How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching

Edsurge

After all, so-called MOOCs, or massive open online courses, were meant to open education to as many learners as possible, and in many ways they are more like books (digital ones, packed with videos and interactive quizzes) than courses. The colleges and companies offering MOOCs can be pretty guarded these days about releasing specific numbers on how many people enroll or pay for a “verified certificate” or microcredential showing they took the course.

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A conference about what is sacred in education: 5Sigma Edu Con

iLearn Technology

Hundreds of conferences, workshops, MOOCS, edcamps, professional journals, blogs, the list seriously goes on and on. 5Sigma has a lot of incredible features, but our main focus is always that which is sacred in education: students with names.

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.

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.

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 review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via NPR : “ Education Department Announces New Rules For Sexual Assault Cases On College Campuses.” There’s more news out of the Department of Education in the accreditation section below.

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

A Principal's Reflections

Open educational resources” (OER) here refers to the many free learning resources now populating the Worldwide Web. I work in K-12 education, Nicole with college students, and Philipp primarily with adult learners. IOCS MIT Open Education Resources OpenCourseWare

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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 review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is making the rounds to promote his new book. Via CBS News : “Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan says U.S. ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

Another glimpse of European higher education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Last week I had the honor of addressing a European Union higher education meeting in Malta. I actually presented three times, each session offering a different cut of my thoughts on the future of education and technology. MOOCs… ah, this is fascinating.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. Congrats to everyone who argued that Pokémon Go was the future of education. Will Withdraw From Unesco , Citing Its ‘Anti-Israel Bias’ ” UNESCO is the UN ’s educational and cultural organization. ” IPEDS is the government’s database tracking post-secondary education statistics, including enrollments and graduations. ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Education in the Courts.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. Senate ’s education committee on a party-line vote Wednesday advanced the nomination of Carlos Muñiz for general counsel at the Department of Education ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Via WBEZ : “CPS Secretly Overhauled Special Education At Students’ Expense.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Bill Would Bar U.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. Thoughts on how this might effect education from Inside Higher Ed , from NPR , from Internet2 (via Bryan Alexander), from The Washington Post , and from Edsurge. ” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. MOOCs are out.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” ” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Trump’s education platform promises to “make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.” ” “Make MOOCs great again.” ” Trump has threatened to close the Department of Education. “ ESSA Would Handcuff a Trump Education Secretary on Common Core And More,” says Education Week , even though ditching Common Core was one of Trump’s campaign promises.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via the Washington Post : “ Trump pitches $20 billion education plan at Ohio charter school that received poor marks from state.” More on Bill Clinton and Laureate Education in the for-profit higher ed section below. Elsewhere in Education Politics. ” Education in the Courts. I love education research. Via Education Week’s Market Brief : “ State Testing Disruptions Likely Produced Dips and Gains in Student Scores, Study Says.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.” ” “ What does Trump’s executive order on education do? ” Via The Washington Post : “ Education Department relaxes financial aid process in the absence of IRS tool.” ” Via Education Week : “ FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Key Net Neutrality Rules.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. ” Via The Chicago Sun Times : “A private foundation started by the late Walmart mogul Sam Walton and his wife has contributed heavily to the Illinois State Charter School Commission and to two charter operators whose schools the state agency has blocked the Chicago Board of Education from closing over poor student performance , records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Gov.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Well, this one was of the longest short weeks I can remember… Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s Press Office : “Fact Sheet: Education Department Releases Proposed Regulations to Encourage Better and Fairer Tests , Reduce Burden of Testing.” Education in the Courts. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “The U. Department of Education.”

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year. Seymour, as my friend Gary Stager has described him , was the “inventor of everything (good) in education.” I’d hardly know where to begin in writing one, but I want to open this particular article – one that focuses, in part, on the whole “everyone should learn to code” craze – recognizing his great contribution to educational computing as well as his loss.

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. MOOCs?

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Always eager to associate itself with the latest tech craze, education technology embraced Pokémon Go with great gusto: “ Why Pokemon Go shows the future of learning gamification.” ” “ The Educational Potential of Pokémon Go.” ” “ Why Pokémon Go marks a new step forward in education.” Handing over data, often quite thoughtlessly, has become par for the course – in education and in society more generally.

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Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

Hack Education

” With all the charges of fraud and deceptive marketing levied against post-secondary institutions this year – from the University of Northern New Jersey too ITT, from Trump University to DevSchool – we might ask if, indeed, this is the way it works. What are promises that – legally – post-secondary institutions can or must make? million jobs – were filled by people with either at least some college education, a bachelor’s degree or better.”

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

During my time as a public school employee, I’d occasionally hear about educational organizations that were working to support schools in some capacity. AASA members advance the goals of public education and champion children’s causes in their districts and nationwide.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

It was a powerful gathering of campus leaders and practitioners, organized around a common focus on liberal education. I helped start the conference with a half-day workshop on “How Technology Can Enhance Liberal Education: The State of the Art in 2016.”

Thursday - Ray McNulty on the Courage to Change Education

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Thursday, December 6th, for a live discussion with Ray McNulty, Chief Learning Officer at Penn Foster College and a Senior Fellow to the International Center for Leadership in Education , having previously served as President.

US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018

Edsurge

There was also plenty of rain in the education technology industry, where venture capitalists and private-equity investors unleashed a deluge of cash. education technology companies raised $1.45 educational technology companies whose primary purpose is to support educators and learners across preK-12 and postsecondary education. Source: EdSurge Still, plenty of capital remains for early-stage education startups. For many U.S.

Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Either way, the result is expanded course offerings and learning opportunities for students to personalize and individualize their educational experience. Possibly one of the most important shifts needed in schools is to provide individualized and personalized learning experiences to students.

5 Ed-Tech Ideas Face The Chronicle’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’

Wired Campus

The Chronicle adopted a modified version of the format during a session at the South by Southwest Edu conference in March, with a panel of experts weighing in on five new products or ideas to fix pressing problems in higher education. Blumenstyk as a reporter surveying the landscape, Mr. Jones as a professor and administrator at a college, and Mr. Freedman as an investor looking for the next big thing in education technology. Distance Education IT MOOCs Teaching

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If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

While everyone wants educational materials to be less expensive, lower costs are the least interesting thing about digital, networked learning. “You can’t fit the educational problems related to permissions into a sound byte,” you might chide.

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A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

After all, with the way technology has become interwoven into our daily lives, it only makes sense that our educational structure adapts to this shift to leverage the power of technology in the classroom.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - SLS14 Expanded! - Open Natural Math Class - Educate to Liberate or Control?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update March 18th All of life is a constant education. To meet these challenges, educators must teach digital citizenship, an essential digital age skill that students need to become safe, responsible and respectful participants in a digital world.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late.

Why the Lumina Foundation Is Betting Big on New Kinds of Credentials

Edsurge

One leading force in reinventing the credential is the Lumina Foundation, one of the largest nonprofits focused on higher education. She laid out the group’s vision for the future of credentials, and (in the full audio version ) she talked about what the cartoon The Jetsons says about the future of education and the workplace. that is focused specifically on post-secondary education—anything beyond high school. The education have-nots?

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In Evolving World of Microcredentials, Students, Colleges and Employers Want Different Things

Edsurge

To explore some of these questions, EdSurge recently held an hour-long video forum featuring two guests: Sean Gallagher, the founder and executive director of Northeastern University’s Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy and author of the book, The Future of University Credentials: New Developments at the Intersection of Higher Education and Hiring. Education Technology EdSurge Podcast Community

The Inspiration in Front of Your Eyes

The Principal of Change

A lot of times when working with educators, I try to give relevant examples of ideas that can be implemented into learning but get very specific to either a class or grade level. The flip is putting the learning into the student’s hands, which can lessen the work for the educator.

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Should Gen-Ed Come Later? New Book Argues For Cheaper And Faster Alternatives to College

Edsurge

Debates about how to expand access to higher education often assume a one-size-fits-all model of what college should be. Many of these new college alternatives will intentionally leave out general education and extracurriculars—or time for pranks with roommates. Is his definition of access the most practical way to achieve broader higher-education participation? Coding boot camps have only been around for five or six years, so in the world of education, that’s super fast.

Building Effective Edtech Business Models to Reach the Global Poor

Edsurge

Students like Battushig who used free online courses to achieve world-class education motivated players like Coursera and the State Department to launch initiatives like Learning Hubs and MOOC camps from Vietnam to Bolivia. Despite this, students like Battushig continue to beat the odds and cobble together their own educations. primary and secondary education. For instance, admittance to free public post-secondary education often is contingent on high scores.

Fewer Deals, More Money: U.S. Edtech Funding Rebounds With $1.2 Billion in 2017

Edsurge

Is education technology investing back on track? Are investors still eager to put their money in education startups? educational technology companies whose primary purpose is to improve outcomes for teachers and learners across K-12 and higher education. MOOC companies typically account for the bump in the “Post-Secondary” category, but aside from Coursera’s $64 million Series D round, few other companies focused in higher education scored a large deal.

Rice U. offering free AP Physics online prep course

eSchool News

MOOC uses new AP Physics curriculum, could aid both students and teachers. “The effective application of technology has enormous significance for the future of higher education, and it is important for Rice to push the boundaries of what is possible with a MOOC,” Levander said.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. post-secondary education needs closer connections to K-12, especially given demographic and economic changes (126-8).

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. post-secondary education needs closer connections to K-12, especially given demographic and economic changes (126-8).