Get Your MOOC On!

The Web20Classroom

Wikipedia defines MOOC as "an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. Simply, a MOOC is a online class you take that might have 100''s or 1000''s of people are participating at a time. Have a suggestion for another MOOC?

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What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?

Edsurge

And she makes the case for why free online courses like hers—which are known as Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs—might still lead to a revolution in higher education, even though the hype around them has died down. Some people might even wonder whether MOOCs are even still around since you don’t hear much about these courses today. As someone still teaching one of these, where do you see MOOCs these days? . Some of those San Jose State MOOCs showed very good results.

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5 Essential Practices for Designated and Integrated ELD

The CoolCatTeacher

5 Idea Friday All Subjects Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) History and Social Sciences Teachers Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Math Teachers Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Science Teachers Special Needs Teachers Teachers

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How to Teach Online MOOC: Aloha Discussion

EdTechnocation.com

Author: Mathieu Plourde {(Mathplourde on Flickr) This week marks the beginning of the How to Teach Online MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). What is a MOOC you may ask? A MOOC is very similar to university courses but typically do not offer course credits.

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Our Fascination With (Not) Fixing Education

Improving Education Environments

Evidence as provided does not establish the Law as ironclad by any means, for I see the foundation of the law as problematic — a few examples such as MOOC inequity do not make the Law correct, but rather make the Law not incorrect in these cases.

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. There are a lot of options for professional development. If you’re like me, your inbox and mailbox have a pretty consistent stream of offerings.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

The Council of Chief State School Officers is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. Rogers Elementary Principal Lisa Lovato. Dan D.

Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

techieMusings

MOOCs. Sophomores have the opportunity to spend a period of their day learning through a MOOC of their choosing. Their MOOC worktime is an assigned period within their school day. There are some suggested MOOCs on their LMS to choose from.

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Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, AP’s may be losing marketshare to other channels to advanced coursework like MOOCs, dual enrollment college courses, or honors courses, all of which may be gaining traction as metrics of college readiness. Since it opened in 2009, PSGDA has ranked in the top five percent of all schools in the state for elementary, middle, and high school education.

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This summer’s ultimate ed tech professional development guide

Nureva

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! It’s officially summer.

15+ great resources for introducing coding to the classroom

eSchool News

Code Studio offers a 20 hour-long coding course for elementary school students. Amplify is a free College Board-approved AP Computer Science massive open online course (MOOC). Must-try apps, games, and tutorials for learners of every age.

Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2

EdTechSandyK

edX - www.edex.org - MOOC site, courses are all free, people who teach the courses are from Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, University of Texas, etc. Coursera is another option for higher ed MOOCS. Close to 10% of students got into MIT by excelling in a MOOC.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Politico : “Partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement led to the displacement of more than 300,000 Hispanic students between 2000 and 2011, with most of those students disappearing from elementary schools.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep that MOOC hype alive. “ MOOCs Find a New Audience with On-Campus Students,” Edsurge claims.

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So Much More Than Letters and Numbers

The Principal of Change

Teachers would tell me at conferences what I needed to help my son with, they would tell me how he was behaving and everything they did in class, like what they were studying,” said Carolina Rosales, a mother of two elementary-school kids.

Networked Scholars – From K through 12 and to Higher Ed

Improving Education Environments

scholar14, the MOOC out of Royal Roads University facilitated by George Veletsianos , is a great example of the growth of this belief: a course that sees learning as a situated experience facilitated by notions of community, environment and identity.

Practicing the Principles of Connected Learning

Educator Innovator

If you are organizing a course, MOOC, or co-learning community, daily connects are one of the most powerful and yet simple tools at your disposal. Norris Elementary School in Southampton, Massachusetts, and technology liaison with the Western Massachusetts Writing project.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. More PR from Techcrunch : “ Nintendo is bringing Labo kits to elementary schools.” *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. (Oh

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Rethink Education Re-Ups Commitment to Edtech With $107.5 Million Fund

Edsurge

Since launching in 2012, Rethink has invested in 27 companies that serve a broad spectrum of learners and needs, ranging from elementary-grade grammar ( NoRedInk ) to college student success platforms ( Civitas Learning ) and career training for professionals ( General Assembly ). He’s never been a fan of digital textbooks or MOOCs.) Venture capital for U.S. education technology startups ebbed in 2016, dipping roughly 30 percent in deal volume and value from the previous year.

#hourofteach (or, Will the Last Philanthrocapitalist Turn Out the Lights?)

Improving Education Environments

ESSA is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 , which was a part of President Johnson’s War on Poverty , governmental policy to provide social welfare as part of the Great Society. Here is an odd thing about Washington.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via DelawareOnline : “The first step to reducing violence among young people is to have police officers assigned to elementary and middle schools, says a coalition of state officials, education administrators and police.” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Here’s The Chronicle headline from then : “Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching.”) Education Politics.

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Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

Hack Education

“The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future of teaching, learning, and technology. Perhaps with this data, the MOOC providers can build a map of professional if not cognitive pathways.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” This a **e is trying to get the parents whose children died at Sandy Hook Elementary to pay for his court costs. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). 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. Yesterday was the first day in over a year that I didn’t make a commit to GitHub (which I use to manage all my websites).

#hourofteach (or, Will the Last Philanthrocapitalist Turn Out the Lights?)

Improving Education Environments

ESSA is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 , which was a part of President Johnson’s War on Poverty , governmental policy to provide social welfare as part of the Great Society. Here is an odd thing about Washington.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. These products – badges , microcredentials , micromasters , nanodegrees , and the like – have been packaged alongside (and by) MOOCs , coding bootcamps, and other popular ed-tech trends.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOC hype deja vu.). ” Via WYFF4.com : “2 students, teacher injured in shooting at Townville Elementary [in South Carolina ]; teen in custody.” Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Presidential Debate this week, but – no surprise and perhaps even a bit of a relief – education wasn’t much of an issue.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The Salt Lake City school board has voted to rename Jackson Elementary. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ TU Delft Students Can Earn Credit For MOOCs From Other Universities.” million for California’s Ravenwood Elementary School District; $1 million to Stephanie Jones of the Harvard Graduate School of Education; and $75,000 to Matthew Biel of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

Wired Campus

The event brings together a mix of participants from different parts of education — teachers, administrators, and publishers in elementary, secondary, and higher education. Speaking at a separate session, he cited the increasing flows of data to which colleges have access, including from learning-management systems, student-success systems, and MOOCs. “My Austin, Tex.

2014 Global Education Conference Starts Today - Day 1 Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today the fifth annual Global Education Conference kicks off. This is our free, five-day, online event that brings together educators and innovators from around the world, with sessions held around the clock to accommodate participant time zones. With over 250 sessions and 30 keynotes, it is an incredible opportunity to connect with and learn from educators, organizations, and students focused on globally-connected learning and supporting cultural awareness and educational access.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via The Times Leader : “Sutton Elementary School will be implementing a pilot program next school year that will digitally scan student fingerprints in an effort to make food lines more efficient.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options.” Pretty sure this is the best MOOC story of the week: “ Russian Underground Launches Online Courses in Card Fraud ,” Infosecurity Group reports. ” Via Techcrunch : “ Mystery Science partners with Google to bring eclipse glasse s to elementary school students.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires.” ” And what a fine bunch.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). OpenClassrooms , a French MOOC provider according to Techcrunch, has raised $60 million from Bpifrance, General Atlantic, Alven Capital, and Citizen Capital. ” Via Chalkbeat : “As NYC encourages more elementary teachers to specialize in math , new research shows the strategy could hurt student learning.”

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STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary? Gary Bass Meaningful STEM-Based Learning in a University/Elementary School Partnership - Maria D.

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