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Teacher Reboot Camp

Throughout the past 8 years, I have designed several online courses and MOOCs. I noticed this activity has become super popular in many online course; therefore, for The Goal-Minded Teacher MOOC ( #EduGoalsMOOC ), I decided to try another activity in case I had participants who had taken my previous courses. Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and other popular mobile apps make it super easy for users to add stickers and emojis to their images.

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Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

Educator Innovator

By Matt Williams, Educational Technologist, KQED. TeachDoNow is a free, collaborative learning experience offered by KQED this summer in partnership with Educator Innovator and the National Writing Project. In #TeachDoNow, participants will engage in weekly discussions designed to promote deep discussions among formal and informal educators. MOOC Ends August 17. Educator Innovator Blog KQED Education #TeachDoNow civic engagement Do Now KQED mooc Twitter

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Credential Blockchains Could Help Student Mobility. These 4 Efforts Explore How.

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More than 70 efforts are underway around the world to use blockchain technology in education, and most set their sights on better connecting people with job opportunities, according to a new report published by the American Council on Education. Department of Education.

Mobile learning and personal metrics

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There are formal contexts for mobile learning, but it is in the leisure time/travelling/down time that mobile learning still comes to the fore. The first principle in the article above relates to access, and states: "A mobile learning environment is about access to content, peers, experts, portfolio artifacts, credible sources, and previous thinking on relevant topics.

With New Online Marketplace, Community Colleges Hope to Better Compete With For-Profits

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For example, someone who takes a short, non-credit course to supplement her bachelor’s degree will probably have a different employment outcome than someone without any other higher education. Education Technology MOOCs Digital Credentials Higher Education Jobs & Careers Workforce Training

Friday 5 — 3.25.2016

Perry Hewitt

How lifelong learning correlates with educational attainment and household income was not surprising. But 80% of adults having “not much awareness” of MOOCs was higher than I might have imagined. Friday Five education Friday5 marketing mobile moocs research security trends ux video vrScott Brinker has released the 2016 marketing technology landscape diagram, mapping 3,874 solutions into six capability categories (shows above).

How—and Why—We Can Improve the Future of Mobile Learning

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When Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) were first introduced, people quickly realized these platforms could help students learn more effectively at their own pace on their own schedule. Formal” education was no longer constrained to traditional classroom hours, if it ever was. This development, combined with tremendous growth in mobile device usage due to improved technology, naturally led to a shift in mobile learning patterns.

How AI Can Compliment Educators, Not Replace Them

EdNews Daily

Over the last weekend of July, some of the world’s education leaders gathered at the Ed T ech Asia Summit in Ho Chi Minh to discuss where education is headed in the 21st century. 51Talk (or “China Online Education Group”), China’s leading online education platform and the first from China listed on the NYSE (NYSE: COE), was invited to attend the summit alongside education industry leaders such as Pearson, Amazon, and YouTube.

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Friday 5 — 7.3.2015

Perry Hewitt

Class and educational attainment remain access factors but are shrinking. The first few years of widespread access to MOOCs have created a data trove for researchers. The first one: MOOC students are diverse, but trend toward autodidacts. This post outlines the in-demand skills for the hybrid marketer , which include social, mobile, and data/analytics skills along with a deep understanding the role of content.

The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos

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What’s life like after quitting a tenured job as a professor to become a freelance educator, making video courses and podcasts for a living? He made the move to his new phase of scholarly life during a rush of enthusiasm for so-called MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, that big-name colleges were starting to offer low-cost higher education to a wider audience. So we also asked deLaplante what he thinks about the broader landscape of online education that he’s part of.

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How Virtual IT Labs Prepare Students for Real-Life Work

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In 1997, when he was in his mid 30s, Dr. Jongbok Byun flipped his entire life upside down to pursue his dream of becoming an educator. he’s been using virtual labs to create more realistic learning opportunities for online students—changes he believes will make quality education more authentic and accessible for all learners. He’d heard so much about online education as a learning path and he wanted to experience it firsthand.

Friday 5 — 5.22.2015

Perry Hewitt

Google is once again showing tweets in search results , starting with mobile. The MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) hype cycle peaked in 2012, but educators are still trying to crack the right formula for effective, online learning. Friday Five audio culture Friday5 map moocs music search spotify training twitter

How complex is learning?

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What are the best methods for education? We flounder and stumble as we try to navigate a plethora of educational theories and we become bogged down in prescribed institutional pedagogies, providing no more than glimpses of true education for our students. One of the most important questions for educators in this century is whether technology can offer a transformational influence for learning. It will also depend on your views on the place of technology in education.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

From ancient gurukuls to blackboards to Virtual Reality headsets, the way education has been imparted has transformed drastically over the last few decades. Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. Technology adoption will be the key differentiator to develop future ready generation and the earlier educational institutions adopt this view, they will reap the rewards sooner.

?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. An anesthesiologist trainee in Somalia could use a mobile phone to record himself setting up an operating tray and then submit it for assessment to trained experts. 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.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

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In recent years, education has evolved to the point where learning can take place anywhere and at any time, usually beyond the walls of the traditional learning space. Although distance education has been in existence for more than a century, the various technological means by which it can now be conducted have advanced quickly. And what new skills and knowledge do educators need?

?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

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Online courses helped kick off a movement promising that your zipcode no longer had to determine the quality of education you received. Unless we carefully examine where we put the paywalls and how we cultivate diverse student bodies in our online learning experiences, we risk transposing the same patterns of inequity that have plagued in-person education into our digital classrooms. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

5 Ideas for Teaching Students the Most Important Skill They’ll Need

Ask a Tech Teacher

That means it won’t be long before even college-educated employees will need to upskill or retrain to remain employable. As educators, we are each tasked with teaching our students a specific body of knowledge. Nowadays, mobile technologies are shaping up to be just as ground-breaking.

An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

EDUCATION & TEACHING (29). Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera. Instructional Design for Mobile Learning. Prior Learning Assessment for Educators and Industry. Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera. ICT in Primary Education: Transforming children’s learning across the curriculum. TESS101x: Enhancing Teacher Education Through OER. Open Education Consortium (OEC) via edX. Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera.

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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. A series of Read Like a Historian videos prepares educators to effectively launch this type of learning in their classrooms. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations.

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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Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

EdNews Daily

The conversation regarding higher education has never been more heated. Today’s Millennials have different educational needs from those of previous generations. Given this mix of factors, what new models of education should the conversation converge on? Another is the rise of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) or online instructional platforms like edX, Coursera, or Udacity. Distant Education Education News Featured Higher Education Op-Ed STEAM STEM Technology

#LearningIs everywhere

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If we take a formal education course learning will be different to our informal autodidactic efforts. Technology provides access for millions to education - something that was previously impossible or extremely problematic. Specifically, online programmes of study including MOOCs are still in great demand, and learning through mobile devices is at an all time high. autodidacticism curiosity education informal learning learning mobile MOOCs school Technology

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Income Share Agreements Dominate Y Combinator’s Latest Education Graduates

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The education industry’s current fascination with income share agreements—in which students typically pay a percent of their future income in lieu of upfront tuition—is no better exemplified than in the current crop of graduates from Y Combinator. More than half of the accelerator’s current education companies offer ISAs to attract students to their services. What a great model—it’s an amazing education for people for free,” says Geoff Ralston, president of Y Combinator. “We

3 Misconceptions About Innovation in Education

The Principal of Change

“Innovation” is one of the most used words in education right now. Here are some misconceptions about the word that we need to dispell to protect “innovation” in education from becoming a buzzword. That being said, there are many ways that educators are innovative without using technology. The process of innovation in teaching and learning is something that all educators should aspire to.

A growing divide?

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Every organisation it seems, continues to practice this approach, and educational institutions everywhere continue to build classrooms and lecture halls along the same design. And yet, with the advent of mobile technology, learning can now take place any where, and at any time. digital age education flipped classroom learning mobile technology MOOC pedagogy Technology In his blog on Learning Ecosystems, Daniel S.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

We’ll see big growth in higher education services from outside of the university sector, a continued gnashing of teeth from established providers. Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The focus is on tertiary education. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. TL;DR. Wizard by seanmgrath.

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Any colour you like: Learner autonomy and choice

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In the wider educational sense, autonomy has connotations of choice, including decisions about what one learns, where one learns it, and at what pace it is learnt. For too long, state funded educational systems have been removing this autonomy. autonomy e-reader education flipped classroom Games console intrinsic learning MOOC motivation smart mobile student choice Technology

Learning comes first

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Learning should always come first, but what fools we would be if we denied that technology has the potential to make a tangible difference in education! There are numerous examples of technology reshaping educational practices and creating new opportunities for the sharing of knowledge. In fact, most of the old, familiar educational landscape is under scrutiny. Does technology take learning beyond the normal experience of classroom education?

The future of classrooms

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Those who study the future of education often suggest that the demise of traditional classrooms is not only inevitable, but imminent. This is due to the rapid proliferation of mobile technology, the disintermediation of traditional teacher and student roles, new trends such as MOOCs and the upsurge of user generated content on social media sites - all of which take learning away from previously familiar territory.

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. Savas Savides (Publisher & Former Educator, Greece). Educators will soon need to start thinking like game designers if they want to keep their students engaged. “To Mobile learning.

What I’ve been up to: Silver Lining for Learning

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If you want to learn from and interact with other educational innovators around the world – and hear about some really interesting learning and teaching happening elsewhere – Silver Lining is a wonderful place to start. Using COL and cool open education resources.

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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. The idea behind doing the accelerator is that this is an opportunity for us to share with [the startups] what we know about education, but it really is also giving us a portfolio of solutions we can bring to our customers,” says Intel’s VP and General Manager of Government and Education John Galvin. Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech Business

2U’s ‘Third Chapter’ Begins With a $750M Acquisition of Trilogy Education

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That’s how 2U co-founder and CEO, Chip Paucek, framed its latest deal : acquiring Trilogy Education Services , an education company that helps set up and run short-term coding programs at university extension schools, for $750 million. Trilogy Education started in 2015 and has since grown to serving nearly 50 schools, offering about 120 programs that have served about 20,000 students. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Digital Learning in Higher Ed Bootcamps

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends. There are all kinds of reasons for it to, including funding support, state political support, the aging of American higher education students, decreasing difficulties in using technologies. MOOCs?