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Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?” More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online. The term MOOC was coined by others in 2008.)

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. The building boasts two tricked-out production studios that any of the companies in the industry park can use to film and edit video for courses.

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Online Learning Platform, NovoEd Acquired by Boston Private Equity Firm

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Boston-based private equity firm Devonshire Investors has acquired NovoEd , a San Francisco-based provider of an online learning platform. NovoEd traces its roots to Stanford University, where engineering professor Amin Saberi and Farnaz Ronaghi, then a PhD student, launched their first online course in 2012. These online courses are easy to sign up for, yet few students actually stick through and finish them.

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. For the first half of 2019, the industry saw $962 million raised across 65 deals, the highest amount of funding at the halfway mark since at least 2015. The U.S.

?Why an iTunes Model for Online Learning Is Bad for Educators

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In the future,” he wrote, “I envision three tiers of education that look a lot like the music industry of today. Many online learning platforms, such as LinkedIn Learning and MasterClass, are indeed pivoting towards business models that look a lot like subscription-based streaming services Pandora, Spotify or Netflix. We could be pushing online teachers in a similar direction. Now, the price points for online learning products are widely varying.

MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners

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In 2013, MIT began offering online programs for working professionals to meet learners across the globe. 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.

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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

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Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late.

Higher Ed Has Now Split Into Dual Economies: Online and Traditional

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Hovering over this idyllic image is the online campus, where students rarely, if ever, set foot on manicured lawns. Before the invasion of the internet, the university comprised a secure, single identity; now—with about a third of college students online —the American college is bifurcated.

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?Readers’ Roundup: EdSurge HigherEd’s Top 10 Articles of 2017

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Microcredentials, and controversial moves and pivots by edtech companies hoping to disrupt the higher education landscape. Ahearn, an online learning manager for +Acumen, shares eight lessons learned about the field with a starter kit of what every hopeful instructional designer should know. You have to use video,” says Virginia Tech’s John Boyer, who posts his geography lectures on YouTube and holds live online office hours.

Giving Thanks: The Top EdSurge Contributors of 2016

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The edtech entrepreneurs, educators, investors and other education professionals that share their opinions and practices through storytelling on our site are invaluable to this industry, and we celebrate them. Three pieces from our industry-facing Innovate newsletter , three from our K-12 Instruct newsletter , and three from our higher education Next newsletter. Educators and Administrators—From the 'Instruct' Newsletter Adaptive learning. Personalized learning.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Again and again, the media told stories — wildly popular stories , apparently — about how technology industry executives refuse to allow their own children to use the very products they were selling to the rest of us. Online Grade Portals. You can learn anything online, Siegler argued.

As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated ‘Microlearning,’ Higher Ed Must Adapt

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Just outside the walls of the ivory tower, a transformation is underway in the world of corporate learning, and those of us at colleges and universities should pay attention. Corporate learning and development, often referred to as L&D, is radically different than just a few years ago. Priorities and jobs are changing more quickly, so we need an agile learning environment that anticipates what learning needs will be, and where we can quickly access them.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Chalkbeat : “After flying under the radar, school districts’ online programs attract attention – and scrutiny.” ” Via Techcrunch : “ Amazon opens its internal machine learning courses to all for free.” ” “Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019,” says Edsurge. Are they in the oil industry?

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million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries , a well-known opponent of government spending on things like public education (among other things). Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. The Economist on “ The Return of the MOOC.” More research on MOOCs in the MOOC section above.

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” On Tuesday a court dismissed a petition by Ashford Universit y (owned by Bridgepoint Education ) to allow its online programs to be eligible for GI Bill benefits. 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?”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try To Be An OPM : Conversion of for-profits and MOOCs.”

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But you’re full of fallacy yourself if you think that’s going to stop me from making critiques about this industry. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs for credit ! FutureLearn announced that two UK universities – the University of Leeds and the Open University – will offer MOOCs that will be accepted for college credit. For more on MOOCs for credit, see the “MOOCs” section above.

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Where Is the Office of EdTech ?” ” Via the Journal Sentinel : “More than 300 Kettle Moraine parents sign petition against online learning platform.” ” That’s a school district in Wisconsin , and the learning software in question is the Summit Learning Platform , created by the Summit charter school chain and built by Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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Edsurge’s Jeff Young and Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill both asked industry analyst Trace Urdan for his take. I’m waiting for Tressie McMillan Cottom’s response, as she’s certainly unlikely to hype the industry angle and will surely raise the important issues surrounding equity, “lower ed,” and justice. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCOnline education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?”

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Via Forbes : “The Startup President: How France ’s Macron Nearly Built An EdTech Company.” “Free College” Via Edsurge : “For Free Community College , Online Learning Isn’t Always Part of the Recipe for Success.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” ECOT is the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, a failed online charter school.

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” “Make MOOCs great again.” ” And despite all the promises to “ drain the swamp ,” it appears as though Trump is planning to fill cabinet seats and advisory roles with lobbyists and industry insiders. “Websites that offer students online study guides and tutoring services grow, but faculty members find they raise copyright and academic integrity issues – as case at U Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shows.”

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” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.” “Is there an elegant way to administer exams in online courses ?” Not sure why this is called a MOOC.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options.” Pretty sure this is the best MOOC story of the week: “ Russian Underground Launches Online Courses in Card Fraud ,” Infosecurity Group reports. Via Business Insider : “Online learning may be the future of education – we compared 4 platforms that are leading the way.”

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1, 2017, on the online 2018–19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Here’s a link to all the stories in Slate’s series on online credit recovery programs. “After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter?” Via The Next Web : “ Facebook is letting Groups create online learning courses – what could possibly go wrong?”

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now ranks near the bottom among 35 industrialized nations in math,” The Hechinger Report frets. Learning theorist Roger Schank says “OECD should be ashamed; PISA scores announced; doing more damage.” ” Education professor Yong Zhao has several blog posts on the results of PISA and TIMSS and what we can (and can’t) learn from them. ” Via Edsurge : “ Online Learning Consortium Releases New Scorecards to Evaluate Digital Classes.”

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” Via eCampus News : “The 2 edtech fields with the most potential under Trump.” ” Via Education Week : “The Ohio education department could seek repayment of more than $80 million from nine full-time online schools , based on audits of software-login records that led state officials to determine the schools had overstated their student enrollment.” More on the politics of online education in the politics section above. Education Politics.

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Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” She promises that every kid will learn to code (of course) by having the private sector train CS teachers. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). From the edX blog : “How to be a Better Learner: Determine Your Learning Style.” ” Try learning styles, maybe. ” More on MOOC (and related) research in the research section below.

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“What Betsy DeVos means for edtech ,” according to venture capitalist Ryan Craig. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Should Online Courses Go Through ‘Beta Testing’?” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ FutureLearn , the massive open online course provider owned by the Open University in the U.K., ” “What’s the bottom line on online preschool ?” Education Politics.

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Via The San Francisco Chronicle : “ Dev Bootcamp couldn’t tough out industry shakeout.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The LA Times asks , “ In this digital self-help age, just how effective are MasterClass ’s A-list celebrity workshops?” Important thoughts here on social emotional learning and structural racism. “ Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning ?”

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