a while to catch on; Steelcase didn’t make anything else like it. You can choose any number of examples: The glacial pace of academic publishing. Last fall I started my first day on the job as an embedded faculty member with a corporation—as a scholar-in-residence at Steelcase Education. But don’t be too impressed by the title; according to the employee system, I was just an intern.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” 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. Demanding that schools teach “the right skills” is also one of many examples of an ongoing “innovation” fixation , of how industry is pressing the education system to bend to its needs. Trump has earmarked more money for apprenticeships , for example. (He

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “That Hilarious Tweet About an Instructor’s Big Mistake? Salesforce has filed a patent for “ Digital badging for facilitating virtual recognition of an achievement.” ” Google announces it is “Funding 75,000 Udacity scholarships to bridge the digital skills gap.” (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Elsewhere in MOOC research… From Campus Technology : “Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn’t Help Completion.” “ What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students ” by Justin Reich (and George Veletsianos and Laura Pasquini). ” More on MOOC (and related) research in the research section below. MOOCs losing their mojo? Education Politics.

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