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Robotics in the classroom. MOOCs, nanodegrees, etc. Featured Technology Trends #edtech disruption innovation learning innovation30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

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In a telephone interview, Phil Hill, edtech guru and co-publisher of the widely followed e-Literate blog , acknowledged that “the LMS is not only part of the university’s core infrastructure, but it also allows faculty and students to use technology creatively in the classroom.” As sophisticated digital skills—capabilities ironically found more commonly among students—became decisive, two new trends emerged. The term MOOC was coined by others in 2008.)

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The growth in the edtech sector is most pronounced in the entire Asia-Pacific region which is predicted to become 54% of the global edtech market by 2020. Across the globe, some key disruptive technology trends which are impacting education are: Artificial Intelligence.

"The Internet Will Be Everywhere and Nowhere"—Dr. Michio Kaku's ISTE 2016 Keynote

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In the daily edtech trenches, the forest is easily lost for the trees. Remember, robots are [just] adding machines. The jobs that cannot be automated, he noted, will be those that require creativity and experience, “Remember, robots are [just] adding machines – they do sums faster than you do, giving the illusion that they’re intelligent.”.

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He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. He just doesn’t think our current university systems and edtech solutions will get us there. He’s worried that, rather than advancing our human potential, many edtech companies and universities are perpetuating the status quo.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Is The LMS A Distraction In EdTech Futurology? ” Do not tell the connectivists, but apparently – according to Edsurge at least – “Education’s Latest Secret Trend” is “ Networking.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Children are susceptible to peer pressure from robots,” says The Verge. (So

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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.” Perhaps it should go in the “robots” section.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Politico : Western Governors University , “the nation’s leading provider of competency-based educatio n – which the Education Department’s independent watchdog last month said violated federal student aid rules – is expanding into North Carolina.” In the future, you might want to look for most MOOC-related news in the “business of job training” section below.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?” “​ Intel Hits Pause on Edtech Accelerator,” says Edsurge. Via Campus Technology : “6 VR Trends to Watch in Education.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Verge : “Elon Musk-backed OpenAI is teaching robots how to learn just like humans do.” Education Politics.

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I’m also curious how this news – again, I’m not sure two closures are really a “trend” – will affect student loan startups. 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?” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Via Edsurge : “ Office of Edtech Wants Help Making Sense of All Those Higher Ed Providers.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vive la MOOC révolution. ” “Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages” by Jeffrey Pomerantz in Hybrid Pedagogy. ” There’s more licensing and certification news in the MOOC section above. Edsurge on ”Words to Never Use If You Want to Build a Diverse Edtech Company."

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the credential section below. Via Class Central : “Analysis of 450 MOOC -Based Microcredentials Reveals Many Options But Little Consistency.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The New York Post : “Doctors slam sex robot ‘family mode’ ” “Where Are The Robot Teachers ?” “ Robots in the classroom

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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.” Techcrunch says that “ EdTech is having a renaissance , powered by the emerging world.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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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 and the Once and Future “MOOC” These headlines just kill me. ” More MOOC data in the “research” section below. ” According to Edsurge , Knewton is now a courseware company and not a “robot tutor in the sky.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Maha Bali writing for Prof Hacker : “Against the 3A’s of EdTech: AI , Analytics , and Adaptive Technologies in Education.”

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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. ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. I wrote about social-emotional learning (algorithms) as a “trend to watch.” Education Politics.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the job training section below. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Geek Dad : “Little Robot Friends Teach Kids to Code With Empathy.” ” Predictions from investor Tom Vander Ark : “Not Much New in EdTech in 2017; 3 Things Could Change That in 2018.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us. There’s some (sorta) MOOC-related news in the venture funding section below. Because MOOCs on an airplane proved to be such an effective mode of instruction. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. MOOCs weren’t really MOOCs either.

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Via Forbes : “The Startup President: How France ’s Macron Nearly Built An EdTech Company.” ” “Examining Trends in Graduate Student Debt by Race and Ethnicity” by Seton Hall University professor Robert Kelchen. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Techcrunch : "Starting a robotics company out of school?

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via Edsurge : “Behind Closed Doors: Edtech Entrepreneurs’ Biggest Challenges in 2018.” ” Oooh, I am sensing a trend here. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Class Central writes that “ Y Combinator’s Startup School MOOC To Give Out $10,000 to 100 Companies.” My apologies that this is a day late.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Robots won’t replace teachers because they can’t inspire us.” 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). MOOCs losing their mojo?

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Via Chalkbeat : “Robotics is bringing Betsy DeVos to Detroit for the first time as education secretary.” ’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Edtech Companies?” Adam Croom on “ Annotating EdTech Terms of Service.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” " It’s lovely to see the big innovation from the MOOC startups in 2017 involves the learning management system. “Is Your Edtech Product a Refrigerator or Washing Machine?” “Why Fixing the Pipeline Alone Won’t End Edtech’s Diversity Problem ,” says Edsurge.

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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.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “How Robots Will Save Liberal Education.” Via Campus Technology : “ MIT , Segway Robotics Hackathon Focuses on Eldercare.” Education Politics.

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” Via Edsurge : “What Federal Education Budget Cuts Mean for Edtech.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “ Coursera now offers free trials for most Specializations.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” “ Robots Are Changing The World,” says edX , which hopes to sell you on some classes on robots. Remember MOOCs? Education Politics.

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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.” ” (“Reinventing the transcript” seems to be one of the things folks are hoping to make “ trend ” this year.). ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Common Sense Media : “2018 State of EdTech Privacy Report.”

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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. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via TeacherCast : “Why Teachers Will Never Be Replaced By Robots.” ” Via YourStory : “Despite drop in funding , edtech still presents a huge opportunity.” (National) Education Politics.

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Via Edsurge : “How Proposed Title I Changes Impact School Funding and Edtech Vendors” – “ A Win for Edtech Vendors.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Something something Brexit something something MOOCs will save British higher ed. ” Via Edsurge : “Life After Merger: When Edtech Acquisitions Go Sour.” ” “ 2016 E-Rate Trends.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Indeed, the World Bank issued a report in January arguing that digital technologies – not just robots in factories – stand to widen inequalities as well, “and even hasten the hollowing out of middle-class employment.” Whether it’s selling schools or MOOCs or access to the Internet itself , technology companies and education companies are, as Edsurge put it, “ Building Effective Edtech Business Models to Reach the Global Poor.” MOOCs.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The company, which makes educational and entertainment robots, has raised $520 million total. ” Via EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin : “The COPPA Rule, FERPA , and the Security of Student Data.” ” (No surprise, my review of “2017 trends” will be very different.).

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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?” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “From digital commons to the data-fied urge : Theorising evolving trends in the intersections of digital culture and open education ” by Giota Alevizou. (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. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Edsurge : “Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think.”

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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’?” NPR on MOOC Micromasters. Here’s a trend to watch in 2017 : companies and organizations who “help” schools buy ed-tech : The Hechinger Report looks at a couple of these , LEAP Innovations and LearnLaunch.

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” More on the Afghan robotics team in the contest section below. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “The University of California, Los Angeles , is planning a major expansion in the online certificate and graduate degree markets that it hopes will reach as many as 15,000 students by early next decade,” Inside Higher Ed reports. for Robotics Contest.” Sensing a trend here? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Via The Hechinger Report : “ Mississippi defies national trend; decreases scrutiny of early child care quality.” ” Online Education and The Once and Future “MOOC” “ Deakin University in Australia will next year offer graduate degrees and certificate programs through FutureLearn , the online learning platform owned by the Open University in the U.K.,” Here’s another trend to watch: how jail tech and ed-tech will merge.