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

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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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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

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.

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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. Stay tuned for more interesting MOOCs for K-12 professional learning!

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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.

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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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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

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

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

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How to Teach Online MOOC: Aloha Discussion

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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? A MOOC is very similar to university courses but typically do not offer course credits.

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

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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. Coach Digital edtech evaluation ipad Learning MOOC-Ed rubri

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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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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 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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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. MOOCs vs Open textbooks). [This post was co-authored with Autumm Caines.

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

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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. Source: EdSurge One trend is clear: The dollars invested in the US edtech industry has ticked up steadily since 2011 (considering 2015 as an aberration). For edtech companies able to show consistent growth and revenue, that should be welcome news. edtech assets. For many U.S.

As Grad Degrees And Credentials Boom, Prestigious Schools Are Winning

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The master’s degree market is also a hotbed of innovation, as some of the world’s top universities are now experimenting with MOOC-based degrees at substantially lower price points. Today this has changed significantly—and not only due to MOOCs, which were an important catalyst.

Trump's Edtech Agenda Should Address Effectiveness, Equity, and Equilibrium in Higher Ed

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radio and televisions in the early 20th century and online learning and MOOCs via the Internet in the early 21st century.) recommendations for the edtech industry to protect student data privacy. Education Technology Government Policy Data and Research University MOOCsEditor’s Note: ‘Tis the season of giving, eating and reflecting, a time to look back on 2016 and to make bold predictions about what next year may hold.

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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?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. 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

?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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From Good Intentions to Real Shortcomings: An Edtech Reckoning

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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.

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. MOOCs or General Assembly for country X. So now that you know how to make an edtech investor cringe… please don’t. Education Technology Investors Edtech Business

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? .

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Collaborative Learning, 21st Century Skills; Blending Learning, Student Engagement, MOOC; Flipped Classroom; Gamification; Big Data.

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

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based edtech startups in 2017 saw a resurgence of investment capital. edtech investments in 2011. edtech companies. MOOC companies typically account for the bump in the “Post-Secondary” category, but aside from Coursera’s $64 million Series D round, few other companies focused in higher education scored a large deal. edtech startups hit almost $1.7 For edtech startups, seed money hasn’t disappeared; it’s just harder to get.

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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Rwanda’s ahead of the online CBE learning curve

The Christensen Institute

accredited degree program through a blend of massive open online courses (MOOCs), CBE, and guided in-person interactions. In shared homes in Kigali, 12 to 20 students will watch videos from MOOCs or other open educational resources. This blog was first published on CompetencyWorks. 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.

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

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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. Rethink Education , an edtech investment firm based in White Plains, N.Y. He’s never been a fan of digital textbooks or MOOCs.) Education Technology Investors Edtech BusinessVenture capital for U.S.

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. However, in the last few years, higher education has listened to the world of MOOCs and started changing. Justin Reich is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, the Richard L.

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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?

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Collaborative Learning, 21st Century Skills; Blending Learning, Student Engagement, MOOC; Flipped Classroom; Gamification; Big Data.

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

techieMusings

MOOCs. Sophomores have the opportunity to spend a period of their day learning through a MOOC of their choosing. Their MOOC worktime is an assigned period within their school day. There are some suggested MOOCs on their LMS to choose from.

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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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?The Future of Online Learning Is Offline: What Strava Can Teach Digital Course Designers

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They were incredibly hardworking people, but the ones creating the most significant social impact in the world were also often too busy to finish a MOOC. These things are happening in fits and starts across various MOOCs and online courses, but we don’t yet have a seamless, Strava-like platform for learning and teaching. Beyond Strava, the edtech field can also take a page from the other countless digital apps that connect an online experience to an offline one.

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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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On the Hotseat: 7 Questions for NovoEd’s New CEO, Ed Miller

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I first became involved in edtech as CEO of Xythos, a content repository system that was one of the first solutions that allowed universities and K-12 systems to have cloud based file sharing and storage. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning