8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

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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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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). STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths. Tagged: acronym , acronyms , edtech , education , exxample , learning , tech , technology , terms. education acronym acronyms edtech exxample learning tech technology terms

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

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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. STEM/STEAM. Justin hired an undergrad to research the role of STEM/STEAM to discover the promise. Justin Reich is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, the Richard L.

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?Why an iTunes Model for Online Learning Is Bad for Educators

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The online learning industry has driven itself into a corner that is tricky to get out of, and much of that stems from initially offering the majority of digital content for free. As MOOCs surged in popularity from 2012 to 2015, universities, nonprofits, schools and companies all jumped into the game of developing online courses, and giving them away—often at the promise of no cost—to the world. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech Business

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.

Free or Low-Cost Resources for PD in Distance Learning

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" 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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What Faculty Need to Know About ‘Learner Experience Design’

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The online “quality” debate stems, in part, from explosion in institutional demand for online experiences and resulting pressure on faculty to design and facilitate online courses. Siemens cautions us on the negative effects of using technology without applying a human touch: “While machine learning and automation are obviating the need for learners to memorize content and develop routine skills, current edtech solutions still focus on helping learners develop these capabilities.

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This summer’s ultimate ed tech professional development guide

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If you’d like to take a course this summer but just don’t have the budget or time to go back to school, consider a Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC. Turn Your Elementary School into a STEM School! These education book roundups are handy if you need some title suggestions: Top 25 edtech books – I’ve put many of these titles on my reading list, including Education Nation by Milton Chen (a former director of research at Sesame Workshop). It’s officially summer.

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(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

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” Not so sure how folks plan to do their beloved STEM without the S or the E in this future, but hey. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A glimpse : “In China ’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’ ” Via Class Central : “By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2018.” It’s like the MOOC crap all over again.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep hyping that MOOC thing. Via Edsurge : “ MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. ” Via Class Central : “Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of All Time (2018 edition).” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Cumulative Growth in Number of MOOCs , 2011–18.” ” Not surprisingly, there is more MOOC news in the surveillance section below.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” From the Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Accepts President Trump’s Q2 Salary as a Donation for STEM-Focused Camp.” Bloomberg reports that “ Trump Administration Tapping Tech CEOs for STEM Policy Approach.” ” Those involved: investor Laurene Powell Jobs , Apple’s Tim Cook , and representatives from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – so all the country’s best experts on STEM education clearly.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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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. Via Techcrunch : “ Pearson is adding LittleBits kits to its STEM curriculum.” MOOCs weren’t really MOOCs either.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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 Education Week : “Is STEM Oversold as a Path to Better Jobs? Which STEM jobs are in demand and pay well? Via Common Sense Media : “2018 State of EdTech Privacy Report.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Where Is the Office of EdTech ?” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). To borrow from Jello Biaffra, “MOOCs aren’t dead, they just deserve to die.” ” From Edsurge : “How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching.” ” There’s more MOOC-related news in the nanodegree section below. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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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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Hack Education Weekly News

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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. ” Maha Bali writing for Prof Hacker : “Against the 3A’s of EdTech: AI , Analytics , and Adaptive Technologies in Education.” ” The study was conducted by the EdTech Efficacy Research Academic Symposium , which is housed at the University of Virginia. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via CNET : “ Trump signs laws to promote women in STEM.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Inside Higher Ed on online education at Simmons College. More on MOOC and online education research in the research section below. Via eCampus News : “Is higher ed ready for the big edtech explosion ?” Via The Atlantic : “The STEM Superhero of Sesame Street.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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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 Education Week : “In Kentucky , Rural Schools Betting on Drones to Stem ‘Brain Drain’ ” (Venture) Philanthropy and the Business of Ed Reform. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Department of Education Fulfills Administration Promise to Invest $200 Million in STEM Education.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via Edsurge CEO Betsy Corcoran : “ Edtech Incubators are Fading. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Department of Education Announces STEM , Computer Science Education Grant Opportunities.” ’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Reminder: a lot of MOOC news is now job training news, so you’ll find some updates in that section below. Edtech Companies?” EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin has launched The K–12 Cybersecurity Resource Center. Adam Croom on “ Annotating EdTech Terms of Service.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Related, via Salon : “ Silicon Valley ’s $300M donation to STEM educatio n is not what it seems.” 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.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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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.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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.” ” Get them started on for-profit STEM education early, amirite. “It’s Important for Us to Be Critical of STEM Education Efforts,” says The Pacific Standard. Remember MOOCs? Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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. He believes the future of education means all STEM, no arts and no humanities. ” There’s more MOOC-related research in the research section below.

Education Technology's Inequalities

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” The idea that preferred admission equals payment stems from the American ideology that opportunity, especially educational opportunity, is a “fair” form of recompense. 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.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In 2013, on the heels of “the Year of the MOOC,” Barber released a report titled “An Avalanche is Coming,” calling for the “unbundling” of higher education. MOOCs are, no surprise, their own entry on this long list of awfulness.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Congratulations, STEM folks and learn-to-code evangelists, for being featured in President Trump’s list of his 2017 accomplishments. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). According to Metaari (formerly known as Ambient Insight), “ Global Edtech Investment Surges to a Record $9.5 ” The Pew Research Center is out with a new report on STEM and workplace equity.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “The Future of MOOCs Might Not Be Free ,” suggests Education Week’s Market Brief with an observation that many of us made back in 2012. ” Also via The New York Times : “A Mission to Bring STEM Skills, and Robots, to Children in West Africa.” Via Edsurge : “Three Rookie Mistakes That Edtech Entrepreneurs Make.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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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.” ” Via The New York Times : “Where the STEM Jobs Are (and Where They Aren’t).” “ The Edtech Edifice Complex ” by The World Bank’s Michael Trucano. (National) Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “We Shut Down Our Edtech Startup. “ Report: California public colleges not producing enough STEM degrees.” Education Politics. “ Education Department Proposes New Regulations to Protect Students and Taxpayers from Predatory Institutions.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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” 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. Edsurge reports that 100Kin10 , an organization that promises to train 100,000 STEM educators in the next decade, has received some $28 million in corporate pledges.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“ President Trump Earmarks $200 Million in Federal Grants for STEM , Computer Science Programs ,” says Edsurge , later swooning that “ Google , Facebook , Amazon Among Tech Titans Committing $300 Million to K–12 Computer Science.” ” Via EdScoop : “Two edtech champions to join White House offices as fellows.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” The money owed is by All Children Matter Inc stemming from fines to the Ohio Elections Commission for violating campaign finance law. ’” Online Education, Beyond “MOOCs” Via Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill : “The Remarkable Transformation at UF Online.” Via Edsurge : “Overcoming Hacking and Cybercrimes – The Next Obstacle to Edtech.” Presidential-Elect Trump.

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