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Effective Technology Integration: 15+ #EduGoalsMOOC Chat Resources

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Today, The Goal-Minded Teacher ( #EduGoalsMOOC ) free open online course Twitter chat took place about the topic, Effective Technology Integration. 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. Advice On Using Education Technology [link].

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

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Meanwhile, Coursera is opening up its technology platform to any college to use for free to deliver course materials on their own campuses. Colleges have tried to offer courses built around MOOC materials before—and it hasn’t always gone well. Education Technology Higher Education

Stale Words and Hackneyed Ideas That Make Edtech Investors Cringe

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If you go to startup pitch events, you’ve seen it happen: An entrepreneur says something—something so naïve, egregious and hackneyed—that it makes the investors, along with educators who are now increasingly in the audience, physically cringe. Dreamit Edtech network to get their “lemon lists” of concepts, statements, and business models that edtech entrepreneurs may want to think twice—or thrice—about. MOOCs or General Assembly for country X.

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Building Effective Edtech Business Models to Reach the Global Poor

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For one thing, he offered an ideal parable for technology’s ability to surface human potential and connect people to real opportunities. 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. The question is: are there viable edtech opportunities in so-called bottom-of-the-pyramid markets?

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

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To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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Education Technology's Inequalities

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I also want to consider that, with or without a President Trump , education technology also might make things worse, might also contribute to these ongoing inequalities – and not simply because many in ed-tech seem quite eager to work with the new administration. Don’t Believe “Don’t Be Evil” My own concerns about the direction of education technology cannot be separated from my concerns with digital technologies more broadly. MOOCs.

Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

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Their school is committed to organization-wide change to effectively infuse technology into the curriculum and they are truly forward-thinking in their approach; the school has already implemented many innovative teaching practices and spaces. MOOCs. Arts and Applied Technology.

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29 Sessions to Watch During This Year's SXSW EDU

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Every year in March the edtech world descends on Austin for SXSW EDU, a conference that’s become as much about classroom practice and implementation as entrepreneurship and tech innovation. Can Evidence Even Keep Up with Edtech? Speakers from Newsela, New Market Venture Partners and Academic Business Advisors open up about how the lightning-fast pace of edtech development requires companies to produce evidence for schools in a shortened time frame.

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ISTE Wants to Be More Than Just a Conference. Learn How They Are Expanding.

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With the two last directors of the federal Office of Education Technology, Richard Culatta and Joseph South, at the helms of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), it is no surprise that the organization is seeking to expand and rebrand. ISTE is traditionally known for its annual edtech conference, which draws as many as 15,000 people each year. This year’s event will not have a has a specific name, since ISTE officials are still mulling over the idea.

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SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

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But the technology lends a question: to what extent should educational products make assumptions about a user’s end goal? Speakers from University of Virginia, University of Maryland, MIT and University of Pennsylvania will share what works, what doesn’t and how they have built structures to support technology initiatives on their campuses. This panel asks how this technology might expand the walls of the classroom—or isolate students from the learning environment.

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"The Internet Will Be Everywhere and Nowhere"—Dr. Michio Kaku's ISTE 2016 Keynote

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In the daily edtech trenches, the forest is easily lost for the trees. Technological minutiae in the classroom carry such immense consequences that it can be hard to think beyond tomorrow’s software update, nevermind next year’s LMS rollout. According to Dr. Kaku, talking wallpaper, data-reading toilets and other technologies that seem like miracles today are a mere fifty years away. Education Technology Events Community

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

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20 NEW Ways to Use #GoogleClassroom #gttribe #SUL #googleedu #gsuiteedu #edtech Click To Tweet. googleedu #gsuiteedu #edtech Click To Tweet. googleedu #gttribe #edtech Click To Tweet. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). googleedu #gttribe #edtech Click To Tweet.

Designing Organizations to Support Tech on Campus #SXSWedu

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Kim: Transform teaching & learning at MIT around the globe through the use of digital technology. MOOCs, technology infusion projects, online masters or pathways to credit, research. Must focus on evidence based practices as we incorporate technology.

How a Parody Twitter Account Helps Decode the Hulking Educause Conference (And What to Expect This Year)

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It’s time once again for The Hulk of edtech conferences— Educause , which kicks off fully on Wednesday in Anaheim, Calif. So who else to turn to for advice about what to look for at this year’s event than. EDUCAUSE_HULK , the long-running parody Twitter character who captures the spirit of the event with simple pronouncements in all-caps. Since last year there's a new parody account, @EDUcaustic , which is even more strident in mocking edtech.

?HigherEd Year in Review: What We’ve Learned (and Loved) in Our First 365 Days

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First the numbers: In the past year, we have published more than 300 articles about the shifting trends in higher ed, education technology and digital learning. Discovering MOOCs in 2012 lit a fire under me. I left my position running university internships abroad and went head first into the edtech world. Ray Batra: EdSurge promotes how technology can support teaching and learning, but it doesn’t do so uncritically. How can edtech help students be more human?

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. The only other media attending the event would be a national crew from ABC.” ” Idaho Ed News quotes local high school students who protested the visit and their school’s reliance on technology. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Tutoring company Topica Edtech Group has raised $50 million from Northstar Group.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP. ” Never one to let a good MOOC story pass them by, Edsurge repeats the story. “MOOCs Are ”Dead.“ Also via Edsurge : “ MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners.” million in crowdfunding for its MOOC platform. Someone should inform them that MOOCs are dead.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Cumulative Growth in Number of MOOCs , 2011–17.” Via MIT Technology Review : “Growing Up with Alexa.” Charlottesville and UVA.

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” 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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Take on One Hit Wonders

Improving Education Environments

My scholarship looks at the shadows of words we use as neutral or benevolent in terms of educational technology: MOOC, innovation, failure, content. They miss the 2000+ A-ha continuing to push popular music while incorporating the technologies of the day.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” There’s some Udacity-related MOOC news in the job training section below.

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Bob Thorpe, is proposing a far-reaching law in Arizona, House Bill 2120, banning virtually every college event, activity or course which discusses social justice , skin privilege, or racial equality. The Department of Education has released a “Higher Education Supplement to the National Education Technology Plan ,” just in the nick of time I guess. The Economist on “ The Return of the MOOC.” More research on MOOCs in the MOOC section above.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Edsurge : “ Office of Edtech Wants Help Making Sense of All Those Higher Ed Providers.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vive la MOOC révolution. “ Coursera More than Doubles Number of Degrees on Its Platform,” says Campus Technology. ” Perhaps protest Stanford’s Persuasive Technology Lab ?

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“ New York City libraries have announced they plan to forgive the late fees of all children aged 17 and under in a one-time amnesty event,” The AP reports. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.” ” More on the event via Inside Higher Ed. Once upon a time, Coursera updates went in the MOOC section.

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Among the education highlights: Republican VP candidate Mike Pence made up a name for the university hosting the event. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?” Google had a big press event this week too, unveiling shiny stuff to a cheering crowd of stenographers. A Techcrunch op-ed : “Why edtech can’t grow as much as healthtech.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Analysis of Georgia Tech ’s MOOC-inspired online master’s in computer science suggests that institutions can successfully deliver high-quality, low-cost degrees to students at scale.” Via Campus Technology : “Recipients of 2018 McGraw Prize in Education Revealed.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. It’s a bit tricky to do some weeks – because some weeks I’m traveling and some weeks a major event happens in the middle of the week making some of the “before” reporting seem a little odd. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Products like this remain one of the most terrifying ideas in education technology.

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” “My Statement: White House HBCU Event” by Dillard University president Walter Kimbrough. 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. Via eCampus News : “Is higher ed ready for the big edtech explosion ?” VR “comes of age,” says Campus Technology. Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. “ Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views,” says Campus Technology. Not sure why this is called a MOOC. It’s just a bunch of video-taped lectures for the (offline) “ Startup School ” event that the startup incubator program runs at Stanford (which is really just a series of short talks by entrepreneurs and founders).

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Apple had a big press event this week. ” No mention of how corporations flood these events with their products and pitches. Via the Getting Smart blog : “Incubating EdTech: AT&T Announces 4th Aspire Accelerator Class.”

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOC hype deja vu.). Via Campus Technology: “ CUNY to Train, Hire 2,000 Students in Free Coding Bootcamps.” From the press release : “The goal of the inaugural competition is to build a ‘socialbot’ on Alexa that will converse with people about popular topics and news events. Via Edsurge : “When Teachers Build Edtech , Awesomeness Ensues – and Here’s Why.”

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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.” In the future, you might want to look for most MOOC-related news in the “business of job training” section below.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Here’s Edsurge’s take on the AEI event. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the job training section below. Edsurge covers Clever ’s new product “Clever Goals,” which takes the data that the company gleans about student usage of technology and sells it back to schools.

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” That is, she told college students at the event that “faculty, from adjunct professors to deans, tell you what to do, what to say, and more ominously, what to think.” ” 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. Higher Learning Technologies ( HLT ) has acquired gWhiz.