A Decade of MOOCs: A Review of Stats and Trends for Large-Scale Online Courses in 2021

ED Surge

In 2021, two of the biggest MOOC providers had an “exit” event. Ten years ago, more than 300,000 learners were taking the three free Stanford courses that kicked off the modern MOOC movement. It led me to call 2020 the “Second Year of the MOOC.” MOOCs are now no longer massive.

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In China, Online Degrees on Hold, Even as MOOCs Rise

ED Surge

In fact, the country has no institution that is approved to deliver online degrees, even though it has moved rapidly to embrace MOOCs, free or low-cost online courses offered to millions throughout the country. advances in online pedagogy, such as flipped classrooms and MOOCs.

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

Edsurge

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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2U Buys edX for $800M, In Surprise End to Nonprofit MOOC Provider Started by MIT and Harvard

Edsurge

The deal is a sign that the once-distinct lines between MOOCs, online degree programs and on-campus programs have blurred, argues Sean Gallagher, founder and executive director of Northeastern University’s Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy.

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EdTechX: A MOOC about Integrating Education Technology from Justin Reich

EdTechTeacher

This post originally appeared on Justin’s EdWeek blog, EdTech Researcher. Blog Featured Justin Reich #ettipad EdTech Researcher EdX MOOCLast 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.

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

Edsurge

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. But MOOCs were trending upward back in 2014 when the education incubator was established, so it made a catchy name for the building.

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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. It includes a fairly traditional program of webinars and readings, along with experiments via the mechanical mooc and G+ communities. (We Best of all, these two MOOCs are both OPEN (in a variety of senses, including open licensed) and CONNECTIVIST.

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Why Some Investors Say Edtech ‘Doom and Gloom’ is Overhyped

ED Surge

Like tech stocks in general, edtech has taken a nosedive over the past six months or so. The news might lead you to think edtech’s future is marked by doom and gloom. It showed the industry, Batra says, that consumers have become agreeable to purchasing edtech.

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

MOOC – Massively Open Online Course (an online course which has video lectures, problem solving activities, texts and an online community of fellow learners). Tagged: acronym , acronyms , edtech , education , exxample , learning , tech , technology , terms. education acronym acronyms edtech exxample learning tech technology termsThe amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators.

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8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. From digital certificates to learning analytics, here are eight EdTech trends to look forward to in the coming months. MOOCs.

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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

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

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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. Colleges have tried to offer courses built around MOOC materials before—and it hasn’t always gone well. Coursera started with a mission to give the general public free access to courses from expensive colleges.

edWeb Wins EdTech Award for Professional Development Learning Solution

edWeb.net

The EdTech Awards for 2022 were just announced, and edWeb has won the award for Professional Development Learning Solution out of a field of 20 Finalists. edWeb is also a Finalist in two other categories: Online Courses/MOOC Solution and EdTech Company Setting a Trend.

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Effective Technology Integration: 15+ #EduGoalsMOOC Chat Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

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. Effective Technology Integration Events Holidays Tech Tips #EdugoalsMOOC edtechmissions elearning getting to know you Getting to Know You Activities Icebreakers Learning Missions mission based learning Missions MOOC moocs

Why I'm Still Bullish About the State of Edtech

ED Surge

In the next few days, thousands of edtech entrepreneurs, investors, educators and policymakers will flood a hotel in San Diego to attend the Mecca of Education Innovation Optimism known as ASU GSV. So now is the perfect time to reflect on the state of edtech.

What’s Next for Edtech Now That the ‘Pandemic Bump’ Has Faded?

ED Surge

It also brought an explosion of private investments into edtech. The pandemic bump that many edtech firms experienced has faded, but private capital’s interest in edtech, and in shaping the education system, remains.

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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. Technology is a huge part of our students’ lives. Students all over the world have access to knowledge, resources, and experts to help them learn in rich ways and accomplish great things.

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MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners

Edsurge

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. The birthplace for MOOC platform edX, MIT is no stranger to experimental credentials and online programs.

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

Edsurge

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.

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

Marketplace K-12

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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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 3 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

For Unit 3 of the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , we explored the TPACK and SAMR frameworks. Board - "TPACK & SAMR Visual Analogies" Be sure to also check out my Pinterest Board for this MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning, #CDL_MOOCed where I''ve added all of the resources for each unit. Follow Michael''s board Coaching Digital Learning, #CDL_MOOCed on Pinterest. Digital edtech Learning mooc MOOC-Ed

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What a New Strategy at 2U Means for the Future of Online Higher Education

ED Surge

edX was never the premier MOOC brand—that title belongs to Coursera. Education Technology Digital Credentials Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher Education Edtech Business Online Program Management MOOCs

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

Edsurge

edtech companies in the first half of 2019. The high tally for venture funding this year is not unique to the edtech industry. Wayee Chu, a general partner at Reach Capital, a San Francisco-based edtech investment firm, sees a broader market interest in edtech given the recent deals led by generalist investors that don’t generally play in this sector. edtech companies, but their counterparts overseas have also attracted plenty of venture capital. The U.S.

How to Teach Online MOOC: Aloha Discussion

EdTechnocation.com

Author: Mathieu Plourde {(Mathplourde on Flickr) This week marks the beginning of the How to Teach Online MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). What is a MOOC you may ask? According to the Mooc-List.com , a repository of MOOCs across the web, MOOC is " an online course aimed at large-scale participation and open (free) access via the internet. " A MOOC is very similar to university courses but typically do not offer course credits.

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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. Follow Michael''s board Coaching Digital Learning, #CDL_MOOCed on Pinterest. Digital edtech Learning mooc MOOC-Ed

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 1 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

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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In New Push to Grow Online Degree Offerings, Coursera Changes Revenue-Sharing Options

Edsurge

Because, as edtech consultant and blogger Phil Hill argues, Coursera’s latest strategy relies on so-called “network effects” that come when one platform gains a critical mass of users and offerings.

Upskilling Trend Brings Coupons, ‘Flash Sales’ and Other Marketing Gimmicks to Higher Ed

ED Surge

That was one prediction of the late David Noble, a critic of edtech, in the 1997 essay “Digital Diploma Mills: The Automation of Higher Education.” Education Technology Digital Credentials MOOCs Edtech Business Higher Education

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 6 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

In the final unit of the Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-Ed , we learned about the importance of and practiced evaluating EdTech tools and resources, such as iPad Apps and websites with the use of rubrics and evaluation tools. Follow Michael''s board Coaching Digital Learning, #CDL_MOOCed on Pinterest. Coach Digital edtech evaluation ipad Learning MOOC-Ed rubric

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Facebook Seems to Be Adding Video-Course Features. For Edtech, That Raises Old Fears.

ED Surge

That puts Meta in a different space than companies that offer massive open online courses, or MOOCs—which tend to focus more on upskilling and that offer certificates intended for professional advancement, experts say.

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Udemy, an Online Course Platform Where Anyone Can Teach, Keeps Raising Money. What's Next?

Edsurge

Udemy has become one of the best-funded companies in edtech, having raised another $80 million earlier this year, bringing its total raised to nearly $300 million. Education Technology Edtech Business MOOCs

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Are Upstart Online Providers Getting Better at Teaching Than Traditional Colleges?

Edsurge

A decade ago, large-scale online courses known as MOOCs were all the rage, touted as a possible alternative to traditional college and celebrated in the popular press. Talbert had taken MOOCs back when they first started and was unimpressed.

The Microlearning Moment in Workplace Learning

Edsurge

These developments will have important implications for colleges and universities, training and skills providers, edtech firms and investors and other stakeholders in the education ecosystem. Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed MOOCs Digital Credentials

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

Edsurge

This money will support edtech deals at the seed, Series A and later fundraising stages. Despite having invested in dozens of edtech startups over the past decade, Quazzo says there are no shortage of intractable problems remaining in education.

edX Staked Its Reputation on Its Nonprofit Status. What Will It Mean To Be Part of For-Profit 2U?

Edsurge

Michael Feldstein, a longtime edtech consultant and blogger, highlighted what he saw as the “hypocrisy” of the deal in a blog post last week. Education Technology MOOCs Higher Education Online Program Management Digital Credentials Digital Learning in Higher Ed

Elite Colleges Started EdX as a Nonprofit Alternative to Coursera. How Is It Doing?

Edsurge

It has the most users of any provider of MOOCs (as the large-scale online courses are sometimes called), claiming more than 77 million learners. Dhawal Shaw, founder of MOOC-discovery platform Class Central. It was 2012, and online learning was suddenly booming.

Equity in #EdTech: A Report Review

ProfHacker

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. then that’s really sad, because it’s really difficult to work in edtech and not notice equity issues. edtech folks often claim to be "democratizing education" and have for a century, & rhetorically we give them the benefit of the doubt 2/n.

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

Edsurge

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

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

Edsurge

It was an edtech entrepreneur’s dream on Wednesday at Intel’s Education Accelerator Demo Day. 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. Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech Business

From Good Intentions to Real Shortcomings: An Edtech Reckoning

Edsurge

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. A Rising Tide of Inequality Edtech efforts at broadening access to opportunity often falter when running up against entrenched forms of inequity and discrimination.