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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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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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.” ” But these wild proclamations – wishful thinking , no doubt – tended to overlook the realities of mobile technology and education. ” And yet education technology companies, in conjunction with schools, collect so much data – much of it utterly unnecessary.

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Our Fascination With (Not) Fixing Education

Improving Education Environments

Reading: Why Technology Will Never Fix Education (Kentaro Toyama), Bernie Sanders’ Ambitious Plan to Eliminate College Tuition (Alice Ollstein). The Law of Amplification also fails to engage existing learning theory around the application of technology in content and pedagogy.

In June, a Unique Chance for Educators to Renew, Remix, Reimagine at CLMOOC

Educator Innovator

He mapped out his students’ use of technology, as well as his own patterns as a learner and a teacher. I was doing most of the technology use in my classroom…Obviously, I needed to shift the balance toward greater student use of digital tools.”. So who is the MOOC designed for?

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

Edsurge

education technology startups ebbed in 2016, dipping roughly 30 percent in deal volume and value from the previous year. 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.)

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

Their school is committed to organization-wide change to effectively infuse technology into the curriculum and they are truly forward-thinking in their approach; the school has already implemented many innovative teaching practices and spaces. MOOCs. Arts and Applied Technology.

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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). Kelly Maher is a mathematics and technology teacher and technology coordinator at Patrick F.

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.

This summer’s ultimate ed tech professional development guide

Nureva

But I’m guessing it won’t take long before your mind turns to the next school year – all your goals and dreams for your students, and (perhaps) how technology can help. Turn Your Elementary School into a STEM School! It’s officially summer.

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.

Networked Scholars – From K through 12 and to Higher Ed

Improving Education Environments

One of my teacher credential students asked me recently why our course, Teaching in the Age of EdTech , had focused on theoretical concepts through the first third of the course and seemed to ignore the more practical, toolkit uses of technology.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” 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.

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Practicing the Principles of Connected Learning

Educator Innovator

New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews educator Kevin Hodgson about connected learning and how educators enact its principles with technology. 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

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. 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.”

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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. 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.” 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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#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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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

” 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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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

This is part eight of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In previous years, I’ve looked at how education technology is intertwined with narratives about “ skills ,” “ competencies ,” and “ credentialing.” ” 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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” 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”). ” Shocking, I know, but apparently “technology” is a “megatrend.” Via Wired : “How Technology Shapes the Way We Read.”

#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

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOC hype deja vu.). Via Campus Technology: “ CUNY to Train, Hire 2,000 Students in Free Coding Bootcamps.” ” Via WYFF4.com : “2 students, teacher injured in shooting at Townville Elementary [in South Carolina ]; teen in custody.” “This Accessory Makes VR So Real a Surgeon Could Train with It,” says MIT Technology Review. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

School Psychology Doctoral Candidate and Intern, CEO STEMx: Stemulating Teaching with Emerging Technology Methodologies - Simulation vs. Virtual Learning Environments - Dr. Nicole Simon, Assistant Professor Engineering/Physics/Technology Dept.

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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. 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.” ” This is the Center for Humane Technology , which had a big PR push this week, with articles in Edsurge and Education Week.

2014 Global Education Conference Starts Today - Day 1 Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Monte Tatom; Director of iLearn Program & Associate Professor of Education Educomunicación, Identidad y cultura - Antonia Rosa Díaz-Ciencias de la Educación- Estudiante universitaria y docente en Educación Secundaria MY HERO presents New Media Technology for Global and Local Activism! Today the fifth annual Global Education Conference kicks off.

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

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Campus Technology : “ University of Washington Continuum College Launches Coding Boot Camp.” Via Campus Technology : “ Carnegie Mellon to Offer Undergrad AI Degrees.” All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

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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. I love this headline from Campus Technology , which echoes the wise words of Bill and Ted from their excellent adventure: “ Ed Tech Changes … and Stays the Same.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Humans, Not Technology, Are the Challenge in Toronto.” 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 (The Once and Future “MOOC”). The non-profit Technology for Education Consortium is partnering with an ed-tech company Lea(R)n “to use the latter company’s technology platform to collect and analyze data around ed-tech purchasing , including the RFPs and contract terms that go with the purchases,” according to EdWeek’s Market Brief. Well, this one was of the longest short weeks I can remember… Education Politics.

GlobalEdCon 2013 Day Four + Helping the New Grassroots Projects

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

PROJECT: Student Visits-Exchanges-Collaborations PROJECT: MOOCs PROJECT: Google Helpouts PROJECT: Uniting Around One Social Cause PROJECT: International Co-Teaching A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5). Today is day four of the 2013 Global Education Conference. Hard to believe we''re almost at the end!

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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. Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.” (National) Education Politics.