How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching

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After all, so-called MOOCs, or massive open online courses, were meant to open education to as many learners as possible, and in many ways they are more like books (digital ones, packed with videos and interactive quizzes) than courses. The colleges and companies offering MOOCs can be pretty guarded these days about releasing specific numbers on how many people enroll or pay for a “verified certificate” or microcredential showing they took the course.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs).

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 3 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

For Unit 3 of the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , we explored the TPACK and SAMR frameworks. Follow Michael''s board Coaching Digital Learning, #CDL_MOOCed on Pinterest. Digital edtech Learning mooc MOOC-Ed

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A creative writing MOOC to reclaim MOOCs

Improving Education Environments

Rolin Moe : My newest initiative – a creative writing MOOC. Via All MOOCs. MOOC was a term borne of experimentation and cutting-edge theory, a background it lost once MOOC became synonymous with LMS-based content streams. Love @RMoeJo ‘s notion that we lost the term MOOC, not to mention his research and theoretics around the idea grounds the term. Here is the rationale.

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12+ Missions Covering Various K12 Content for Meaningful Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students all over the world have access to knowledge, resources, and experts to help them learn in rich ways and accomplish great things. In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions , I introduce mission minded learning.

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 6 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

In the final unit of the Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-Ed , we learned about the importance of and practiced evaluating EdTech tools and resources, such as iPad Apps and websites with the use of rubrics and evaluation tools.

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Effective Technology Integration: 15+ #EduGoalsMOOC Chat Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

We were inspired by two incredible edtech gurus who were our guest experts for the chat, Steve Wheeler ( @SteveWheeler ) and Larry Ferlazzo ( @LarryFerlazzo ). We also had many teachers who are edtech gurus in their own right from around the world join the chat. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Places To Find Research On Technology & Language Teaching/Learning.

MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 1 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

Last week, the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , began. This MOOC will help participants: Learn what it takes to coach educators to integrate technology Explore a variety of frameworks such as TPACK, SAMR, and the four Cs Explore opportunities for personalized application Create a Technology Coaching Action Plan I am most excited to learn more about the different frameworks, connect with other coaches, and create my own action plan.

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Integrating Technology Meaningfully with Mission Minded Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions , I introduce mission minded learning to help students reflect on the power they have to make a positive difference with their use of technology. Mission-Minded Learning Makes the World a Better Place.

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

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What does it mean to be human in a digital age? A researcher, theorist, educator, Siemens is the digital learning guy. 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. He just doesn’t think our current university systems and edtech solutions will get us there.

Massive Study of Online Teaching Ends With Surprising — and ‘Deflating’ — Result

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The moral of that tale, he adds, is there is probably no easy, silver-bullet questionnaire that can be asked at the beginning of any online course to improve completion, as some learning scientists had hoped. New study in @PNASNews on MOOC persistence- 2.5

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

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Marie Cini is the president of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. But today, edtech is commonly understood to mean digital technology. MOOCs. Learning analytics.

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Got Action Plan?

The PL2C Blog

Instructional Technology Coaches Shape Their Future During a MOOC-Ed. Based on context and role, participants used the ITCAP template to create their personal coaching vision and goals, along with specific activities and steps extrapolated from the weekly MOOC-Ed content and their experiences.

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Higher Ed Has Now Split Into Dual Economies: Online and Traditional

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Digital students study at home or while commuting to and from work, often late at night after the kids are asleep. Different Students and Faculty Work represents the principal difference that separates digital from face-to-face students.

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10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

Now you need to take time for yourself and go on some learning adventures of your own! Discover more ways to design engaging distance learning experiences by taking my new accredited graduate course , Online Learning: Best Practices to Leverage the Power of Distance Learning.

How Udacity Could Return to Its Higher Ed Roots

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Udacity is one of the few edtech companies to gain “unicorn” status, meaning it is valued by investors at over $1 billion. EdSurge: Udacity rode the wave of hype around MOOCs, massive open online courses, when the company started back in 2011. Then there’s project-based learning.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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How to choose the right solution platform for virtual campus management.

Linways Technologies

Here we are talking about virtual campus management solutions or online learning management solutions that can essentially digitize the teaching-learning. Learning is no more institutionalized, and people still take courses and grow their skillset beyond colleges or universities.

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Give Your Traditional Syllabus a Needed Makeover!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Plus, the best kind of learning is when we meet the unexpected. Time to do away with the traditional syllabus and make it more engaging for your digital learners. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. Then try a digital scavenger hunt or Bingo.

The Year in Podcasts: Top EdSurge On Air Episodes of 2018

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MOOCs are No Longer Massive. Once upon a time, free online courses known as MOOCs made national headlines. So we talked with Dhawal Shah, founder and CEO of Class Central, who has been tracking MOOCs closely ever since he was a student in one of those first Stanford open courses, about how MOOCs have evolved. The Problem With an ‘Engineering Model’ of Personalized Learning Listeners were also curious to hear what’s up with another buzzword, personalized learning.

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Designing Organizations to Support Tech on Campus #SXSWedu

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Kim, Researcch Scientist in the Learning Systems Lab, MIT What is your mission? Kim: Transform teaching & learning at MIT around the globe through the use of digital technology. MOOCs, technology infusion projects, online masters or pathways to credit, research.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

This is the third post in a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. The Alliance also has run Digital Learning Day for the past five years.

29 Sessions to Watch During This Year's SXSW EDU

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Every year in March the edtech world descends on Austin for SXSW EDU, a conference that’s become as much about classroom practice and implementation as entrepreneurship and tech innovation. Moth vets Chris De La Cruz, Crystal Duckert and Tim Manly will speak on social justice, hip-hop in learning, teachers’ feelings and more. Can Evidence Even Keep Up with Edtech? The Evolution of MOOCs: Six Years Later : Are MOOCs still around?

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Microcredentials and Macro-dollars: How an Online Ad Led 2U's Chip Paucek to Make a $120M Bet

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In this conversation with EdSurge’s Betsy Corcoran, Paucek talks about the business of delivering digital education--and just what the role of the CEO involves. We’ve been building what we think is the world's best online education for nine years now, and we've recently started calling it digital education because of the bad rep that online education has. Here’s the difference: Today 2U offers the most heavily certified digital program. But we learned ton.

7 Ways for Learning Designers to Build Habit-Forming Experiences

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Edtech companies use these buzzwords to describe the next generation of learning tools. Without imposed schedules, proximity to peers, or physical classrooms, even the best-intentioned students never make it through a MOOC or fail to reengage with the educational app they downloaded. Here are seven behavior-change design principles Ariely taught us that we think are particularly helpful for learning designers and edtech companies to keep in mind: 1. “Self-paced.”

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Giving Thanks: The Top EdSurge Contributors of 2016

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The edtech entrepreneurs, educators, investors and other education professionals that share their opinions and practices through storytelling on our site are invaluable to this industry, and we celebrate them. Investors and Entrepreneurs—From the 'Innovate' Newsletter This year was a busy one for the edtech industry from the standpoint of our AT&T State of Edtech report, which delved into funding deals and product development. Personalized learning.

?HigherEd Year in Review: What We’ve Learned (and Loved) in Our First 365 Days

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As a result, we’re pausing to reflect on what we’ve learned from our work, yes, from our readers. First the numbers: In the past year, we have published more than 300 articles about the shifting trends in higher ed, education technology and digital learning. Discovering MOOCs in 2012 lit a fire under me. I left my position running university internships abroad and went head first into the edtech world. How can edtech help students be more human?

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Networked Scholars – From K through 12 and to Higher Ed

Improving Education Environments

One of my teacher credential students asked me recently why our course, Teaching in the Age of EdTech , had focused on theoretical concepts through the first third of the course and seemed to ignore the more practical, toolkit uses of technology.

SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

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We Got It from Here.Thank You 4 Your Service (keynote): Combining insights from his own book and rap group A Tribe Called Quest’s latest album, Dr. Chistopher Edmin (Associate Professor at Teachers College Columbia University) uses history, practice and theory to explore education’s most pressing issues: a lack of diversity among teachers, challenges faced by educators of color, and absence of student voice in the learning design process. It’s that time of year again.

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Beyond K-12: EdSurge’s Next Move

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EdSurge is all about exploring one fundamental question: How can learning be supported by technology? With an eye on improving students’ learning, we adopted a cheerful green banner and plunged into examining how entrepreneurs, teachers and administrators were beginning to collaborate. The reason is simple: Learning doesn’t stop just because you turn 18. And the role that technology is playing in supporting learning for these students is growing.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Just a few weeks after Daphne Koller ’s announcement she was leaving the MOOC startup she co-founded, Coursera unveiled “ Coursera for Business ” this week, marking its pivot from “democratizing higher ed” to “ training corporate employees.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Humans, the Latest MOOC Feature.” ” Print is still much more popular than digital.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um,

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Candidate Advanced math for the young, the very young, and the young at heart - Dr. Maria Droujkova Affinity Spaces as Learning Tools - Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed. Sueann Galt, STEM Coordinator Does the use of ‘Learning Menus’ increase students’ intrinsic motivation?

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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 language learning app. Open Learning has raised $8.5

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the HR section below. The language learning company has raised $12.5 Achieve3000 has acquired Actively Learn. ” It’s 2018 and I find it incredibly depressing that there are still headlines like this : “What Amazon and Netflix can teach us about learning, according to DreamBox Learning CEO.”

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