To Attract Talent, Corporations Turn to MOOCs

Edsurge

In terms of revenue, a report by MarketsandMarkets estimates that corporate learners generate the biggest chunk of revenue for massive online open courses (MOOCs), more than undergraduate, graduate and high school students. Education Technology MOOCs Future of Work Workforce Training

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What If No One Seeks Credit for a Credit-Eligible MOOC?

Edsurge

News that Arizona State University and edX have archived 10 of their 14 Global Freshman Academy courses raises questions about the viability and purpose of credit-eligible MOOCs. It’s not the first time students seemingly have rejected opportunities to gain college credit for MOOCs.

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The Future of MOOCs Must Be Decolonized

Edsurge

So much so, the New York Times even dubbed 2012 the “ Year of the MOOC.” Advocates for the courses would point a finger at the unaffordability of traditional education, promising that MOOCs could offer cheaper, more innovative alternatives. Since their glory days only a few years ago, MOOCs have been on the receiving end of much critique, and the false promises of democratizing education through simply connecting to the internet have been severely slashed.

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Article in Journal ‘Science’ Argues MOOC Participation is Declining as Providers Pivot

Edsurge

What lessons can be learned from the rise and pivot of MOOCs, those large-scale online courses that proponents said would disrupt higher education? An article this week in the prestigious journal ‘Science’ explores that question, digging into six years of data from MOOCs offered by Harvard University and MIT on the edX platform launched by the two universities. In fact, completion rates for MOOCs in the study declined. So MOOCs have not disrupted higher education.

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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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Much Ado About MOOCs: Where Are We in the Evolution of Online Courses?

Edsurge

A lot has changed since 2012 or, the year the New York Times dubbed the "Year of the MOOC." Today, many MOOC providers now charge a fee. And popular providers like Coursera and edX are increasingly partnering with colleges and universities to offer MOOC-based degrees online. So, seven years after the “Year of the MOOC,” we’re wondering: Where are these courses and companies today? So the rate at which new users are coming into the MOOC space is decreasing.

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Mapping with Google MOOC

Kairos EdTech

I recently took and finished the MOOC on mapping provided by Google. The entire course was available online for free and I was able to earn this certificate from Google. Google Google Earth Google Maps MOOC

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Meet the New, Self-Appointed MOOC Accreditors: Google and Instagram

Wired Campus

Some of the biggest MOOC producers, including Daphne Koller’s Coursera, may have figured out how to get employers to accept free online courses as credentials: Get big-name companies to help design them. Company Watch Distance Education MOOCs Teaching

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Who's afraid of the big bad MOOC?

Learning with 'e's

After seemingly stalling for a short time, MOOCs ( Massive Open Online Courses ) seem to be graining ground again. With the potential for thousands of students to enrol together on MOOCs, learning through connection to this large network of learners became the foundation and the cornerstone.

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Fostering Peer Connections to Make MOOCs Personal

Educator Innovator

It takes more than just engaging content to have a successful MOOC. Through an inquiry-based process, our partner The Friday Institute discovered that offering multiple ways for participants to connect during the MOOC led to more positive outcomes. VPLCs are virtual meetings using Google Hangouts. When combined with the self-directed, anytime, anywhere learning facilitated in the MOOC-Ed, the experience proved to be powerful.”

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A different view of MOOCs

Mark Smithers

This morning Richard Grusin posted a series of twenty tweets presenting a highly critical and thought provoking view of MOOCs. 7.MOOCs follow the model of Facebook or Google by giving away their product in exchange for data and advertisements, eventually for money. 16.MOOCs imitate the logic of derivitization, breaking up courses and faculty into discrete parts—a MOOC here and a MOOC there. Educational Technology Opinion MOOCs

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Learning about Coursera -- a MOOC worth exploring

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Andrew Ng, Stanford University computer science professor, is the co-founder of Coursera, a for-profit company that partners with colleges and universities to provide free MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Coursera isn''t the only MOOC organization to consider, of course.

The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon! #IMMOOC

The Principal of Change

Thank you for signing up for “The Innovator’s Mindset” MOOC, happening over a six week period. The goal of the MOOC and the book is to not only give practical advice, but to also inspire and develop leadership. Google Plus groups, Voxer groups, Myspace pages (is that a thing?);

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12+ Missions Covering Various K12 Content for Meaningful Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Participants in my current free online course, The Goal-Minded Teacher MOOC ( #EduGoalsMOOC ), designed learning missions this past week to inspire their learners. Technology is a huge part of our students’ lives.

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Coursera’s Rick Levin On the Evolution of MOOCs and Microcredentials

Edsurge

The venture-backed startup based in Mountain View (near all those online giants like Google and Facebook) has partnered with more than 150 colleges and universities around the world (including the old and famous ones like Princeton and Yale). EdSurge talked with Rick Levin, CEO of Coursera (and former president of one of those big-name universities, Yale) about how the mega-courses known as MOOCs have changed in the five years since the start of their hype-filled debut.

9 Reasons You Should Join the Free Goal Minded Teacher Online Course!

Teacher Reboot Camp

We will share and meet regularly on our Facebook group, Twitter (#EduGoalsMOOC), and through weekly live events (expert panels on Google Hangouts). “The whole being of any teacher is within our hearts. Although education prepares us to teach, it is the love of learning that sustains us.”-

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Join the MOOC: How to Teach Online!

EdTechnocation.com

Today, I came across a post on Google+ by +George Station about a MOOC being offered through Leeward Community College, a local college in my state, by Dr. Melissa Kaulbach. News Article: [link] How to Teach Online MOOC Blog Post: [link] Register for the MOOC: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ns58fQzCIOk6yTNqpIOBKXxiE19Oprs27xRcalI9mmU/viewform I''ll be participating as much as I can, as I am both interested in the power of a MOOC as well as teaching online.

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 4 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

In Unit 4 of the Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-Ed , we learned about the 4 Cs of Digital Age skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. Follow Michael''s board Coaching Digital Learning, #CDL_MOOCed on Pinterest.

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How Can We Use Google Maps and Google Earth Creatively With Students? | #PodcastPD

TeacherCast

In addition, he is a Google Certified Teacher and Google Education Trainer. Mapping with google mooc https://mapping.withgoogle.com/. Google My Maps [link]. Google Tour Builder https://tourbuilder.withgoogle.com/#create. In addition, he is a Google Certified Teacher and Google Education Trainer. Tweet. The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology.

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 2 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

Here is my Unit 2 reflection for the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change. Google+ also plays a very important role in my PLN and I feel like is the most effective social media tool for me. Utilizing Google+ communities and hangouts has brought collaboration to a whole new level for me! I''ve been a member of Google+ since its inception and I now spend most of my time there. One of the greatest benefits of Google+ are it''s Communities.

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20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Expand Your Use of Google Classroom. Google has opened up Google Classroom to users outside of G Suite for Education. How to Manage Multiple Google Accounts.

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

NeverEndingSearch

The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

Connected Educators: Power Up Your Pedagogy with ThingLink

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Today I''m excited to be participating in a MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course that is free. Today''s MOOC is part of Chris Long''s University of California Irvine''s course, Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom.

7 Things I Learned in Google's Advanced Power Searching Class

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This was the first time I had heard the term triangulation used in relation to Google searches. I learned so many more details about how Google Trends works. I can do a search of state courts in Google Scholar. Google Google Scholar Google Trends MOOC research search

Andrew Ng Is Probably Teaching More Students Than Anyone Else on the Planet. (Without a University Involved.)

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One selling point of MOOCs (massive online open courses) has been that students can access courses from the world’s most famous universities. Ng is seen as one of the leading figures in artificial intelligence, having founded and directed the Google Brain project and served as the chief scientist at the Chinese search giant Baidu, as well as having directed the artificial intelligence laboratory at Stanford University. Meanwhile, it’s important to note the limits of the MOOC format.

EdSurge HigherEd Year in Review: Our Top Higher Education Stories of 2018

Edsurge

While not quite the “Year of the MOOC,” 2018 saw a resurgence in interest around the ways these massive open online courses are delivering free (and more often these days, not free) online education around the world, and how these providers are increasingly turning to traditional institutions of learning. How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching. The “Year of the MOOC” is long behind us. Education Technology MOOCs Higher Education

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Friday 5 — 7.3.2015

Perry Hewitt

The first few years of widespread access to MOOCs have created a data trove for researchers. The first one: MOOC students are diverse, but trend toward autodidacts. Google released a real-time trends feature to provide live data on the 100 billion searches conducted each month.

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The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos

Edsurge

He made the move to his new phase of scholarly life during a rush of enthusiasm for so-called MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, that big-name colleges were starting to offer low-cost higher education to a wider audience. You can follow the podcast on the Apple Podcast app , Spotify , Stitcher , Google Play Music or wherever you listen. Education Technology MOOCs EdSurge Podcast

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Friday 5 — 5.22.2015

Perry Hewitt

For those of you already planning your Memorial Day driving routes, Google Maps has released useful, new features alerting users to delays and detours as you enter your destination. Related trivia: Google Maps also released the top destinations from Memorial Day 2014.

How Virtual IT Labs Prepare Students for Real-Life Work

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When I joined Ashford, the MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) had just started and it was quite an interesting movement. Join an online learning community, such as Google Educator Groups. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning MOOCs Fully-Online School Data and Research Cloud ComputingIn 1997, when he was in his mid 30s, Dr. Jongbok Byun flipped his entire life upside down to pursue his dream of becoming an educator.

On the Hotseat: 7 Questions for NovoEd’s New CEO, Ed Miller

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Xythos was used for collaboration and allowed students and faculty the ability to access files even before Dropbox and Google Drive. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

Beyond Finding Information

The Principal of Change

But, what a lot of people argue is that you can’t google everything and it is essential that we develop our knowledge, in which I 100% agree. September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon!

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Scaling Up Micro-credentials

The PL2C Blog

using Google Apps for Education in your classroom) lend themselves well to the micro-credential framework, and people are willing to try them in that space. Coaching Leadership MOOC-Ed Teaching & LearningBy Lauren Acree. The PLLC at the Friday Institute has learned a lot about the implementation of micro-credentials through our pilots of the Learning Differences and Fractions Foundations stacks.

Think Like an Urban Planner to Create Successful Online Learning Communities

Fractus Learning

This is your community as a whole (all 30 members in your PLC or all 3,000 participants in your MOOC). We used Google+ Communities , Discourse forums and monthly live webinars as a means to allow neighborhoods to communicate with one another. How To MOOC PLN

New Teachers Won’t Save Us

The Thinking Stick

History teachers… as part of their program should be required to know how to use all the amazing layers found in Google Earth. We can do better… Random Thoughts COETAIL Connectivism gamification mooc presentation reverse instruction