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

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Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Social studies teachers will adore these!

Twitter and the death of distance

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Social media sites such as Twitter span huge distances to connect people around the world. My own father, now 84 years old, started a Facebook account so he could keep in touch with distant relatives in such places as New Zealand and Australia.

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8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

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In fact, a study on Forbes found that global education technology (EdTech) is one of the fastest-growing segments today, and is expected to be worth $252 billion by the end of this year. MOOCs. As always, education is changing.

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“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

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“We started with 23 students studying the trends in Thomas Friedman ‘s book, The World is Flat , and now have thousands of students across six projects – from kindergarten to college – collaborating every semester,” says Davis.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

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High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. My students are all about social media. High School social studies teacher.

How an Experimental Online Course Helped One Anthropology Department Keep a Professor and a Half

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Plus, it sounded a lot like a MOOC (short for “massive open online courses”)—free courses designed for thousands of students that were all the rage a few years ago, but which today are seen as having fallen far short of the hype.

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Essential Reading for Technology in Student Affairs v1.1

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First, I included danah boyd’s new book It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens now that (a) I have read it and (b) it’s available for purchase and download (for free!). It supersedes her 2008 book chapter “ Why Youth (Heart) MySpace: The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage Social Life ” in Youth, Identity, and Digital Media. Second, I added a mention of Eszter Hargittai’s work on Internet use and social inequality.

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Two school districts in two states are scaling back their use of the Facebook -built Summit Public Schools ’ learning management system. Via Motherboard : “ New York City Passes Bill to Study Biases in Algorithms Used by the City.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A call to rebrand MOOCs , from Edsurge. The New Media Consortium announced in an email to its members that it would be immediately shutting down.

Essential Reading for Technology in Student Affairs

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This is especially true because many people think that technology or the study of technology is new, perhaps beginning with the microcomputer explosion of the early 80s or the development of the World Wide Web in the early 90s. Friedman and the rest of the uncritical MOOC cheerleaders) or dystopian views. ” She touches on many different aspects of CMC and does so with a deep understanding of its history and social implications.

Interview with Terry Anderson

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His work around the study of social and cognitive presence in distance learning contexts has been cited many times, and his research has led to a number of high profile keynote speech invitations around the globe. What are your views on MOOCs?

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” In 2011, Ning was acquired by “lifestyle” site Glam Media for around $150 million.

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Via The Independent : “13-year-old girl arrested after contacting clown on social media and asking him to kill her teacher.” It’s not really “free Internet,” of course – it’s Facebook as Internet. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?” US Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). University of Nebraska political science professor Ari Kohen “liked” a photo on Facebook depicting a defaced campaign sign for Congressman Jeff Fortenberry. ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.”

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Just a few weeks after Daphne Koller ’s announcement she was leaving the MOOC startup she co-founded, Coursera unveiled “ Coursera for Business ” this week, marking its pivot from “democratizing higher ed” to “ training corporate employees.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Humans, the Latest MOOC Feature.” Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov.

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“ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Schools should consider the ways in which their own social media surveillance re-inscribes these sorts of violent, nationalist policies. Via The Chicago Tribune : “Almost all student loan fraud claims involve for-profit colleges , study finds.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Analysis of Georgia Tech ’s MOOC-inspired online master’s in computer science suggests that institutions can successfully deliver high-quality, low-cost degrees to students at scale.” Lots of news this week about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. ” The latest report from the Pew Research Center : “ The Science People See on Social Media.”

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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There was a RAND study, funded by the Gates Foundation and released this summer , that did find modest gains for students in schools (that were funded by the Gates Foundation to utilize “personalized learning”) that tailored instruction to their needs, but the researchers cautioned against reading too much into the results and urged schools not to rush into buying new products or implementing new initiatives.

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The only other media attending the event would be a national crew from ABC.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019,” says Edsurge. The stories out of Facebook just keep getting worse. I mean, I’m just glad that no one from Facebook is involved in education, ed-tech, ed reform, or education journalism.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The State Department is proposing to ask additional questions of visa applicants regarding their social media usage.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “The MOOC is not dead, but maybe it should be,” says Rolin Moe. “Why is the media – including the liberal media – supporting these teachers’ strikes ?” 9 things to know from the state’s first study.”

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This study says fix unstable housing, not schools.” ” Via The Sun Sentinel : “Student made social media threat to kill FAU professor, cops say.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill analyzes a recent interview with Coursera ’s CEO and argues the MOOC provider is “betting on OPM market and shift to low-cost masters degrees.”

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The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

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This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. This is part of the push for MOOCs, we must be honest.). They are political, social – shaping culture and politics and institutions and individuals in turn.

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Via The Atlantic : “ DeVos Says There’s One Thing Her School-Safety Commission Won’t Be Studying: Guns.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Inside Higher Ed on Facebook ’s plans to partner with community colleges to teach digital literacy. If your marketing department thinks this is a good idea, if your media studies department thinks this is a good idea, tell them to read more.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ Monetizing A MOOC Platform.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Coursera ’s CEO on the Evolving Meaning of ‘MOOC’ ” There’s more ECOT news – there’s always more ECOT news – in the “state and local politics” section above. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs are back in the headlines again. Via Edsurge : “The Second Wave of MOOC Hype Is Here, and It’s Online Degrees.” “What Happened to Facebook ’s Grand Plan to Wire the World?” ” Via NPR : “How Schools Across The Country Are Working To Detect Threats Made On Social Media.”

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Can you believe no one has ever thought about adding “ social ” to online education until now?! MOOC hype deja vu.). of Mississippi Students Stage Sit-In Over Racist Social-Media Post.” “School officials have dropped most of the Tennessee middle school social studies standards involving Islam as part of newly proposed standards,” the AP reports.

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’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Reminder: a lot of MOOC news is now job training news, so you’ll find some updates in that section below. Via The New York Times : “Is Facebook’s Campbell Brown a Force to Be Reckoned With?

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From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” ” That’s a school district in Wisconsin , and the learning software in question is the Summit Learning Platform , created by the Summit charter school chain and built by Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

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Yet, according to this study, nearly half of the donors have chosen to supply educational technology, far more than are building schools, providing basic books and materials or employing teachers. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via WCTI12.com : “Boy, 8, drives to McDonald’s after learning how online.” ” “ MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. Education Politics.

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Via Wired : “Congress Has a $65 Million Proposal to Study Tech’s Effect on Kids.” ” (Juul is an e-cigarette that markets its product to teens and peddles social emotional learning content.). Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news from Edsurge in the “job training” section below. Via The Economist : “Universities withstood MOOCs but risk being outwitted by OPMs.”

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress this week about privacy, data, monopoly power, and regulations. And there’s more Facebook-related news in several of the sections below. ” Via The Verge : “ Facebook -backed lawmakers are pushing to gut privacy law.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). The Verge asks , “How much VR user data is Oculus giving to Facebook ?”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vive la MOOC révolution. ” “Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages” by Jeffrey Pomerantz in Hybrid Pedagogy. Meanwhile on Campus… The New York Times on “How the Parkland Students Got So Good at Social Media ” – a really important corrective, I’d argue, to that “digital native” silliness.

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” The website: Victory Media. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.” More MOOC job changes: Techcrunch reports that “ Coursera ’s chief product officer just left to become a VC.” Once upon a time, Coursera updates went in the MOOC section. Wonder how Facebook knew that the app was so popular?

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “Why America’s MOOC pioneers have abandoned ship” by Jonathan Rees. “ MOOCs Are Dead. million to LACC – making studies for music majors tuition-free.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday ruled that instructors of religious studies may be excluded from part-time faculty unions at two Roman Catholic institutions.”

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Via Education Week : “Congress Budget Deal Bans New Gold-Standard Studies of Federal Vouchers.” A graphic essay in Fusion : “Betsy DeVos’ ‘ School Choice ’ Movement Isn’t Social Justice. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. “ Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views,” says Campus Technology. Not sure why this is called a MOOC.