EdTech Acronyms Explained

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MOOC – Massively Open Online Course (an online course which has video lectures, problem solving activities, texts and an online community of fellow learners). OER – Open Educational Resource (this can be any online materials that are free to use). Tagged: acronym , acronyms , edtech , education , exxample , learning , tech , technology , terms. education acronym acronyms edtech exxample learning tech technology terms

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Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

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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. Open Education Resources (OER). A good example of this would be the usage of OERs by Sky Customer Service to train their employees. education edtech innovation teaching

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On Research – a #dLRN15 (and beyond) reflection

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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. I gave a presentation at #dlrn15 that was critical of the OER movement message, which my research and scholarship identifies as an attempt to be inclusive while pragmatic.

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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. OER and open books. The Filmstrips of Edtech Like a filmstrip.

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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. I gave a presentation at #dlrn15 that was critical of the OER movement message, which my research and scholarship identifies as an attempt to be inclusive while pragmatic.

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Avoiding the Mediocre Middle

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These presentations are somewhat all over the board: a panel discussion of theoretical lenses to engage digital education/edtech research, a paper presentation critiquing the pragmatic space of OER, two workshops on empowering faculty through WordPress, more MOOC as a sociocultural phenomenon hullabaloo, and an ignite talk where I bring up Kenny Loggins and Wilson Rawls’ Where the Red Fern Grows.

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SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

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ESSA: What Edtech Providers Need to Know : Whiteboard Advisors Senior Vice President David DeSchryver and Education Week Senior Editor Sean Cavanagh break down one of the biggest federal education policies to pass in the last decade: the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). DeSchryver and Cavanagh will look at how ESSA is guiding the work of edtech companies now and in the future. How to Best Serve ELLs with Edtech : As the number of English Language Learners (ELL) in the U.S.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A call to rebrand MOOCs , from Edsurge. Edtech Funding Rebounds With $1.2 The Chronicle of Higher Education on the latest report from the Babson Survey Research Group on OER adoption: “Use of Free Textbooks Is Rising, but Barriers Remain.” (National) Education Politics. The GOP passed their tax plan.

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” It’s being positioned here as the first time Congress has funded open textbooks, but it’s not the federal government’s first commitment to OER. 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.”

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?” through-MOOCs program launched, its College of Business says it is seeing the contours of a model it can use to promote the university abroad, enroll previously untapped groups of students and attract corporate partners.” A Techcrunch op-ed : “Why edtech can’t grow as much as healthtech.”

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. The business of OER. ” Via EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin : “The COPPA Rule, FERPA , and the Security of Student Data.” From investors Chian Gong and Jennifer Carolan, writing in Edsurge : “ Spotting the 2017 Trends That Fuel Edtech Innovation and Investments.” (National) Education Politics.

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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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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs are back in the headlines again. Via Edsurge : “The Second Wave of MOOC Hype Is Here, and It’s Online Degrees.” ” Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “ Top Hat ’s OER Announcement: Doubling down on faculty engagement.” Via Common Sense Media : “2018 State of EdTech Privacy Report.”

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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. This week: “ OpenStax Partners with panOpen to Expand OER Access.” Education Politics.

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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.” ” There’s some Udacity-related MOOC news in the job training section below. Lisa Petrides, Douglas Levin, and Eddie Watson introduce The CARE Framework for OER.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free – and Be Financially Sustainable? Edsurge’s coverage of Top Hat’s OER news is also in the Betteridge’s Law section above. As The Financial Times puts it , “EdTech fails to pay, again.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Here’s The Chronicle headline from then : “Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching.”) ”) Great reporting this week from Steve Kolowich on the UC Irvine professor’s run-in with the MOOC machine: “After the Gold Rush: MOOCs, money, and the education of Richard McKenzie.” Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Are You Getting a Pay Bump For Student Completion? ” “Whatever Happened To MOOCs ?” Stephen Downes and David Wiley debate OER : “The Cost Trap, Part 3” by David Wiley. “If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER” by Stephen Downes. This Edtech Company Says It Uses AI. (National) Education Politics.

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The US Department of Education released its “ #GoOpenDistrict Launch Packet ,” encouraging schools to use OER. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Elsewhere in MOOC research… From Campus Technology : “Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn’t Help Completion.” “ What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students ” by Justin Reich (and George Veletsianos and Laura Pasquini).

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via E-Literate : “ Hawai’i Senate Bill: Would mandate OER material for all U Hawai’i system courses.” ” And later in the week, an update : “Hawai’i Senate OER Bill Update: Amended language saves the day.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via Nesta : “ What is the evidence for edtech ?”

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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. Once upon a time, I’d have put Udacity in the MOOC section above, but I’m sticking this profile by RealClear Education here in the job training section: “Online Educator Udacity Adapts Courses to Changing Labor Market.”

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Here’s the headline from Inside Higher Ed : “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT ?” ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. ” “A Guide for Resisting Edtech: the Case against Turnitin ” by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel.

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Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

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” Via Politico : “ Stanley Buchesky , formerly a managing partner at the venture capital firm The EdTech Fund , will work [at the Department of Education] on budget and finance issues.” ” Among The EdTech Fund’s investments : Teachboost and Citelighter. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix – and LinkedIn.”

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). According to Edsurge’s calculations , “US Edtech Brings in $122M in June.” ” Phil Hill also weighs in on the latest Babson survey on OER. Presidential Campaign Politics. Convention Week #2. This time, it was the Democrats ’ turn. Higher ed showed up in Hillary Clinton ’s acceptance speech Thursday night, including a mention of her plans to make school debt-free.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ MOOCs : A Postmortem” by Jonathan Rees. Meanwhile, Campus Technology offers “7 Tips for Listing MOOCs on Your Résumé.” “Does Open Pedagogy require OER ?” ” Via Edsurge : “ Phishing Season: Widespread Email Scam Targets Schools, Edtech Companies.” Education Politics.

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The NAACP endorses OER. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” From the press release : “ MOOCs and books initiative launched by Springer and Federica Weblearning.” Perhaps this will help the Grovo fellows: “Tips for Landing an Edtech Gig – From the EdSurge Jobs Team.” Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ California Should Watch Arkansas Process for Creating New Online Institution,” says Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill. IBM wants us to believe that Watson is incredibly powerful – powerful enough, even, to search 1000 OER. ” Via YourStory : “Despite drop in funding , edtech still presents a huge opportunity.” (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Post and Courier : “ South Carolina ’s online charter schools: A $350 million investment with disappointing returns.” ” “Stale Words and Hackneyed Ideas That Make Edtech Investors Cringe,” according to an investor in Edsurge. (National) Education Politics. Via Pacific Standard : “Government Watchdog Will Investigate Trump Administration on Civil Rights.”

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Chalkbeat investigates the Indiana Virtual School : “As students signed up, online school hired barely any teachers – but founder’s company charged it millions.” The company is co-founded by Nick Ducoff, formerly of the OER textbook startup Boundless. “ The Edtech Edifice Complex ” by The World Bank’s Michael Trucano. (National) Education Politics.

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). More, via Inside Higher Ed , on various colleges’ OER initiatives. Education Politics. I watched the results roll in from the Brexit referendum last night with great, great sadness.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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At the time, David Wiley expressed his concern that the lawsuit could jeopardize the larger OER movement, if nothing else, by associating open educational materials with piracy. MOOCs are, no surprise, their own entry on this long list of awfulness.

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” 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?” His wife is the co-founder of OER organization CK–12.). Via Edsurge : “How Much Do Educators Care About Edtech Efficacy ? (National) Education Politics. US Secretary of Education spoke to ALEC this week.

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