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How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching

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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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EdTech Acronyms Explained

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GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc). ICT – Information Communications Technology. LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs).

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Technology in Schools – Future Changes in the Classroom.

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With the ease of Google Apps and similar applications, employees and students alike can share files and work on documents and spreadsheets in real time – whether they’re a mile down the road or in a different country altogether.

Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

EdTech4Beginners

According to a Google report , almost 80% people don’t exit their homes sans smartphones. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). MOOC is not a new concept in the e-learning industry. Many prestigious universities such as Harvard offers MOOC at minimal or no cost. MOOC also offers group collaboration and feedback through online evaluation. E-learning has seen a broad positive shift in the last couple of years.

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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

In order to reduce the amount of new content a teacher needs to make, YouTube videos, MOOC s, multiple choice questions and web-based resources can be combined. Refer to the SAMR model for more information about this.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Or the company will have to start charging for the software. In 2018, Mozilla said it would retire Backpack, its platform for sharing and displaying badges, and would help users move their badges to Badgr, software developed by the tech company Concentric Sky.

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

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They’re comfortable gathering information and using it to look ahead to their potential careers with a combination of concern, excitement — even entitlement. Another is the rise of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) or online instructional platforms like edX, Coursera, or Udacity.

To Better Serve Adult Learners, Eliminate the Barriers Between Work and Learning

Edsurge

So in a world where options for informal learning are increasingly limitless, there is significant value in breaking down the barriers between working and learning—or as HR and corporate learning expert Josh Bersin puts it, “ learning in the flow of work.”

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

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But we can't do so if we keep cultivating an ed-tech (information) ecosystem that fosters inaccuracies and inequalities. Carnegie Mellon announced it would open source its digital learning software. ASU ends its MOOC experiment , Global Freshman Academy. Google was fined $170 million for violating children’s privacy on YouTube. Google got into the anti-plagiarism business. billion (which certainly explains why Google got into the anti-plagiarism business, eh?).

If I was teaching Social Studies today…

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We could participate in a number of free Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), including over a dozen on Chinese History from Harvard University. We’d learn how to make our own maps using Google’s mapping tools , then check out the maps that others have made.

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(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A glimpse : “In China ’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’ ” Via Class Central : “By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2018.” Via Techcrunch : “ Holberton brings its full-stack software engineering school to Colombia.” Via Edsurge : “How Google’s Former China Chief Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching.”

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

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raised more than $9 million in a recent Series A round , and handheld wireless sensor company PocketLab is now teaming up with Google to bring the pocket-sized lab equipment to the Google Science Journal. It’s free for students, but the software isn’t free for all—teachers must pay $7 a year and Pro users pay $29 annually. based automated grading software company, is trying to ease that pain.

Why Students Can’t Write — And Why Tech is Part of the Problem

Edsurge

In some cases the very technologies that were intended to improve writing, like automatic-essay grading software, have backfired by encouraging a kind of paint-by-numbers approach to writing. You can follow the podcast on the Apple Podcast app , Spotify , Stitcher , Google Play Music or wherever you listen. Because there's no information I can give students about writing that will help them write better. People tout that software gives instant feedback.]

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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

They can be something everybody uses; that’s how 2012 became the year of the MOOC, and why virtual reality will no doubt be widely cited as the trend of 2016. MOOCs continued to increase in number and attendance. With every new year comes new ideas.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Connexeo (school administration software): $110 million. Investors in tutoring companies this year included Warbug Pincus, Goldman Sachs, Learn Capital, Y Combinator, the Omidyar Network, Sequoia Capital, TAL Education, Tencent, Google, and of course, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. In 2017, for example, Edsurge informed its readers that “MissionU Says It Can Replace Traditional College With a One-Year Program.” Vive la MOOC révolution.

?Edtech is Trapped in Ben Bloom’s Basement

Edsurge

MOOCs are just digital versions of the much maligned large group lecture, virtual flashcards are simply another tool for useless rote memorization, and online textbooks are just one more problematically unidirectional method of transmitting information without cultivating learning. A recent visit to my old high school library left me disappointed. Gone were the days of handwritten flashcards and ten-pound textbooks.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) ” MOOCs looked – for a short while, at least – like they were going to pivot to become LMSes.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP. ” Never one to let a good MOOC story pass them by, Edsurge repeats the story. “MOOCs Are ”Dead.“ Also via Edsurge : “ MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners.” Via The New York Times : “ Google Unveils Job Training Initiative With $1 Billion Pledge.”

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Machine Teaching, Machine Learning, and the History of the Future of Public Education

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MOOCs were going to change everything. This is what Google does, for example, when you type something like “how many points LBJ” into the search bar, and you get results about LeBron James. Google takes the data about what a website contains, along with how people search and what people click on, in part, to determine what to display in those “ten blue links” that show up on the first page of search results.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“ James Damore is moving his lawsuit against Google out of court,” The Verge reports. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” There’s more MOOC news in the “business of education” section below. Department Of Education Is Sued For Withholding Information On Arming Teachers.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Google Brings Computing Courses to 10 Colleges.”

Testing and the future of education: Anya Kamenetz on Future Trends Forum #6

Bryan Alexander

As one anecdote to consider, Kamenetz mentioned a new product, which provides surveillance software for K-12. The company making this software claimed as an achievement to have prevented three suicides by detecting self-harm signals through pupils’ digital activity.

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

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Silicon Valley does include Mountain View, where Google is headquartered. A belief in the freedom of information technologies, in information technologies as freedom. This is part of the push for MOOCs, we must be honest.).

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” There’s more education-related legal news down in the information security section below. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. Via The New York Times : “How Google Protected Andy Rubin , the ‘Father of Android ’ ” “Google could have fired Mr. Rubin and paid him little to nothing on the way out.

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Connected Learning and 21st Century English Teacher Education

Educator Innovator

Much of the current rhetoric about technology and education relates to devices and software programs—what types schools should purchase, how much money districts should spend on them, how they should be integrated into classroom learning, and what return on investment they should produce.

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

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Google Apps for Education. A collection of software bundled by Google that is available on a subscription model for schools and classroom. Services include Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail, and more. Google Classroom. Informal Learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” More questions about MOOCs in the Betteridge’s Headlines section below. And more on MOOCs in the credentialing section below as well. Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Tune into the Contrafabulists podcast this weekend, when Kin Lane and I will discuss the response (or lack thereof) from the tech industry, including Cloudflare , Spotify , Squarespace , GoDaddy , Google , the EFF , and others. Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ XuetangX : A Look at China’s First and Biggest MOOC Platform.” Google has released an update to its Course Builder software. Presidential Campaign Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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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Education Technology's Inequalities

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Preferential admissions says if you somehow manage to navigate all those other legacies of slavery – wealth disparities, income disparities, information disparities – then we will give you additional consideration in admissions. Whether it’s selling schools or MOOCs or access to the Internet itself , technology companies and education companies are, as Edsurge put it, “ Building Effective Edtech Business Models to Reach the Global Poor.” MOOCs.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” That’s Joel Rose ’s School of One software. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Andrew Ng , Co-Founder of Coursera , Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course.” ” The Google Memo. ” Via The Guardian’s Julie Carrie Wong : “Segregated Valley: the ugly truth about Google and diversity in tech.” Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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” Via the AP : “ Mississippi ’s Supreme Court says a state lawsuit against Google alleging violations of student privacy should stay in a northeast Mississippi court.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). The story is actually a plug for Pathstream (not currently in his investment portfolio), which “supports the delivery of career-critical software skill training in VR/AR and digital marketing at colleges and universities.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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I was recently informed that my pointing out the relationships between politics, tech investors, and their investment portfolio constitutes an “ad hominem” attack. And speaking of copyrighting a language of a warlike people, the Oracle v Google case had its closing arguments this week. On Thursday, the judge gave Google the victory , ruling that the company’s use of the Java API fell under fair use provisions. MOOCs for credit ! Education Politics.

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The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

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Because of the amount of information that is published about ed-tech – the amount of information, its irrelevance, its incoherence, its lack of context – it can be quite challenging to keep up with what is really happening in ed-tech.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. I’ll look more closely at discrimination by design – in software and in algorithms – in the final article in this series.) Nevertheless, education technology continues to insist that its software and algorithms can identify students who are struggling – academically or emotionally.

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