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

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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. Rise of the robots Siemens has both an academic and an industry perspective on digital learning. What does it mean to be human in a digital age?

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep hyping that MOOC thing. Via Edsurge : “ MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. ” Via Class Central : “Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of All Time (2018 edition).” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Cumulative Growth in Number of MOOCs , 2011–18.” ” Not surprisingly, there is more MOOC news in the surveillance section below.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The nonprofit National University System announced today that it plans to acquire the for-profit Northcentral University , which specializes in online education in graduate and doctoral-level programs.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the credential section below. Via Class Central : “Analysis of 450 MOOC -Based Microcredentials Reveals Many Options But Little Consistency.”

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Via Politico : “The Kansas Supreme Court rejected the state’s school funding system in a ruling issued Monday that found it runs afoul of the state’s constitution by failing to adequately and equitably fund its school districts.” Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” In the future, you might want to look for most MOOC-related news in the “business of job training” section below.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Iowa City Press-Citizen : “ Iowa families foregoing classroom for virtual school.” Acumen “senior innovation associate” writes about +Acumen in Edsurge : “The Flip Side of Abysmal MOOC Completion Rates ? Meanwhile on Campus… Via ProPublica : “‘Alternative’ Education: Using Charter Schools to Hide Dropouts and Game the System.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” More questions about MOOCs in the Betteridge’s Headlines section below. And more on MOOCs in the credentialing section below as well. “ Is higher ed creating the next dropout factories?

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Department of Education Announces Requirements for New Federal Loan Servicing System.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “ Robots Won’t Replace Instructors , 2 Penn State Educators Argue. ” Via Futurism.com : “Schools Are Installing Bathroom Surveillance Systems to Bust Vapers.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Meanwhile, the state has given initial approval for ECOT to become a “dropout school.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Responses to last week’s news about Western Governors University and the audit of its competency-based offerings: Via NPR : “Who Is A College Teacher, Anyway? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via Getting Smart : “Using Robots to Teach Elementary Students About Human Nature.”