With ‘MicroBachelors’ Program, EdX Tries Again to Sell MOOCs For Undergraduate Credit

Edsurge

The nonprofit MOOC platform edX, originally started by MIT and Harvard University at a time when pundits predicted large-scale online courses could replace college for some people, is trying yet another new approach, launching the first of what it calls a “MicroBachelors” program. TRYING AGAIN The MicroBachelors program isn’t edX’s first attempt at offering so-called MOOCS, or massive open online courses, for undergraduate credit.

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MOOCs: The Prestige Factor (2012)

hem.digital

Buried in the public responses to the news about MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) and OER initiatives from Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Penn, Princeton and others is a deceptively important assumption. The assumption goes something like this: the open digital educational materials made available through these initiatives are of value because they are the product of these prestigious, highly selective institutions. Prestigious University = High Quality Digital Instructional Materials?

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 2 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

Here is my Unit 2 reflection for the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change. Unit 2 focuses on the development of your PLN (Professional Learning Network) and becoming a "Connected Educator". What do you see as the most important advantages of adding social media tools to your personal learning network? It has become an extension of my school and the faculty meetings. Digital edtech Learning mooc MOOC-Ed

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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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Student Get to Know You Image Stickers Activity

Teacher Reboot Camp

Throughout the past 8 years, I have designed several online courses and MOOCs. I noticed this activity has become super popular in many online course; therefore, for The Goal-Minded Teacher MOOC ( #EduGoalsMOOC ), I decided to try another activity in case I had participants who had taken my previous courses. Students post the image to their online class platform or Learning Management System (LMS) and let others know what the 3 stickers mean. Meet teachers worldwide!

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9 Reasons You Should Join the Free Goal Minded Teacher Online Course!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Although education prepares us to teach, it is the love of learning that sustains us.”- I am excited to announce that after a year collaborating with INTEF (Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías Educativas y de Formación del Profesorado) and the Ministry of Education and Culture in Spain, The Goal Minded Teacher: Challenges to Transform Student Learning ( #EduGoalsMOOC ) free open online course will launch on February 13, 2018. Learn how to collaborate with teachers worldwide!

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Defining Your Role as an Instructional Technology Coaches – The 4 R’s

The PL2C Blog

The instructional technology coach strives to engage and support digital transitions in their school and district, to empower educators to take ownership of their technology and align its use to curriculum and instruction… but, though we try, at times all we as coaches seem to do is become the help desk for tech support. What does it take to effectively guide educators to use instructional technology to directly support and enhance student learning and content mastery?

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Coursera Couple Returns to Higher Ed With $14.5M to Recreate In-Person Learning, Online

Edsurge

We want to build from the ground up an inclusive learning system for students and faculty, one that can recreate engaging, live learning experiences online,” says Dan Avida. It will be some time before the public can decide for themselves whether Engageli meets that vision.

Got Action Plan?

The PL2C Blog

Instructional Technology Coaches Shape Their Future During a MOOC-Ed. In March of 2014, the Friday Institute’s Digital Learning Collaborative launched its inaugural Massive Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed) for instructional technology coaches – Cultivating a Culture of Change – “just as surgeons see coaching as vital to improving their craft, so should teachers” (Grimm, Kaufman, & Doty, 2014, p. Check out #CDL_MOOCEd.

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A Case for Educational Innovation Without ‘Disruption’

Edsurge

There’s a budding field called the science of teaching and learning, where scholars are figuring out what works when it comes to educating students. A new book, “ Learning Innovation and the Future of Higher Education ,” looks at how to create systems that apply the science of learning into actual teaching. Learn More at www.destinationsacademy.com/school-districts. The hype around MOOCs and other disruptive tech at colleges has faded.

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Unlocking stackable global credentials

The Christensen Institute

Meeting this increase in demand presents a critical opportunity for disruptive innovation in higher education. As the demand for higher education dramatically accelerates, so also the supply of modular educational resources is increasing through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) like Coursera and EdX, open educational resources (OER) like Khan Academy, and massive adaptive apps like Duolingo.

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

Edsurge

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. So with these guidelines in mind, I’ve chosen six areas where edtech has made an impact this decade: Learning Management Systems. MOOCs. Learning analytics. Digital badges. Adaptive learning systems.

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How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

Edsurge

We find no one with a professional knowledge in the laws of learning, or the techniques for applying them,” he wrote. There are widespread beliefs about the best way to teach and learn that have been proven wrong by science, yet they persist. Herbert Simon, a pioneer in artificial intelligence and learning engineering who died in 2001, is immersed in his office at Carnegie Mellon University. For him, improving the speed of learning is just part of it.

A Podcast for Every Discipline? The Rise of Educational Audio

Edsurge

Learn more at ed.unc.edu/meite, on IG @UNCmeite , and Twitter @unc_Meite. Some of the podcasters got their start making educational videos or or producing MOOCs, those free online classes that were all the rage a few years ago, but ended up not living up to the hype. That’s the case for Davis, who for several years was a producer of video classes for HarvardX, Harvard’s MOOC production wing. “I It's well-known that podcasting is huge these days.

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2U’s ‘Third Chapter’ Begins With a $750M Acquisition of Trilogy Education

Edsurge

Chip Paucek, CEO and co-founder of 2U “When we think about the trajectory of a learner, from college to a masters program to a MOOC or to a bootcamp, there is a lot of opportunity for universities to play a role across that spectrum and reinvent themselves,” Paucek tells EdSurge in an interview. “If Last year, the company also acquired CritiqueIt, a digital annotation tool, and struck a deal with WeWork so 2U students in its online graduate programs can study in its coworking spaces.

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. I actually did this for one of my Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). Find out more about mission minded learning in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom.

29 Sessions to Watch During This Year's SXSW EDU

Edsurge

Moth vets Chris De La Cruz, Crystal Duckert and Tim Manly will speak on social justice, hip-hop in learning, teachers’ feelings and more. The Future of Learning: Convergence of VR, AR, & AI : Treating future technologies as complementary, rather than separate, tools is the best path toward immersive learning. The Evolution of MOOCs: Six Years Later : Are MOOCs still around? AI: Learning Game-Changer or Something to Fear?

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

Edsurge

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. There will be plenty of twists ahead in how we learn after high school; I’m excited that we’ll keep following this thread. A new President. Lost music legends.

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Campus Tech 2016: Recognizing—and Questioning—“Inevitable” Futures

Edsurge

In Boston, conference-goers heard how higher-ed tech will affect teaching and learning in years to come, questioned the values and assumptions behind those predictions, and learned predictive techniques to apply to their daily lives. Stephen Downes , senior researcher at the National Research Council of Canada and co-creator of the MOOC, began with an overview of the predictive process, saying it “isn’t magic, but it’s not mechanical either.”

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Designing Organizations to Support Tech on Campus #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Designing Organizations to Support Tech on Campus SXSWedu 2017 Panel Kimberley Barker, Librarian for Digital Life, University of Virgina Ben Bederson, Assoc Provost of Learning Initiatives, University of Maryland Lauren Owens, Associate Director, Online Learning Initiative, University of Pennsylvania Kristin Palmer, Director for Online Learning, University of Virginia Y. Kim, Researcch Scientist in the Learning Systems Lab, MIT What is your mission?

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Online learning, or the teaching formerly knows as “distance learning” Will this keep growing? Skepticism about the quality of online learning could migrate to the general population. MOOCs? And the MOOC numbers look like they’re rising. Unless the worm turns globally, I’d expect planet MOOC to keep growing in 2016. We still see the majority of campuses failing to formally recognize professors’ digital work.

SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

Edsurge

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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Making Beginnings Out of Endings – @DigPedLab Cairo #DigPed

ProfHacker

I write this the day immediately after the end of the Digital Pedagogy Lab Cairo: an AMICAL institute. I organized this event at the American University in Cairo , as part of my role at the Center for Learning and Teaching. On campus: the event is ending… the learning is just beginning. Some of this focused on learning new tools (many are now big on Twitter; today I am teaching some students about Hypothes.is Continuous Online Learning Opportunities.

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#hourofteach (or, Will the Last Philanthrocapitalist Turn Out the Lights?)

Improving Education Environments

Colleges and universities that prepare teachers are required to meet state, and in some cases also national accreditation body requirements for faculty and are able in many, if not most cases, to employ current or recent teachers and administrators as course and clinical instructors. The idea was for Udacity MOOCs to provide low-cost, entry-level courses that would kickstart student achievement and success. Here is an odd thing about Washington.

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#hourofteach (or, Will the Last Philanthrocapitalist Turn Out the Lights?)

Improving Education Environments

Colleges and universities that prepare teachers are required to meet state, and in some cases also national accreditation body requirements for faculty and are able in many, if not most cases, to employ current or recent teachers and administrators as course and clinical instructors. The idea was for Udacity MOOCs to provide low-cost, entry-level courses that would kickstart student achievement and success. Here is an odd thing about Washington.

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Learning at the Speed of Technology - David Jakes

EdTechSandyK

Notes from David Jakes Keynote Fall 2012 TCEA TECSIG Meeting October 4, 2012 Austin, Texas All resources posted at davidjakes.me The emerging model in business today is BYO3 - Bring Your Own Laptop/Tablet/Phone We are coming to a price point where schools can provide small tablets and allow students to bring their own devices for learning as well. a peer-driven, interest-driven, and unregulated digital media channel. Our mission has not changed: Help kids learn.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The district failed to meet its burden of proof and interpreted a state law in a way that is ‘offensive to fundamental rights of free speech,’ the judge said.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Humans, the Latest MOOC Feature.” ” “Can Startup College Minerva Reinvent The Ivy League Model For The Digital Age?” ” Print is still much more popular than digital.

The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Crow, Associate Professor of School Library Science Enhancing Librarians’ Research Skills: A Professional Development Program - Lili Luo From Maker Space to Learning Commons - IdaMae Craddock, Librarian The Freshman Flip: An Exploration - Katie Garcia, Reference Librarian 3:00pm KEYNOTE: Phil Bradley on "Alternative search engines; why Google simply isn''t enough." How does your library manage digital collections?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Pulls Plug on ‘ Learning Registry ,’ an Obama-Era Tech Initiative.” Via The New York Times : “ Texas Students Will Now Learn That Slavery Was ‘Central’ to the Civil War.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The New York Times : “Meet Zora, the Robot Caregiver.” Catapult Learning has acquired Capital Education Group.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The Washington Post : “ DeVos rejects invitation to meet with former for-profit college students.” 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

” “ State educational technology directors have outlined ambitious targets for increasing school bandwidth capacity in an effort to support digital learning and bridge the technology divide that exists in schools and in students’ homes,” says Education Week. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Something something Brexit something something MOOCs will save British higher ed. The learning games startup has raised $4.04

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, Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning.

The Rough Beasts of Ed-Tech

Hack Education

This keynote was delivered today at the Irish Learning Technology Association's annual conference, EdTech2016, in Dublin. When I was first approached about speaking to you here today, I was immediately intrigued by the provocations packed into the conference’s theme: “Reconstituting Technology-Enhanced Learning: Rising to the Challenge.” And there are plenty of lessons for us to learn about technology-enhanced learning from Sea Monkeys.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Protestors were outside the meeting in force. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The LA Times asks , “ In this digital self-help age, just how effective are MasterClass ’s A-list celebrity workshops?” Important thoughts here on social emotional learning and structural racism. ” “ Personalized learning ” equals cutting the teacher workforce in Oklahoma. (National) Education Politics.

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