The Second Year of The MOOC: 2020 Saw a Rush to Large-Scale Online Courses

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This was the year that more people learned what a MOOC is. As millions suddenly found themselves with free time on their hands during the pandemic, many turned to online courses—especially, to free courses known as MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses.

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In China’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’

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Beijing —The Chinese government is pushing online education these days, and like so many things in this country of 1.4 One sign of that: There’s a 22-story tower in the country’s capital officially named the “MOOC Times Building” that houses a government-supported incubator for edtech companies. Most of the occupants offer products or services in online learning, though not necessarily massive open online courses or MOOCs, despite being the building's namesake.

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How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching

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After all, so-called MOOCs, or massive open online courses, were meant to open education to as many learners as possible, and in many ways they are more like books (digital ones, packed with videos and interactive quizzes) than courses. The colleges and companies offering MOOCs can be pretty guarded these days about releasing specific numbers on how many people enroll or pay for a “verified certificate” or microcredential showing they took the course.

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EdTechX: A MOOC about Integrating Education Technology from Justin Reich

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This post originally appeared on Justin’s EdWeek blog, EdTech Researcher. Last week MIT kicked off a free new massive open online course called 11.133: Implementation and Evaluation of Education Technology. The course is designed to help educators think about how to integrate emerging technologies into schools and classrooms and how to evaluate those efforts. Blog Featured Justin Reich #ettipad EdTech Researcher EdX MOOC

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8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

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As always, education is changing. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Wally Clipper, has a great run-down on 8 trends you’ll want to watch in 2020: 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020. Unsurprisingly, technology is also impacting the world of education. MOOCs.

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MOOCs: the big…err, massive…new thing

Mobile Musings

ISTE’s Learning and Leading with Technology (L&L) just published an article I wrote about MOOCs. In particular, there are two new MOOCs that are particularly well suited to K-12 professional learning. This course covers a wide array of topics in educational technology and media. This is a course for designers, technologists, and educators interested in creative learning. It’s not too late to jump in and start learning with either of these MOOCs.

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A creative writing MOOC to reclaim MOOCs

Improving Education Environments

Rolin Moe : My newest initiative – a creative writing MOOC. Via All MOOCs. MOOC was a term borne of experimentation and cutting-edge theory, a background it lost once MOOC became synonymous with LMS-based content streams. Love @RMoeJo ‘s notion that we lost the term MOOC, not to mention his research and theoretics around the idea grounds the term. Here is the rationale.

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Coursera Is Now a Public Company. What Does That Mean For Higher Education?

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Coursera’s founders and CEO rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange today, as the online-learning company became a rare edtech enterprise to go public. Education Technology Digital Credentials MOOCs

MOOC Pioneer Coursera Tries a New Push: Selling Courseware to Colleges

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The company, which was started by two Stanford University professors in 2012 and is now one of the most well-funded in the education industry , has always been highly picky about which colleges it works with to develop courses. Phil Hill, a consultant who has long followed the edtech industry, doubts that colleges will dump their existing learning management systems to use Coursera’s free tools. Education Technology Higher Education

Andrew Ng, Co-Founder of Coursera, Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course

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Dhawal Shah, co-founder of Class Central, a directory of MOOCs, says that “enrollment numbers have dropped drastically in the recent times” for individual courses. It’s an argument he’s been making on the lecture circuit lately, including at a keynote he gave in May at the ASU+GSV Summit on edtech innovation. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary LearningAndrew Ng taught one of the most-viewed online courses of all time—more than 1.5

Effective Technology Integration: 15+ #EduGoalsMOOC Chat Resources

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We were inspired by two incredible edtech gurus who were our guest experts for the chat, Steve Wheeler ( @SteveWheeler ) and Larry Ferlazzo ( @LarryFerlazzo ). We also had many teachers who are edtech gurus in their own right from around the world join the chat. A short list of useful resources that relate to the use of technology in education. Advice On Using Education Technology [link].

US Edtech Funding Already Nears $1 Billion in First Half of 2019

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education technology industry appears on track to surpass the amount of investor funding tallied in recent years. educational technology companies whose primary purpose is to support educators and learners across preK-12 and postsecondary education. edtech companies in the first half of 2019. The high tally for venture funding this year is not unique to the edtech industry. We’ve seen impact funds increase their interest in education for that same reason.”

MOOCs Are Global. So Where Do They Stand With New European Privacy Laws?

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The biggest challenge a lot [of entities] are facing is that they’re trying to implement for a law that isn't yet in effect, and is broadly written,” says Matthew Johnson, a lawyer with Cooley who focuses on higher education institutions and edtech companies. MOOC-provider Coursera, for example, claims to have 6.5 Across all geographies, Europe has one of the highest concentration of MOOC users in the world. Some MOOC instructors are less concerned.

MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners

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Until lately, those online MIT courses have somewhat resembled so-called massive open online courses, or MOOCs, says Clara Piloto, director of global programs at MIT Professional Education. Now, as MOOCs have evolved to court professional audiences , so too have MIT’s efforts to harness companies and organizations. There are few key differences between MIT Professional Education’s new and existing online offerings.

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Amplify's MOOC Is Sold, and Renamed as 'Edhesive'

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Computer Science Ed-tech For-Profit Education Online Learning edtech mergersandacquisitionsAmplify's AP computer science massive, open, online course has been sold to a group of investors.

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GSV Ventures Raises $180M Fund in Search of Global Edtech Opportunities

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With an investment fund, a conference and a constellation of advisory services, GSV may be the closest thing to an omnipresent brand in education investing. This money will support edtech deals at the seed, Series A and later fundraising stages. Education Technology Financing Investor

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

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It was an edtech entrepreneur’s dream on Wednesday at Intel’s Education Accelerator Demo Day. The idea behind doing the accelerator is that this is an opportunity for us to share with [the startups] what we know about education, but it really is also giving us a portfolio of solutions we can bring to our customers,” says Intel’s VP and General Manager of Government and Education John Galvin. Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech Business

MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 3 Reflection

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For Unit 3 of the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , we explored the TPACK and SAMR frameworks. These are two great models to help teachers find the most effective way of integrating educational technology. However, I think both are important and could work together in helping teachers to understand best practices with educational technology. Follow Michael''s board Coaching Digital Learning, #CDL_MOOCed on Pinterest.

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 2 Reflection

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Here is my Unit 2 reflection for the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change. Unit 2 focuses on the development of your PLN (Professional Learning Network) and becoming a "Connected Educator". For example, I enjoy using Twitter for the educational Twitter chats. I even moderate a Twitter chat from educators in Hawaii, #edchatHI ! I enjoy using Facebook because it allows me to easily connect with other educators from my school and community.

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 1 Reflection

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Last week, the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , began. This MOOC will help participants: Learn what it takes to coach educators to integrate technology Explore a variety of frameworks such as TPACK, SAMR, and the four Cs Explore opportunities for personalized application Create a Technology Coaching Action Plan I am most excited to learn more about the different frameworks, connect with other coaches, and create my own action plan.

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EdSurge HigherEd Year in Review: Our Top Higher Education Stories of 2018

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While not quite the “Year of the MOOC,” 2018 saw a resurgence in interest around the ways these massive open online courses are delivering free (and more often these days, not free) online education around the world, and how these providers are increasingly turning to traditional institutions of learning. That’s why we’ve also highlighted a few here that we don’t want you to miss, from complicated community college turnarounds to where IKEA and edtech overlap.

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Rethink Education Re-Ups Commitment to Edtech With $107.5 Million Fund

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education technology startups ebbed in 2016, dipping roughly 30 percent in deal volume and value from the previous year. These statistics offer a somber reminder that the edtech industry does not produce quick, home run hits. Other EdSurge stories about edtech venture capital. 2016 US Edtech Funding Totals $1 Billion. Following Edtech Money (in-depth report on U.S. funding) Can Investors Make Money and Do Good in Education? Venture capital for U.S.

Rwanda’s ahead of the online CBE learning curve

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Although practitioners may squabble over the definition of competency-based education (CBE), there is a fundamental core of CBE that centers on mastery, formative tests, and recurring feedback. I had the chance to catch up with Chris Hedrick, the CEO of Kepler, and hear about his work on education to employment in Africa. accredited degree program through a blend of massive open online courses (MOOCs), CBE, and guided in-person interactions.

US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018

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There was also plenty of rain in the education technology industry, where venture capitalists and private-equity investors unleashed a deluge of cash. education technology companies raised $1.45 edtech startups in 2017. And that dip in dealflow has been happening in recent years: Investors are pouring more money into the edtech industry, but across fewer companies. For edtech companies able to show consistent growth and revenue, that should be welcome news.

?Edtech is Trapped in Ben Bloom’s Basement

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And in the process of trying to educate myself on the matter, I’ve come to a scary realization: Edtech is trapped in Ben Bloom’s basement. For all Silicon Valley’s talk of “disrupting” education, most of the edtech that exists today simply digitizes ineffective aspects of education’s yesteryear. The current wave of education technology has been fraught with pedagogically unsound replications of the worst aspects of teaching and learning.

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From Good Intentions to Real Shortcomings: An Edtech Reckoning

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Echoing wider soul searching over technology’s polarizing role in politics and society, the education technology scene has been doing its own reckoning. As the bubbly enthusiasm in the democratizing power of platforms like Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Khan Academy quietly wanes, we’ve seen more attention to digital inequity like the homework gap and gender discrimination in coding careers. Education Technology Learning Research Research

Equity in #EdTech: A Report Review

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Part technologist, part artist, part manager, part synthesizer she is passionate about the use of technology in higher education and the many differing facets of how technology impacts society and culture. If you care about equity in edtech, this report is a must-read, especially if you are interested in evidence-based research and practical solutions. If you don’t care about equity in edtech. MOOCs vs Open textbooks).

How to overcome resistance to online education in Higher Ed

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Now more than ever we should all discover its merits and use all its potential to reach more learners and give them access to educational programs that are vital for their development. A little bit of history… As it happens with many things, online education is nothing new under the sun.

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As Grad Degrees And Credentials Boom, Prestigious Schools Are Winning

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Graduate education has been a bright spot in U.S. higher education, as getting a graduate degree has become far more common in recent decades, particularly for the millennial generation. Over the last decade, workers with education beyond the bachelor’s degree have continued to be rewarded with higher wages –and employment in master’s-level occupations is projected to grow at the fastest rate of any level, 17 percent, between 2016 and 2026, according to U.S.

Fewer Deals, More Money: U.S. Edtech Funding Rebounds With $1.2 Billion in 2017

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Is education technology investing back on track? Are investors still eager to put their money in education startups? based edtech startups in 2017 saw a resurgence of investment capital. edtech investments in 2011. educational technology companies whose primary purpose is to improve outcomes for teachers and learners across K-12 and higher education. edtech companies. Education technology investments appear to be on a similar trajectory.

Implementing education technology by pursuing technology education: Professional Development ideas for educators

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Education technology tools and solutions are becoming commonplace and widespread. As a result, educators must stay on top of trends and pursue ongoing learning in technology. How to learn more about edtech options. Sample popular edtech tools.

Building Effective Edtech Business Models to Reach the Global Poor

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Students like Battushig who used free online courses to achieve world-class education motivated players like Coursera and the State Department to launch initiatives like Learning Hubs and MOOC camps from Vietnam to Bolivia. Yet, as edtech companies became laser-focused on figuring out their business models, the emphasis on serving the poorest students in the poorest countries dwindled. Are there viable edtech opportunities in so-called bottom-of-the-pyramid markets? .

14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

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14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education. I don’t follow higher education very closely, so this is all from 20 feet away. Six Common Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education. And anymore, they end being the punchline of edtech jokes, somehow.

The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

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This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. An abacus is an educational technology, as is the slide rule. MOOCs.

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Looking to Grow in China? 3 Lessons for U.S. Edtech Companies

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tech firms, including edtech players. China-based edtech companies raked in more than $1 billion in investment in 2015, or 37 percent of global funding for the year. edtech companies can expect to confront special regulatory and infrastructure challenges in China, in addition to having to adapt content and design. So, based on the experiences of Coursera and other companies, what are some lessons for edtech startups looking to grow in China?