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

EdNews Daily

To match the changing, unpredictable nature of today’s economy and digital landscape, these programs should aim for flexibility and innovative paradigms. One example of this is the newest trend of “ digital badges.” Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama.

Online PD Courses Help Educators Understand Ed-Tech, Classroom Management, Study Finds

Marketplace K-12

The three biggest reasons pre-K-12 educators took online professional development courses in the past year were to learn how to use digital devices, how to use the educational software that goes on them, or to find out more about classroom behavior or management, according to a new study.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

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).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “Free MOOCs Face the Music,” writes Inside Higher Ed on edX ’s decision to start charging fees. More “MOOC” news under the job training section below. ” From the press release : “ Concentric Sky Announces BadgeRank – a New Search Engine for Digital Badges.” million for its MOOC platform.

3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

Wired Campus

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.

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

Edsurge

Wouldn’t a generous remote work policy help out faculty such as parents with young kids who are struggling to find and pay for child care? Looking around at the various “disruptive” forces in higher education—digital badging, MOOCs, competency-based education, online education, and so on—what if universities stopped fretting about or dismissing these, and instead developed their own skunkworks to get out in front of those ideas and do them right and avoid being disrupted?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The 74 : “ Trump Towers Over Education: How His Candidacy Is Already Affecting Federal Policy.” 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).

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

’s Mumps Outbreak Tells Us About Our Vaccine Policies.” More on for-profit higher ed policies in the for-profit higher ed section below. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” If you can’t create revenue, raise venture capital. “ Digital Badges Are Gaining Traction,” according to MIndwire Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. The MOOC provider has now raised $210 million total. 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. These products – badges , microcredentials , micromasters , nanodegrees , and the like – have been packaged alongside (and by) MOOCs , coding bootcamps, and other popular ed-tech trends. MIT will issue digital diplomas on the blockchain. Pearson filed a patent for badges.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.