Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?

Edsurge

Large-scale courses known as MOOCs were invented to get free or low-cost education to people who could not afford or get access to traditional options. Duke University was one of the first institutions to draw on MOOCs in response to the novel coronavirus. Coursera decided to expand free access to a wider audience, for a limited time, so that they can make use of MOOC content in their teaching. Other MOOC providers are making similar offers.

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Will the Pandemic Lead More Colleges to Offer Credit for MOOCs? Coursera is Pushing for It.

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Since March, Coursera has allowed any college to request free access to its library of course content for any of its students to use, with a free version of what it calls Coursera for Campus. Education Technology MOOCs Coronavirus Digital Credentials

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A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs

Edsurge

MOOCs have evolved over the past five years from a virtual version of a classroom course to an experience that feels more like a Netflix library of teaching videos. One important benefit of the first MOOCs was that they started at fixed times, like traditional college courses, which meant that large numbers of people were sharing an experience and posting questions and answers to forums. Providers can make the MOOC Semester an opt-in event.

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Udacity Official Declares MOOCs ‘Dead’ (Though the Company Still Offers Them)

Edsurge

Udacity helped popularize the idea of offering college-level courses online to anyone for free, a format known as MOOCs (for Massive Open Online Courses). But this week a Udacity official called MOOCs “dead,” leading to questions about what that means for one of the company’s offerings (which still include free MOOCs). It was Udacity vice president Clarissa Shen who this week said “they are dead,” when talking about MOOCs in an interview with The Economic Times in India.

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

Edsurge

Growth Is on the Agenda The company started nine years ago amid a hype around free MOOCs , or massive open online courses, some of which drew hundreds of thousands of students each. Education Technology Digital Credentials MOOCs

Could Remixing Old MOOCs Give New Life to Free Online Education?

Edsurge

It’s common these days to hear that free online mega-courses, called MOOCs, failed to deliver on their promise of educating the masses. Now, one of the first professors to try out MOOCs says he has a way to reuse bits and pieces of the courses created during that craze in a way that might deliver on the initial promise. The end result, he says, is a “mini-MOOC—perfectly customized with your content and other content out there.”

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Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

MindShift

For all the promises of online courses disrupting education, completion rates are notoriously low. Some studies found that about five percent of those enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs) completed the course. And those who took the courses tended to be more educated already – 70 percent of survey respondents had bachelors degrees and 39 percent identified as teachers or former teachers.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ?

Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive?

Edsurge

Unfortunately, most massive open online course (MOOC) platforms still feel like drafty lecture halls instead of intimate seminar rooms. If the first wave of MOOCs was about granting unprecedented numbers of students access to high-quality teaching and learning materials, Wave 2 needs to focus on creating a sense of intimacy within that massiveness. I think we’ve seen this reemergence—unintentionally—in the form of MOOCs. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

50 Free Online Courses For Educators: Spring 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

Education & Teaching (50). Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera. Education, Mini-Course III: Accountability and National Standards. Early Childhood Education. Education in a Changing World. Administration of adult and higher education. Virtue Ethics in Education. San Diego County Office of Education via Canvas.net. Minecraft for Educators. Teaching Library Research Strategies. Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera.

Next Week - The Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - All Keynotes and Sessions Posted!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.019 mini-conference, "Emerging Technology," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to register now to participate in this event. Please also join this Library 2.0 She is the author of the book Emerging Library Technologies: It's Not Just for Geeks (Elsevier, 2018).

Got Action Plan?

The PL2C Blog

Instructional Technology Coaches Shape Their Future During a MOOC-Ed. In March of 2014, the Friday Institute’s Digital Learning Collaborative launched its inaugural Massive Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed) for instructional technology coaches – Cultivating a Culture of Change – “just as surgeons see coaching as vital to improving their craft, so should teachers” (Grimm, Kaufman, & Doty, 2014, p. More About the Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-Ed.

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Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have two new Library 2.0 First is the return of Dr. Steve Albrecht with " Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time " on February 12th. Then, being announced today, is " Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques " with Dr. Sue Alman on February 21st. Registering for one of the Library 2.0 Dr. Alman’s book, Marketing for Libraries, is in its second edition.

The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Then our fourth annual (and free) Future of Libraries conference, Library 2.014, starts on Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:00am US-Eastern Time with the opening keynote by conference co-chair Dr. Sandra Hirsh from the School of Information at San José State University. 4:00pm Do you have what it takes to manage an eBook library? ködése/ The Operation of the Service System of Library tendings - Ms.

OPINION: When it comes to liberal-arts education, online learning changes only the tools

The Hechinger Report

Things will never be the same in higher education!” For me, it was pretty easy to imagine how I’d supplement the online pre-recorded lectures from my MOOC with discussions with Wesleyan students on the Zoom platform. “Nothing ever changes in academia,” the refrain goes.

Conference 2.0 News - Homeschooling, STEMxCon, Library 2.013, Education Film Festival, Reinventing K12, & More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

homeschooling and independent learning conference, the super-exciting STEMx conference in September, the " future of libraries " (Library 2.013) conference in October, GlobalEdCon 2013, and more! Also, teasers below for Connected Educator Month , an education film festival , and Revinventing K12. The response has been enthusiastic, and intriguingly from many traditional educators wanting to learn more or already serving homeschool students in some way.

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April 30th - Library 2.015 Spring Summit Focuses on Innovation, Technology, and Preparation for the Future

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

With technology changing so rapidly, how can libraries, organizations, and individuals stay abreast of the economic, social, and ethical ramifications of innovations and prepare successfully for the future? Dr. Alman , the SJSU lecturer who developed the Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends MOOC , said that the Library 2.015 Spring Summit was conceived because “monitoring technology is vital for educators and information professionals.” According to Library 2.0

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Thursday Webinar - "Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques" with Dr. Sue Alman

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please consider joining us for this special Library 2.0 OVERVIEW: Library marketing can be effective without the expense of hiring a marketing and PR firm. Promoting the library can be a fun and productive task for all employees and library users IF time is spent on developing a communication plan and providing content for print materials, social media, and word-of-mouth interactions. You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0

Makerspace Educators Need Professional Development, Too

EdTech Magazine

Makerspace Educators Need Professional Development, Too. PD needs to be available to all administrators and educators interested in implementing these classes that break the traditional teaching mold. The transition to the freedom of a makerspace can be a shock for students, and it can be challenging for educators to relinquish control. I also found that many educators supervising the spaces have no confidence in themselves as makers.

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Conference 2.0 News - STEMxCon Deadline, Connected Educator Month, Reform Symposium, Library 2.013, and More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

2013 GLOBAL STEMx EDUCATION CONFERENCE September 19 - 21, 2013 [link] We''ve accepted 73 proposals so far and have 26 still to review, which means we''re going to have at least 100 sessions for the world’s first massively open online conference for educators focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and more. CONNECTED EDUCATOR MONTH October 2013 [link] Not technically a Web 2.0 Department of Education. For many, this is the start of a new school year.

Why continuing education programs are poised to become hubs of innovation

The Christensen Institute

As more adults than ever before enroll in postsecondary education programs and a variety of players—from bootcamps to online and mobile course providers—offer options tailored to match adults’ work and family circumstance, traditional colleges and universities have struggled to keep pace. Those with a continuing education program have a valuable asset they should leverage as their hub of innovation to improve opportunities not just for adults but for all students.

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Announcing the Library 2.017 "Makerspaces" Mini-Conference and Call for Proposals.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Makerspaces," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 11th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). There has been a lot of talk about makerspaces in libraries over the past four years. If you are unsure what makerspaces are, think of them as creative locations for tinkering, collaborating, problem solving, and creating in a library or educational space.

Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 1

Bryan Alexander

This week we’re discussing the first chapter of Richard DeMillo’s Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable (2015) ( publisher ; Amazon ). The chapter is entitled “Map of the World”, and focuses on the rise of open courseware ( MIT OCW ) and MOOCs, with notes on flipped classes, Khan Academy , gaming (via Dragon Box ), and the Minerva Project (now Minerva Schools at KG ).

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Educators Make, Play, and Connect This Summer

Educator Innovator

But we also know that for many educators summer is a time to collaborate, try new tools, and come up with ideas. Studies have shown that the gap between what high- and low-income families spend on education enrichment has tripled in the last 40 years. Today, high-income families spend nearly $7 in education enrichment for every $1 low-income families spend. The MOOC is nonsequential, so anyone can join at any time. We know. You want to relax this summer.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Two Great Library Events - GlobalEdCon Deadline - UNC's Amazing World View

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Updates "Participatory, Continuous, Connected" | Top Trends from the Library 2.014 Conference.

Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 2

Bryan Alexander

Continuing with our reading of Richard DeMillo’s Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable (2015) ( publisher ; Amazon ): this week we’re discussing chapter 2, “Shifting Landscape.” ” Here DeMillo carries on his account of the MOOC story which he launched in chapter 1. The launch of Georgia Tech’s MOOC-based computer science master’s degree is central here.

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Conference 2.0 Updates - STEMxCon Proposals Open, Library 2.013 Acceptances, GlobalEdCon Updates, OZeLive, & More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Like MOOCs, only more intimate. :) Because the events are virtual and we don''t have the traditional time/space/travel constraints of a physical event, we''ve boldly gone past the traditional conference model of "vetting and selecting" presenters to inclusion and audience choice. We know that educators and learners often learn the most from their peers, and so give everyone who wants to the chance to present. conference on libraries, librarians, and librarianship.

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“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

Salman “Sal” Khan has unquestionably made a lasting impact in the world of education – his name has come up countless times here at Daily Edventures , as teachers and others point to his video lessons as an example of transformational change in education. That was in 2004, and today Khan Academy has delivered over 200 million lessons in a variety of subject areas from its library of over 3,900 videos.

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! join the Library 2.0 Ffion Alice Bell, Graduate Library Assistant.

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The Role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Making Education Available to All

A Principal's Reflections

I recently had the honor of traveling to the MIT campus in Boston and participating in a panel discussion on Open Education Resources (OER) at The Sixth Conference of MIT''s Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC) with three illustrious advocates of these open resources: Nicole Allen, Philipp Schmidt, and panel moderator Steve Carson. Open educational resources” (OER) here refers to the many free learning resources now populating the Worldwide Web.

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Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. When it comes to their children’s education, parents are like drug-sniffing dogs. Their changed view — and that of others who shunned Rogers and now want in — is driven by what seems to be a magic educational elixir: personalized learning. Philanthropists, state education officials, reform advocates — even charter school leaders — are examining personalized learning. Higher Education. Dan D.

“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

Salman “Sal” Khan has unquestionably made a lasting impact in the world of education – his name has come up countless times here at Daily Edventures , as teachers and others point to his video lessons as an example of transformational change in education. That was in 2004, and today Khan Academy has delivered over 200 million lessons in a variety of subject areas from its library of over 3,900 videos.

The Beginning of a New Era in the Online Degree Market

Edsurge

The online degree market has been one of the fastest-growing and most resilient segments of American higher education over the last two decades. Today, more than three million students pursue higher education fully online, representing a $20-billion market. While online students are still only about 15 percent of all higher education enrollment in the U.S., Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the series I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. So enjoy all this educational doom while you can.). National) Education Politics. ” The Fordham Institute’s Michael Petrelli has declared “ The End of Educational Policy.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

From Neutrality to Inequality: Why the FCC Is Dismantling Equal Access and What It Could Mean for Education

Edsurge

The college library, catalog, financial aid, admissions, registration, and of course, the school’s website, all have important digital services and are all easily accessible on the net. That’s why nearly every major higher education body—American Association of Universities, Council of Independent Colleges, and EDUCAUSE, among nearly a dozen others—has come out against the move led by FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, the new FCC chair who is a former Verizon senior executive.