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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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

ICT – Information Communications Technology. MOOC – Massively Open Online Course (an online course which has video lectures, problem solving activities, texts and an online community of fellow learners). education acronym acronyms edtech exxample learning tech technology terms

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12+ Missions Covering Various K12 Content for Meaningful Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions , I introduce mission minded learning. Participants in my current free online course, The Goal-Minded Teacher MOOC ( #EduGoalsMOOC ), designed learning missions this past week to inspire their learners.

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

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residents honor the right of individuals to have their information removed. 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 For their part, some MOOC providers have already made steps towards compliance.

MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 2 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

Here is my Unit 2 reflection for the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change. I have my own personal professional blog, ( technocation.blogspost.com ) that I use to share my own opinions, tips, and reviews for EdTech related topics. Blogs are an effective way to communicate information, and enabling the comments feature and allowing teachers to guest blog with you can be a powerful way to get teachers involved and become active participants.

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?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. Instead, Learnmetrics aggregates data that a district might have on, for example, student performance and translates the information into actionable metrics. s co-founders Dan Nash and Sean Hookano-Briel initially targeted K-12 schools for the tool, it seems the corporate sector, which has increasingly turned to MOOCs to train employees, has taken a liking to it even more.

?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. Yet thinking back to my stroll through the library, this is not what some of even the most popular edtech tools encourage.

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Got Action Plan?

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Instructional Technology Coaches Shape Their Future During a MOOC-Ed. Based on context and role, participants used the ITCAP template to create their personal coaching vision and goals, along with specific activities and steps extrapolated from the weekly MOOC-Ed content and their experiences.

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The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote

EdTechTeacher

As a researcher, Justin has been carrying this concept into his work with MOOCs. As educators, one of our most critical challenges is to develop students into these learners who can take advantage of both formal and informal education systems.

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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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10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

Twitter Chats, webinars, MOOCs, online courses, online conferences, virtual events, livestreams, Edcamps, Facebook groups, #Hashtags Find your hashtag community! For more information about this class, click here.

Tips for Landing an Edtech Gig—From the EdSurge Jobs Team

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Looking for a job can be daunting, particularly if you are pivoting to a new role or switching industries, like those folks coming into the edtech space. Over the years of running the EdSurge edtech jobs board, we’ve collected some helpful tips and resources for finding your dream edtech job. Building Hard Skills: There are so many courses nowadays (online, especially—thanks edtech!) Check out our growing list of MOOCs and Courses on the EdSurge Index.

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On Research – a #dLRN15 (and beyond) reflection

Improving Education Environments

I would take this one step further — the dominant paradigm of EdTech keynotes is not either dystopian or utopian , but giving the audience the utopia or dystopia they desire. To play into the musical tropes of EdTech blogging, we give the people what they want.

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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

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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5 Ideas for Teaching Students the Most Important Skill They’ll Need

Ask a Tech Teacher

Massive Open Online Courses (Sometimes referred to as MOOCs) – MOOCs are readily available courses that are presented online. MOOCs are not an ideal way for most students to learn. 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020.

New Technology Connects Jobseekers with Employers

Digital Promise

These were just some of the challenges addressed by innovative startups from across the western United States in the semi-finals of the 2018 Global EdTech Startup Awards (GESA), co-sponsored by Digital Promise and GSVlabs, and the Michelson Foundation on November 15.

Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

EdTech4Beginners

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). MOOC is not a new concept in the e-learning industry. Many prestigious universities such as Harvard offers MOOC at minimal or no cost. MOOC also offers group collaboration and feedback through online evaluation. The information can be used effectively and creatively by anyone to learn outside the traditional form of learning such as classrooms etc. education edtech innovation teaching

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On Research – a #dLRN15 (and beyond) reflection

Improving Education Environments

I would take this one step further — the dominant paradigm of EdTech keynotes is not either dystopian or utopian , but giving the audience the utopia or dystopia they desire. To play into the musical tropes of EdTech blogging, we give the people what they want.

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

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But today, edtech is commonly understood to mean digital technology. So with these guidelines in mind, I’ve chosen six areas where edtech has made an impact this decade: Learning Management Systems. MOOCs. In fact, I think some of the biggest edtech trends have been rather.

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How Linways AMS enables managing an academics institution digitally.

Linways Technologies

Though there is information available around us, an institution, with its unique workflow and delivery makes the difference. This sets institutional education apart from the MOOCs, or online course delivery tools.

Stale Words and Hackneyed Ideas That Make Edtech Investors Cringe

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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. For your lead to be worth much to the college you need to have robust data about that student’s underlying needs and preferences, and demonstrate that students value your site or app as a highly trusted source of information and advice. MOOCs or General Assembly for country X.

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

Neo LMS

How to learn more about edtech options. When it comes to professional development for educators, it’s vital to learn about the edtech options available. Read more: 8 Edtech organizations every teacher should know about [INFOGRAPHIC]. Sample popular edtech tools.

Quantified Learners: Moving Beyond Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

Schools are organizing databases around students that look at multiple performance indicators, and now, more than ever, learning is informed and registered through collections of data points and not just a grade. Technology #edtech assessment

A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

The following infographic/cheat sheet from @goboundless outlines some of the larger scale (eLearning) or controversial (MOOC) movements, as well as those on the rise (1:1, personalized learning), and providing working definitions for each. Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC).

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Massive Study of Online Teaching Ends With Surprising — and ‘Deflating’ — Result

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New study in @PNASNews on MOOC persistence- 2.5 Rene Kizilcec, an assistant professor in the School of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University who also worked on the study, also found the experience “humbling and disheartening.”

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14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

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MOOCs are great ideas, but assessment and feedback loops and certification are among the many issues holding them back. And anymore, they end being the punchline of edtech jokes, somehow. 14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education. by Terry Heick.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

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Neil Rickus ; EdTech Consultant & Former Teacher. In order to reduce the amount of new content a teacher needs to make, YouTube videos, MOOC s, multiple choice questions and web-based resources can be combined. Refer to the SAMR model for more information about this.

The Road to Disastrous Educational Businesses Is Paved With Good Intentions

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The hallmark of successful investment decision making is to approach an opportunity with an openness to new information. To their credit, both of the leading commercial MOOCs—Udacity and Coursera—have undertaken significant pivots to their initially flawed business models. Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech BusinessThe following is excerpted from Jonathan A. Knee’s “ Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education ,” reprinted with permission.

Free or Low-Cost Resources for PD in Distance Learning

Graphite Blog

" If you miss a session, you can catch up on the Global EdTech Academy YouTube channel. " The MOOCs are self-directed and offer videos, activities, digital forums, and other resources.

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How Can We Use Google Maps and Google Earth Creatively With Students? | #PodcastPD

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For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com. Kurt is also part of EdTech Sages , LLC, an educational technology training and consulting group. Show Information. Mapping with google mooc https://mapping.withgoogle.com/. For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com ([link]. Kurt is also part of EdTech Sages ([link] LLC, an educational technology training and consulting group. Show Information ([link]. Tweet.

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What about the digital divide in education?

Tomorrow's Learners

Things are already starting to move this way with the emergence of massive open online courses (MOOCs). Digital Divide – ICT Information Communications Technology. Blog digital divide edtech

Practicing the Principles of Connected Learning

Educator Innovator

If you are organizing a course, MOOC, or co-learning community, daily connects are one of the most powerful and yet simple tools at your disposal. DML #clmooc #edtech connected courses connected learning

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Designing Organizations to Support Tech on Campus #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

MOOCs, technology infusion projects, online masters or pathways to credit, research. Maryland students pushing for reduced textbook costs (which could mean more digital content) and a repository of historical syllabi so they can make more informed choices in their courses.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

FI conducts research, develops educational resources, provides high quality professional learning programs for educators including leadership massive open online courses (MOOCs), advocates to improve teaching and learning, and helps inform policy-making at a regional and national level.

Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed–With A Caution

TeachThought - Learn better.

MOOCs are great ideas, but assessment and feedback loops and certification are among the many issues holding them back. And anymore, they end being the punchline of edtech jokes, somehow. Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed–With A Caution. by Terry Heick.