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Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork

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The lack of social interaction could be one reason behind high dropout rates in online classes. Sure, there are sophisticated online lectures where learners can see one another on screen and break out into small groups to chat via video. Often in online courses students disappear and drop,” says Barbara Illowsky, dean of basic skills and online educational resources (OER) and a professor of mathematics and statistics at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. “I’m

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” “ Video Games Are a Waste of Time? Via Edsurge : “Campus Support for OER is Growing, Survey Finds.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

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” Via NPR : “ Texas High Schools To Require Police Interaction Education Video.” ” Via The Atlantic : “Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. Video streaming site Cheddar has acquired Rate My Professors.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. Twitter announced big layoffs this week – 9% of its staff – and said it would shutter its video app Vine. Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

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” Via The New York Times : “ Penn State Student’s Dying Hours Play Out in Courtroom Video.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Here’s the headline from Inside Higher Ed : “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT ?” ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. (National) Education Politics.