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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

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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. Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. TL;DR.

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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.”

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Connexeo (school administration software): $110 million. ” You’ll often hear its advocates invoke Benjamin Bloom’s 1984 study on “ the 2 Sigma Problem ” and claim that one-on-one tutoring is radically effective at improving student outcomes. Not a great outcome for a company that had raised over $77 million in venture funding and had been lauded as the future of social learning. Vive la MOOC révolution.

?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.

Fewer Deals, More Money: U.S. Edtech Funding Rebounds With $1.2 Billion in 2017

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educational technology companies whose primary purpose is to improve outcomes for teachers and learners across K-12 and higher education. MOOC companies typically account for the bump in the “Post-Secondary” category, but aside from Coursera’s $64 million Series D round, few other companies focused in higher education scored a large deal. We’ve seen the most interest in SaaS (software-as-a-service) models where the product is complementary to an existing platform.”.

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

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Silicon Valley does include Mountain View, where Google is headquartered. Turns out too that a lot of the education startups that have been promising “revolution” or hell even “improved outcomes” for the past few years have been selling snake oil.

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.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. TL;DR.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “ For-Profit College Attendance Linked to Poor Financial Outcomes.” 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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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

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ABL pedagogy aims to enrich students’ academic experience and learning outcomes by connecting theory with practice, and concepts with methods, using data and insight they obtain through engagement with the larger world.” Google Apps for Education. Google Classroom.

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The Flatiron School has released its latest “outcomes report.” 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. (National) Education Politics.

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Improving Education Environments

NCLB, a much-derided hallmark of the George W Bush presidency, was at once time highly celebrated and seen as the apparatus for equity in educational outcomes for students across the nation. Here is an odd thing about Washington.

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Education Technology's Inequalities

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In April, journalist Anya Kamenetz looked closely at “ Pearson’s Quest to Cover the Planet in Company-Run Schools ”: "Pearson would like to become education’s first major conglomerate, serving as the largest private provider of standardized tests, software, materials, and now the schools themselves. This includes software, digital content , and websites. MOOCs. “We will literally predict their life outcomes,” claims one scientist.

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

Improving Education Environments

NCLB, a much-derided hallmark of the George W Bush presidency, was at once time highly celebrated and seen as the apparatus for equity in educational outcomes for students across the nation. Here is an odd thing about Washington.

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a blockbuster case whose outcome will affect whether transgender students can use the school bathroom that aligns with their gender identity. Its outcome will have ramifications in schools throughout the country.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Google announced it was cutting jobs in its Google Fiber division. And Google has put plans to expand Fiber to more cities on hold. Presidential Campaign Politics.

Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

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Throughout the year, the Department of Education also took steps to strengthen the oversight of accreditors, adding requirements regarding data that they had to report to the government and to the public as well as pressuring accreditors to do more to improve “student outcomes” at the schools they monitored. If you want a job as a software developer in the technology industry, you’ll need a college degree. million ads for software-developer jobs nationwide.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Techcrunch : “ Grasshopper , a learn-to-code app from Google ’s Area 120 incubator, goes live.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Google and Udacity Offering 5,000 Scholarships for Nanodegree Programs.” Via Wired : “Ex-Google Executive Opens a School for AI , With China ’s Help.”

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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Task Force Seeks Comment on Higher-Ed Outcomes Reporting Standards.” ” 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. (National) Education Politics.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “The University of California, Los Angeles , is planning a major expansion in the online certificate and graduate degree markets that it hopes will reach as many as 15,000 students by early next decade,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Google profiles Niji Collins , a winner in the latest Google Code-In contest. ” Google responds. (National) Education Politics.

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” Via Education Week : “The Ohio education department could seek repayment of more than $80 million from nine full-time online schools , based on audits of software-login records that led state officials to determine the schools had overstated their student enrollment.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” An op-ed in Forbes by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Make Online Education Great (For The First Time).”

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