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. The launch of Georgia Tech’s MOOC-based computer science master’s degree is central here. “There was a chorus of critics demanding to know who would pay for ‘free’ MOOCs”(1244).

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Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork

Edsurge

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. 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.

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

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Famous billionaire college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and the late Steve Jobs are prominent examples of successes who never completed undergraduate degrees. Their attention is also captured by an intense entertainment milieu of movies, TV, video games, comics, and the internet (with more students in the grip of internet addiction , even to mostly text-based sites such as Reddit). Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama.

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

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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. That’s my rule about these videos: I’m not going to get hung up on how I look or the weird mannerisms that I had that I realized I had.” Salem Jenison, a 22-year-old senior at the university who took the course, says the videos made her feel more connected to the class. “It

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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? 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. I’m starting on that project soon, and my god, this all looks so grim. National) Education Politics.

Education's Online Futures

Hack Education

There was all that ink spilled circa 2010 that Khan Academy and “ flipped learning ” were going to “ change the rules of education ,” replacing in-class instruction with online videos watched as homework. 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.

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The K-12 Digital Citizenship and Literacy curriculum includes lesson activities, student videos and interactive assessments.More information and registration information here. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 22nd The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn.and change. 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.

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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.” ” Via Chalkbeat : “Do suspensions lead to higher dropout rates and other academic problems? ” Via The New York Times : “ Women Making Science Videos on YouTube Face Hostile Comments.”

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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 (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. Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

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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.

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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.” (National) Education Politics.

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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).” Education Politics.

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” 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. Via The Chicago Tribune : “Video captures University of Chicago police officer shooting student near campus; charges filed against student.”

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