Why Emergency Online Learning Got Low Grades From Many College Students

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The following is an edited excerpt from Staying Online: How to Navigate Digital Higher Education , forthcoming from Routledge. Nearly all of higher education moved online at the beginning of the pandemic. Most faculty just continued Zooming online as they always taught on campus.

The Great Education Equalizer? New Study Shows MOOCs Have Not Yet Fulfilled Their Promise as a Force for Equity

Digital Promise

The latest piece of news on MOOCs — massive online open courses — suggests that they may not yet be the great democratizer of education that they were envisioned to be. One of the driving ideas behind MOOCs is that they are accessible to everyone, everywhere, regardless of previous educational achievement, socioeconomic status, or physical location. 12, shows that, generally, MOOCs have not reached such a demographically broad audience. The Futures of MOOCs.

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More MOOC Madness? UK’s FutureLearn Raises $65M to Expand Global Footprint

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But SEEK Group , an Australian operator of online educational and employment services, has doubled down on massive open online courses. Less than a week after its announced lead in Coursera’s $103 million Series E round , SEEK is at it again with £50 million (about $65 million) in London-based MOOC platform FutureLearn. FutureLearn was wholly owned by The Open University, a public distance-learning university in the U.K.

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Much Ado About MOOCs: Where Are We in the Evolution of Online Courses?

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A lot has changed since 2012 or, the year the New York Times dubbed the "Year of the MOOC." The premise back then was that classes would make high-quality online education accessible for all—and for free. Today, many MOOC providers now charge a fee. And popular providers like Coursera and edX are increasingly partnering with colleges and universities to offer MOOC-based degrees online. So the rate at which new users are coming into the MOOC space is decreasing.

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It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

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In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success.

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#DLNchat: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning?

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Has the MOOC revolution come and gone? Or will the principles of the MOOC movement continue to influence higher ed? On Tuesday, April 10 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning? How many MOOCs have you signed up for and how many have you taken?” Many admitted their completion rates were unimpressive, which may be representative for MOOC users overall.

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Why Most Ivies Offer Few Online Degrees—And What’s Happening to Change It

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Writing about online learning in higher education over the last several years, I often noted the steady growth of remote learning nationwide against the sluggish adoption of digital instruction among most Ivy League colleges.

Coursera, K12, Inc. make bold moves to drive learning

The Christensen Institute

In 2013 and 2014, sobriety returned to the world of education and the luster of MOOCs faded some. similarly stormed through the early 2000s by bringing online learning to the world of K-12 education and went public in 2007. As I told its team, offering courses from the top universities online and claiming that at last, anyone anywhere can access the best learning in the world isn’t correct. Putting these courses online often makes them worse.

How Nontraditional Educators Will Influence Digital Learning #DLNchat

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Could the rise in MOOC-based and other certificates affect how traditional college degree paths are designed? What role should employers have in the design or execution of digital learning opportunities? Those were a couple of the questions debated at #DLNchat on Tuesday, October 9, when we discussed how nontraditional education providers could influence the future of digital learning. DLNchat: Designing an Online College Degree from Scratch.

Elite Colleges Started EdX as a Nonprofit Alternative to Coursera. How Is It Doing?

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It was 2012, and online learning was suddenly booming. Courses at Stanford and at MIT were opened for free online to the masses, and the masses signed up—with some courses attracting more than 160,000 each. Dhawal Shaw, founder of MOOC-discovery platform Class Central.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Online Learning (And 7 Ways to Repent)

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But if you ask Mark Brown, a professor and director of the National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University in Ireland, problems such as falling for hype around new technology is an absolute moral dilemma. Yet like any confessional, Brown also offered ways to repent from what he called “the seven deadly sins of online learning.” There are too many generalizations—online and blended learning isn't a single entity.

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U. of Michigan Hints at Growth Plans for Office of Academic Innovation

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DeVaney wouldn’t reveal much about the innovation team’s particular plans, other than to say that the university intends to offer three new online and hybrid degree programs in the fall and to launch multiple degrees per year over the next five years. “We’ve We’ve had a lot of success in the open-learning space, driving a fair amount of this growth,” he says. “We’ve We’ve developed this set of teams that creates exemplary online-learning environments and experiences.

Moving From 5% to 85% Completion Rates for Online Courses

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MOOCs, shorthand for massive open online courses, have been widely critiqued for their miniscule completion rates. Industry reports and instructional designers alike typically report that only between 5 to 15 percent of students who start free open online courses end up earning a certificate. This does not necessarily make MOOCs a failure. Today, 2U reports completion rates of up to 88 percent for their online degree programs.

The Case For Shutting Schools Down Instead of Moving Classes Online

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Many K-12 schools this week have cancelled in-person classes and announced a shift to online teaching. But at least one online-learning expert thinks that's a bad decision, especially for vulnerable students. Education Technology PK-12 School Models Digital Learning in Higher E

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Former Pearson, edX Exec Raises $7.5M to Build AI-Powered Digital Courseware

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The demand for innovative digital learning technology has never been higher. Esme Learning Solutions is banking on artificial intelligence (AI), collaborative learning experiences and relationships with some of the biggest universities in the world to set them apart from the crowd.

Today’s Awkward Zoom Classes Could Bring a New Era of Higher Education

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Most colleges and universities in the United States are conducting classes either partly or fully online. These early MOOCs didn’t quite work—or at least they didn’t work well enough to present any real threat to the mainstream providers of traditional, campus-based higher education.

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

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MIT professor Justin Reich and several colleagues just completed one of the largest-ever research studies exploring teaching techniques in online higher education, involving nearly 250,000 students from nearly every nation on the planet. New study in @PNASNews on MOOC persistence- 2.5

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Remote Learning Begs the Question: Must Lectures Be So Long?

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With some schools already announcing they will not reopen normally in the fall, and many others considering their options , educators are hoping to take advantage of the summer to improve on this spring’s sink-or-swim plunge into distance learning. Many things did not translate well online.

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Coursera’s IPO Filing Shows Growing Revenue and Loss During a Pandemic

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based online education provider is faring as it prepares to go public. Also driving that growth is Coursera for Campus, which the company launched in late 2019 to let colleges offer its library of online courses to their students.

Coursera Raises $130 Million as Colleges Turn to Online Courses for the Fall

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Coursera, which provides online courses to higher-ed institutions, businesses and government agencies, has raised $130 million in a Series F round led by NEA. Previous investors Kleiner Perkins, SEEK Group, Learn Capital, SuRo Capital Corp, and G Squared also participated.

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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10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

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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 a Pandemic Could Change Higher Education

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Colleges around the country have shut down and moved teaching online, and no one knows when it will be safe to reopen and resume normal operations. That reality was highlighted during a live online discussion EdSurge held this week in partnership with Bryan Alexander’s Future Trends Forum.

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

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It’s a trilogy in the making, and for 2U’s third chapter, the online program management company wants in on bootcamps. 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

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

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Hovering over this idyllic image is the online campus, where students rarely, if ever, set foot on manicured lawns. Digital students study at home or while commuting to and from work, often late at night after the kids are asleep. Before the invasion of the internet, the university comprised a secure, single identity; now—with about a third of college students online —the American college is bifurcated. Online, about 80 percent work full or part time.

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Welcome Your Participants Home | 3 Keys to Quality Online Course Design

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By Brittany Miller | Digital Learning Coach, Friday Institute. While it seems ridiculous that such design decisions would be made in the physical space, we have all experienced an online learning website or course that left us with the same kind of feeling this Bed & Breakfast. Online instructional design is much like interior design. The same concept can be applied to the main page of an online course. MOOC-Ed Teaching & Learning

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. The transition to the new platform is important and shouldn’t take too much time and effort to learn.

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Can Online Programs and Digital Tools Help Students Spend Less Money? #DLNchat

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Can online learning and digital tools help learners save money? On Tuesday, June 12 the #DLNchat community got together to dive into how improving digital learning could help institutions pass along savings to students, and how technology might also help reduce indirect costs for college attendance. Now, what can be provided online, is. A few #DLNchat -ters made the case that going online can be cost efficient no matter the size of the effort.

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?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. 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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Giving Thanks: The Top EdSurge Contributors of 2016

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But there’s hope—the Stanford researcher completed a 500-paper lit review with professors Linda-Darling Hammond and Shelley Goldman to identify five actionable tips to provide equitable digital learning opportunities to low-income students. Educators and Administrators—From the 'Instruct' Newsletter Adaptive learning. Personalized learning. Blended learning. Teamwork makes the dream work.

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Designing Organizations to Support Tech on Campus #SXSWedu

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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?

Making Beginnings Out of Endings – @DigPedLab Cairo #DigPed

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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. The onsite community is just ending… the networked online community is just beginning. On campus: the event is ending… the learning is just beginning. Continuous Online Learning Opportunities. May our learning never end.

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Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Online learning, or the teaching formerly knows as “distance learning” Will this keep growing? There’s now a movement to teach humanities seminars online. 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.

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

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Join the Digital Learning Network to stay up to date on all events and the latest news for highered digital learning leaders! RSVP for our next #DLNchat: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning? DLNchat is co-hosted by the Online Learning Consortium , WCET and Tyton Partners. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. ” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.