Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Teacher unions cautiously endorse it, while flagging the concern that teachers could be replaced by technology. Technology is a big part of the personalized learning story. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts online learning Personalized Learning teachersDan D.

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

Edsurge

Some people researching education technology might not spend their days wondering how their work fits into this existential question—but George Siemens isn’t "some people." 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. Our technology is our ideology,” Siemens says.

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Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

EdNews Daily

Famous billionaire college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and the late Steve Jobs are prominent examples of successes who never completed undergraduate degrees. Distant Education Education News Featured Higher Education Op-Ed STEAM STEM Technology

Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork

Edsurge

The lack of social interaction could be one reason behind high dropout rates in online classes. MOOCs get social. Carolyn Rosé, an assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, has been exploring ways to add social engagement to MOOCs since 2013. In summer 2016 Rosé and her team used Bazaar to run a team-based project for a MOOC offered by the Smithsonian Institution.

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10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

1) You’re currently professor of educational technology at the British Open University. My field was ArtificialIntelligence , but I started experimenting with online tutor groups, producing web pages, etc and migrated into educational technology (as many people did).

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Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 2

Bryan Alexander

” Here DeMillo carries on his account of the MOOC story which he launched in chapter 1. This chapter takes us from 2012 through 2013, following the expansion of MOOCs across American research-1 institutions and the breakout of Coursera, edX, and Udacity.

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Still, Watters runs deep #EDEN15

Learning with 'e's

Audrey Watters and Maarten de Laat Education writer and journalist Audrey Watters describes herself as a recovering academic, serial dropout and rabble rouser - her blog also carries the epithet 'trouble maker'. eden15 Audrey Watters Barcelona distance education learning Technology

Education's Online Futures

Hack Education

And then there were MOOCs , of course, and all those predictions and all those promises about the end of college as we know it: “MOOCs make education borderless, gender-blind, race-blind, class-blind and bank account-blind” and similar fables. Although no, to be clear, we are not on track for half of high school classes to be online or for higher education to be replaced by Udacity, and no, MOOCs have not transformed higher ed into some magical meritocracy.).

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Professors Aren’t Good at Sharing Their Classroom Practices. Teaching Portfolios Might Help.

Edsurge

At the height of the buzz around MOOCs and flipped classrooms three years ago, Bridget Ford worried that administrators might try to replace her introductory history course with a batch of videos. It requires cultural change,” says Kathy Fernandes, senior director for learning design and technologies at the CSU office. The rate of dropout or failure is down from 13 to 5 percent. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. 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.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” 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. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. (Oh

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Politico : “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has increased her financial stake in a ‘neurofeedback’ company that says its technology treats attention deficit disorder and the symptoms of autism. Via The Salt Lake Tribune : “Lawmaker: Utah ‘s veteran educators may need to ’die off ’ before technology fills classrooms.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The New York Times , a profile on the Indiana charter chain Excel Schools : “A Chance for Dropouts, Young and Old, to Go Back to School.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “The MOOC is not dead, but maybe it should be,” says Rolin Moe.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” Via Campus Technology : “Digital credentials company Credly is adopting the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL), a common markup language designed to improve discoverability of certifications, badges and other verified achievements. MOOCs are out. “ Big data could solve the college-dropout problem ,” says The Washington Post.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. It would be great to see education technology organizations also turn away this money, knowing that – if nothing else – children and families are harmed by anti-immigration policies and practices. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the credential section below.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Inside Higher Ed on online education at Simmons College. More on MOOC and online education research in the research section below. VR “comes of age,” says Campus Technology. ” Via Campus Technology : “New Education Think Tank Debuts, Offering Online News and Research.” ” Via The MIT Technology Review : “Big Questions Around Facebook’s Suicide-Prevention Tools.”

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Hack Education

” Oh, how very different “the politics of education (technology)” drumbeat sounds from some ed-tech publications: Trump will mean more “ innovation ” in higher ed, according to eCampus News. Via Campus Technology : “ AP Exam Pass Rates Rise Even as Participation Doubles.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Iowa City Press-Citizen : “ Iowa families foregoing classroom for virtual school.”

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Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. Apple , as always, helps us see how criticism-free technology journalism can be. Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.” Via the MIT Technology Review : “ AT&T Is Selling Law Enforcement Access to Its Customers’ Data.”

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Hack Education

Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” 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.” Technology, Education, and the Media.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” ” asks Campus Technology. Via The New York Times : “Colleges Grapple With Teaching the Technology and Ethics of A.I. ” George Veletsianos on the “ ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2018.”

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Hack Education

” 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. ” Via Edsurge : “Education Technology Tools for Adult Learners Get Mixed Results From SRI Study.” (National) Education Politics.

Events + News - Library 2.0 Spring Summit - Free-Range Kids - Testing "Chaos" and Opting Out - Student Debt - Will College Survive?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thursday, April 30th at 3pm Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning , The technology landscape changes rapidly, and these changes have economic, social, and ethical significance for individuals, organizations, and the entire world.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” An op-ed in Forbes by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Make Online Education Great (For The First Time).” Via GeekWire : “ Amazon Education GM leaves; company says it ‘remains committed’ to K–12 technology.” Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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? “ Can Technology-augmented Academic Advising Improve College Graduation Rates? (National) Education Politics.

Learning Revolution Free Events - The Conference - Next Up #Reinvent14 - Appreciative Inquiry and AERO

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Carl Rogers The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. Participants will engage in a variety of projects using modern tools and technology – the perfect way to get ready for ISTE.